What this libguide can do:
- Provide basic information about mayors' courts in Louisiana; and
- Provide resources for additional information and services.
What this libguide cannot do:
- Provide a full and complete guide to mayors' courts; or
- Replace the advice of an attorney.
Many legal cases occur each day in mayors’ courts and individuals often go to court without professional legal assistance. Those not represented by professional legal assistance are often referred to as self-represented litigants.
The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and procedures of mayors' courts in Louisiana. 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 has been summarized and adapted from the Mayor’s Court Handbook (2018 edition) with permission from Jerry. J Guillot, prepared for the Louisiana Municipal Association.
LEAP thanks the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana for their help compiling and editing the information in this guide.
The information in this guide is intended to provide the user with general information and not legal advice. While we strive to include the most recent information, some items may change between updating periods. For additional resources and/or to find referrals to free or low-cost attorneys, please visit the Law Library of Louisiana's guide for self-represented litigants.