Section 1. Contested matters will be assigned for trial on the date(s) to be fixed by the Judge's office. Unless otherwise provided by law, no suit requiring a trial on merits shall be assigned for trial until a party desiring that a case be set for trial shall advise the Court, by letter, that all issues have been joined, that all pre-trial motions, exceptions, interrogatories, requests, and discovery proceedings have been completed. A "Security for Costs" letter or pleading must be filed with each bench trial request. An Order granting jury trial and setting the bond along with the Jury Filing Fee must be filed with each jury trial request. The Court will then send to counsel the Court's form titled "Motion to Set for Trial on Merits" to be completed by counsel and returned to the Court.
EXAMPLE OF ORDER
IT IS ORDERED THAT:
The above cause be tried by jury as prayed for according to law;
The bond for the costs of the jury, as provided by law, is hereby fixed at $ ________.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, on this ____ day of _________, 20____.
______________________________ JUDGE _________________________ THIRTY-FIRST DISTRICT COURT JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LOUISIANA