- Court Records Collection
- Digital Library
- Louisiana Materials
- Microform Collections
- Rare Book Room
- U.S. Government Documents
|Court Records Collection|
The Law Library is a depository for duplicate records and briefs of the Louisiana Supreme Court and also the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, Circuits 1-5. All deposited records and briefs remain the property of the courts. The Law Library receives court records at the discretion of the courts. There are gaps in our holdings. Holdings include cases for which the appeal process has been exhausted. Dates of coverage:
Louisiana R.S. 13:4686 authorizes the Law Library to dispose of civil appeal (not Supreme Court) records on deposit here for five years or longer. The weeding of civil records is an ongoing process dependent upon date of receipt rather than docket date, but as a rule of thumb one may expect that all civil records docketed five or more years before today’s date have been discarded.
The Law Library is required to retain appellate criminal records in perpetuity. The civil cases we have discarded will only be available through the clerks of the district courts, to whom the ‘originals’ of the cases are sent by the courts of appeal.
The court records and briefs are stored off-site, but may be checked out for a period of twenty days, beginning on the date the record is mailed. Send requests via the Court Records Request Online Form, email to Melanie Sims, firstname.lastname@example.org or send fax on official letterhead to 225/578-5773. Include the following information:
Requests must be received no later than noon on Tuesday. Requests received after that time will be held for retrieval on Tuesday of the following week.
|Digital Library: The Hebert Nuremberg Files|
This digital collection, part of the LOUISiana Digital Library, is comprised of papers collected by Paul M. Hebert during his tenure as a judge at the United States Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. The bulk of the papers comprise the transcripts of the trial of United States vs. Carl Krauch (the I.G. Farbenindustrie Trial) along with the prosecution and defense exhibits from that trial. Click here to view this collection or the link from the Library's catalog.
The general microform collection is housed on the first and third floor and is available to patrons during all library hours. Government Documents in microform are located on the fourth floor. The general microform collection includes the following:
There is a microform reader/printers available in the Microform Reading Room on the 1st floor and in the Government Documents Department on the fourth floor. A microform reader/scanner is available in the office located behind the stairwell on the third floor.