OCTOBER 11, 2025

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Being your Clerk of Civil District Court for Orleans Parish continues to be exciting and rewarding. During my tenure, we have made advancements within the office and services offered. I have added additional customer service options, such as a first-floor filing area, senior research clerk, and increased the use of technology, to better serve the community.

During the last year, like many others, our office has faced many challenges due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this difficult time, our team has been dedicated to providing prompt, knowledgeable, and professional service to the Court, members of the bar, and the public. Our mission is to serve the public in an efficient, effective, and ethical manner and I’m proud of our team.

Thank you for entrusting me as your Clerk and for your ongoing support.

Chelsey Richard Napoleon
Clerk of Civil District Court



  • Juris Doctor Degree, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Master of Arts Degree, Political Science, University of New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major-Political Science/Minor-HistoryUniversity of New Orleans
  • Benjamin Franklin Senior High School



  • Clerk of Civil District Court, 2018-Present

  • Chief Deputy Clerk, 2006-2018

  • Executive Assistant to the Clerk, 2002-2006

  • Deputy Clerk, 1995-1997



  • Great Expectations Foundation, Chief Program Officer

  • Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority, Program Coordinator

  • * Certified Clerk of Court



  • Paul the Apostle Catholic Church – Pastoral Council

  • Saint Thomas More Catholic Lawyers’ Association, Board of Directors
  • The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society, Inc.
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • University of New Orleans Alumni Association

  • Dress for Success New Orleans, Board of Directors

  • *Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, Board of Directors
  • International Association of Government Officials (IGO)
  • National Association for Court Management (NACM)
  • National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA)
  • Property Records Industry Association (PRIA)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • (IWO) Independent Women’s Organization
  • League of Women Voters
  • Emerge Louisiana Boot Camp Alumni

  • Loyola University Alumni Association
  • Benjamin Franklin Senior High School Alumni Assoc., Board of Directors


Chelsey Richard Napoleon

Clerk of Civil District Court

Chelsey Richard Napoleon is a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Growing up Chelsey learned the importance of academic achievement, hard work and service to the community. Her father worked with a communications company for over 30 years. Her mother was a homemaker and clerical worker.

Chelsey is the elected Clerk of Civil District Court. She has worked for the Clerk’s Office approximately twenty years including having served as Chief Deputy Clerk for over eleven years.

Chelsey graduated from Benjamin Franklin Senior High School. Chelsey attended the University of New Orleans, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. Chelsey continued her education at UNO obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Political Science.

Chelsey returned to the Clerk of Court’s office in 2002, having worked there previously. During that time Chelsey attended Loyola University of New Orleans, College of Law. She attended classes at night while working full-time at the Clerk’s office during the day and raising a family. Chelsey received her Juris Doctorate in May 2008.

Chelsey believes strongly in service to the community. She has been a member at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for over 35 years. She has served in many roles from choir, to catechism teacher, to now serving on the pastoral council. In her role on the pastoral council, Chelsey is part of determining the future for the church. She has spoken to college students about performing research for political science and the value of education and helping others. Serving on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association provides Clerk Chelsey with exciting opportunities to network with clerks of court across the State of Louisiana and participate in the advancement of policies throughout the state. 

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