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How are judges assigned to cases?


Generally, cases are assigned on a geographic basis to the judges in the division to which the case is allotted.  The cases, both civil and criminal, are randomly assigned upon filing to the judges in that division.  Please note that some judges may share caseloads in divisions other than the division to which the judge resides.  For example, Judge Foote, a Shreveport Division judge, may be randomly assigned to a Monroe Division case pursuant to the case assignment standing order. See SO 1.61 on the District-Wide Orders page.