Louisiana Legal Links and News Feeds
Louisiana Legal Links
The following links should guide the reader to a wealth of legal information available to the public on the internet. Although most of the following links are Louisiana-related, some involve federal law and lead to federal websites. At the time I posted the links, access to all information was free.
By far, the best Louisiana source of legal material
on the internet. It has a searchable engine for every Louisiana
state law by numbers and words/phrases, and has
live updates, including video, for all on-going
legislative activities while the Legislature is in session.
Louisiana Secretary of State
Although the entire website is very well-designed
and has excellent content, I directly linked to the most-used
feature of this site: the searchable database
for all registered limited partnerships and corporations.
Louisiana Supreme Court
Contains all information about the Court, including
its rules and the rules of all other courts in the state.
15th Judicial District Court for Parishes of Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion
Cornell University Law School
Cornell is considered one of the websites on the internet for national
and international legal sources. It contains one of the largest and
most wide-ranging source of legal material culled from all 50 states,
especially their collection of state and federal caselaw.
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court
Louisiana Uniform Rules of State District Court
State District Judges are beginning to enforce the Uniform as well as
their parish's or district's local rules more than ever. If you don't want
to be embarrassed in court, brush up on the rules governing
your court before you appear.
Louisiana Uniform Rules of the Courts of Appeal
This website is the "go to" website for anyone contemplating an appeal
from a trial court decision - it has all rules of courts of appeal that
must be followed by those appealing. But don't forget - each appellate
district has its own "internal" rules as well, so read those in
conjunction with the overall Uniform rules for all of the appellate courts.
Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration
Despite being the creation of a state agency, this website provides
employers and employees alike with almost every document and rule
you will encounter as you litigate a workers' compensation case.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Louisiana Civil Code Online
Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government Code of Ordinances
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board
This is the first and last stop for anyone who has a complaint against
a practicing attorney in Louisiana. This Board's effectiveness lies
in its power to discipline lawyers ranging from a private reprimand
to permanent disbarment.
Louisiana Department of Insurance
Louisiana Judicial Interest Calculator
For those who have cases with relatively large damages, this calculator
provides an indispensable tool to determining how much judicial interest
a losing defendant would owe from the date suit was filed until
the date a definitive final judgment is paid. It is especially useful
to those mediating cases because judicial interest can often
be a very large component of a potential verdict that one can
use to "push" a party toward settling.
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.
United States Library of Congress
Named after Thomas Jefferson, this is the legislative section of the United States
Library of Congress' website. It contains a wealth of information on federal laws
as well as up-to-date information on Congressional sessions.
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