CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE S. WILLARD
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
| FEBRUARY 1, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louisiana Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court (JDC) Judge Scott Schlegel has been selected by the Presidential Leadership Scholars program to participate in a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Judge Schlegel is one of 60 Scholars chosen for the program’s third annual class. The program kicks off in Washington, D.C. on February 7th.
“This is an outstanding honor! Judge Schelgel will focus on his Re-entry Court efforts and will shine a light on the wonderful work that is being done to provide opportunities to ex-offenders here in Louisiana,” Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Johnson said.
The third class was selected after rigorous application and review process. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.
Over the course of several months, Scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities. The latest class joins the alumni network of 121 Scholars in the program. They include individuals from diverse backgrounds, coming from a variety of sectors, including private, public, non-profit, military, and academia.
Judge Schlegel was elected as judge of Division D, 24th JDC effective May 2013 to complete an unexpired term, and was re-elected unopposed to a new term in November 2014. He earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1999 and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law, graduating cum laude, in 2004.
24th JDC Judge Scott Schlegel
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