Shreveport City Court Judge Randy E. Collins, 55, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. He earned his B.A. degree cum laude from Grambling State University in 1978 and his JD from Southern University School of Law in 1981. He was in the practice of law in Shreveport for over 15 years before taking the bench as city court judge in 1998. Judge Collins was a member of a number of community and professional associations including the Shreveport and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the Black Lawyers Association of Shreveport/Bossier, the Shreveport Bar Association Criminal Law Committee and the Louisiana City Judges Association. He also was a former member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Minority Involvement Committee.