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Metropolitan Tribunal Court of Second Instance

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Judicial Vicar: Very Rev. Peter O. Akpoghiran, J.C.D.

Judges:

          Very Rev. Peter O. Akpoghiran, J.C.D.

          Rev. Msgr. L. Earl Gauthreaux, J.C.L.

          Rev. Msgr. Andrew C. Taormina, J.D.

          Rev. Vinh D. Luu, J.C.L.

          Rev. Gerald L. Seiler, Jr., J.C.L.

Defenders of the Bond: 

         Deacon A. David Warriner, Jr.

         Ms. Geri A. Woodward

Promoter of Justice:

         Rev. Nicholas P. Pericone, J.C.L.

Ecclesiastical Notary:

         Ms. Janet Urrutia

The Metropolitan Tribunal Court of Second Instance of the Archdiocese of New Orleans adjudicates cases of marriage nullity appealed to it from the suffragan dioceses in the State of Louisiana. The Court of Second Instance comprises the Episcopal Court of Appeal of the Archbishop of New Orleans and the Ordinary Court of Second Instance. The Archbishop hears the appeal of any of those cases which any of the bishops in the Province has presided over as judge and which has been appealed to the Archbishop. The Ordinary Court of Appeal, on the other hand, hears the appeals of those cases which have been judged by judges other than a diocesan bishop in any of the suffragan dioceses and which have been appealed to the New Orleans Tribunal.