PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
DECEMBER 13, 2001
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.