CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| MAY 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry is the new President of the Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors.
The Louisiana Judicial College is charged with providing quality continuing legal education for Louisiana’s judges. Continuing legal education courses focus on new law, ethics and cutting-edge issues. As lawyers, judges are required to attend a minimum of 12.5 hours of continued legal education every year–including one hour must be on legal ethics and one hour on professional responsibility. Judges must obtain at least five of their continued legal education hours from a Louisiana Judicial College Seminar.
Judge Guidry received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1983 and his law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 1987. Guidry had a private law practice from 1987-1997. During that time, he also served as an Assistant Parish Attorney from 1988-1991, as a State Representative for District 67 from 1992-1993, and as a State Senator for District 14 from 1993-1997. Guidry has served as an instructor for the Southern University Law Center since 1988 and Southern University since 1993. In 1997, Guidry was elected to the First Circuit Court of Appeal where he currently serves.
Guidry is a member of numerous professional organizations including: the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the American Judges Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
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