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Representing Yourself

How To Prepare For Court

Medical Power of Attorney

Living Will

Child Custody and Support

Protective Orders

Restraining Orders

Continuance of Court Proceedings

Child Non-Support


Contempt Proceedings

A person who goes to court without being represented by a lawyer is called “self-represented, ” or “pro se”. (Pro se is a Latin term that means “for oneself”.) While you have the right to represent yourself, it is a good idea to have a lawyer advise you and represent you in court.


 If your legal issue involves a criminal matter, check with the Public Defender's Office to see if you qualify for assistance.  The Public Defender maintains an office in the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center on the third floor in Room 1234. The Public Defender's website is found by clicking HERE.


Please click on “District Court Rules” found at the top, left of this website for legal research sources.


Click on "Other Resources" for attorney resources in civil matters.


You can also visit the Self Help Resource Center located at 1005 Cleveland Street (across from the courthouse), Franklinton, Louisiana. The Self Help Resource Center is open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on the second and fourth Monday of every month.


All information and forms found on this site are designed to provide you with legal information and applicable resources. This site does not provide legal advice, nor is it intended to be a comprehensive summary of the laws and issues relevant to your case. Though you have the right to represent yourself, you should do so only after trying to obtain representation.



St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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