Getting and Having a Lawyer
Learn About Your Issue
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.
Are There Things a Louisiana Judge Cannot Do? Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct
Link to the Code of Judicial Conduct, which spells out the rules of behavior for Louisiana judges.
Filing A Complaint Against A Louisiana Judge's Actions
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.
Filing A Complaint Of Judicial Campaign Misconduct
Link to the form to report suspected judicial campaign misconduct.
Representing Yourself In Court: Your Rights And Responsibilities
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.
The Judicial System: How It Works
Overview of the parts of the American Legal System.