Civil District Court
Judicial District Court Building Commission

The Judicial Civil District Court Project for Orleans Parish

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is a new courthouse needed and what are the problems with the existing courthouse facilities?

2. Is there a need to separate the Executive and Judicial branches of Government in the planning for a new courthouse?

3. Could Charity meet the minimum standards for the new Civil Court Complex?

4. Why does a courtroom require at least 12 foot ceilings?

5. Which location is most conveniently situated?

6. Which is the more cost-efficient option, renovating Charity or new construction?

7. What are the security issues that are important to the planning of the courthouse?

8. What lessons have we learned from our peers in the development of new courthouses?

9. Is there a comparable courthouse that reflects the vision of the new Civil Courthouse?

10. How will the project be funded?

11. How will the new courthouse operations be covered and by whom?

12. What is the current status of the project?