CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| NOVEMBER 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry has been appointed by the Conference of Court of Appeal Judges to serve as their representative on the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2010.
The Judicial Council is composed of 17 members representing the judiciary, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Louisiana State Law Institute, the Legislature, the Louisiana District Attorneys Association, the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, and the citizens of Louisiana. The Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court serves as Chair of the Council and one other Justice serves as a member. Through its various standing committees, the Judicial Council serves as a research arm for the Supreme Court. It often acts as a resource center where ideas for simplifying and expediting judicial procedures and/or correcting shortcomings in the system are studied.
Judge Guidry received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1983 and his law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 1987. Guidry had a private law practice from 1987-1997. During that time, he also served as an Assistant Parish Attorney from 1988-1991, as a State Representative for District 67 from 1992-1993, and as a State Senator for District 14 from 1993-1997. Guidry has served as an instructor for the Southern University Law Center since 1988 and Southern University since 1993. 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, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and the Louisiana Judicial College.
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