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2004 Press Releases

(504) 310-2588

  OCTOBER 7, 2004


Baton Rouge Attorney Mary Terrell Joseph has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of 19 th Judicial District Court, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Division "N," according to Justice Catherine D. "Kitty" Kimball.

Joseph will fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Jewel E. Welch to the Court of Appeal, First Circuit. She will serve from January 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005 or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Joseph received her undergraduate degree from Hollins University in 1966 and her Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University, Hebert Law Center in 1970. She has over 30 years experience in the area of collections and creditor's rights. Since 1993, Joseph has been a member of the multi-state law firm of McGlinchey Stafford, PPLC. Previously she practiced with the law firms of Rubin, Curry, Colvin & Joseph 1983-1993; Sanders, Downing, Kean & Cazedessus 1978-1983; and Joseph & Joseph 1970-1978.

Joseph is a member of the American Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Commercial Law League and the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is a frequent lecturer on creditor's rights, foreclosure and collection and has co-authored several seminar manuals on these subjects. Additionally, Joseph has made numerous presentations to the American Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

Joseph has been honored as a Volunteer Activist, an Olympic Torchbearer, one of Baton Rouge's 25 Outstanding Women and as the recipient of the Leadership Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Community Award.


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