PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Chief Justice Pascal
F. Calogero, Jr. announced today that the Conference of Chief
Justices 2007 Mid-Year Meeting will be held in New Orleans.
The CCJ's decision to hold its winter meeting in New Orleans
in 2007 was the result of a unanimous vote of the membership
on January 18th during the 2006 Mid-Year Meeting held at Amelia
Island, Florida. New Orleans was originally slotted to host
the 2006 Conference of Chief Justices Mid-Year meeting, but
Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath made it necessary to find
an alternative location for the meeting.
"It is a great vote of confidence for the City of New Orleans
and our State that the Conference of Chief Justices has elected
to entrust our Court to host its annual mid-year meeting.
I wish to express my thanks to CCJ President Chief Justice
Randall T. Shepard of Indiana for his enthusiastic support
of New Orleans' selection as host city for next year's meeting.
It has been over eleven years since we last hosted the mid-winter
meeting, and I feel confident that the 2007 meeting will be
even bigger and better. I am delighted that, by hosting this
meeting, the Louisiana Supreme Court will have the opportunity
to contribute to the recovery of New Orleans and the affected
Southeastern Louisiana parishes. I look forward to greeting
my fellow Chief Justices in our recently renovated Louisiana
Supreme Court building in the French Quarter, and to ensuring
them an enjoyable stay in a revitalized and recovered New
Orleans," said Chief Justice Calogero.
With a membership consisting of the highest justices, judges
or judicial officers of the fifty states, commonwealths and
territories of the United States, the Conference of Chief
Justices was established over 50 years ago to improve the
administration of justice. The Conference accomplishes this
mission by facilitating the exchange of information among
its members, educating and training its members, promoting
the independence and effectiveness of the judiciary, developing
and advancing policies of common interest to the members,
and by supporting adequate funding and resources for the operation
of state courts.