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2009 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced today that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 6 members who will sit on the newly established Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Court Security. According to the Chief Justice, “The purpose of the task force is to consider possible measures to be taken to improve security in district courthouses, as well as what minimum standards should be recommended for implementation.”


Seventeenth Judicial District Court Judge Jerome J, Barbera, III, will serve as the Chair of the Task Force on Court Security, representing the Louisiana District Court Judges Association. Other members are: Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Tiffany Gautier Chase, representing the Louisiana State Bar Association; St. Charles Parish Sheriff Gregory Champagne, representing the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association; Roland Dartez, Executive Director, Louisiana Police Jury Association; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Edwin Lombard, representing the Conference of Court of Appeal Judges; and Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret, representing the Clerks of Court Association.


For more information on the Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Court Security contact Brian Wiggins or Chip Coulter of the Judicial Administrator’s Office, Louisiana Supreme Court at (504) 310-2568 or (225) 382-3181, respectively.



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