Retired Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge C. Hearn Taylor, 65, died Thursday August 21, 2014. Judge Taylor earned his BA degree in 1975 from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and received the Earl Warren Legal Scholarship from the NAACP to attend Southern University’s law school where he earned his JD degree in 1978. During school, Taylor served as chairman of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. Early in his career he worked for the U.S. Justice Department and was honored on the Senate floor for his involvement in defusing a hostage situation in a federal courthouse. He was elected as Orleans Parish Juvenile Judge in 1991 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2008. Judge Taylor was a board member of the City Park Improvement Association, Each One Save One, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Orleans, and the NO/AIDS Task Force. He was a member of the Louis B. Martinet Legal Society, Jack and Jill of America, 100 Black Men, and the National, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations. Judge Taylor was recognized as an outstanding alumnus by Southern University Law Center, he received the American Bar Association’s Silver Key Award, the Lawman of the Year Award from Kiwanis International’s Big Easy chapter and the Alliance for Good Government’s Heber Hoover Eddington Award. He also twice received the Outstanding Jurist Award from Citizens and Victims Against Crime of Greater New Orleans.