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Rs 13:964 Court Reporters For Fourteenth Judicial District

§964. Court reporters for Fourteenth Judicial District

A. There shall be appointed as many official court reporters for the fourteenth

judicial district as there are district judges in the district, and the qualifications, mode of

appointment, duties and compensation of the reporters shall be as provided in this Section.

B. Each judge shall appoint one court reporter, whose term of office shall continue

for the current term of the judge making the appointment, or until the office is declared

vacated by the judge making the appointment.

C. Each court reporter shall take an oath of office and furnish bond for the faithful

performance of his duties. The bond shall be in the sum of one thousand dollars and shall

be in favor of the judges for the purpose of protecting litigants against any acts of

incompetency or neglect of duty by the court reporter. The bond shall be recorded and filed

in the office of the clerk of the district court. Any party litigant may sue on the bond for any

damages sustained through any wrongful act or neglect of duty by the court reporter in the

performance of his duties.

D. The court reporters shall report in shorthand, stenotype, or in any recognized

manner, and transcribe into longhand by typing or printing, all the testimony taken in all civil

appealable cases, and to furnish for the purposes of appeal, the necessary carbon copies of

the testimony required by law. They shall also record such criminal proceedings as may be

required by law or as directed by the district judge.

E. In addition to the duties set out in R.S. 13:964(D), each court reporter shall serve

as secretary to the district judge appointing him and shall receive no compensation therefor,

other than that provided in R.S. 13:964(G).

F. The court reporters shall work concurrently under the direction and supervision

of the judges appointing them, according to the needs and requirements in the district, in the

interest of expediting the business before the court.

G. The court reporters shall receive a monthly salary of not less than three hundred

dollars, to be fixed and determined by the judge making the appointment at the time of the

appointment. The salaries shall be paid out of the general fund of the parish of Calcasieu.

The police jury of the parish of Calcasieu shall budget the salary of the court reporters in its

budget of annual expenses.

NOTE: Subsection H effective until the Judicial Council recommendations

that such court costs or fees meet the applicable guidelines in its 2018 report.

H. In all cases which are reported and transcribed for appeal, a fee of two dollars and

twenty-five cents per page for originals, and twenty-five cents per page for each copy, shall

be charged by and paid to the reporter. In those cases which are reported but not transcribed,

one-half of the fees provided herein for originals shall be charged by and paid to the reporter.

Such fees shall be retained by the reporter as compensation, in addition to the salary provided

for in Subsection G of this Section, and shall be taxed as costs of the suit in which the

testimony is taken.

NOTE: Subsection H shall become effective if and when the Judicial

Council recommendations that such court costs or fees meet the applicable

guidelines in its 2018 report.

H. In all cases which are reported and transcribed for appeal, a fee of three dollars

and twenty-five cents per page for originals, and seventy-five cents per page for each copy,

shall be charged by and paid to the reporter. In those cases which are reported but not

transcribed, one-half of the fees provided in this Subsection for originals shall be charged

by and paid to the reporter. Such fees shall be retained by the reporter as compensation, in

addition to the salary provided for in Subsection G of this Section, and shall be taxed as

costs of the suit in which the testimony is taken.

I. The police jury of the parish of Calcasieu shall furnish and provide the court

reporters with an office or a suitable place or accommodation equipped with necessary office

furniture and supplies necessary for the reporting and transcription of any notes of evidence

taken by the court reporters.

J. The court reporter shall make out an itemized statement of the fees charged for

reporting and transcribing the notes of evidence. He shall deliver the original of the

statement to the clerk of the district court and a copy to the party litigant, or his attorney of

record, who requested the evidence to be reported and transcribed. The party litigant, except

one entitled to the benefits of Articles 5181 through 5188 of the Code of Civil Procedure,

shall pay to the court reporter immediately the fee charged. The fee shall be paid by a litigant

entitled to the benefits of Articles 5181 through 5188 of the Code of Civil Procedure only

when the litigant recovers judgment for costs and realizes a sufficient amount therefrom to

pay his fee.

Amended by Acts 1956, No. 22, §1; Acts 1962, No. 36, §1; Acts 1970, No. 240, §1;

Acts 1974, No. 329, §1; Acts 1978, No. 14, §2, eff. March 1, 1979; Acts 1991, No. 510, §1;

Acts 1993, No. 641, §1; Acts 2017, No. 158, §1.

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Louisiana
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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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