31st Judicial District Court
Jefferson Davis Parish

Jennings,  Louisiana (337) 824-3506

31st Judicial District Court of Jefferson Davis Parish Louisiana
Court Rule II

TERMS OF COURT

Section 1. Court, both civil and criminal, will convene on the first Tuesday of September following Labor Day of each year and will remain in session throughout the year in accordance with the schedule to be prepared by the Court.

Section 2. The schedule of this Court is as follows:

  1. Except during Petit and Civil Jury Weeks:
    (a) Criminal Proceedings - Each Monday beginning at 9:00 A.M.
    (b) Motion Hour - Each Tuesday beginning at 9:00 A.M.
    (c) Trial Days - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 9:00 A.M. 
    (d) Hearing Officer - Support Enforcement, Protective Orders, and Domestic Relations matters beginning each Thursday at 9:00 A.M.
  2. Grand Jury - First Tuesday in March and September.
  3. Petit Jury- One week to be designated by the Court during the months of January, March, May, June, July, September, November and December.
  4. Civil Jury - One week to be designated by the Court during the months of February, April, August and October.

Section 3. The Court week begins on Monday. If Monday, or any other day on which Court is scheduled to convene is a legal holiday, Court will convene instead on the first legal day following. For any reason deemed sufficient, the Court may be adjourned before or extended beyond the expiration of the time allotted.

Section 4. Nothing herein shall be construed as preventing the opening of Court for the trials of misdemeanors on any legal day; as preventing the conversion of a jury term into a non-jury term, or vice-versa; or as preventing the cancellation of Court scheduled to be held on any day or at any time.