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Ft. Johnson

The U. S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana holds court once a month for civilian violation notices issued on the Ft. Johnson army installation.  If the violation notice indicates appearance is mandatory or if no amount is listed under "Forfeiture Amount," attendance in court is required.  Otherwise, defendants who do not intend to ask for a trial date and wish to dispose of the matter prior to court may pay online through the Central Violations Bureau using the link below. This site answers most basic questions about violation notices.


Courtroom rules:

  • No gum
  • No children
  • Silence cell phones, pagers
  • No recording devices

Arrive early, court begins promptly at the time indicated on the violation notice.  After a brief video introduction, court will begin.  The order in which litigants will be called before Magistrate Judge LeBlanc may vary.  Certain information and forms will require signature in court. These forms include:

Hours, Contact Information, & Directions

The nearest manned office of the Clerk of Court for the Western District of Louisiana is located in the Lake Charles Division.  Please click on the Clerk's Office tab, court locations, then Lake Charles Division tab for additional information, including directions to the courthouse.

Requesting a continuance:

To request a continuance, contact Patrice Jones, Courtroom Deputy to Magistrate Judge LeBlanc, at 337-437-3870. 

Hearing dates:

Initial Appearances: Trials:
January 9 February 8
February 6 March 7
March 5 April 4
April 2 May 2
May 7 June 6
June 4 July 5
July 9 August 8
August 6 September 5
September 4 October 4
October 1 October 31
November 5 December 5
December 3 January 2, 2025