Courts

DISTRICT COURT:

The trial court with general jurisdiction is the District Court. Sixty-three (63) of our sixty-four (64) parishes are divided into forty (40) judicial districts. In addition, the Parish of Orleans has its own court system. Each judicial district has at least one whole parish in it, but never more than three (3) parishes. Natchitoches Parish alone makes up the Tenth (10 th) Judicial District, whose address is as follows:

Tenth (10 th) Judicial District Court
David Stamey, Clerk of Court
P. O. Box 476
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0476
Phone (318) 352-8152, Fax (318) 352-9321

COURT OF APPEAL:

Most cases appealed from the District Court are heard by the Court of Appeal for that district. In each Court of Appeal, a majority of the judges sitting in a case must concur to render judgment.

Natchitoches Parish , as well as the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion and Vernon, are under the jurisdiction of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, whose address is as follows:

Court of Appeal, Third Circuit
Charles K. McNeely, Clerk
P. O. Box 16577
Lake Charles, LA 70616-6577
Phone (337) 433-9403, Fax (337) 491-2590

SUPREME COURT:

The Supreme Court of Louisiana is composed of a chief justice and six (6) associate justices, at least four of whom must concur to render judgment. The address and telephone number for the court are as follows:

Supreme Court of Louisiana
John Tarlton Olivier, Clerk
400 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2104
Phone (504) 310-2550, Fax (504) 310-2587

U. S. DISTRICT COURT:

Natchitoches Parish is under the jurisdiction of the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division, whose address is as follows:

U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Alexandria Division
Marcia Leleux, Deputy Clerk-in-Charge
105 Post Office Building, 515 Murray Street
P. O. Box 1269
Alexandria, LA 71309-1269
Phone (318) 473-7415, Fax (318) 473-7345

BANKRUPTCY COURT:

The address for the Bankruptcy Court that has jurisdiction over Natchitoches Parish is as follows:

U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana
Alexandria Division
J. Barry Dunford, Clerk
300 Jackson Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, LA 71301-8357
Phone (318) 445-1890