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Rs 13:1136 Civil District Court For The Parish Of Orleans; Judges

PART II. CIVIL DISTRICT COURT

SUBPART A. JUDGES

§1136. Civil district court for the parish of Orleans; judges

A. There shall be one civil district court for the parish of Orleans. It shall be composed of fourteen judges. The judges of division A through J of said court on July 1, 1979, shall continue to serve the terms for which they were elected. Their successors shall be elected by the qualified electors of the parish of Orleans for terms of six years.

B. Divisions K and L of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans are hereby created for the purpose of nomination and election of the judges elected to fill the two additional judgeships created by this Section. Judges elected to those divisions shall be elected by the qualified voters of Orleans Parish and shall have jurisdiction throughout the parish. One judge shall be elected to and shall preside over division K and one judge shall be elected to and shall preside over division L.

C. The judges elected to division K and L shall be elected for six-year terms at the congressional elections held in 1984 and every sixth year thereafter.

D. Divisions M and N of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans are hereby created for the purpose of nomination and election of the judges elected to fill the two additional judgeships created by this Section. Judges elected to these divisions shall be elected by the qualified voters of Orleans Parish and shall have jurisdiction throughout the parish.

E. The judges elected to divisions M and N shall be elected for a six-year term at the congressional election held in 1996 and every sixth year thereafter.

F. The additional judges shall have the same qualifications and shall receive the same emoluments of office, compensation, and expense allowances, payable from the same sources and in the same manner, as are now or may hereafter be provided for other judges of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans. Each of such judges shall have the right to appoint a crier, stenographer and minute clerk for his own section of said court, who shall perform the same duties and receive the same compensation, payable in the same manner and from the same sources, as similar officials in other sections of divisions of said court.

G. All of the judges of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans shall be elected at the congressional elections, commencing in 1984 and every sixth year thereafter. Each judge shall take office on the first day of January of the year following election and shall serve through December thirty-first of the last year of his term. The term of office of judges of the civil district court for the parish of Orleans shall be six years.

Acts 1975, No. 129, §1; Acts 1979, No. 460, §1, eff. July 1, 1979; Acts 1980, No. 86, §1; Acts 1990, No. 8, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1991; Acts 1990, No. 8, §2, eff. June 4, 1990; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 879, §1; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 474, §4(B)(2).

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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