Performance of the City and Parish Courts

Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016

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GOAL 2: TO MEET ALL RESPONSIBILITIES TO EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THE COURT AND ITS ACTIVITIES IN A TIMELY AND EXPEDITIOUS MANNER.


Objective

2.3 To promptly implement changes in law and procedure.

Intent of the Objective

Tradition and formality can obscure the reality that both the substantive and procedural laws are subject to change. Changes in statutes, case law, and court rules affect what is done in the courts, how it is done, and by whom. City and parish courts should implement necessary changes to law and procedure promptly and accurately.

Responses To Objective

  1. Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to promptly implement changes in law and procedure.

QuestionIdQuestionStatementResponse
1010664633What actions, if any, did your court take during the reporting period to promptly implement changes in law and procedure?Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to promptly implement changes in law and procedure.
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Actions taken in FY 2015-2016 to promptly implement changes in law and procedure.
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective
CROWLEY CITY COURT
The judge regularly attended Judicial College seminars to keep up-to-date with the changes in the laws affecting Crowley City Court and received updates from the City Council regarding any newly-passed city ordinances. The judge kept the City Ordinance book updated.
EUNICE CITY COURT
As this is a small, rural city court, the judge keeps up with all changes through continuing legal education, publicationsm and regular conferences with the court's staff of prosecutor, defense counsel and probation officers.
HAMMOND CITY COURT
The judge attended conferences sponsored by the Louisiana Judicial College, where updates were routinely provided.
JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT
After each legislative session the court updated the First Parish Court fine schedule and posted new updates in public areas as well as on a recorded information call line for the public. The Parish Court Management System is updated each year to reflect changes in the law, which includes updates on all state statutes for creation of a correct bill of information.
JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT
The court implemented applicable legislative changes and disseminated them to other agencies.
JENNINGS CITY COURT
The judge and clerk's staff attended conferences and continuing legal education courses which included classes on updates to new legislation and updates to law and procedure. The judge also reviewed emails from Louisiana City Judges Association regarding new legislation.
KAPLAN CITY COURT
The court updated the clerks on fines and costs based on new legislation.
LAFAYETTE CITY COURT
The court regularly participated in training members of the bar regarding changes in the law.
NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT
The judge consistently reviewed Bar Briefs to stay abreast of any changes in the law. Also, the judge exchanged relevant information during en banc exchanges with other Orleans Parish judges.
NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT
The court circulated updated ordinances from the City of New Orleans as received from the New Orleans City Council. The court purchased yearly updates for the Louisiana Revised Statues, Code of Criminal Procedure and Evidence handbook. These books were made available to all sections of court.
PORT ALLEN CITY COURT
The judge attended numerous hours of continuing legal education offered through the Louisiana Judicial College and other sources.
RAYNE CITY COURT
All court clerks attend conferences to ensure that they comply with any changes in law and procedure. The clerk and judge hold regular meetings to implement these changes.
ResponseResponse_Court
Additional actions taken by the courts to address this objective12 courts (CROWLEY CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT)
Continued to address this objective through the actions indicated below, or implemented the following new actions to address this objective as indicated below42 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, EUNICE CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, KAPLAN CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS MUNICIPAL COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, PORT ALLEN CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Designated a person/committee to monitor rules and legislation and to communicate promptly all changes in law and procedure to appropriate and relevant persons22 courts (ABBEVILLE CITY COURT, BAKER CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, RUSTON CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)
Did not address this objective10 courts (ALEXANDRIA CITY COURT, BREAUX BRIDGE CITY COURT, BUNKIE CITY COURT, FRANKLIN CITY COURT, LEESVILLE CITY COURT, OAKDALE CITY COURT, PINEVILLE CITY COURT, THIBODAUX CITY COURT, VIDALIA CITY COURT, WINNFIELD CITY COURT)
Instituted en banc judicial review of all changes in law and procedure9 courts (BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 2ND CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SPRINGHILL CITY COURT)
Obtained and circulated updated bench books, checklists, and other materials to ensure prompt implementation of changes in law and procedure33 courts (ASCENSION PARISH COURT, BASTROP CITY COURT, BATON ROUGE CITY COURT, BOGALUSA CITY COURT, BOSSIER CITY COURT, CROWLEY CITY COURT, DENHAM SPRINGS CITY COURT, HAMMOND CITY COURT, HOUMA CITY COURT, JEANERETTE CITY COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 1ST PARISH COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH 2ND PARISH COURT, JENNINGS CITY COURT, LAFAYETTE CITY COURT, LAKE CHARLES CITY COURT, MARKSVILLE CITY COURT, MINDEN CITY COURT, MONROE CITY COURT, MORGAN CITY COURT, NATCHITOCHES CITY COURT, NEW IBERIA CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS 1ST CITY COURT, NEW ORLEANS TRAFFIC COURT, OPELOUSAS CITY COURT, PLAQUEMINE CITY COURT, RAYNE CITY COURT, SHREVEPORT CITY COURT, SLIDELL CITY COURT, SULPHUR CITY COURT, VILLE PLATTE CITY COURT, WEST MONROE CITY COURT, WINNSBORO CITY COURT, ZACHARY CITY COURT)

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