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The Court is comprised of several divisions with a staff that provides the necessary support to the judge, the legal community and the citizens of West Monroe and Ward 5. These include:
- Civil Division
- Juvenile Division
- Misdemeanor Criminal/Traffic Division
There is an appointed Clerk of Court for the Civil Division and for the Misdemeanor Criminal/Traffic Division.
West Monroe City Court has civil jurisdiction over civil filings, judgments, evictions, and garnishments. The Court also has jurisdiction over violations of City ordinances and misdemeanor cases, juvenile traffic, juvenile criminal matters and child in need of care cases.
Judge Jim Norris was elected to serve the West Monroe City Court on January 1, 1997. He is a graduate of West Monroe High School, graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree from Louisiana Tech University, attended the Mississippi College School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University.
The City Attorney’s Office prosecutes all ordinance violations, traffic citations, and charges for DWIs in West Monroe City Court. Outside of the duties involving the court, the City Attorney provides legal advice to West Monroe:
- Board of Aldermen and all officers
- Boards and commissions
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