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Baton Rouge Courthouses

Last updated: October 7, 2013

Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant southern culture. Louisiana's second largest city is the state capital and home to both LSU and Southern University. Known for its great people, unique food and lively music, "Red Stick" truly has something for everyone.  

Louisiana's legal system is unique in the United States in that it is primarily based on the French and Spanish civil codes, as opposed to English common law. Since the only federal court in Baton Rouge deals exclusively with bankruptcy, the two main courthouses in Baton Rouge are the small-time City Court and big-time District Court, though each has specific divisions for particular types of cases. Knowing which court is appropriate for your particular issue is critical to your success, so here is a useful guide to the key courthouses in Baton Rouge.