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2001 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 599-0319

  JANUARY 10, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Retired Judge Robert J. Burns has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of the 24 th Judicial District Court (JDC), Jefferson Parish, Division "A," according to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

Burns will fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Walter J. Rothschild to the Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit effective January 7, 2001 through June 30, 2001, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Burns received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Loyola University. He took his first judicial oath of office in 1979 as judge for the 24 th JDC, Division "M" where he served until his retirement in 1996.

During his 17 years as a judge, Burns served a member of the Board of Governors for the Louisiana Judicial College and a faculty advisor for the National Judicial College. His civic affiliations included: lifetime honorary status by Kiwanis International; President, Dawnbreakers Kiwanis Club of Metairie; and Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District of Kiwanis. In 1991, Burns received the Alumnus of the Year award from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans.

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