CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| DECEMBER 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Chauntis T. Jenkins has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “K-5" of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, according to Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette J. Johnson. Jenkins will fill the vacancy created due to the election of Judge Herbert A. Cade to Orleans Parish Traffic Court. She will serve from January 1, 2012 through May 1, 2012, or until further order from the Court.
Jenkins received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans and her law degree from Southern University Law Center (SULC). During law school she served as an editor of the SULC Law Review. She is a former law clerk to Judge Lloyd J. Medley in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, and she is a partner at the Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson law firm, practicing in the firm’s New Orleans office.
Jenkins is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the New Orleans Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Loyola University Institute of Politics, and is a member of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and a former member of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Jenkins is a recipient of many awards and honors including: the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern University Law Center, the 2010 Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award, and in 2008 she was named by the City Business news journal as a “Leadership in Law” honoree.