2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:5211 - Clerk's role

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:5211 (2017)

§5211. Clerk's role

If oral demand is made or written pleadings are filed, the clerk of the small claims division shall prepare the citation summoning the defendant to answer in accordance with the provisions of Article 4902 of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure. The clerk shall send notice to the defendant by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by service through the marshal, constable, or sheriff. In addition, the clerk is authorized to cooperate fully with the parties, which includes answering any questions that the parties may have concerning the small claims procedure, in identification of the proper parties to the suit, and in furnishing general information concerning appropriate evidence for trial. The clerk is neither authorized nor expected to provide legal advice.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 710, §1. Amended by Acts 1979, No. 46, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Acts 1987, No. 256, §1.

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