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Patricia Douglas is the Judicial Administrator/Hearing Officer for the Twenty-third Judicial District Court. She is a 1984 graduate of Louisiana State University and a 1991 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law School at LSU.

Prior to becoming the Judicial Administrator/Hearing Officer, Mrs. Douglas maintained a private law practice in Ascension Parish for 17 years. In addition to private practice, Mrs. Douglas also worked as a staff attorney for the Louisiana Board of Ethics and as a law clerk for the Honorable Guy Holdridge, formerly of the 23rd Judicial District. She also taught for three years before entering the field of law.

On January 1, 2015, Mrs. Douglas was appointed Hearing Officer and Administrator by the judges of the Twenty-third Judicial District. As Hearing Officer, Mrs. Douglas hears all IV-D non-support matters and all protective orders in Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes. In addition, she hears all state paternity matters in Ascension Parish. As Administrator for the Court, Mrs. Douglas manages all day to day activities of the Court, including financial responsibilities, scheduling, personnel issues, and any other issues that may arise and which affect the Court.

Mrs. Douglas is a member of the Louisiana Hearing Officers’ Association, the Louisiana Child Support Enforcement Association, the National Association for Court Management, the Louisiana Bar Association, the 23rd Judicial District Bar Association, and she served on the Board of Directors of Volunteer Ascension and Capital Area Legal Services. She and her husband, Tommy Douglas, have two children, Emily and Jack, and their family attends St. Mark Catholic Church.


Secretary/Assistant: Desiree Eliser (225) 621-8507 Fax: (225) 644-6006