Applicants can look for court documents from Orleans County, LA online by visiting the website of judicial administration at http://www.opcso.org/dcktmstr/dcktmstr.php. However, this portal will only offer details on criminal court dockets. This means that if you are keen on finding out about the civil litigations in the name of your subject, you will have to take your inquiry to a judicial office.
Your options for finding judicial records from Orleans County include the tribunal of limited jurisdiction, the court with general jurisdiction and the clerk of court’s office. You will find all these three entities working from the judicial building at 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. To contact the county clerk’s office in person, go to Room B-1 of the complex.
The procedure used for the disclosure of court dockets from Orleans County is nearly the same across the various judicial agencies. You will be asked to fill out a formal application, whether you visit the agency personally or send in your case search request through mail. In this form, you will find sections for collecting information about the subject as well as the applicant.
As far as the person initiating the case search goes, he/she will have to provide the reason for the inquiry, his full name and contact information. When it comes to the subject, the details required will include the full name the person being investigated, along with any aliases if these are known, contact information (optional), date of birth and case related data such as the court dockets number.
If you are visiting the clerk of court’s office of Orleans County for your inquiry on judicial records, be prepared to produce your photo ID on demand. This is also the procedure for using the public service terminals in the judicial office. These computers can be used to scour the repository of Orleans County court dockets from the civil as well as criminal tribunals. This service is provided by the clerk of court’s department.