Going To Court And Dealing With Procedure
Learn About Your Issue
This category covers situations when a person may have to go to court to deal with a dispute or violation. This includes the specific procedures to expect for specific kinds of cases, as well as general rules about court procedure to know.
Plain-language guided to understanding commonly used legal words, terms, definitions, and other legal processes.
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.
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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.
Information about filing a motion for an Extension of Time to Respond in a Louisiana Court. Includes a form you can fill out and use, and instructions about how to fill out that form. Remember, using the form does not mean that you will get an extension. The court may deny your motion.
You may come across some of these words in court. This presentation is based on a resource created with the Pro Se Subcommittee of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee.
This resource covers information about a motion for continuance, which is a formal request to reschedule or delay a court proceeding to a future date. This includes a self-represented litigant form to prepare and file when you need a motion for continuance in a family court case.
Service is the formal legal term for delivery of papers filed with the Court to the opposing party in a lawsuit. Service means that the proper legal officer gives the opposing party the paperwork that has been filed with the Court by the other side. This article outlines the various methods of service available in Louisiana and explains how each method works.