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ANNOUNCEMENT OF HB 757:
 
Dear Citizens of the City of Slidell and all of Wards 8 & 9:
 
It is with great pride that I, along with our staff and legislative leaders, commenced the process of renaming our Court. Our great City of Slidell and Wards 8 & 9 continue to expand both in population growth and technology. For a number of years, citizens of our community have expressed confusion as to which citizens can avail themselves of the City Court both in terms of legal proceedings and election contests. It is with that concern in mind that the process to rename our Court to more fully represent its jurisdictional boundaries began. 
 
Let me begin by explaining the process undertaken to determine the need and support for an amendment to our name. As you are aware, our Court covers all of Wards 8 & 9, which is essentially all of East St. Tammany Parish. In order to obtain and maintain clear focus in this process, I reached out to and spoke with our political leaders in Slidell, Pearl River, St. Tammany Parish Government and Council Members with Districts that include Wards 8 and/or 9, law enforcement and members of our judiciary.
 
It is with the utmost respect and appreciation that I requested and received input from each of our leaders in response to advancing this process. At present, our legislative leaders, Representatives Bob Owen, Mary Dubuisson, and Senator Sharon Hewitt, have advanced the necessary legislation through the House Judiciary Committee, the full House, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and now the full Senate. Once the legislative process is completed the bill will advance to our Governor for signature.
 
It is equally as important that I explain the anticipated impact of our amended name to: 
 
CITY COURT OF EAST ST. TAMMANY

The jurisdictional boundary of the Court and its jurisdictional authorities will remain unchanged. Our physical location in the great City of Slidell will remain unchanged. What will change, however, is the clarity for all of our citizens in East St. Tammany.
 
Explanation as to the name: 
 
Our roots are embedded in the great City of Slidell and remain so. We are the only City Court in East St. Tammany Parish. The reason the word “Parish” is not included in the proposed name is because we are not a “Parish” Court, pursuant to Louisiana law, and as such, did not want to cause confusion. We believe the proposed name change will provide clarity for our citizens of Wards 8 & 9. The retention of the words “City Court” is necessary because we remain a City Court as defined under Louisiana law. Our Marshal’s jurisdiction and jurisdictional boundaries, which are the same the Court’s, will remain unchanged. The funding sources for the Court will remain unchanged. 
 
In addition, this clarity will assist our citizens to know they will no longer go to the District Court because they live outside of the City’s boundaries to address a matter issued by the Slidell Police Department or the Sheriff in Wards 8 & 9, when their ticket, summons or subpoena states City Court. Further, the name provides additional clarity to all of our citizens in Wards 8 and 9, virtually all of East St. Tammany, that they can participate in election contests for our court.
 
I made a commitment to our citizens, in response to many requests, that I would address amending our Court’s name when elected, dependent upon the response from our political leaders in the City of Slidell, Town of Pearl River, Police Chiefs and Sheriff, Parish leaders and our former Judges of this Court. I am proud to have worked with our leaders and our legislative team to advance this amendment.
 
We look forward to the completion of this process and continuing to provide outstanding service to our citizens. We will continue to make every effort to best serve our community.
 
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Judge.
 
I remain sincerely,
Bryan D. Haggerty
Judge, City Court of Slidell

   



AMENDED ORDER 04/29/2020:
Acting under the authority of Article V, Section 1 and the inherent power of this Court, and considering the continued spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards' declaration of public health emergencies in Proclamation Numbers 25JBE2020, 27JBE2020, 30JBE2020, 33JBE2020, 41JBE2020 and Governor Edwards' extension of emergency provisions announced on April 27,2020, President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on March 13, 2020, the Order of this Court dated March 17,2020 as amended March 23,2020 and in consideration of ongoing public health recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus and slowing the spread of the disease while balancing the need to protect the rights and public safety of the citizens;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

All provisions of the March 17, 2020 Order of this Court, as modified on March 23, 2020, shall remain in place, except as expressly modified herein.

IN-PERSON PROCEEDINGS: The prohibition on in-person proceedings is hereby extended until May 18,2020.

