PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Retired Judge A.J.
Planchard has been assigned by order of the Louisiana Supreme
Court to serve on the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, according
to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll. Judge Planchard fills
the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Judge Ned E.
Doucet effective January 12, 2004.
Judge Planchard served
on the 14th Judicial District Court for 19 years. He practiced
law in Sulphur, Louisiana from 1958 until his election to
the bench in 1977. In 1985-1986 he was president of the Louisiana
District Judges Association and later served on its Executive
Committee. Additionally, he served on the Louisiana Judicial
Council, the Budget Control Committee of the Louisiana Supreme
Court, the Judicial Evaluation Team for requests for new judgeships,
and as a Delegate from the Louisiana District Association
in the American Bar Association's Judicial Section.
Since his retirement
in 1996, Judge Planchard has served on numerous judicial assignments
for the Louisiana Supreme Court.