As Constable, Lambert Boissiere, Jr. serves as chief law enforcement officer for First City Court, which has jurisdiction over the entire eastbank of Orleans Parish--one of the largest jurisdictions in the U.S. First City Court handles civil lawsuits with claims up to $25,000, small claims suits up to $3,000, and evictions for residential and commercial properties with rental fees up to $3,000 per month.?
Once the court renders a judgment on a case, the Constable?s Office is responsible for making sure the court?s orders are carried out. The office serves pleadings, makes seizures, conducts evictions, and conducts sales of property.
Unlike other government offices, the Constable?s Office is unique in that we perform our jobs at no cost to the taxpayer. We are financially self-sufficient because our annual budget, including all salaries, is taken from funds we collect for services rendered.