Getting and Having a Lawyer
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This category covers issues that a person might have with finding a lawyer, establishing a relationship with them, managing them, dealing with fees, and responding to ethical problems.
Link to the Code of Judicial Conduct, which spells out the rules of behavior for Louisiana judges.
The Judiciary Commission takes complaints against judges for misconduct very seriously. The Commission usually has no way of learning of possible judicial misconduct unless a complaint is filed. However, a complaint must be properly submitted for the Commission to conduct an evaluation and investigation. A complaint must be submitted in writing, must specifically name a judge or judicial officer (and not simply name an entire court), and must contain enough specific facts for the Commission to evaluate the judge’s alleged conduct. Complaints with only vague and/or conclusory statements will be screened out without action.
Link to the form to report suspected judicial campaign misconduct.
Find Louisiana Parishes, Judicial Court Districts, and Clerks of Court.
The judicial power of the state, which is the power to interpret the Constitution and the laws of this state, is vested in the Judicial Branch of Government, made up of a supreme court, courts of appeal, district courts and other courts authorized by the Constitution. The Supreme Court is Louisiana's highest court and is domiciled in the City of New Orleans.
Tips if you must handle your legal issue on your own without a lawyer. This document is strictly for informational purposes, it does not include legal advice.