ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE
COURT APPOINTED LAWYERS IN THE 40TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
2393 Highway 18
Edgard, La 70049
Phone: (985) 497-3331
*Your subpoena/notice will name either the Edgard or Laplace courthouse and the time you must appear for court. Find the address and map for both courthouses below.
1020 Cambridge Drive
Laplace, La 70068
Phone: (985) 652 - 8041
Before you enter the courthouse in Laplace or Edgard, please consider your attire.
MEN: wear shoes with socks; long pants (on pants with belt loops, wear a belt);collared shirt (tucked in) preferably with a tie, with or without a jacket.
WOMEN: wear shoes; a dress, skirt (preferably nor more than two inches above the knee) or long pants; a blouse, sweater or casual dress shirt.
We suggest you DO NOT wear the following to court: Shorts; hats; halter or tube tops; see-through top or bottoms; flip-flops; clothing that exposes your midriff or underwear, ripped or torn jeans; baggy pants that fall below your hips; clothing with an emblem or wording that promotes illegal or inappropriate activity; clothing that depicts or promotes violence, sex acts, illegal drug use or profanity.
40th Judicial District Court
Rule 3: Courtroom Décor
Section D: All persons in the courtroom shall be properly attired in keeping with the dignity of the court. Short shorts, cutoffs, skimpy tops, muscle shirts, low-slung pants, exposing underwear or normally covered body parts, and hair curlers will not be permitted. Those parties/litigants not properly attired will be given return dates. Eating and drinking will not be allowed in the courtroom.