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CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 JANUARY 14, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Retired Judge Joe Bleich has been assigned, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James E. Stewart, Sr. on September 6, 2015. He will serve for the period of January 14, 2016 through April 30, 2016 or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.


Bleich received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and his law degree from Louisiana State University Law School. From 1982–1996, Bleich served as a district court judge for the Third Judicial District Court representing Lincoln and Union Parishes. In 1996, he was elected Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Since his retirement from the judiciary in 1997, Bleich has practiced law as a principal of the law firm Bleich & Bleich and has served as a pro tempore judge in various district courts.


Retired Judge Joe Bleich
Retired Judge Joe Bleich


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