The Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal has entered in the electronic case filing era. Since August 1, 2013,
Phase 1 (Electronic Notification of the eCourt System has been published. Our Phase 2 (Electronic Filing) is currently being developed and will be published soon.
NOTE: In order to file any new case or any pleadings in an existing case as the attorney for a party, a licensed attorney that is in good standing with the Louisiana Bar will have to register for a user account and subscribe to the Lousiana Fifth Circuit Court eCourt System. Currently there is no charge for registering.
PHASE 1: ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION (eNotification)
The eNotification System allows members of the Louisiana State Bar, who are authorized to practice law in Louisiana to voluntarily sign-up to receive email notification of court issued notice, orders, decisions, opinions and dockets. Enrolled counsel will have the ability to view through a web portal, in a case management-like environment, their filings and all eNotified documents.
Counsel of record who enroll in eNotification voluntarily agree to receive notification of Court issued notices, orders, decisions, opinions and dockets by electronic means, only. The Court will continue to mail court documents to those attorneys who have not registered with eCourt.
PHASE 2: ELECTRONIC FILING (eFiling)
As of May 1, 2015, any attorney that is a member of the Louisiana State bar, who are authorized to practice law in Louisiana can electronically file documents. Registration is simple and free and can be completed online from the eCourt's main page. There's also an online tutorial that can help you step by step through the registration process. If there are multiple attorneys in your firm,
each attorney will require their own eFiling account; since the attorney that belongs to an account is identified by their bar number, which is assigned to each case they are filing for in our case management system. If you are a paralegal or an assistant who will be doing the actual eFiling for the attorney, you do not need your own account; rather, you need to use the attorney's account.
To register or learn more about our eCourt System, click here to access the website.
For the Attorneys
- Cost Effective
- Easy Access: Available 24/7.
- Receive instant email updates
- View Case Information
For the Court System
- Reduces time
- Cost Effective
An on-line tutorial is also available to users. For more information about eCourt and technical assistance, contact the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal at 504-376-1400, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.