CONTACT PERSON: ROBERT GUNN
OCTOBER 24, 2005
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
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).