Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal Riding Circuit to LSU Law Center

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Monday, February 18, 2013, and Tuesday, February 19, 2013.    The hearings will be conducted in the David Robinson Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day.

The First Circuit is one of five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts.  The First Circuit’s territorial jurisdiction extends over sixteen 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 Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, to hold court. 

Attorneys representing clients with appeals pending before the First Circuit will be presenting oral arguments before three-judge panels.  The panel comprised of Judges James E. Kuhn, John T. Pettigrew (’72), and J. Michael McDonald (’77) will conduct hearings at LSU on February 18, 2013, and the panel comprised of Judges Randolph H. Parro (’67), Jewel E. Welch, Jr. (’80), and William Kline (’60) (retired, sitting pro tempore) will conduct hearings on February 19, 2013.  On behalf of their panels, Judge Parro and Judge Kuhn, as panel chiefs, invite 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