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New Orleans Courthouses

Last updated: October 18, 2013

It’s easy to get lost in New Orleans if you don’t know the city. The streets are so convoluted and the Mississippi River winds around so many times that the cardinal directions start to lose all meaning. However, if you’re looking for a courthouse in city and are feeling lost, you’re in luck. Below is a helpful guide to the courthouses of New Orleans. New Orleans hosts courts of all levels, city, state and federal. City courts include the New Orleans Municipal and Traffic Courts. There are also three Orleans Parish courts: two parish courts for civil cases and one for criminal cases. New Orleans also has the distinction of housing both the Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana, the highest court in the state. Additionally, if you’re looking for federal courts, New Orleans contains a U.S. District Court, a bankruptcy court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.