Covid 19 Order information

Updated Covid19 Order

Rapides Courthouse Order for Covid 19


Court Rules

Uniformed court rules as established by the Louisiana Supreme Court: http://www.lasc.org/rules/default.asp

Local rules of court: http://www.lasc.org/rules/dist.ct/9thJDCAppendices.PDF

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

Rapides Parish Clerk of Court

For all civil, criminal and juvenile filing information, please contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 318-473-8153 or Rapides Parish Clerk of Court.


The Judges Office is closed on most state recognized holidays.

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.

Records Requests

Ninth Judicial District Court Custodian of Records

Robin Hooter, Rapides Parish Clerk of Court
Contact: 318-473-8153

Ninth Judicial District Court Judges’ Office

Hope LaFleur, Court Administrator
Contact: 318-443-6893

2014 Court Division Rotation

Please see the provided link: 2014 Court Division Rotation

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.