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Judge David A. Blanchet, Division H
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MAY 1, 2020: Pursuant to the “FIFTH SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY ORDER RELATIVE TO COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY" signed by Chief Judge Marilyn Castle on April 30, 2020, which expires on May 16, 2020, at 12:00 a.m., unless extended, all hearings in Division "H" set prior to the expiration date are being reset. When the Court reopens, there will be special restrictions in place during Phase 1 that can be viewed by clicking this link. Parties and attorneys will be re-notified by the Clerk of Courts’ offices of the new hearing dates and times by U.S. Mail. Please note that hearing times may be staggered; attorneys and parties should take special note of the time of their hearing.
The Merits Docket for the week of May 4, 2020, is reset to the week of June 8, 2020. Parties and attorneys will be re-notiied by the Clerk of Court’s office of the specific hearing dates and times that week by U.S. Mail.
The CLEARSTART a/k/ Family Court Intervention ‘KIDS FIRST” Docket for Monday, May 11, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. is reset to Monday, June 15, 2020, at staggered times as will be set forth in the notice of hearing to be mailed by the Clerk of Court.
The Docket for Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. is reset to Thursday, May 28, 2020 (unless previously reset to another date), at staggered times as will be set forth in the notice of hearing, with the following exceptions:
Robyn Elizabeth Barton v. Anthony James Scardina, et al, Docket No. 2020-1083-H3, Rule for Temporary Custody, etc., is reset to May 18, 2020, at 12:30 p.m.
Dawn Gary v. Shane McKenzie, Docket No. 2011-5716-H1, Rule for Temporary Custody, etc., is reset to May 18, 2020, at 12:30 p.m.
The Docket for Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. is reset to Friday, May 29, 2020 (unless previously reset to another date), at staggered times as will be set forth in the notice of hearing to be mailed by the Clerk of Court.
The Docket for Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. is reset to Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (unless previously reset to another date), with the following exception:
Ritchie D. Waller v. Victoria Michelle LeBlanc, Docket No. 107557-H, Rule for Temporary Custody, etc., is reset to May 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
If you have a "special fixing" prior to May 16, 2020, at 12:00 a.m., the Division "H" staff will contact you to select a reset date.
Please note that the handwritten notations on the Court's Dockets posted on this website are made by Court staff in order to provide updated information on the status of matters fixed before the Court. This information is obtained from a number of different sources. If the handwritten notation on the Docket appears to be incorrect, please contact the Court staff immediately at (337) 269-5729.
On rule days in Lafayette Parish (usually on Thursdays), the Court conducts early pre-trial confernces at 9:00 a.m. in Chambers on the fourth floor of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse. These conferences are conducted on a first come first served basis. The Clerk sets forty (40) matters on rule days. Fridays may be used as a spill over day depending upon the availability of the Judge, litigants and attorneys.
Merits weeks are set in Lafayette Parish. The Clerk sets twenty (20) matters on these weeks. All litigants and attorneys shall be present in Court on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. for pre-trial conferences and so that cases can be put in order to try during that week. Attorneys and litigants from out of town may participate in pre-trial conferences by telephone by obtaining Court permission prior to the first day of the merits week.
Acadia and Vermilion Parishes:
Twenty (20) matters, both rules and merits, are set on each scheduled date. Duty weeks in Acadia and Vermilion will be used as dates to finish trials or for special fixings at the Court's discretion. No matters shall be fixed on open days on Duty weeks except by order of the Judge in Division "H".