CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| NOVEMBER 11, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fifteenth Judicial District Court Judge Jules D. Edwards, III, was elected Treasurer 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 Edwards received his B.A. degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1981 and his J.D. degree from Loyola University Law School in 1984. In 1994, he received a Master degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and a Master degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in 2005. Prior to taking the bench in 1992, Judge Edwards served as an Indigent Defender and an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans, Counsel to the Louisiana Senate’s Select Committee on Crime and Drugs, and a partner in the law firm of Edwards and Edwards Law Offices in Lafayette. He is married to Orida Broussard Edwards and they have three children.
Other officers comprising the 2010-2011 Executive Committee of the LDJA are:
4th Judicial District Court Judge Sharon Marchman, President;
1st Judicial District Court Judge Scott Crichton, First Vice-President; 9th Judicial District Court Judge Harry F. Randow, Second Vice-President; and 22nd Judicial District Court Raymond S. Childress, Secretary.
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