Court Rules

What to Wear and What to Bring

No shorts, tank tops, hats, or flip-flops may be worn in the courtrooms. You may want to bring a sweater or jacket.

Electronic devices are not permitted in the courthouse, attorneys excluded.  Under limited circumstances, a 40th JDC judge may allow a person to bring in particular equipment for a specific purpose.  Please contact chambers in advance if you wish to bring in electronic equipment and are not an attorney.  Wireless internet is not available in the courthouse.  Weapons and items perceived to be weapons will be confiscated.  Pocket knives, scissors, etc. should be left at home.

Please remember to bring physical copies of all the documents that you will need to conduct your business at the courthouse.

The uniform rules for Louisiana district courts as well as the local rules for the 40th JDC may be found on the Louisiana Supreme Court’s website.

Link to Louisiana Supreme Court Web Site