Legal Assistance Documents

 

Dual Office Holding

This chart provides information on dual office holding for elected and appointed officials as well as municipal employees. 

Dual Office Holding


Annexation Material

This document provides information on the state laws governing over municipal annexations process in Louisiana.

Annexation Material

Criminal Code Ordinance

The Criminal Code Ordinance is presented as a "model code" and is intended to serve as a guide. In many municipalities, it provides a more comprehensive in scope than may be desired by the municipal governing body.  This revision of the Model Municipal Criminal Code was commissioned by the Louisiana City Attorneys Association and the Louisiana Municipal Association and prepared by Jerry J. Guillot, former president of the Louisiana City Attorneys Association and attorney for the Village of Rosedale.

Criminal Code Ordinance

The Lawrason Act

Louisiana municipalities are governed by the Lawrason Act except those municipalities governed by a special legislative charter or home rule charter.  The document provides information on for municipalities that are interested or currently under the Lawrason Act.

The Lawrason Act
Lawrson Act Power Point

Mayor's Court

The document serves as a manual to review information on statues, constitutional law, cases, opinions from the Attorney General’s office, articles, and books on the proper functioning of a mayor’s court.

Mayor’s Court

Pay Regulations for fire and police

This document was created from the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service and provides information about the application of Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Pay Regulations for fire and police

Nuisances

This document suggests tools and legal resources for municipalities to fight the persistent top five nuisances in Louisiana.
Nuisances

Zoning and Subdivision Procedures

A legal guide on making land use decisions without inviting lawsuits.
Zoning and Subdivision Procedures