This LibGuide will provide:
- basic information about justices of the peace in Louisiana; and
- resources for additional information and services.
What this libguide cannot do:
- provide a full and complete guide to justices of the peace; or
- replace the advice of an attorney.
Legal cases in Justice of the Peace courts are common and do not always require a lawyer. Some people can go to court without professional assistance. Those not represented by professional legal assistance are often referred to as self-represented litigants.
This libguide is not a complete guide to the law, nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information and make it easier to represent yourself in court. This guide is not meant to replace the legal advice of an attorney. You have a right to represent yourself in court, but it comes with the responsibility to follow certain court rules and procedures.
This libguide is still in development and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. For additional resources and/or to find assistance in your parish, visit LouisianaLawHelp.org.