MINUTE CLERK DEPARTMENT
The duties of the MINUTE CLERK Department include:
COURT MINUTES taken by Minute Clerks
- Minutes are brief summaries of what occurred for each individual case before the Court
- After each Court session, the Minute Clerk types the minutes in the Judges' Minute Book for each division of the Court
- Minute Clerks handle records and evidence while in Court
- Minute Clerks issue bench warrants and all appropriate notices
CRIMINAL DATA ENTRY
- Posting Bills of Information/Indictments into our computer system
- Processing Pen Packets for the Calcasieu Correctional Center, Registrar of Voters and the Office of Probation and Parole. A Pen Packet is a copy of the Bill of Information/Indictment and the
minutes of the defendant's sentence.
- Criminal dispositions entered into LA Supreme Court System
- Amendments to each bill and post all RC information. RC is the defendant's information from
"Right to Counsel" Court, which is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week.
JAIL MAIL / INCARCERATED DEFENDANTS
The Clerk's office processes mail received daily from defendants that are incarcerated, such as motions or requests regarding their case. The Jail Mail personnel are available to provide information related to the defendant's case and forward their motions/requests on to the 14th Judicial District Judge's Office. After review, the Judge returns the documents to the Clerk's office for processing. All work processed is posted to the defendant's case.
FOR COPIES OF MINUTES