CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| NOVEMBER 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Judicial District Court Judge Scott Crichton was elected First Vice-President of the Louisiana District Court Judges Association (LDJA) during the Louisiana Judges Fall Conference held in New Orleans, October 3-5, 2010. The LDJA is a professional, non-profit corporation established in 1981 that has a membership of 230 judges. All Louisiana district judges with general jurisdiction and judges of juvenile and family courts are eligible for membership.
The mission of the LDJA includes, among other things, the administration of justice, representation of the interest of judges, and the professional development of its membership to provide the greatest access to fair, just and responsive trial courts.
Judge Crichton is serving his 20th year as judge with the First Judicial District. Having served on both the civil and criminal divisions, Judge Crichton has presided over hundreds of jury trials and well over a thousand hearings and bench trials. He received his B.S. degree in 1976 from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a J.D. degree in 1980 from Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center.
Prior to his election to the bench in 1990, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for Caddo Parish for a decade and maintained a civil practice. He has taught Business Law for a number of years at LSU-Shreveport. He is Chairman of the Shreveport Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee and the LDJA Education Committee, and a member of the Diversity Committee for the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Judge Crichton is a frequent speaker for the Louisiana Judicial College and he also teaches a teen consequences program “Don’t Let This Be You,” which he created and has presented to more than 5000 teenagers and parents at various Shreveport schools, churches and community groups.
Other officers comprising the 2010-2011 Executive Committee of the LDJA are: 4th Judicial District Court Judge Sharon Marchman, President; 9th Judicial District Court Judge Harry F. Randow, Second Vice-President; 22nd Judicial District Court Judge Raymond S. Childress, Secretary; and 15th Judicial District Court Judge Jules D. Edwards, III, Treasurer.
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