On June 24, 2020, the Jefferson Parish Council passed a resolution authorizing the renaming of the 24th JDC jury assembly room to the “Judge Henry Garland Sullivan Jr. Jury Assembly Room” in honor of Judge Sullivan’s outstanding service and contributions to the citizens of Jefferson Parish.
Mrs. Judy Sullivan was on hand to accept an official proclamation
from Council Member Marion Edwards, and many of our judges joined her for a photo after. Special thanks go out to Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer, Council Member Edwards, and Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng for working closely with the JBA Board to make this happen. The JBA plans to host a memorial event and formally dedicate the room as soon as we are able to assemble again as a group.
Retired Judge Sol Gothard passed away on July 5, 2020. Judge Gothard was a social worker who took the principles of that profession into his 33-year carrer as a judge. To view an article published by Nola.com, please click HERE.
24th JDC Order dated September 14, 2020 - Phase III
24th JDC Order dated August 14, 2020
Hon. Sol Gothard
24th JDC Order dated June 3, 2020
Louisiana Supreme Court Order dated May 15, 2020
Executive Order dated May 14, 2020
Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Phase I Implementation
The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal issued an update on May 14, 2020. View HERE.
24th JDC Order dated April 29, 2020
Louisiana Supreme Court Order regarding Deadlines dated April 29, 2020
Louisiana Supreme Court Order dated April 29, 2020
Louisiana Supreme Court lifts limitation on online MCLE
Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Open and Available
The Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is open and operational through its E-Court System. The E-Notice system allows members of the bar to access information regarding pending matters. The Court will host Zoom oral arguments in May, and through the summer months if social distancing is still recommended. The E-Court system is available for online filing, and the convenience fee for e-filing is waived at this time. Electronic links for records of exhibits are available for registered attorneys. For more information, view the letter from Chief Judge Susan M. Chehardy HERE.
Virtual Hearing Officer Conferences
Starting on Monday, April 20, 2020, Domestic Hearing Officer Lisa Matthews will address client matters via the Virtual Hearing Officer Conference (VHOC) system for non-emergency hearings. You may reserve time slots for 2-hour hearing officer conferences and 15-minute status conferences for cases assigned to Divisions B, G, O, and P on the website calendar. Counsel for all parties must execute and file a Virtual Hearing Office Conference Consent Form. For more information, visit HERE.
24th JDC Order dated March 31, 2020
Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal FAQ regarding COVID-19
Review the Frequently Asked Questions flyer issued by the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal on March 23, 2020 HERE.
24th JDC Order dated March 23, 2020
24th JDC New Website with Videoconference Links
The 24th JDC has launched a new website that we hope will better assist the public during these unprecedented times: www.courtonline.us. Specifically, each division now has the capability to hold video conferences at the discretion of the Judge. The videoconference link for each division can be found by clicking the “Join Video Conference” button on the front page. Additionally, the Court STRONGLY ENCOURAGES all parties to submit non-emergency filings via the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court e-filing system, JEFFNET. The Judges are equipped to sign orders electronically.
Executive Order dated March 16, 2020
24th JDC Order dated March 16, 2020
Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Order dated March 16, 2020
24th JDC Domestic Self-Help Desk - Volunteers Wanted!