The Law Library of the State of Louisiana allows citizens to conduct legal research. Before going to the library, check the online catalog or email law librarians to find out if the library has the resources you need.
Looking to find out where are the law libraries in Louisiana? There are law libraries at the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and law schools in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Get information here on where the libraries are located and how to access them.
Use this link to find Louisiana Supreme Court opinions and court orders, such as statewide court closures. Opinions are available by direct link from the news release corresponding to the date of the opinion's release. New opinions are added as released. Concurrences or dissents released after the original news release date of an opinion will be a separate link with an editorial note on the news release or the opinion reflecting the date of release. Opinions are scheduled to be released on the second day of each sitting of the court.
This resource includes information about avoiding legal problems associated commonly with owning property.
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.
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.
Find Louisiana Parishes, Judicial Court Districts, and Clerks of Court.
This information guide has a link to a computer program you can use to create some basic forms for small claims court in a Louisiana Justice of the Peace Court. The forms are only for small claims courts that are also Justice of the Peace Courts. The forms are not for small claims brought in a city court or other Louisiana state 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.
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.
This document explains the importance to the American justice system of being a witness, the different kinds of witness testimony, and practical advice.
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.