Retired Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge James C. Gulotta, Sr., 89, died Saturday, August 31, 2013. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star Medal. He earned his BA degree from Tulane University in 1947 and his LL.B. degree from Tulane University Law School in 1949. He was in the practice of law from 1949 until 1961, when he took office as judge of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, serving there until 1970. In 1970 he joined the bench of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and served there until his retirement in 1988. He was Past President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Louisiana Council of Juvenile Court Judges, vice president of the International Association of Youth Magistrates, and the former chairman of the Juvenile Delinquency Committee Section of Criminal Law, American Bar Association. Judge Gulotta was the recipient of a number of awards including the LSBA’s President’s Award, the Louisiana Bar Foundation Distinguished Jurist Award and the Metropolitan Crime Commission Award in Recognition of Extraordinary Service to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.