Retired Lafayette City Court Judge Kaliste J. Saloom, Jr., 99, died Saturday, December 2, 2017. He earned his BA degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1939 and his JD degree from Tulane University in 1942. He served in the Army during WWII as a member of the Counterintelligence Corps. He entered private practice upon returning to Lafayette and in 1949 he became the City Attorney. In 1953, Saloom began his 40 year tenure as Lafayette City Court Judge, retiring in 1993. During his tenure, he served as president of the Louisiana Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the Louisiana City Judges Association. He also served on the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Judicial College.