CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JANUARY 2, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Mathile Abramson has been appointed by Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “D,” Twenty-Third Judicial District, Parishes of Assumption, Ascension, and St. James, according to Supreme Court Justices Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball and John Weimer.
Abramson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Pegram J. Mire, Jr. She will serve from January 9, 2008 through July 8, 2008, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Abramson received her undergraduate degree from Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University in 1962. In 1988 she earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU and joined the law firm of Kean, Miller, Hawthorne, D’Armond, McCowan, and Jarman, L.L.P. where she specializes in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She is a trained mediator having completed the Arbitration and Mediation course at Harvard University and has served as an arbitrator in the East Baton Rouge City Court and as a mediator for the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
A member of the Twenty-Third, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State and the American Bar Associations, Abramson is also a member of the Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court and the Coushatta Indian Tribal Court Bar Association.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge Bar Association as Treasurer, Secretary, and President. Abramson’s community service has included serving on the Board of Trustees, Paul M. Hebert Law Center; as Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association IOLTA; as a Board Member, Baton Rouge Bar Foundation; and as a Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana. Additionally, she has been President, Congregation B’Nai Israel; Chair, Legal Division, Professional Division, Capital Area United Way; and a Board Member, Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge.
In 1992 and 2005, Abramson received the President’s Award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association and in 2007, she was the recipient of the President’s Award from the Louisiana Bar Foundation.