§1885. General powers and duties of clerk
A. The clerk shall keep the minute entries of the court and a docket of all proceedings had in civil and criminal matters. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, such minute entries may be contained in the official court record of proceedings. An electronic record of the minutes which is not capable of alteration without indication that a change has been made may be maintained in lieu of a written entry.
B. He may sign, under the seal of the court, all writs and processes in civil and criminal cases, including citations and subpoenas.
C. He may make and take affidavits for issuance of arrest warrants in criminal matters and for issuance of peace bonds and for all other purposes connected with the functions of the court.
D. He shall have the power to sign all orders that the judge himself may sign in both civil and criminal cases, whether the judge be present or absent from the jurisdiction of the court, but shall not perform any judicial functions beyond that herein conferred.
E. He may certify to all official documents of the court and administer oaths, and his acts as clerk as well as the certificates issued by him shall be given the same effect as those of clerks of district courts.
F. Upon the written request of the judgment creditor, he shall record all money judgments obtained in city court in the mortgage records of the parish and charge a reasonable fee for such recordation.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961. Amended by Acts 1962, No. 433, §1; Acts 1979, No. 620, §1. Acts 1983, No. 116, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1004, §1.