Courts in Louisiana
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Louisiana's Justice of the Peace Courts (justice courts) handle small claims and traffic cases, and tort and contract cases worth less than $5,000. There are also Louisiana Mayor's Courts that only handle traffic violations. There are 52 City and Parish Courts in Louisiana, and these handle traffic, paternity, and small claims cases, and tort/contract cases up to $50,000 in value. Louisiana has separate Juvenile Courts (that handle mental health, child support, and juvenile matters,) and Family Courts (which handle domestic relations, and domestic violence cases, as well as mental health and juvenile cases.) Louisiana's trial courts are its District Courts, which fall within each of its 64 parishes. Louisiana District Courts hear a wide variety of cases including tort, property, probate/estate, general civil, domestic relations, felony, and misdemeanor cases. Louisiana's appellate courts include its Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Most Louisiana court public records can be obtained through the Clerk of Court in the parish where the court is located. A list of all Louisiana clerk of courts can be found at Some parishes provide online access to case records, while at others, you'll need to send in a written request or visit the courthouse.
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20, Sep 2014 - This Just In
In a split vote, the Louisiana Supreme Court Tuesday overturned the guilty verdict and death penalty in the trial of one of the most notorious killers ever tried in Caddo Parish.
20, Sep 2014 - Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Marriage Ban
A federal judge in Louisiana made history Wednesday — by declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is not a violation of the U.S. Constitution. read more
20, Sep 2014 - Caldwell, LA Marrero Woman Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking
A Marrero woman has been arrested on charges related to the trafficking of juveniles for sexual purposes, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
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20, Sep 2014 - Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban
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20, Sep 2014 - State seeks to reverse federal judge's ruling - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials are asking a federal appellate court to reverse the judge's finding that hot conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary's death row are unconstitutional.
20, Sep 2014 - State seeks to reverse federal judge's ruling
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20, Sep 2014 - Judge tosses challenge to Sen. Landrieu residency
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19, Sep 2014 - Arkansas Judge Dismissed For Leaking Charlize Theron’s Adoption Details
Arkansas Judge Michael Maggio has been dismissed from his duties on Thursday for revealing the details regarding Charlize Theron’s 2012 adoption. In addition, the Arkansas Supreme Court also signed a lifetime ban for Maggio. In January 2012, Maggio used the pseudonym “geauxjudge” and posted the adoption details of Theron on a message board of Louisiana Arkansas Judge Dismissed For Leaking ...
19, Sep 2014 - A Louisiana Judge Takes Aim at Gay Marriage—and Justice Kennedy
In upholding the state's ban on same-sex unions, Judge Martin Feldman seems to be carefully appealing to the Supreme Court's swing voter.
19, Sep 2014 - GovBeat: Common Core will stand in Louisiana for now, judge says
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19, Sep 2014 - Lafayette, LA Louisiana Bar well represented at Congres Mondial
Attorneys Warren Perrin, David Marcantel, and Ed Fleishman represented the Louisiana State Bar Association at the Allen M. Babineaux International Law Symposium entitled "A Gumbo Of French And Common Law" held during the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014 in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The presenters during the symposium included Michel Bastarache, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and U. S ...
19, Sep 2014 - Federal judge's ruling blocks shutdown of Texas abortion clinics
Another ruling in Louisiana also puts on hold a restrictive law in that state -- one that would require abortion providers have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
19, Sep 2014 - Union, LA Minnesota Professor Pleads Guilty to Enticing A Louisiana Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity
A Minnesota professor pleaded guilty to contacting a minor in Union Parish in order to start a sexual relationship, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Tuesday.
19, Sep 2014 - Suspension recommended for Port Allen judge
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