Civil Division

Under Louisiana law, the District Attorney’s Office acts as general counsel on civil legal matters for the parish police juries (the parish governing authorities) and the local school boards, as well as the other parish political subdivisions (including the various fire protection districts, hospital districts, E-911 communication districts and library boards of control) within the Fifth Judicial District.

Our office’s Civil Division handles litigation involving these public bodies, and advises these public bodies on issues involving state law, especially those provisions applicable to governmental bodies, such as the Open Meetings Law and Public Bid Law.

Michael E. Kramer presently serves as Civil Assistant District Attorney, heading the Civil Division on behalf of our office.

Office Locations

  • District Attorney John M. Lancaster
    PO Box 805 • Oak Grove, LA 71263
    318.428.3219 • da@fifthda.org
  • Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office
    6568 Main St, 2nd Flr • Winnsboro, LA 71295
    318.435.3386 • franklin@fifthda.org
    Located in Franklin Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • Richland Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 417 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.3166 • richland@fifthda.org
    Located in Richland Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • West Carroll Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 1209 • Oak Grove, LA 71269
    318.428.3213 • westcarroll@fifthda.org
    Located in West Carroll Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor

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