First Circuit Court of Appeal Schedules Hearings at LSU Law, Feb. 9 – 10

Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter (’58) of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal has announced that the First Circuit will hold hearings in the David W. Robinson Courtroom at the LSU Law Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, and again on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

Attorneys representing clients with appeals pending before the First Circuit will present oral arguments before a three-judge panel comprised of Judges James E. Kuhn, John T. Pettigrew (’72), and Toni Manning Higginbotham. 

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.  On occasion, as part of its educational outreach program, the First Circuit 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