PART II. NEW ORLEANS CITY COURTS
§2151. Sections of first city court; election of judges; presiding judge; jurisdiction
A. The first city court of the city of New Orleans shall be divided into three sections, namely, Section "A", Section "B", and Section "C", each of which shall be presided over by a judge of the court. The judges presiding in the various sections of the city court on the effective date of this section shall continue to preside in their respective sections until the expiration of their terms of office.
B. Any candidate for election to the office of judge of this court must designate the section for which he is a candidate, and, if elected, shall succeed to the office of judge of the section for which he was a candidate.
C. The judge oldest in point of continuous service shall be the presiding judge of the court; except that when they have served continuously the same length of time, the judge oldest in years shall be the presiding judge.
D. The civil jurisdiction is concurrent with the district court in cases where the amount in dispute, as defined in Code of Civil Procedure Article 4841(B), or the value of the property involved, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
E. The first city court shall have jurisdiction over appeals by any person aggrieved by a decision of the traffic court concerning a traffic violation enforced by the city of New Orleans' automated traffic enforcement system. Appeals from the traffic court shall be on the law and shall be tried upon the records made and the evidence offered in court by the judge to whom the appeal shall be allotted. Any aggrieved person shall file such appeal within thirty days of such decision. The first city court shall adopt rules regulating the manner of taking, hearing, and deciding such appeals.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1985, No. 770, §2; Acts 1990, No. 504, §2, eff. July 18, 1990; Acts 1992, No. 10, §2; Acts 2012, No. 312, §1; Acts 2012, No. 497, §1.