IT’S YOUR JUDICIARY. LET’S GET TO KNOW IT A LITTLE BETTER.

We elect our judges, in the same way we elect our Governor and Legislature, and yet unless you’ve been in a courtroom, we know very little about this critical third branch of government. Take time to explore your judiciary – from the Louisiana Supreme Court down to your district judges, with district-by-district maps, statistics, biographies, news and research relating to our court system.

District 7 | Parishes: 1

IND: 26 | GOP: 10 | DEM: 64

Parts of Jefferson Parish, Parts of Orleans Parish... READ MORE

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District 6 | Parishes: 11

IND: 27 | GOP: 29 | DEM: 44

Assumption Parish, Iberia Parish, Parts of Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. James Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Mary Parish, Terrebonne Parish... READ MORE

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District 5 | Parishes: 8

IND: 25 | GOP: 32 | DEM: 43

Ascension Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Livingston Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish... READ MORE

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District 4 | Parishes: 20

IND: 24 | GOP: 34 | DEM: 42

Bienville Parish, Caldwell Parish, Catahoula Parish, Claiborne Parish, Concordia Parish, East Carroll Parish, Franklin Parish, Grant Parish, Jackson Parish, LaSalle Parish, Lincoln Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Ouachita Parish, Rapides Parish, Richland Parish, Tensas Parish, Union Parish, West Carroll Parish, Winn Parish... READ MORE

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District 3 | Parishes: 8

IND: 27 | GOP: 32 | DEM: 41

Acadia Parish, Avoyelles Parish, Calcasieu Parish, Cameron Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Landry Parish, Vermilion Parish... READ MORE

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District 2 | Parishes: 11

IND: 25 | GOP: 33 | DEM: 42

Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, DeSoto Parish, Evangeline Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Red River Parish, Sabine Parish, Vernon Parish, Webster Parish... READ MORE

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District 1 | Parishes: 5

IND: 34 | GOP: 33 | DEM: 33

Parts of Jefferson Parish, Parts of Orleans Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Washington Parish... READ MORE

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5th Circuit Court of Appeal

JUDGES: 8 | PARISHES: 4

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana was established in 1981. David C. Treen was governor at the time the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature created the court under Act 3 of said legislative body. The Fifth Circuit's jurisdiction covers four parishes: Jefferson, St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist.... READ MORE

4th Circuit Court of Appeal

JUDGES: 12 | PARISHES: 3

The Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal is one of the five circuit courts of appeal in Louisiana that handle appeals in criminal court cases. The fourth circuit's jurisdiction covers Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. The courthouse is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

JUDGES: 12 | PARISHES: 21

The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, is the largest of five circuit courts of appeal in Louisiana. Its territory consists of 21 parishes in southwest and central Louisiana. The parishes are Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vernon, and Vermilion. ... READ MORE

2nd Circuit Court of Appeal

JUDGES: 9 | PARISHES: 20

The Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal is an intermediate appellate court for the State of Louisiana. The Court has jurisdiction to hear appeals from final decisions in all civil matters and most criminal matters made by courts in specified parishes. The Court is one of five circuit courts of appeal established by the Louisiana legislature.

1st Circuit Court of Appeal

JUDGES: 12 | PARISHES: 16

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal is an intermediate appellate court for the State of Louisiana. The Court has jurisdiction to hear appeals from final decisions in all civil matters and most criminal matters made by courts in specified parishes.... READ MORE

District Court 42

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 42nd Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the DeSoto Parish. It is one of 42 of the state's judicial districts.

Orleans Judicial District

JUDGES: 26 | PARISHES: 1

The Orleans Parish Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Orleans Parish and is composed of both the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

District Court 40

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 1

The 40th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers St. John the Baptist Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 39

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 39th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the Red River Parish. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 38

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 38th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Cameron Parish. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 37

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 37th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Caldwell Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse, in which civil and criminal cases are heard, is located in Columbia.

District Court 36

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 36th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Beauregard Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 35

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 35th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts has the same geographical boundaries as Grant Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Colfax.

District Court 34

JUDGES: 5 | PARISHES: 1

The Thirty Fourth Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Chalmette and contains both civil and criminal courts.

District Court 33

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 33rd Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts handles cases in Allen Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The court handles civil and criminal cases, which heard in the courthouse in Oberlin.

