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Lawyer Overview for Louisiana

Population:
4.6 million+
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Number of active lawyers:
18,500+
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Louisiana State  Bar Association:
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Featured Lawyers in Louisiana

Lagarde Law

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16 years in practice
Personal Injury
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Ryland Law Firm

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46 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
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Delsa Law Firm, LLC

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8 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
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Cox Law Firm

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55 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Personal Injury
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Marceaux Law Firm

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22 years in practice
Auto Accidents
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Broussard Injury Lawyers

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46 years in practice
Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
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About the Louisiana Legal System

There are three federal district courts in Louisiana: a state supreme, a court of appeals, and trial courts with limited and general jurisdiction.

The partisan election of Louisiana judges determines the state court judges. Although the policies of the general jurisdiction courts differ in terms of chief justice selection and judge qualifications, they all have common regulations regarding re-election as well as filling interim vacancies. The limited jurisdiction courts operate largely in the same way across the board. They differ primarily in judge qualifications.

The federal district courts of Louisiana are the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Supreme Court was established in 1813 and is the court of last resort. Seven justices are elected from each of the seven judicial districts within the state to make up the court. Each district elects one justice. Each justice is elected for a 10-year term. The Chief justice is the highest ranking justice on the court. The chief administrative officer of the state's judiciary system is the chief justice.

The Louisiana Court of Appeals was established in 1879. It is Louisiana's intermediate appellate court. There are five of these courts and 53 judgeships. An appellate court judge serves a term of 10 years. The chief judge of each appellate court shall be the judge with the highest seniority. There are 43 district courts in Louisiana. District courts are able to hear all civil and criminal cases, except those that have been specifically assigned by the state constitution. They also have the power to review workers' compensation determinations made by administrative agencies.

About Louisiana

Many urban areas in Louisiana have a multilingual, multicultural heritage. They are influenced so strongly by 18th-century French and Spanish cultures, Native American cultures, Native American cultures, and African cultures, that they are considered exceptional in the U.S. In the 18th century, colonists also imported various African peoples to serve as slaves. Many of them came from the same West African region, concentrating on their culture. Filipinos arrived in colonial Louisiana as well. Anglo Americans increased pressure for Anglicization in the post-Civil War era. English was, for a while, the only language of instruction in Louisiana schools until 1974 when multilingualism was reinstated. Louisiana has never had an official language. The state constitution states that the people have the right to preserve, foster, and promote their historic, linguistic, and cultural origins.

Louisiana Lawyers FAQs

How much does a lawyer cost in Louisiana?

While prices between lawyers may vary, the average price per hour for a lawyer is between $120 and $380 per hour. Since prices may vary, be sure to ask potential lawyers for their pricing information before moving forward with them.

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How many active attorneys are there in Louisiana?

There are approximately 13,500 active lawyers in the state of Louisiana. This number reflects all lawyers registered with The State Bar of Louisiana.

Who licenses attorneys in Louisiana?

The Louisiana State Bar licenses all attorneys in Louisiana. A lawyer that is not licensed by the state bar association cannot practice law in full capacity.

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