Retired Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Yada Tranace Magee, 60, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. She earned her BA degree from UNO in 1976, and her JD degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1979. Magee was the first African American female to serve as a New Orleans Assistant City Attorney in the litigation division. She was in the private practice of law from 1982 until her election to the Civil District Court bench in 1986 where she served as Chief Judge for two years before retiring in 2008. She served as Recording Secretary of the National Bar Association’s Louisiana Judicial Council from 1997 to 2007, and as Chair from 2009-2011.