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Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court
LaSalle Parish, Louisiana

Judge J. Christopher Peters

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Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court

The Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court is a single member judicial district comprised of all of LaSalle Parish. Our parish was created in 1910 from the western section of Catahoula Parish, and was named for Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de LaSalle.  According to the United States Census for 2020, our parish has a population of 14,791, and covers approximately 662 square miles.  The parish seat is Jena, Louisiana.  The court has one judge, Judge J. Christopher Peters.  Judge Peters is the tenth judge in the history of LaSalle Parish, being first elected in 2008.  He took the bench on January 1, 2009.

Message from Judge J. Christopher Peters

I would like to thank the citizens of LaSalle Parish for honoring me with opportunity to serve the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District as Judge.  I promise to strive to uphold that trust daily, and perform my duties impartially and justly.  As each of you know, the role of the judge is to be an unbiased and neutral arbiter of conflicts between parties.  All persons, regardless of background or position, enter into this court equal and worthy of respect.  I can assure you that all of my decisions will be based upon the evidence presented in court and upon my understanding of the law through careful study.  My office staff will treat all persons courteously and professionally, and it is our prayer that we will provide you with a judicial system of which you can boast that justice is always present.  May God bless this Court, LaSalle Parish, and the United States of America.

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April 10, 2024

In light of the current inclement weather emergency declaration by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury, by Order of the Twenty-Eighth Judicial District Court, this jurisdiction is hereby closed for all proceedings for Wednesday, April 10, 2024.  All parties will receive notice of the rescheduling of proceedings as early as possible. Weather permitting, our office will reopen on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

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1050 Courthouse Street, Room 4
Post Office Box 1890
Jena, Louisiana 71342

Telephone: (318) 992-2002

Facsimile: (318) 992-8701

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