CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| FEBRUARY 1 , 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Byron C. Williams has been appointed by Order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “E,” Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, according to Supreme Court Justice Bernette J. Johnson. Williams will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Calvin Johnson. He will serve from February 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008, or until the vacancy is filled by an election, whichever occurs sooner.
Williams received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana in 1978. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University School of Law in 1987 after studying at the University of Nebraska School of Law as a CLEO (Council on Legal Educational Opportunity) Scholar.
Following law school, Williams served as a law clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr. at the United State District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana and then later served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana. Williams is currently a Senior Assistant District Attorney for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, having previously served there as the Chief of the Economic Crime Division and the Chief of the Screening Division.
A frequent guest lecturer, Williams has presented before the United States Attorney’s Office National Advocacy Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
His civic involvement includes serving as the Past National Treasurer for the National Black Prosecutors Association, as a member of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, and as the Past National Board Member for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.