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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Lafayette 15th Judicial District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, and resources applicable to all courts in Louisiana.
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Lafayette Parish District Court Records
Search Lafayette Parish District Court records through this paid service. Registration is required.
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
15th Judicial District Court Dockets
View District Court dockets by judge for Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes.
15th Judicial District Court Schedule
View the District Court annual schedule by case type for Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Louisiana Attorney General legal opinions from 1977 to current.
Forms and related information
15th Judicial District Court Forms
View and download District Court forms for use in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. Forms include ADA, interpreter request, in forma pauperis, arraignment waiver, and adoption.
15th Judicial District Family Court Forms
View and download forms for use in District Court Family Court Division in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes.
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.
Online fine payments
Pay 15th Judicial District Court Misdemeanor Probation Fees
Pay 15th Judicial District Court misdemeanor probation fees in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Counties online. A service fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Lafayette Parish District Court Expungement Information
View information about expungement of criminal records in Lafayette Parish District Court, with links to relevant forms.
15th Judicial District Court Adult Drug Court
View information about District Court Adult Drug Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes.
15th Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court
View information about District Court Juvenile Drug Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. A downloadable client handbook is included.
15th Judicial District Court Misdemeanor Probation Information
View information about misdemeanor probation in District Court in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. Topics include approved class providers, litter abatement schedules, and answers to frequently asked questions.
15th Judicial District Court Family Court Division Information
View information about the Family Court Division of District Court in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. Topics include rules, practice pointers, custody orders, community property partitions, and protective orders.
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 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 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 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
Lafayette Parish Legal Assistance and Lawyer Referral
The Lafayette Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by area of practice, with an online request form; a directory of member lawyers; and information about its Protective Order Panel, legal services for the homeless, free legal seminars, and the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer Program.
15th Judicial District Public Defender Program
View information about the 15th Judicial District Public Defender Program, which provides criminal defense services to low-income defendants in Acadia, Lafayette, and Vermilion Parishes. Information includes types of cases handled, how to apply for a Public Defender, how to make a complaint, and an explanation of criminal court procedures.
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.
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.
Complaints About Louisiana Judges
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana offers information about judicial ethics and conduct, procedural rules, and a judicial misconduct complaint form.
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.