CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Ernest L. Jones has been appointed by Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Division “A,” Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans, according to Justice Bernette J. Johnson.
Jones will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carolyn Gill-Jefferson. He will serve October 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007 or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Jones received both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from Howard University in Washington, D.C. After a year as a staff attorney for the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation in 1969-1970, Jones entered the private practice of law as a partner in the law firm Cotton, Jones & Dennis. In 1979-1984 he served as a general attorney for Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, Inc. (LOOP), before returning to the private practice of law until the present as manager of Elie, Jones and Associates, LLC. Additionally, during the years of 1993-2000, Jones was on the Adjunct Faculty of Tulane Law School teaching Trial Advocacy.
Jones is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the American Judicature Society, the Louis Martinet Legal Society, and the American Arbitration Association. Throughout his 37-year legal career, Jones has been the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards as well as having served as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court at times during the years of 1988 - 1990.