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§ 39. Practice of law; service as justice o- fudge Included

Section 30. Wherever in this C loqua.ttealionsofnny

justice or judge shall be t!.o previous practice ei l;n for a term of
years, there sh ill be Inehiu.J in such leim ihe time such justice or
judge shall have occupied the bench of any couu of record in this
dptatc



COMMENT: There is some question as to the
executory process exception should be left
in, in light of recent court decisions declaring
some states' process unconstitutional.



S 45. Change of venuo

Section 45. The Legislature shall provide by law for change of
venue in civil and criminal cases.

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND CONSTABLES



I *'• Juitfe* of Ihe peace oardi; ■«—■«■
Section 40 Aim jiari-.li of the MMc.
n*r Ic dlrldrU l>y the |yli« Jury (l>crcof into ***** «w**»*-
M*«n t*.M#-Ju'ttoc of the poacf war.K, from each of "Inch tlicre (hall be
•IccUil one Justice of Hie |ic*oc; prnvnjpd, that the Lend -ilurc may reduce
•uch nuDil>cr or even «lx>li»h the of!n.< of Juitice of the :etec throughout

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§ 47. Justices; qualifications; election; term of office
Section 47. Justices of the pence shall be of good moral character,

1—haliJ.ni and qualit'icd electors, able to read and write the Englisi-

language ■e*»rf w *4y, and shall possess such othri qualifications as may

be prescribed by law.
They shall be elected at the general state election for terms of four

years, by the quahiied voters within the •erritorial limits of their ju-

risd.etion.



§ 48, Jn-:~Jk.'.n

Section AK Justices ci the pence shall have concurrent fnriadie-
tlon with the Ditlnet Couita in all civil matters when the nmo""'. in
dispute shall not exceed one himd.-cd dollars, exclusive of intent.
including suits for the possession or ownership of movable property
not execcdinc; said amount in value, and in suits of landlords for the
possession of leased premises, when the monthly or yearly rent, or
the rent for the unexpired term of the lease, does not exceed said
amount.

They shall have no jurisdiction in succession or probate matters, or
when a succession is defendant, or when the State, parish or munici-
pality, or other political corporation, is party defendant, or when the
title to real estate is involved.

They shall have criminal jurisdiction, as committing magistrates
only, and shall have power to bail or discharge, in cases not capital or
Mcessai ily punishable at hard labor, and may require bonds to keep
the peace.



§ 49. Constables; ejection; term of office; qualifications

Section 10. There shall be one constable for the court of each jus-
tice of the peace in the several parishes of the State, who shall be
elected at the general Stale election for a term of four years by the
qualified elector within the territorial limits of the justice of the
peace ward of the cu.-i I for which he is elected.

He shall be of a*od moral character, able to read and write the Eng-
lish language, and shall he an elector and resident of the ward from
which elected, and shall possess such other qualifications as may be
preetrib.'d by Law.



JUVENILE COURT
I O. Craallaa; jadati; Jarlidletiea

(OMITTED)

I IS. Family Mart tor Parish at Cut Baton Re»|«
(OMITTED)

I $4. OSWrfa* ivlhorlty la criminal aa w '«l at family MM*; rlfhla •-< tra-
aadara

(OMITTED)

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

§ 55. Establishment; composition; attorney general, election and
assistants
Section 55. Thcie shall be a Department of Justice consisting of
an Attorney General, «■ I n »i ^ .aia Uu ; ■ U .a rn e r C* ti»i U , a S»x»» n d



Aa pw tffn a A ti 'M'noy . {lO i uu ai. and o.i. o i ' necessary assistants and of-
fice fo.ee. The Attorney General shall be elected every four years at
the general State election, and the assistants shall be ap|>ointcd by the
Attorney General to serve during hu pleasure,

§ 56. Attorney general; qualifications; powers and duties;



Section 5C. The Attorney General and the assistants shall 4#e*
le a i' ned in th e i « w i m H s i m tl have actually resided and practiced law, as
duly licensed attorneys in the State for at least five years preceding
their ekc'ifKi and appointment. Ttt**' t nr nnr nf thrni. rlnl l atten d
♦» , a i * d J mv e e h fip y e - * ; *! »>♦! Ugnl nmHe ti > t n wh i ch > i i o &f t f) 4 w w
eat , » i > » w h i H t- th e S« « t c t o ft tmr t v i w i th pernor am i au tl iw il y .

afattl U . i. .,1 i.i. - . rruiiilrt «i- Ift il.lai..tn,i . . -.nil r,u,l nil -y^t f) fr | " ftUlfT piO

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5 57.



