Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to Hold Oral Arguments

Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal announced that the First Circuit will hold hearings in the David W. Robinson Courtroom, located on the second floor of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, on Thursday, March 20, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m., and Tuesday, March 25, 2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Attorneys representing clients with appeals pending before the First Circuit will be presenting oral arguments before the judges sitting in three-judge panels. Six members of the First Circuit will be participating in this month’s hearings at LSU: Judges Randy Parro, James E. Kuhn, Bob Downing, Edward J. Gaidry, J. Michael McDonald, and Page McClendon.

The First Circuit is one of five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts. The First Circuit’s jurisdiction extends over 16 parishes in the southeastern part of Louisiana. The court is domiciled in Baton Rouge and normally holds hearings at its courthouse located at 1600 North Third Street. As part of its educational outreach program, the First Circuit on occasion travels to various locations within its jurisdiction, such as LSU, to hold court. Chief Judge Carter invites the public to attend the hearings, with a special invitation extended to law, government, criminal justice, and civics classes.

Current copies of the court’s docket are available on the court’s website. For additional information visit www.la-fcca.org.
Susan Crapanzano Kalmbach
Administrative General Counsel
Court of Appeal, First Circuit