Legal Assistance Documents



Fight the Blight Guide
Fight the Blight Guide

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Report
All public bodies must prepare an annual Sexual Harassment report each year by February 1.  

Template Report


Public Records Guide
The Who, What, When, How and Why of Louisiana's Public Records Law

Public Records Guide 

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

Model Criminal Code Ordinance

This template municipal criminal code is intended to serve as a guide and should be tailored in consultation with your municipal attorney to address your municipality's particular needs. This model adopts by reference the provisions of Title 14 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, which may be broader than desired by some municipalities.  The LMA is grateful to Jerry J. Guillot - Chief of Staff for the Louisiana Senate, former president of the Louisiana City Attorneys Association, and attorney for the Village of Rosedale - for his insight and expertise in preparing this model code.

Model 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

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