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2001 Press Releases

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

  DECEMBER 13, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorneys William H. deLaunay and Chris J. Roy, Sr. have been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judges pro tempore of Alexandria City Court, according to Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet D. Traylor.

deLaunay and Roy will fill the vacancy created by the November 27 death of Judge Edward E. Roberts, Jr. deLaunay will take over as judge pro tempore of Alexandria City Court from Retired Judge William F. Polk who was appointed to fill the vacancy since November 27, 2001. deLaunay will serve for the period from December 17, 2001 through May 31, 2002. Roy will serve for the period of June 1, 2002 through November 15, 2002.


deLaunay received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University Law School in 1966. He has been a partner in the law firm of Provosty, Sadler, deLaunay, Sobel & Fiorenza since 1968. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana; the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member and past-president of the Alexandria Bar Association and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association where he served on the House of Delegates and the Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the American Inns of Court of Alexandria, Pineville. deLaunay has previously served as a judge pro tempore of Alexandria City Court.

Roy received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1959. He is in the private practice of law having also served as the City Attorney for Alexandria in 1983 and Deputy Clerk for the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in 1961. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, United States Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member and past-president of the Alexandria Bar Association and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association where he served as Chairman of the Bill of Rights Section. He was also a past-president and a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, CODOFIL, and the LSU Board of Trustees of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Roy has previously served as a judge pro tempore for the City of Marksville.

 

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