Retired 13th JDC Judge Joseph E. Coreil, 89, died Thursday April 17, 2008. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and attended Louisiana State University. He was admitted to the bar in 1960. He served as a State Representative from May, 1964 until May 1, 1974 when he was appointed judge of the City Court of Ville Platte. He was elected unopposed to the 13th JDC to fill an unexpired term and assumed office in January, 1977. He was reelected in 1979 and 1984, serving until his retirement in 1990. He served for many years on the Judicial Council of the Supreme Court and on the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute.