Louisiana

Effective Date: October 1, 1993
State:
Louisiana
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Resolution
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Supreme Court:
Appeals:            
opinion by the end of the 6-week cycle  

Writ Applications: 
(filing to decision on the writ)            
100% within 120 days  

(writ grant to oral argument)            
100% within 90 days  

(oral argument to decision)            
100% within the following 6-week cycle.  

Circuit Court of Appeal:
(payment of costs by appellant to lodging of a civil appeal)            
100% within 105 days  

(signing of the order of appeal to lodging of a criminal appeal)            
100% within 120 days  

(lodging of the appeal to the argument)            
100% within 175 days

(argument to rendering of opinion)            
100% within 70 days
  Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Part G Section 6: Time Standards

Effective Date: October 1, 1993
State:
Louisiana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administration Rules Part J, Section 6
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to conclusion)            
100% within 9 months  

Summary:
(service of process to conclusion)            
100% within 45 days
 

Effective Date: October 1, 1993
State:
Louisiana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administration Rules Part J, Section 6
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felony:
Code of Criminal Procedure Article 701

Misdemeanor:            
Code of Criminal Procedure Article 701. Part G, §2
 

Effective Date: October 1, 1993
State:
Louisiana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administration Rules Part J, Section 6
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to conclusion)            
100% within 4 months
 

Effective Date: October 1, 1993
State:
Louisiana
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Administration Rules Part J, Section 6
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:            
Children’s Code Provisions
 

Monitoring Information:

Louisiana monitors and reports time standards relative to the Supreme Court and the five Courts of Appeal.

Reports/summaries with time standards are available in the general annual report and the report on judicial performance.

Notes: None.