§2617. Jurisdiction; St. James Parish
A. The territorial limits of the justice of the peace courts in St. James Parish shall be the same as the seven parish council districts within the parish and as provided in Subsection B.
B. Each of the justices of the peace courts in St. James Parish shall have territorial jurisdiction throughout the parish upon proof by a preponderance of the evidence by the requesting party showing both of the following:
(1) The justice of the peace in the justice of the peace district having territorial jurisdiction is unavailable.
(2) Time is of the essence and harm will be suffered by a delay caused by the inability to locate or the unavailability of the other justice of the peace.
C. An affidavit executed before a notary and two witnesses as to the criteria required in Paragraphs (1) and (2) of Subsection B shall constitute proof by a preponderance of the evidence.
Acts 1999, No. 928, §1.