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2005 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: ROBERT GUNN
(504) 310-2588

OCTOBER 24, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney Gaynell Williams has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, to serve as judge pro tempore of Division "C" of the 24th Judicial District Court, according to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

Williams will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Alan J. Green. Williams will serve October 24, 2005 through May 1, 2006, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.

Williams received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and her law degree from Tulane University School of Law. She has served as First Assistant District Attorney in the New Orleans District Attorneys' Office since May, 2005 after holding the position of Executive First Assistant District Attorney in that same office from May, 2003 through May, 2005. She formerly served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1992-2002 where she supervised the Violent Crime and Drug Unit, and as an Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Parish from 1987-1992 during which time she was also engaged in private practice, where she handled personal injury and domestic relations cases.

Additionally, Williams has served as a guest lecturer for many legal education seminars and has co-authored the Louisiana Code of Evidence Pocket Manual, (2002, 1999, 1997) and Fifth Circuit Symposium: Evidence, 40 Loy. L. Rev. 637 (1994).

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