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2012 Press Releases


(504) 310-2590

 JULY 30, 2012


The Louisiana Supreme Court announced today that attorney Mary Whitney has been selected to serve as Special Counsel for the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.

The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana is a nine-member constitutional body empowered to review allegations of judicial misconduct and to recommend to the Supreme Court that a judge be sanctioned when misconduct is proven by clear and convincing evidence. The Office of Special Counsel is the prosecutorial arm of the Judiciary Commission that receives, investigates, and prosecutes formal charges regarding judicial behavior before the Judiciary Commission.

Whitney received her undergraduate degree and masters degree from Nicholls State University in 1975 and 1985, respectively. She received a law degree from Florida State University College of Law in 1992 and practiced law as a trial attorney in Florida until 1998. Whitney returned to Louisiana to serve as the Assistant Special Counsel for the Judiciary Commission from 1998-2005. In 2005, she returned to Florida to work as Senior Central Staff Attorney for the Florida Supreme Court until 2010. In 2011, after a year of practicing law with a Florida law firm, Whitney returned to Louisiana to serve in her current position as the Commission Counsel of the Judiciary Commission.

Whitney is a member of the Florida and Louisiana bar associations and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Circuit Court for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She is the recipient of numerous academic honors and has been published in several law-related publications.

Attorney Clare D. Fiasconaro, currently the Assistant Commission Counsel for the Judiciary Commission will serve as the interim Commission Counsel.

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