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Louisiana Court Of AppealsCourt of Appeal, Second Circuit
State of Louisiana

430 Fannin Street, Shreveport LA 71101
(318) 227-3700
(318) 227-3735 (fax)
Office Hours: 8:30AM - 4:45PM, Monday through Friday

artist rendition of the second circuit court of appeal

Welcome To
Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport, one of five circuit courts of appeal in Louisiana, consists of nine judges who are elected from three election districts in the 20 northernmost parishes of Louisiana. The Second Circuit Courthouse, constructed in 1987, was dedicated in the memory of Justice Pike Hall, Jr. on September 29, 2000.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the appellate courts of Louisiana is to provide meaningful access to all who seek review under the Court's appellate and supervisory jurisdiction granted by the Louisiana Constitution while protecting and promoting the rule of law, preserving the public trust, and using public resources efficiently.


Job Opportunity - Assistant Clerk I

Electronic Filing ("e-filing") Rule 5-2

Effective November 1, 2021

Order re Suspension of Filing Deadlines

Effective immediately, the Court will no longer allow exhibits to be checked out in either civil or criminal appeals.  Exhibits may only be viewed in the Clerk of Court’s office.  For the time being, viewing shall be by appointment.

Language Access Page Order

Filing Fee

Effective July 1, 2021

Filing Fee Rule 4-2 Amended

E-Filing Order

Email Address for E-Filing: 2ndcirc@la2nd.org

Fax Filing notification/authorization, call (318)227-3702, during normal business hours

Fax and E-Filing Fee payments shall be mailed/shipped separately

Amended Local Rule 2-5 - Rejection of Briefs not in Compliance with URCA

Effective September 19, 2019

Amended Local Rule 15 - Attachments to Briefs, Certification

Effective May 31, 2019

Local Rule 15.1 - No Attachments to Briefs, Certification

Effective May 31, 2019

Local Rule - Withdrawal and Return of Records

Effective May 31, 2019

Past Announcements and Notices


2022 Court Calendar

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2023 Court Calendar

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February 27, 28, March 1, etc., 2023

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