About City Court
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, Misdemeanor Criminal/Traffic Division, Juvenile Division and Probation. 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 DWI's in West Monroe City Court. Outside of the duties involving the court, the City Attorney provides legal advice to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and all officers, departments, commissions, boards and agencies of the City of West Monroe.