District Court 32

JUDGES: 5 | PARISHES: 1

The 32nd Judicial District of Louisiana of the Louisiana District Courts covers Terrebonne Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 31

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 31st Judicial District of Louisiana of the Louisiana District Courts covers Jefferson Davis Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 30

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 1

The 30th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the Vernon Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Leesville. The court handles civil and criminal cases.

District Court 29

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 1

The 29th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers St. Charles Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse, in which civil, criminal and drug court cases are heard, is located in Hahnville.

District Court 28

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 28th Judicial District of Louisiana is one of the Louisiana District Courts, covering LaSalle Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 27

JUDGES: 4 | PARISHES: 1

The 27th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers St. Landry Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse, in which civil and criminal cases are heard, is located in Opelousas, Louisiana.

District Court 26

JUDGES: 6 | PARISHES: 2

The 26th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the Webster Parish and Bossier Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The court handles civil, criminal, drug, juvenile and family drug court cases. Cases are heard in Minden.

District Court 25

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 25th Judicial District Court of the Louisiana District Courts serves Plaquemines Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 24

JUDGES: 17 | PARISHES: 1

The Twenty-Fourth Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Gretna, Louisiana.

District Court 23

JUDGES: 5 | PARISHES: 3

The 23rd Judicial District covers the parishes of Ascension, Assumption and St. James. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses are located in Gonzales, Donaldsonville, Convent and Napoleonville. The judges rotate between parishes, each parish with its own respective clerks and sheriffs. The court handles civil, family, divorce and criminal cases.

District Court 22

JUDGES: 12 | PARISHES: 2

The 22nd Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the parishes of Washington and St. Tammany. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses are located in Covington and Franklinton, Louisiana.

District Court 21

JUDGES: 9 | PARISHES: 3

The 21st Judicial District covers the same geographical boundaries as St. Helena, Livingston, and Tangipahoa parishes in Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. In 2014, the court added a Division J family court seat. The courthouse is located in Amite and contains both civil and criminal courts.

District Court 20

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 2

The 20th Judicial District of Louisiana is one of the 42 Louisiana District Courts. It covers the parishes of East Feliciana and West Feliciana.

District Court 19

JUDGES: 15 | PARISHES: 1

The 19th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 18

JUDGES: 4 | PARISHES: 3

The 18th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the parishes of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts and hears both civil and criminal cases.

District Court 17

JUDGES: 5 | PARISHES: 1

The 17th Judicial District of Louisiana is one of the 42 Louisiana District Courts. It covers Lafourche Parish, and its courthouse is located in Thibodaux.

District Court 16

JUDGES: 8 | PARISHES: 3

The 16th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the parishes of St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses are located in New Iberia, St. Martinville and Franklin.

District Court 15

JUDGES: 13 | PARISHES: 3

The Fifteenth Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Acadia Parish, Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses, in which both civil and criminal cases are heard, are located in Crowley, Lafayette and Abbeville.

District Court 14

JUDGES: 9 | PARISHES: 1

The 14th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts encompasses Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Lake Charles and handles civil, criminal, family, juvenile and drug cases. Drug cases are held in a separate drug court.

District Court 13

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 13th Judicial District of Louisiana is one of the 42 Louisiana District Courts. It covers Evangeline Parish, and its courthouse is located in Ville Platte.

District Court 12

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 12th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Avoyelles Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Marksville.

District Court 11

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The 11th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Sabine Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. Civil, criminal and family cases are heard in the Town of Many.

District Court 10

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 1

The 10th Judicial District is a district court in Louisiana presiding over Natchitoches Parish. It is one of the state's 42 judicial districts.

District Court 9

JUDGES: 7 | PARISHES: 1

The Ninth Judicial District Court of the Louisiana District Courts is located in Alexandria, Louisiana, and presides over Rapides Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The court has both civil and criminal jurisdiction. In the civil realm, its authority extends over contract and property rights, personal injury claims, marriage and family matters and estate cases, among other things. In criminal matters, the court's jurisdiction extends to misdemeanors, felonies, and violations of parish ordinances committed within Rapides Parish, as well as all criminal proceedings. The court also handles juvenile issues: cases with juvenile offenders, delinquency, adoption, etc. The Ninth Judicial District Court is composed of seven elected judges and a hearing officer appointed by the judges. Two judges preside over the criminal docket, one presides over the juvenile docket, and the remaining four judges preside over the civil docket. Elected judges serve a six-year term.

