CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| MARCH 28, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Harvetta Strozier Colvin has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Shreveport City Court, Division “C,” according to Justice Jeffrey P. Victory.
Colvin will fill the vacancy created by the removal of Judge LaLeshia Walker Alford. Colvin will serve from April 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Colvin received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1982 and her Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School in 1987. She has been in the private practice of law since 1997 as a solo practitioner at The Law Offices of Harvetta S. Colvin, L.L.C. During her law career, she has held numerous legal positions including: Senior Judicial Law Clerk, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Staff Attorney, Louisiana Office of Family Support; Judicial Administrator, Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish; Judicial Law Clerk, State of Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal; and Assistant District Attorney for Caddo Parish. Additionally, Colvin has sat as judge pro tempore of Shreveport City Court in 1998 and as an ad hoc Hearing Officer for child support cases at Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish in 1997.
She has been admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Colvin is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Shreveport Bar Association. She is a former member of the Bossier Parish Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project, and the Louisiana Court Administrators Association. In 2002, Colvin was Chair of the Caddo Parish Indigent Defense Board after several years of being a board member.