CONTACT PERSON: ROBERT GUNN
COMMUNITY RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
| DECEMBER 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attorney Henry P. Julien, Jr. has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro
tempore of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division "A," according to Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.
Julien will fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Tiffany Gautier Chase to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal.
He will serve from January 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018, or until the vacancy is filled, whichever occurs sooner.
Julien received his undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1969 and his law degree from
Columbia University School of Law in New York in 1972. Julien has been in the private practice of law since 1981
representing plaintiffs and defendants in both civil and criminal matters. He has also previously served as a Judge Ad
Hoc in Orleans Municipal Court
Julien served as an Assistant State Attorney General from 1972-1974, and was the first African-American
General Counsel of the Louisiana Department of Insurance in 1975, where he served until 1978. From 1978-1981 he
was an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish.
During his years of private practice, Julien has litigated cases in US District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and
Western Districts of Louisiana, as well as US District Courts in Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina, and Texas. He has
also practiced before Civil District Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Julien is active in the community, having served on a number of boards and commissions, including the
Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans and the Human Relations Commission. Formerly, Julien
was President and Chairman of the Board of Public Access Television Network, a member of the Board of Trustees of
WYES-TV (New Orleans PBS affiliate), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Expectations Foundation,
an infant mortality prevention program. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar
Association, and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme
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Attorney Henry P. Julien, Jr.