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CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(504) 310-2590

 MARCH 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) honored Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson today by announcing the establishment of an annual award in her name. The Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Trailblazer Award will recognize individual attorneys and judges who champion ideals exemplified by Chief Justice Johnson, the first African American chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, who has always exhibited an unwavering commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

The Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Trailblazer Award will be awarded annually at the LSBA Annual Meeting to a recipient who demonstrates a unique blend of experience, skills and accomplishments which translate into successful diversity and inclusion effort.


The announcement was made today during the LSBA’s Ninth Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession held in Baton Rouge.


(l to r): Attorney Roderick A. "Rick" Palmore, Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, LSBA President Mark A. Cunningham
Left to Right: Attorney Roderick A. "Rick" Palmore, Dentons US LLP, 9th Annual Diversity Conclave Keynote Speaker; Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson; Attorney Mark A. Cunningham, LSBA President


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