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2015 Press Releases

CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 OCTOBER 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson has been named one of five Louisiana State University (LSU) graduates to be inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves and the university through their careers, personal and civic accomplishments, volunteer activities and loyalty to their alma mater LSU. The induction ceremony will take place March 4, 2016, in the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.


“I am honored to be among the illustrious LSU graduates included in the Alumni Hall of Distinction and I look forward to the induction ceremony with great anticipation. As an LSU law student in the 1960's, my thoughts were directed toward being a dutiful student, graduating, and passing the bar so I could practice law and help solve legal problems. Never did I imagine my life path would bring me back to LSU to be recognized for doing just that,”
Chief Justice Johnson said.


After receiving her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, Chief Justice Johnson was one of the first African-American women to attend the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, where she received her juris doctor degree in 1969. Her judicial career began in 1984 when she was the first women elected to serve on Orleans Civil District Court. Chief Justice Johnson was then elected to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1994 and was re-elected without opposition in 2000 and 2010. As senior justice on the Supreme Court, she was sworn in as Chief Justice on February 1, 2013. She is the Court’s 25th chief justice, its second female chief justice and its first African-American chief justice.

The other inductees to be honored are: Murphy Oil Corporation President and CEO Roger W. Jenkins; Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital President and CEO Mario J. Garner; President and CEO of MacAulay-Brown, Inc. Sidney E. Fuchs; and Baton Rouge attorney, former Louisiana cabinet secretary and speaker pro tempore Frank P. Simoneaux.

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