The Thirty-fifth Judicial District welcomes our patrons with disabilities and wishes to publish our commitment to making court employment opportunities, programs and services accessible to all persons. Any person wishing to request an accommodation in order to participate in our employment process or court proceedings should utilize the ADA Accommodations Request Form, which can be downloaded from the bottom if this page, if possible.
Persons in Grant Parish, requiring accommodations should submit a written request or complete the accommodation request form and send it to the clerk of court, in writing at the address below:
Hon. Randall Briggs
Grant Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 263
Colfax, LA 71417
by telephone at 318-627-3246,
by fax 318-627-3201
Pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 3(A)(6), “the judge shall not permit private or ex-parte interviews, arguments, or communications designed to influence his or her judicial action in any case, either civil or criminal.”
While we wish to serve everyone, there are limitations on activities judges can undertake. A district judge cannot offer legal advice. Furthermore, judges are generally prohibited from discussing legal proceedings with parties, attorneys or other interested persons outside of the courtroom. Judge Willett is interested in hearing what each party has to say, but cannot do so outside the presence of the other party(ies). Improper communication with Judge Willett or his staff will likely result in him being recused from hearing the matter.
For the Court to take any action, appropriate pleadings must be filed with the Clerk of Court.
The Families in Need of Services program became effective in all courts having juvenile jurisdiction on July 1, 1994, as Title VII of the Louisiana Children’s Code. This title of the Children’s Code represents a substantial consolidation of former proceedings known under the Code of Juvenile Procedure as Children in Need of Supervision (CINS) and Parents in Need of Supervision (PINS). The Families in Need of Services process is designed to permit the juvenile court to return to it’s original role of coordinating community resources to assist and reinforce the family in an effort to prevent delinquency and family disintegration. FINS goals are to reduce formal juvenile court involvement while generating appropriate community services to benefit the child and improve family relations.
The Louisiana Supreme Court website has helpful information on the Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR).
If you have limited English proficiency, or feel that you need the assistance of an interpreter, please contact our office at 318-627-3244.
If you cannot afford an attorney or are interested in representing yourself, please visit our self-help website.