District Court 8

JUDGES: 1 | PARISHES: 1

The Eighth Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Winn Parish, Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. Trials take place in the Winn Parish Courthouse in Winnfield.

District Court 7

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 2

The 7th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Catahoula Parish and Concordia Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses, in which both civil and criminal cases are heard, are located in Vidalla and Harrisonburg.

District Court 6

JUDGES: 2 | PARISHES: 3

The 6th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the parishes of East Carroll, Madison and Tensas. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts.[2] Cases are heard in Lake Providence for East Carroll Parish, Talluah for Madison Parish, and St. Joseph for Tensas Parish.

District Court 5

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 3

The Fifth Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as West Carroll Parish, Richland Parish and Franklin Parish, Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses are located in Oak Grove, Rayville, and Winnsboro hear both civil and criminal cases.

District Court 4

JUDGES: 11 | PARISHES: 2

The 4th Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers Ouachita Parish and Morehouse Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The court handles civil, criminal, and juvenile cases, which are usually heard in Monroe and Bastrop.

District Court 3

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 2

The Third Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the parishes of Union and Lincoln. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouses are located in Farmerville and Ruston, and the judges therein handle both civil and criminal cases.

District Court 2

JUDGES: 3 | PARISHES: 3

The 2nd Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the Claiborne, Bienville and Jackson Parishes of Louisiana. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. One judge handles both criminal and civil cases in each parish.

District Court 1

JUDGES: 11 | PARISHES: 1

The First Judicial District of the Louisiana District Courts covers the same geographical boundaries as Caddo Parish. It is one of Louisiana's 42 judicial districts. The courthouse is located in Shreveport and contains both civil and criminal courts.

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Composed of the seven justices, the Louisiana Supreme Court is the court of last resort in the state. Louisiana Supreme Court Justices are elected to staggered ten-year terms from seven election districts. The court has supervision and control over all lower courts, administrative and procedural rule-making powers, and may assign a sitting or retired judge to any court. It considers applications for writs to review individual cases decided by the five courts of appeal and considers both criminal and civil remedial writ applications. The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over disbarment proceedings, petitions for discipline and removal of judges, and fact questions involving its own appellate jurisdiction.

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Judges

Ellen M. Hazeur

Civil Court, Division A
Term Ends: 2020
Party: D

Rachael Johnson

Civil Court, Division B
Term Ends: 2020
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Sidney H. Cates, IV

Civil Court, Division C
Term Ends: 2020
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Nakisha Ervin-Knott

Civil Court, Division D
Term Ends: 2020
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Omar Mason

Civil Court, Division E
Term Ends: 2020
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Christopher J. Bruno

Civil Court, Division F
Term Ends: 2020
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Robin M. Giarrusso

Civil Court, Division G
Term Ends: 2020
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Monique Barial

Civil Court, Domestic Sec. 2
Term Ends: 2020
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Piper D. Griffin

Civil Court, Division I
Term Ends: 2020
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Nicole Sheppard

Civil Court, Division J
Term Ends: 2020
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Bernadette D’Souza

Civil Court, Domestic Section 1
Term Ends: 2020
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Kern A. Reese

Civil Court, Division L
Term Ends: 2020
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Paulette R. Irons

Civil Court, Division M
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Ethel S. Julien

Civil Court, Division N
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Laurie A. White

Criminal Court, Section A
Term Ends: 2020
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Tracey Flemings-Davillier

Criminal Court, Section B
Term Ends: 2020
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Benedict J. Willard

Criminal Court, Section C
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Paul A. Bonin

Criminal Court, Section D
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Keva Landrum-Johnson

Criminal Court, Section E
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Robin D. Pittman

Criminal Court, Section F
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Camille Buras

Criminal Court, Section H
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Karen K. Herman

Criminal Court, Section I
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Darryl A. Derbigny

Criminal Court, Section J
Term Ends: 2020
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Vacant

Criminal Court, Section K
Term Ends: 2020
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Franz L. Zibilich

Criminal Court, Section L
Term Ends: 2020
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Harry E. Cantrell, Jr.

Criminal Court, Magistrate
Term Ends: 2020
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