CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| AUGUST 1, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Louisiana Supreme Court announced today that Carol R. LeBlanc and William “Bill” W. Hall have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, respectively.
LeBlanc will serve a one-year term as Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. She succeeds Sharonda R. Willams of New Orleans as Chair. LeBlanc is a graduate of Meadows-Draughn Business College and has recently retired from her position with the North Lafourche Conservation, Levee & Drainage District. She has a long history of civic service in Lafourche Parish and in state government. In 2005 she was inducted as an honorary member of the Louisiana Center for Women & Government Hall of Fame at Nicholls State University. In 2009 Leblanc was selected by the Louisiana District Judges Association to serve a four-year term as a citizen member of the Judiciary Commission. She previously served as a Commissioner from 2003-2004.
Hall will serve a one-year term as Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. He succeeds Judge Bonnie Jackson of Baton Rouge as Vice-Chair. Hall is a private practice attorney in Jefferson Parish. He received both his undergraduate degree (1971) and law degree (1973) from Louisiana State University. From 1973-1987, Hall was an Assistant District Attorney in Jefferson Parish and from 1980-2006 he served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana. An active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Hall has served in leadership positions on the Committee of Professional Responsibility and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the Louisiana Defense Counsel. In 1992 he served as Chair of the Louisiana Lawyer Disciplinary Board. In 2009 Hall was selected by the Conference of Court of Appeal Judges to serve a four-year term as an attorney member of the Judiciary Commission. Photographs are attached.