PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
MARCH 29, 2001
Justice Harry Lemmon
has announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court of
Louisiana, effective May 16, 2001, after twenty-one years
of service on the court.
Justice Lemmon graduated
with honors from Loyola University School of Law and practiced
law in St. Charles Parish. He was elected to the Court of
Appeal, Fourth Circuit, in 1970, and to the Supreme Court
in 1980, and reelected twice without opposition.
For over twenty years,
Justice Lemmon has been the Chair of the Board of Governors
of the Louisiana Judicial College, which provides continuing
legal education for all Louisiana judges in seminars, bench
books, newsletters and other publications. He served as a
adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School and has taught
courses at Louisiana State University Law Center and Tulane
School of Law. He has served on the Visiting Committee for
Loyola Law School, and has been named to the L.S.U. Law Center
Hall of Fame and an honorary member of the Order of the Coif.
He has delivered lectures to judges, lawyers and students
in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Colorado, Michigan, Canada,
France and Greece.
Co-author of the Louisiana
Civil Law Treatise on Civil Procedure, Justice Lemmon has
also served on the Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Community
Property, and Conflict of Laws Committees of the Louisiana
State Law Institute, an organization of law professors, judges
and lawyers that makes recommendations to the Legislature
on revisions of the laws.