The Louisiana City Court system is set to get a boost in accessibility and productivity. A new cases management system, called Louisiana Court Connection will make court records available online.
Baton Rouge City Court is the pilot court, which will be first to test this new case management system. Implementation will include all civil, criminal, and traffic cases. After the Baton Rouge City Court pilot, Louisiana Court Connection will be tested in the Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Thibodaux city courts. Pilots for the additional cities are scheduled for next year.
The types of cases found in Louisiana City Courts, which will soon be available for online access, include limited criminal and civil cases such as misdemeanor crimes, juvenile cases, traffic and parking cases, civil cases with claim up to $20,000, and small claims cases with disputes less than $3000. Louisiana has 52 city courts, and eventually, each one will be using the new case management system.
Although the Baton Rouge City Court, as well as the other city courts, currently has an online case and docket system, the information available on the current system is limited. However, the new Louisiana Court Connection will provide online access to an almost complete case history.
In addition to the great strides this provides for public access to court documents, this will also help with efficiency in the city courts because judges can use the system for immediate review of cases. Court staff can also use the system to manage case calendars, dockets, and track fees. Additionally, once the case management system has been implemented in all city courts, the courts will be able to easily exchange and share case information.
Additional information about Louisiana City Courts and the Louisiana court system can be found online at Court Records Reference Directory.