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Louisiana Small Claims Court

This guide provides some general information about Small Claims Court in Louisiana.

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This guide has some basic information about Small Claims Court in Louisiana.

Warning: depending on location, small claims may be in a court other than a Justice of the Peace Court, like a City Court.  If you do not know which form or forms you need, try to find a lawyer to help you with your claim.  

There are programs that offer free legal help for low-income or other qualified people.  You can search for free legal help in your parish on

Look for free legal aid in your parish here:

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services


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