About Court Watch NOLA: Since 2007, Court Watch NOLA has recruited, trained, and supported volunteers in observing and reporting on whether Orleans Parish Criminal Court judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and other public servants are doing their jobs professionally, transparently, and efficiently. Volunteer court watchers carry bright yellow clipboards, and their daily presence in the courtroom […]
“While the synagogue shooting occurred in Pittsburgh and not New Orleans, the truth is that it could happen in any of our communities. Just like the act of hatred that occurred in the African-American church in Charleston and the nightclub in Orlando, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an act of hatred that should be punished […]
Click here to read “Orleans Criminal District Court, Magistrate Court, & Municipal Court: 2017 Review.“
Please check out Court Watch NOLA’s newly released “The State of Magistrate Court” report, in which CWN makes 7 recommendations and 1 commendation regarding the Orleans Magistrate Court.
Read about victims of crime who were arrested and incarcerated, evidence presented in criminal trials, demographics of jurors, 1-party sidebar conversations with judges, and much more in our 2016 Criminal District Court Report.
Check out Executive Director Simone Levine and Advisory Board Member Patti Lapeyre’s editorial piece in The Advocate.
Click to view Court Watch NOLA’s Municipal Court data sheet.
We at Court Watch NOLA are immensely grateful for contributions to support our cause: ensuring direct accountability, transparency, and fairness in Orleans Criminal Courts. Please consider helping Court Watch NOLA this holiday season by any of three ways: 1) BECOME a volunteer court watcher by signing up here; 2) DONATE by clicking the PayPal donation button on […]
You missed our Judicial Forum on October 13th? No worries, watch the candidates for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, Section D and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, debate the issues on the video recording of our Judicial forum here .