CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| OCTOBER 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On behalf of the Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson issued the following statement today:
The Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court join with the Louisiana legal community in sadness due to the recent loss of Richard “Dick” Knight, an esteemed member of the legal profession and former Judicial Administrator of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Knight came to the Supreme Court right out of LSU Law in 1958, where he had been Editor-in-Chief of the LSU Law Review and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi honor societies.
Knight was a pioneer in judicial administration, being one of the earliest court-appointed administrators in the United States. With an undergraduate degree from LSU in business administration, Knight brought a business perspective to court operations which was an innovative approach at the time and which now has become the norm.
Although Knight left the Court in 1960 to enter the practice of law at the law firm Tally, Anthony, Hughes & Knight, over the next 42 years he continued to dedicate his life to improving and educating others about the administration of justice through his service for the Louisiana State Law Institute and as a continuing legal education lecturer at LSU Law Center.
Richard “Dick” Knight lived a life of professional achievement and distinguished service. The Louisiana Supreme Court is proud to have been a part of his journey. We will always remember his contributions and he will be sorely missed.
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