The 21st Judicial District Court is a general jurisdiction court for the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa. The courthouses where most cases and business are conducted are located in the towns of Livingston (Livingston Parish), Greensburg (St. Helena Parish), and Amite (Tangipahoa Parish).
The 21st Judicial District Court is comprised of nine divisions, with one district judge presiding over each division. Six judges, Divisions A through F, are general jurisdiction judges meaning they may hear matters including, but not limited to matters involving, civil, criminal, juvenile, and family, and are elected by the citizens of the district. Two judges, Divisions J and K, are limited jurisdiction judges and may hear matters involving juvenile and family. One judge, Division I, is a limited jurisdiction judge and may only hear matters involving juvenile. In addition, the 21st Judicial District Court employs two hearing officers to expedite family court matters.
Appeals from the 21st Judicial District Court go to the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Baton Rouge.