PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Willard, Louisiana Supreme Court, 504-599-0319 or
Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
SUPREME COURT TO SIT AT CENTENARY COLLEGE IN SHREVEPORT
College will be the site March 1 where the Louisiana Supreme
Court will hold court in Shreveport as part of an ongoing
effort to educate and inform students and the general public
about the work of the Court. The Court will convene for sessions
beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse
theatre auditorium. It will hear oral arguments on six pending
sessions will be open to groups of Caddo and Bossier Parish
high school students, Centenary faculty and students, and
to the public on a space-available basis. Plans are in the
works to offer closed circuit viewing at another location
on campus if the audience exceeds the seating available in
Jeff Victory of Shreveport, who is an alumnus of Centenary,
and President Kenneth L. Schwab jointly announced the convening
of the Court at Centenary. "We are pleased and honored that
the state Supreme Court will hold sessions at Centenary,"
Schwab said. "The last time they were here in this part of
the state was in the 1980s, also on our campus. This program
allows our students and our local citizens an opportunity
they wouldn't otherwise have - to view our state's highest
court at work."
Victory said, "For several years, the Supreme Court has
been periodically holding court in parishes other than Orleans
Parish, where the Court is located. The goal is to provide
area citizens with a snapshot of the volume, variety and complexity
of the Court's caseload by bringing the Louisiana Supreme
Court to them."
Following the afternoon
session, the Shreveport Bar Association will host a reception
for the justices and their staff, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at
the Cambridge Club.
Justice Victory, who
has served in all levels of the Louisiana judiciary, joined
the Louisiana Supreme Court on Jan. 1, 1995. Before that,
he was elected to the 2 nd Circuit Court of Appeal, serving
there beginning in 1991. He also formerly served in the 1
st Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish for nine years.
A native of Shreveport, Justice Victory earned a B.A. degree
in history and government from Centenary in 1967 and his juris
doctorate from Tulane University Law School in 1971.
He chairs the Board
of Governors of the Louisiana Judicial College, which provides
continuing judicial education to all state judges. In addition,
he serves on the state Supreme Court's Internal Audit Committee
and lectures regularly about ethics issues.
For further information
about the Louisiana Supreme Court visit to Centenary, see
www.lasc.org or www.centenary.edu