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Judge Bryan D. Haggerty
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A message from Judge Haggerty:

Dear Valued Customer,
 
With the announcement of the Extended Stay at Home order in Louisiana by Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Supreme Court, the City Court of Slidell will continue its modified hours of operation Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 12 noon, for the purposes of accepting emergency filings for juvenile matters only, through May 15, 2020.

We continue to focus on the safety and health of our employees while providing support and options to the public. At this time, we encourage the continued use of our online payment provider for any payment of fines, probation fees and deferred payment matters. Please click "Pay your Ticket" above right.

Fax filings are being accepted @ 985-646-2618 for all matters pursuant to R.S. 13:850.

All essential court functions, DCFS and Juvenile matters are being conducted with the use of video and telephone conferencing. Juvenile traffic, Adult traffic, Adult criminal, Probation Status Hearings, Deferred Payment Hearings, Civil, Evictions, Small Claims, as well as other matters of the Court have been continued until after May 15, 2020. Notices are being mailed out daily with your new court date. Please contact the Court after May 15, 2020 if you have not received notice of your new court date.

Together, with your help, we will get through this trying time. Please remain vigilant by staying home unless absolutely necessary and taking precautions when you must venture out. Pursuant to Governor Edwards, masks will be required by all patrons who enter the court premises.

I remain, your Judge –
Bryan D. Haggerty


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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