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Hon. Robin M. Giarrusso, Judge
Division "G" - Section 11

421 Loyola Avenue, Room 411
New Orleans, LA  70112
Phone:  (504)
FAX:  (504)



Minute Clerk:  Tiffany Collins
Crier:  Joe Laurent

Law Clerk:  Monique Nolan

Court Reporter: R.J. Buras


Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


June 29
July 13
September 7, 21
October 12, 26
November 9, 30
December 14

All Rules are for 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted


All Motions to Compel must be accompanied by a certificate that counsel have conferred to amicably resolve the dispute, in accordance with the Uniform District Court Rules.

All opposition memos to contradictory motions must be filed 8 days prior to the time of the hearing and must be delivered to the Judge's Law Clerk. Failure to comply means forfeiture of the right to oral argument.


When a case is ready to be set for trial, the proper procedure is to file a Motion to Set for Trial on the Merits on a Form 85. The Court will assign a date for a pre-trial conference and mail notice to the parties. Pre-Trial conferences must be attended in person and cannot be conducted by telephone, unless the parties are from out of town.

Prior to the morning of trial, all parties must comply with this Court's Trial Order and deliver to the Judge's Law Clerk joint jury charges and interrogatories.

For a Judge trial, parties must submit to the Court on the morning of trial proposed judgments and proposed findings of fact. Plaintiffs must submit a list of special damages one week prior to trial.

When a case is continued, you should receive a new trial order that verifies the new trial date and any new cut-off dates. If you do not receive this within one month after your trial has been continued, please contact the division law clerk.

If you desire to set a status conference with the Judge to discuss problems with the case or possible settlement, there is no need to file a motion. Please call the Judge's chamber and someone will assist you in scheduling a status conference on the Judge's calendar. If you want to set the case for trial and pick cut-off dates, please file a form 85 and a pre-trial will be set.

Any Motions to Withdraw must be accompanied by the last known address of the client and a copy of a certified letter notifying the client of the intent to withdraw.


Transcript requests should be directed to the Court Reporter, R.J. Buras, CCR, RPR via email at Please include the case caption, case number, and date of hearing. Daily copy transcript requests of trials must be pre-arranged with the Court Reporter prior to the day of trial.

Online Documents

Jury Trial Order

Division G Standard Jury Charges