2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:914 - Record of pleadings, original documents and judgments; certified copies

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:914 (2017)

§914. Record of pleadings, original documents and judgments; certified copies

A. The clerk shall record all pleadings, original documents, and judgments either in a bound book, or by means of photorecording, photocopying, microfilming, or other photographic method of reproduction, or electronically on non-rewritable magnetic, optical, or laser type storage media, including but not limited to CD-ROM. However, if the clerk elects to record by means of microfilming or other photographic method of reproduction, or electronically, he shall have copies of the films, tapes, or disks available for inspection.

B. Upon the application of any party in interest, and upon satisfactory proof, which may be adduced in chambers, that any pleading, original document, or judgment has been lost or destroyed, the judge may order that a certified copy reproduced from the films, tapes, disks, or the bound record be substituted for the original. If any pleading, original document, or judgment is lost or destroyed, a certified copy reproduced from the films, tapes, disks, or the bound record may be received in evidence in any court.

C. The clerk may charge the same fee for recording by photographic or microfilming process or electronically as for recording in bound books.

Amended by Acts 1950, No. 319, §1; Acts 1958, No. 319, §1; Acts 1995, No. 417, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1119, §1.

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