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2001 Press Releases

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

  DECEMBER 17, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Judge John L. Weimer was sworn-in today as Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Sixth District, at an induction ceremony at Nicholls State University, Talbot Auditorium, in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The oath of office was administered by Daniel A. Clavelle, his brother-in-law and former law partner. Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. and Weimer's predecessor Retired Sixth District Justice Harry T. Lemmon provided remarks welcoming Weimer to the Supreme Court bench.

Justice Weimer, 47, was born in Thibodaux and graduated from Thibodaux High School. He received a B.S. degree in 1976 from Nicholls State University, graduating with academic honors, and his Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University in 1980. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Justice Weimer served as Judge of the 17 th Judicial District Court 1995-1998, and Judge of the 1 st Circuit Court of Appeal, District 1, Division B from 1998 to the present.

For fifteen years, 1980-1995, Justice Weimer was an attorney in the private practice of law. He was also both an Adjunct Professor of Law and a Professor of Law at Nicholls State University during the years from 1982-1997.

Justice Weimer is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafourche Parish Bar Association, the Rotary Club, the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department, the Nicholls State University Alumni Board and former Volunteer Legal Counsel, the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, and the Assumption Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a Delegate to the Louisiana State Bar Association, as the 1997 Regional Co-Chairman of the Citizens' Summit of Justice Reform, and he established and was the Coordinator of the Lafourche Parish Student Government Day Program.

Justice Weimer has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including: the Crimefighter's Outstanding Jurist Award; the Nicholls State University 50 th Anniversary Golden Graduate Award; Who's Who Among American Teachers, and the Nicholls State University Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2000 Justice Weimer was recognized for the significant assistance he provided in establishing the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court.

 

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