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Shreveport City Court



PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SHREVEPORT CITY COURT JUDGES

SHREVEPORT CITY COURT UPDATE
EMERGENCY ORDER

CITY COURT OF SHREVEPORT/ WARD 4
PARISH OF  CADDO
STATE OF  LOUISIANA
ORDER

Acting  in accordance with La. Const. Art. V, Sec. 1 and the inherent power of this Court, and considering  the Public Health Emergency  declared by  Governor John Bel Edwards on March 11, 2020 (25 JBE 2020), supplemented March 13, 2020 (27 JBE 2020), further supplemented March 16, 2020 (30 JBE 2020), and further supplemented on April 2, 2020 (41 JBE 2020), in response to the multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Louisiana; and further, in consideration of the hazardous and unsafe conditions caused therefrom; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the following  restrictions will be temporarily  enforced until it is determined to be safe to remove them: The Court will be closed to the public from this date until May  4, 2020.  Court appearances scheduled to commence in this court between the date of this Order and May 1, 2020, are hereby  continued to a date to be reset by  this court no earlier than May  4, 2020. Accordingly, all civil and criminal settings are suspended until the date of May  4, 2020. Civil matters include, but are not limited to, evictions, judgment debtor rules, trials and motion hearings.  Criminal matters include all arraignments, discovery  rules, trials and review hearings. All 72-hour hearings required under Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure Article 230.1, will proceed and be conducted via telephone or audio-video electronic equipment.   IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND RECOGNIZED that all civil time delays and calculations as dictated by  Proclamation(s) of the Governor and Legislation. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the delays in all Criminal and Traffic cases created by this Order shall constitute “just cause”, pursuant to  La. Code of Criminal Procedure  Article 701. All other provisions set forth in earlier decrees/updates of this Court, not inconsistent with this ORDER, shall remain in full force and effect. The Court may  issue further Orders as necessary  to address the circumstances arising  from this pandemic and will post such Orders on the Court’s website at www.shreveportla.gov/223/City-Courts, and in the news media.  

Signed this 3rd day of April, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Pammela S. Lattier
Judge, Shreveport City Court

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The Shreveport City Court consists of four elected judges and their support staff. The court comprises several divisions which provide the necessary support to the judges, the legal community, and the citizens of Shreveport in Ward 4. Shreveport City Court has jurisdiction over all violations of city ordinances and concurrent jurisdiction over state misdemeanor cases. The court also has jurisdiction over civil matters, evictions, and matters involving peace bonds.

Shreveport City Court Judges


  • Division A - Judge R. Lee Irvin
  • Division B - Judge Brian H. Barber, Sr.
  • Division C - Judge Pammela Lattier
  • Division D - Judge Sheva M. Sims

Guide To Practice


In order to assist litigants and attorneys using the Shreveport City Court, the court has created a Guide to Practice. This document is not meant to be a definitive statement of the law nor may it be cited to the court as support for any position. This document is merely a tool to be utilized to assist litigants and attorneys in access to the court. Legal citations are provided to assist litigants and attorneys in their quest to determine applicable law and procedure.


Holidays Observed


The following dates have been designated legal holidays and all court offices will be closed thereon.
Wednesday January 1, 2020
New Year's
Monday
January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King’s Day
Monday
February 17, 2020
President's Day
Tuesday February 25, 2020 Mardi Gras
Friday
April 10, 2020
Good Friday
Monday
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day
Friday July 3, 2020
Independence Day
Monday
September 7, 2020
Labor Day
Tuesday
November 3, 2020
Election Day
Wednesday November 11, 2020 Veterans' Day
Thursday
November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving
Friday November 27, 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve
Friday December 25, 2020
Christmas
Thursday December 31, 2020 New Year's Eve