The Court may issue further Orders regarding this matter as necessary to address the circumstances arising from this pandemic and will post such Orders on the Court's website, the Louisiana Supreme Court website @www.lasc.org, and in media.



AMENDED ORDER 3/23/2020:
Acting in accordance with La. Const. Art V, Sec. 1 and the inherent power of this Court and considering the Public Health Emergency declared by Governor John Bel Edwards on March 11, 2020 (25JBE2020), supplemented on March 13, 2020 (27JBE2020), supplemented March 16, 2020 (30JBE2020), and supplemented on March 22, 2020 (33JBE2020) in response to the multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana; in consideration of the Orders of the Louisiana Supreme Court dated March 16, 2020, March 20, 2020 and March 23, 2020; and in consideration of the public health recommendations to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus and slow the spread of the disease while balancing the need to main access to the Louisiana courts;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:

The courthouse and the Clerk's office, will remain open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. for the filing of emergency pleadings relating to juvenile and criminal matters only. All civil pleadings or other pleadings may be faxed to the Clerk of Court's office at (985) 646-2618 in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 13:850.

All matters currently set on the docket through April 13, 2020, have been continued pursuant to the Louisiana Supreme Court Orders dated March 20, 2020 and March 23, 2020, EXCEPT the following:

       All juvenile delinquencyand adult criminal 72-hour hearings will be held via video/telephone conferencing.

       All child in need of care proceedings will be held via video/telephone conferencing.

Mandatory court appearance for ALL TRAFFIC offenses is temporarily waived and may be paid in full online.

Any questions should be directed to the Clerk of Court at (985) 643-1274.

The provision set forth in this court's previous order dated March 17, 2020 remains in effect.

This order will be vacated or amended no later than April 13, 2020. In addition, the Court may issue further Orders regarding these matters as necessary to address circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Such Orders will be posted on the Court's website and the Louisiana Supreme Court's website at www.lasc.org



ORDER 03/17/2020:
Acting in accordance with La. Const. Art. V, Sec. 1 and the inherent power of this Court and considering the Public Health Emergency declared by Governor John Bel Edwards on March 11, 2020 (25JBE 2020) supplemented on March 13, 2020 (27 JBE 2020), and further supplemented March 16, 2020 (30 JBE 2020) in response to the multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state of Louisiana; and further, in consideration of the hazardous and unsafe condition caused therefrom;

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the following restrictions will be temporarily enforced until it is determined to be safe to remove them:

No admittance will be allowed into either courtroom of any person who has not been subpoenaed to appear in court on the date that they are seeking admittance

No admittance will be allowed to any person who has been in any of the following areas within the last 14 days: CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, EUROPE, IRAN
This list may be updated as further guidance is received

No admittance will be allowed to any person who resides or has had close contact with someone who has been in one of the above areas within the last 14 days

No admittance will be allowed to any person WHO RESIDES OR HAS HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH someone who has been in one of the above areas within the last 14 days

No admittance will be allowed to any person who has been asked to self-quarantine by any hospital or health agency

No admittance will be allowed to any person who suspects he/she has contracted COVID-19

No admittance will be allowed to any person who has been diagnosed with, or has had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or thinks they have contracted COVID-19

The courthouse and the Clerk's office, will remain open during this period. All civil pleadings, new petitions, including new eviction proceedings, answers, or other pleadings may be faxed to the Clerk of Court's office at (985)646-2618 in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 13:850.

All matters currently set on the docket through March 27,2020 have been continued pursuant to the Louisiana Supreme Court order dated March 16, 2020.

If any person who is restricted from entry to a courtroom has a scheduled court appearance or is otherwise required to appear, that person should proceed as follows:

      If you are represented by an attorney, please call your attorney

      If you are an attorney or representing yourself, please contact the Clerk of Court at 985-643-1274

Mandatory court appearance for All TRAFFIC offenses is temporarily waived and may be paid in full online.

This order will be vacated or amended no later than April 13, 2020

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