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Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal


Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal is located in Louisiana
Baton Rouge (1st)
Baton Rouge (1st)
Shreveport (2nd)
Shreveport (2nd)
Lake Charles (3rd)
Lake Charles (3rd)
New Orleans (4th)
New Orleans (4th)
Gretna (5th)
Gretna (5th)
Court locations

The Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal are the intermediate appellate courts for the state of Louisiana.

There are five circuits, each covering a different group of parishes.[1] Each circuit is subdivided into three districts.[2]

As with the Louisiana Supreme Court, the regular judicial terms on the courts of appeal are ten years.

The courts of appeal are housed in the following cities in Louisiana:

First Circuit – Baton Rouge. See Luther F. Cole, Samuel A. LeBlanc, I, Morris Lottinger, Jr., Morris Lottinger, Sr., and J. Louis Watkins, Jr.

Second Circuit – Shreveport. See H. Welborn Ayres, Walter O. Bigby, James E. Bolin, Henry Newton Brown, Jr., Harmon Caldwell Drew, Harmon Drew, Jr., Robert F. Kennon, Cecil C. Lowe, Charles A. Marvin, J. Frank McInnis, and O. E. Price.

Third Circuit – Lake Charles. See Jeannette Knoll and Elizabeth Pickett.

Fourth Circuit – New Orleans. See Albert Estopinal, Jr.

Fifth Circuit – Gretna


The Circuit Courts of Appeal have appellate jurisdiction over all civil matters, all matters appealed from family and juvenile courts, and most criminal cases that are tryable by a jury. A court of appeal also has supervisory jurisdiction to review interlocutory orders and decrees in cases which are heard in the trial courts within their geographical circuits. One unique feature of the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana is that they are able to review questions of fact, as well as questions of law, in civil cases. In appeals of criminal cases, however, the appellate jurisdiction of the courts of appeal extends only to questions of law.[2]


  1. ^ Map of judicial circuits of the Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal
  2. ^ a b Louisiana State Judiciary homepage

External links

  • Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal homepage
  • Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal homepage
  • Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal homepage
  • Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal homepage
  • Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal homepage
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