CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| NOVEMBER 3, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry
has been appointed to the Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors for a term commencing October 28, 2008 through September 30, 2011, according to Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball.
The Louisiana Judicial College provides quality continuing legal education for Louisiana’s judges. Continuing legal education courses focus on new law, ethics and cutting-edge issues. Judges are required to attend a minimum of 12.5 hours of continued legal education every year—one hour of which must be on legal ethics and one hour on professional responsibility.
Guidry received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1983 and his law degree from Southern University Law Center in 1987. From 1987-1997 Guidry had a private law practice while also serving as an Assistant Parish Attorney from 1988-1991, as a State Representative representing District 67 from 1992-1993, as a State Senator representing District 14 from 1993-1997, and as an instructor for Southern University Law Center from 1988 and Southern University from 1993 to present . In 1997 Guidry was elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal where he currently serves.
Guidry is a member of numerous professional organizations including: the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the American Judges Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.
- 30 -