Salaries

(OMITTED)



DISTMCT ATTOHNLVS

§ 58. Esfab'Muucut of office; election; form

Section 58. There shall be a district attorney for each judicial dis-
trict in (lie St iU. wl»o r.liall be elected by Hie qualified electors of the
judicial district at the sa no tune and for the same tc.-m as is provided
hcre : i: for district judge*.



§ 50.



Fees; fabrics
(OMITTED)



UUMC1PAX COURTS



III. Jattlca aff tfet |WM caarta: tHy court*

StcUos 61 *. *••■ !!•• •' pnttai of the ataca eaarti; «•• eaarli.

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and w efT?i> in ih nd irt d < i wl!>»^— -. q- ai i nu i n , |ia> ali l o ni^nt iil> - o n

'.«,«>(, !Ie sl-.rtll be an ac .'al resident of the district and a qualified
»iecr o." the same, and ihh' have practiced law in the State for at
leist three years. H»>fa»'i a! in nunn

w pi i. mi 1a ) b 'i' > > •< cf -tajure. payable by the parish orjiairsTTes sit ■
lattu vitkiii tl IcVjnw-htcli he is rict>ilh e

finite.



§ 59.1. i^'.iencilt

(OMITTED)
f 6C Assistants

(OMITTED)
§ 61. ajrfstenllj quahficalions; povcers
(OKITTED)






• fi2. HMMnte salary
(OMITTED)

S 63. Defense of criminal prosccutious; removal from office
(OMITTED)

S 64„ Salary provisions; effective date; fees

(OMITTED)

SHERIFFS

5 65. Establishment of office; election: ex-officlo tax collector;
■ ■■■i.^r , .i>^K. ir g B ns pn l lrrtor
Section 05. There shall be a sheriff elected by the qualified elec-
tor! of each parish in the State omen! in the parish at Oilt.inoi who
shall be elected at the general State election and hold office for four
years. The shenfF, e * « n|i t i n . h i ; [lav i sh s f O il oa us. shall be e.x-officio
eoUector of State, parish and all other taxes, except municipal taxes,
which, however, under legislative authority, he may also collect.




sella. t ta i. i s.



CLERKS



8 66. Establishment of office; election; powers and duties

Section CC. Ih-rc shall be a clerk of the District Court in each
Parish, * " * i irn j r .li [i O i ltaur nvrnplrri , who shall be elected by the
Qualified electors of 'he parish every four years, and shall be e.x-ofTicio
notnry public ami parish recorder of conveyances, mortgages, and oth-
er acts.

The Legislature shall have power to vest in clerks of court authority
to grant such orders and to do such acts as may be deemed necessary
for the furtherance of the administration of justice; and in all cases
tho powers ,hus vested shall bo specified and determined



§ 67. Deputies

(OMITTED)

S 68. londs

(OMITTED)



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[Staff Memo No. 7]



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March 16, 1973



MEMORANDUM



Toi Members of the Judiciary Committee
'rosa: C. B. Forgot ■ ton, Jr., Sr. Research Asaistan
Subject: SALARIES OP JUSTICES OP THE PEACf



Aa rexrueatad, the following is the result of a recent survey
of aalariea of Justices of the Pe^ce throughout the state
made by Mr. Gene Murret, Judicial Admiaistrator, based on
100 replies:



Number of Justi


ces


Monthly Salary
$30


61






21






5 31 - $ 50


12






$ SO - $100


4






$100 - $200


4






$350 - $400



It is assumed that most of the approximately 445 Justices of
the Peace, in the state, are paid the $30.00 per month by the
pariah police Jury required by P..S. 33:1702.



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