PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
C. Darnell has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme
Court, as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Juvenile
Court, Section "C," according to Justice Bernette J. Johnson.
Darnell will fill the
vacancy created by the removal of Judge Yvonne Hughes. Darnell
will serve from July 5, 2004 through December 31, 2004 or
until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Darnell received his
undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Yale University.
He has been in the private practice of law since1982. Formerly
a partner with the Adams and Reese law firm, since 1995 Darnell
has been a partner in the law firm Murray, Darnell & Associates,
LLC. While practicing law, he has held numerous legal positions
including: Vice President and General Counsel for the New
Orleans Regional Transit Authority; Instructor of Public Health
Law for Dillard University; Deputy City Attorney for the City
of New Orleans; Assistant City Attorney for New Orleans Traffic
and Municipal Court; and Assistant District Attorney for the
16 th Judicial District Court, parishes of St. Martin, Iberia,
and St. Mary.
Darnell is a member
of the Louisiana Bar Association, the National Bar Association,
the American Bar Association, the Association of Defense Counsel,
and the Louis Martinet Society in New Orleans. He is a recipient
of the Award for Outstanding Service as President of the Southwest
Louisiana Lawyer's Association.