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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Franklin 5th Judicial District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Franklin Parish, Louisiana, and resources applicable to all courts in Louisiana.
Search court case records
Louisiana Civil Process and Foreclosure Records
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office offers an online search of statewide civil process service and foreclosure sales records.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
5th Judicial District Court Schedules
View the monthly schedule of hearing types in District Court for Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Louisiana Attorney General legal opinions from 1977 to current.
Forms and related information
Louisiana District Court Expungement Forms
View and download forms for expungement of criminal records in District Court.
Louisiana Protective Order Forms and Instructions
View and download Louisiana protection order forms and instructions, including domestic abuse, dating violence, post-separation family violence, stalking, generic restraining orders, peace bonds, bail restrictions, and conditions of release and probation.
Self help, legal research, general information
5th Judicial District Court Services
View contact information for District Court domestic relations hearing officers, Adult Drug Court, misdemeanor probation, and Families in Need of Services (FINS) in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes. Information about domestic relations procedure and details of the FINS program are also provided.
5th Judicial District Juvenile Procedure
The 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office offers information about juvenile procedure in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes, including delinquency, Children in Need of Care, and Families in Need of Services.
5th Judicial District Traffic Citation Procedure
The 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office provides instructions for responding to traffic citations in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes, including fine payments and extensions, court appearances, and license suspensions.
Louisiana Child Support Services
The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services offers information and services related to child support including making and receiving payments, an online payment record inquiry, an online application for services, child support guidelines, enforcement procedures, answers to frequently asked questions, and local office contacts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Louisiana, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.
Louisiana Court Rules
View and download Louisiana District, Family, and Juvenile Court rules.
Louisiana Crime Victim Compensation
View information about the Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund, which provides crime victims with financial compensation for expenses resulting from certain crimes. Eligibility criteria and links to claim forms are provided.
Louisiana Protective Order Information
View information about protective orders issued by courts to require one person to stay away from another. Types of orders, effectiveness, procedures, and enforcement are included.
Louisiana Drug Courts
View information about Louisiana drug courts, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders. A downloadable brochure shows locations of adult and juvenile drug courts and Family Preservation Courts in Louisiana.
Louisiana Legal Information
View information about a variety of legal issues including families and children, housing, foreclosures, representing yourself, employment, consumer issues, disaster relief, benefits, seniors, disability, health care, taxes, probate, the legal system, civil rights, schools, arts & culture, and youth rights.
Search Louisiana codes and statutes by keyword or by article or statute number, or browse the table of contents.
Louisiana State Bar Legal Information
The Louisiana State Bar Association offers information about automobile insurance, bankruptcy, consumer law, divorce, community property, wills and estates, the judicial system, being a witness, equal credit opportunity, employee rights, identity theft, mental health treatment, and representing yourself in court.
Louisiana State Law Library
View information about the Law Library of Louisiana including location, hours, description of available materials and services, an online catalog with multiple search options, and links to additional online research resources.
Louisiana Traffic and Motor Vehicles
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles offers information related to traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, and driver's licenses. Driving records may be obtained online for a fee.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
5th Judicial District Victim Help
The 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office Victims Assistance Coordinator provides crime victims in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes with information about the criminal process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victims' compensation applications.
5th Judicial District Worthless Check Collection
The 5th Judicial District Attorney's Office offers information about its worthless check collection program in Franklin, Richland, and West Carroll Parishes.
Louisiana Attorney Complaints and Discipline
The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board offers an online complaint form and filing instructions, information about the complaint and disciplinary process, recent attorney discipline decisions, and a search of attorney status by name.
Complaints About Louisiana Judges
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana offers information about judicial ethics and conduct, procedural rules, and a judicial misconduct complaint form.
Entertainment Law Legal Assistance
The Arts Council of New Orleans offers information about its Entertainment Law Legal Assistance Project, which provides free legal services to low-income artists, musicians, and non-profit organizations.
Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution
The Louisiana State Bar Association offers information about its Lawyer Fee Dispute Resolution Program, including guidelines, a description of the process, and downloadable program rules and petition to arbitrate legal fees.
Louisiana Consumer Protection and Fair Housing
The Public Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General provides information about consumer protection, fair housing enforcement, disaster fraud, and automobile fraud. Publications, consumer tips, and an online consumer complaint form are included.
Louisiana Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services by program name or parish.
Louisiana Public Defender Information
The Louisiana Public Defender Board offers information about criminal defense services for low-income adult and juvenile defendants; a clickable map with links to each district's information; a search for office locations by parish, district, or District Defender name; and a list of office locations for related programs.
State Bar Association Lawyer Directory
Search the Louisiana State Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name and city.