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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Rapides 9th Judicial District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and resources applicable to all courts in Louisiana.
Searching 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
Rapides Parish District Court Dockets
View Rapides Parish District Court dockets by court division and hearing type.
Rapides Parish District Court Hearing Office Schedule
View the current month's schedule of hearing types for the Hearing Office of the 9th Judicial District Court in Rapides Parish.
Rapides Parish District Court Weekly Schedule
View the current week's schedule of hearing types for all divisions of the 9th Judicial District Court in Rapides Parish.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Louisiana Attorney General legal opinions from 1977 to current.
Forms and related information
Rapides Parish District Court Forms
View and download Rapides Parish District Court forms including civil and domestic case cover sheets, mortgage, manufactured home, online record computer access agreement, notice of suit, expungement, copy request, protective order, and pauper affidavit.
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
Rapides Parish Protective Order Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about protective orders in Rapides Parish, including types of orders, how they work, and enforcement.
Rapides Parish Child Support Collection
View information about child support collection in Rapides Parish. Links to applications and instructions, calculation worksheets, and state guidelines are included.
Rapides Parish District Court Self Help
The 9th Judicial District Court offers self-help information for parties representing themselves, including divorce, custody and visitation, domestic violence and protective orders, name change, child support, court procedure, fee delayer, and court procedure. Relevant forms and contact information for legal service providers and other community resources are also provided.
Rapides Parish Domestic Violence Information
View a list of domestic violence resources in Rapides Parish, and answers to frequently asked questions about domestic violence.
Rapides Parish Drug Court
View information about the Rapides Parish Adult Drug Court Program, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
Northeast Louisiana Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Help
Project Celebration provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes with a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, shelter, support, advocacy, referrals, and safety plans. Links to community resources are provided. Sexual assault services are temporarily available in Rapides and Vernon Parishes.
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 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 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 Court Rules
View and download Louisiana District, Family, and Juvenile Court rules.
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 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.
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 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
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.
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.
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.
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.