CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| JANUARY 4, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball has appointed 4th Judicial District Court Judge Benjamin Jones to serve on the Judicial Budgetary Control Board. The Judicial Budgetary Control Board governs the expenditures of all funds appropriated by the legislature to the judiciary. It was established in 1977 and is composed of 13 members who serve three-year terms.
Judge Jones will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012. He replaces 24th Judicial District Court Judge Robert M. Murphy who completed his term. Other Judicial Budgetary Control Board members include: the chief justice of the supreme court; an associate justice of the supreme court designated by the chief justice, who shall serve as the chairman; the chief judge of each court of appeal; a district court judge selected by the Louisiana District Court Judges Association; two other district court judges; a judge of Orleans Parish Criminal Court; a judge of a separate juvenile or family court; and the judicial administrator of the supreme court. Associate Justice John Weimer currently serves as the Chairman of the Judicial Budgetary Control Board.
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