Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to Hold Oral Arguments at LSU Law Center

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, and Thursday, February 13, 2014. 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 a three-judge panel, comprised of Judges James E. Kuhn, Toni M. Higginbotham, and Mitchell R. Theriot. All first-year and some upper-class LSU law students will attend the arguments, providing them with a practical appreciation of the practice of law at the appellate level. On behalf of the panel, Judge Kuhn, as panel chief, 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.