First Circuit - Riding Circuit at Ascension Parish Courthouse Print
Tuesday, October 26 2021
The Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal announces that the First Circuit will hold oral arguments at the newly constructed Ascension Parish Courthouse on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The state-of-the-art courthouse building houses the Ascension Parish Clerk of Court and courtrooms for the Ascension Parish Court and the Twenty-third Judicial District Court. The First Circuit oral arguments will be conducted in the Jury Room of the Ascension Parish Courthouse, located at 815 East Worthey Street in Gonzales, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The First Circuit is one of five Louisiana intermediate appellate courts. The First Circuit's territorial jurisdiction extends over sixteen parishes in the southeastern part of Louisiana. The court is domiciled in Baton Rouge and normally holds hearings at its courthouse located at 1600 North Third Street, and more recently through virtual technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of its educational, community, and professional outreach programs, the First Circuit on occasion travels to various locations within its jurisdiction, such as the Ascension Parish Courthouse, to hold court.
Attorneys representing clients with appeals pending before the First Circuit will be presenting oral arguments before a three-judge panel comprised of Judge John Michael Guidry, panel chief; Judge Guy Holdridge, who served as a district court judge on the 23rd Judicial District Court for 24 years prior to being elected to the First Circuit; and Judge Wayne Ray Chutz. COVID-19 protocols in place at the Ascension Parish Courthouse must be observed by all who attend. On behalf of the panel, Judge Guidry would like to thank the 23rd Judicial District Court judges and judicial administrator for accommodating the First Circuit in this outreach endeavor.

Current copies of the court's docket are available on the "Docket" tab on this website.
Last Updated on Thursday, October 28 2021