2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:1457 - Bailiffs of parish courts

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:1457 (2017)

§1457. Bailiffs of parish courts

A. The judge of a parish court except in the parish of Ascension may appoint bailiffs for the parish court and fix their compensation. If the parish court has more than one division, the court may appoint bailiffs for each of the divisions.

B. The bailiff shall attend all sessions of the court and, under the direction of the court, shall open and close court at each session, shall maintain order and decorum in the courtroom, shall perform such other duties as are assigned to him by law or by the court. In addition, when requested to do so, the bailiff shall call all witnesses in the building whose testimony is desired by the court or by a party to a suit or other proceeding. In the performance of his duties, the bailiff shall have the powers of a deputy sheriff.

Added by Acts 1980, No. 778, §1.

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