PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
JANUARY 10, 2001
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.