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2005 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 DECEMBER 15 , 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attorney Sam A. LeBlanc, lll has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as judge pro tempore of the First District, Division "B," Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit, effective for the period from December 13, 2005 through June 13, 2006 or until the vacancy is filled, according to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

LeBlanc's appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sol Gothard on August 31, 2005.

LeBlanc received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1960, a law degree from Tulane University Law School in 1963 and a masters degree in Energy and Environmental Law from Tulane University Law School in 1994. He was a practicing attorney for 40 years and a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Adams and Reese. He recently returned from serving two years in Romania where he and his wife, Noelle, served as United States Peace Corps volunteers.

Throughout his legal career, LeBlanc had many outstanding accomplishments. He served for eight years, from 1972-1980, as a Louisiana State Representative for District 86 representing Orleans and Jefferson parishes. During this time he was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Civil Law and Procedure and was a member of the Judiciary "B" Committee. Additionally, LeBlanc was a Commissioner and Chairman of the Regional Transit Authority in 1984-1985 and Chairman of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce in 1998.

LeBlanc has also been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Alliance for Good Government "Legislator of the Year Award" in 1975. He was named one of the "Top Lawyers in New Orleans" by New Orleans Magazine in 1998; and among the "Best Lawyers in America" by Best of the Best from 1999-2000.


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