Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 40 > Chapter 2 > Part V
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- File: means the presentation of a vital record provided for in this Chapter for registration by the vital records registry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
- forms: means paper or electronic reports of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, dissolution of marriage, or annulment, and data related thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Live birth: means a birth in which the child shows evidence of life after complete birth. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
- person: includes a body of persons, whether incorporated or not. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 1:10
- Vital records registry: means a central registry as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32