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Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal to hold oral arguments at LSU Law

The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal will hold oral arguments at LSU Law on Wednesday, Feb.19 in the Robinson Courtroom beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The First Circuit is one of five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts. The First Circuit’s territorial 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 Law, 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 J. Michael McDonald, Mitchell R. Theriot, and Wayne Ray Chutz. LSU Law students will attend the arguments, providing them with a practical appreciation of the practice of law at the appellate level.

Panel chief Judge McDonald is inviting the public to attend the hearings, with a special invitation extended to law, government, criminal justice, and civics classes.