2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1382 - Jury terms
§1382. Jury terms
A. There shall be monthly jury terms of the criminal district court, beginning on the first Monday of each calendar month and continuing until the first Monday of the next ensuing calendar month. When any first Monday is a legal holiday, the jury term shall begin on the next succeeding day not a legal holiday. The jury term shall be assigned to the several sections of the court as follows: the January, April, July and October terms to sections "A" and "B"; the February, May, August, and November terms to sections "C" and "D"; the March, June, September, and December terms to sections "E" and "F".
B. Whenever any judge of the criminal district court deems it expedient to hold a special jury term in his section of the court, he shall issue an order to the jury commissioners, not earlier than the 12th and not later than the 17th day of any calendar month, to draw a jury for his section of the court for the next ensuing calendar month. The jury commissioners then shall draw not less than seventy-five names for the special session in the same manner that juries are drawn for the regular monthly terms of the criminal district court.
C. When any jury term of any section of the court occurs during the vacation, absence or disability of the presiding judge of the section, then a judge of the court not on vacation, absent or suffering from disability selected by the remaining judges of the court, shall hold the jury term and preside at the sessions of the section. Should the remaining judges of the court fail to make this selection, then the presiding judge of the court shall assign a judge of the court to act until the absent judge shall have resumed the discharge of his duties.
Amended by Acts 1950, No. 382, §1; Acts 2006, No. 621, §19(A), eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 675, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 873, §1, eff. July 9, 2008; Acts 2011, No. 340, §2, eff. June 29, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 474, §4(B)(2).