CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| NOVEMBER 4, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Sharon I. Marchman was elected President of the Louisiana District 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 Marchman is serving her 10th year as a judge with the Fourth Judicial District. She received her B.S. degree in1982 and her J.D. degree in 1985 from Louisiana State University. Prior to her election, she was a law clerk at the Second Circuit Court of Appeal from 1985-1987 and was in the private practice of law from 1987-2000. She has served as President of the 4th Judicial District Bar Association and in 2008, Judge Marchman received the Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals’ top honor, the Jake Hadly Award, for her outstanding service in the drug court field. She is married to David E. Marchman, Jr. and they are the parents of two children.
Other officers comprising the 2010-2011 Executive Committee of the LDJA are: 1st Judicial District Court Judge Scott Crichton, First Vice-President; 9th Judicial District Court Judge Harry F. Randow, Second Vice-President; 22nd Judicial District Court Raymond S. Childress, Secretary; and 15th Judicial District Court Judge Jules D. Edwards, III, Treasurer.
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