CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JUNE 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced today that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 16 members who will sit on the newly established Pro Se Litigant Task Force. According to Chief Justice Kimball, “The purpose of the committee is to study the issue of pro se, or ‘self represented,’ litigants and to examine what steps can be taken to assist such litigants and to make appropriate recommendations.”
The committee is comprised of judges and lawyers from a wide array of public interest law practice. Judge Harry F. Randow, 9th Judicial District Court, is the Chairman of The Pro Se Litigant Task Force. The other members are: Judge Jerome J. Barbera, III, 17th Judicial District Court; Judge Christopher J. Bruno, Orleans Civil District Court; Judge Scott J. Crichton, 1st Judicial District Court; Bernadette D’Souza, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; Christy Kane, Louisiana Appleseed; Kathleen McNelis, Louisiana Bar Foundation; Monte T. Mollere, Louisiana State Bar Association-Access to Justice; Mark Moreau, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services; Joseph R. Oelkers, III, Acadiana Legal Services; Judy Pace, Judge Kent D. Savoie, 14th Judicial District Court; Marta Schnabel, Louisiana State Bar
Association -Access to Justice; Lisa Stansky, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services-Pro Se Court Project; Judge Stephens H. Winters, 4th Judicial District Court; and Judge Lisa Woodruff-White, East Baton Rouge Family Court.
For more information on the Pro Se Litigant Task Force, contact Brian Wiggins with the Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Administrator’s Office at 504-310-2568.
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