<div class="col-md-12"><div class="col col-md-4"><table style=""><tbody style=""><tr style=""><td style="text-align:justify;"><br /><img alt="Associate Justice Scott Crichton" src="/biography%2FScott_J_Crichton.jpg" style="pointer-events:none;" width="300" /></td></tr><tr><td>Louisiana Supreme Court<br />Associate Justice Scott J. Crichton </td></tr></tbody></table></div><div class="col col-lg-8"><h3>ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SCOTT J. CRICHTON</h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Having been elected without opposition, Scott Crichton is serving his seventh year as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. Scott is Chair of the Louisiana Judicial College; he is also the court’s statutory designee to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Executive Management Institute Board as well as Chief Justice Weimer’s Judges Imparting Knowledge, Education and Skills Task Force 2021. He previously served two consecutive terms on the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics and has served on the court’s Internal Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee. </p><p>Scott is on the adjunct faculty of Tulane Law School and a member of the teaching faculty for the LSU Law Center Trial Advocacy Program. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. Scott has published a second edition coursebook, Contemporary Issues in Legal Ethics (2021), and co-authored an article in Louisiana Law Review, <em>Appealing Standards: Louisiana’s Constitutional Provision Governing Appellate Review of Criminal Facts</em>, 79 La. L. Rev. 360 (2018).
</p><p>Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, Scott served 24 years as a judge with the First Judicial District Court (Shreveport/Caddo Parish), presiding in both the civil and criminal divisions. </p><p>Scott is a past president of the Louisiana District Judges Association, a past member of the Advisory Committee to the Supreme Court on Revision of the Judicial Canons, the Louisiana Judicial College Board of Governors, and the Criminal Best Practices Committee. He has served numerous terms as chair or co-chair of the Shreveport Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee and has served on the CLE Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Scott is certified by the National Judicial College in program design and has taught approximately 200 CLE hours to lawyers and judges. He is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute. From 2007 to 2014, Scott hosted an educational program for teenagers at various north Louisiana high schools on the law. Through the newly created Judges Imparting Knowledge, Education and Skills Task Force 2021, he has revised the program, titled Crime, Consequences and The Power of Choice which, in connection with the Judges in the Classroom program, will be instituted state-wide.</p><p>Scott grew up in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana. In 1968, at the age of 14, he enrolled as a boarding student at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Scott completed North Carolina Outward Bound School (1971); graduated from The Webb School (1972); Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (Bachelor of Science, 1976); and Paul M. Hebert LSU Law Center (Juris Doctor, 1980). During the 1980s, he served as an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish, maintained a civil litigation practice, and served on the adjunct faculty of LSU-Shreveport. </p><p>Scott is a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Shreveport, where he served on the vestry; he is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Webb School, where he serves on the Governance, Executive and Student Affairs committees. In 2017, he was inducted into Webb’s Distinguished Alumni Society. </p><p>Scott credits his parents, Tom and Mary, with instilling the virtues of humility, education, and a commitment of service to community, all of which have guided him throughout life. Scott, age 66, and his wife, Susie, share time in Webster Parish and New Orleans. They have two sons – both of whom are lawyers.</p><p> </p><!--<p><strong style="text-align:justify;">For a full transcript of Justice Crichton’s induction ceremony held on Dec. 15, 2014, see Southern Reporter, 165 So.3d 157 (p. XIX); for a 2017 interview, see Louisiana Bar Journal, April/May 2017 Vol. 64 No. 6.</strong>