PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
MARCH 13, 2003
VALERIE WILLARD (504) 599-0319 or
VERONIKA AVERY (318) 342-5444
STATE SUPREME COURT TO COME TO
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet D. Traylor and University
of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) President James Cofer announced
today that the Louisiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments
at the University on April 7, 2003. The visit to ULM is part
of an ongoing effort by the court system to strengthen partnerships
with educators at every level and to teach students about
the day-to-day operations of Louisiana’s courts.
According to Justice Traylor, a 1969 graduate of Northeast
Louisiana State University, now known as ULM, "The Supreme
Court’s decision to hold court at the University at
Monroe is a historic and momentous event for the people of
northeast Louisiana. The last time the Supreme Court sat in
Monroe was June 1894. The people of Louisiana need to know
that this is their Supreme Court. This event will take the
court to the people, and will allow our high school and college
students, as well as the community at large, to experience
a rare opportunity to see the Supreme Court in action and
the decision-making process which affects all of our lives."
Members of the community, particularly high school and college
students, are invited to watch the court proceedings of Louisiana’s
highest court on ULM’s campus. Seating will be on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information on the Louisiana Supreme Court visit
to ULM, contact Valerie Willard at (504) 599-0319 or Veronika
Avery at (318) 342-5444.