Hon. Robin M. Giarrusso,
Division "G" -
421 Loyola Avenue, Room 411
New Orleans, LA 70112
Crier: Joe Laurent
Law Clerk: Monique Nolan
Court Reporter: R.J. Buras
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
2018 RULE DATES
September 7, 21
October 12, 26
November 9, 30
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Jury Trial Order
Division G Standard Jury Charges