The Ninth Judicial District Court is recognized as one of the 43 judicial districts in the state of Louisiana with original authority to preside over civil, criminal and juvenile cases within Rapides Parish. Comprising of a total of seven elected judges in Divisions “A” through “G,” accompanied by a hearing officer, the Court stands as an integral component of the judiciary system.

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Closures & Announcements

The Ninth Judicial District Court will be closed on the majority of state-recognized holidays as well as in accordance with the holiday schedule provided by the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, available at Holidays – LA Clerks of Court Association.

2023 Bench Rotation

Records Requests

For all Court records requests or filing information, please contact the Rapides Parish Clerk of Court‘s office.

Policies / Administrative
  • Ninth Judicial District Court Custodian of Records
    • Robin Hooter, Rapides Parish Clerk of Court
      Contact: 318-473-8153
  • Ninth Judicial District Court Judges’ Office

Americans With Disabilities Act

Ethics Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Courtroom Rules

  • Appropriate Dress
    • Modest apparel will be worn.
    • No tank tops, halters, shorts, hats, or caps will be worn in the courtroom.
    • Shirt tails will be tucked in at all times.
    • Belts and suspenders will be properly secured.
  • Order
    • No talking.
    • Noisy children will be removed from court.
    • When appearing before the Judge, stand erect with arms at your sides.
    • Do not put hands in your pocket or on the desk.
    • No unnecessary movement in and out of the courtroom.
  • Items NOT Allowed
    • Cell phones and pagers are to be turned off in courtrooms
    • No Food
    • No Chewing Gum
    • No Drinks
    • No Magazines
    • No Books
    • No Newspapers
    • No Video equipment, tape recorders, or cameras

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Ninth Judicial District Court does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Parties, attorneys, employees, job applicants and members of the public are entitled access to all court proceedings, programs, and services without regard to disability.

Ethics Policy

The Court, its employees, and individuals with whom the Court conducts business are required to comply with the provisions of the Code of Government Ethics, which can be found at La. R.S. 42:1101.