PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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"
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.