Press Releases 2009
2009 - 1 Justice John Weimer has been named to serve as the board chairman on the Judicial Budgetary Control Board
2009 - 2 Judge Frank A. Marullo has been appointed to serve on the Judicial Budgetary Control Board
2009 - 3 Judge Pamela Baker has been appointed to serve on the Judicial Budgetary Control Board
2009 - 4 Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball announced that the Court’s recently-adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct pertaining to lawyer advertising will become effective on October 1, 2009, rather than April 1, 2009, as previously announced
2009 - 5 Eleven of Louisiana’s 47 Drug Court Programs were awarded certificates by the Louisiana Supreme Court during the 11th Annual Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference; 16th JDC Judge Keith Comeaux receives Jake Hadley Award
2009 - 6 The Louisiana Supreme Court’s award-winning web site has recently expanded to include a language translation tool
2009 - 7 Justice Chet D. Traylor has announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court of Louisiana, effective May 31, 2009, after twelve years of service on the court
2009 - 8 The 2009 Spring Judges Conference will feature an intensive, day-long agenda of training on capital litigation that is mandatory for all newly elected state court judges
2009 - 9 Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced, by unanimous decision, the justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court have appointed Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Benjamin Jones as justice pro tempore of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Fourth District, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Chet D. Traylor
2009 - 10 The Law Library of Louisiana is hosting a free continuing legal education (CLE) program in recognition of Law Day 2009
2009 - 11 2009 State of the Judiciary Address to the Joint Session of the House and Senate Louisiana Legislature by Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball
2009 - 12 Associate Justice Greg G. Guidry investiture ceremony as Supreme Court justice, representing the First Louisiana Supreme Court District
2009 - 13 Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball announced that the Court’s recently-adopted amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct pertaining to lawyer advertising have been further amended in response to recommendations received from the Louisiana State Bar Association
2009 - 14 Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 16 members who will sit on the newly established Pro Se Litigant Task Force
2009 - 15 Carol R. Leblanc and William W. Hall have been appointed to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
2009 - 16 The Louisiana State Bar Association’s Bar Admissions Education Initiative Receives 2009 ABA Professionalism Award
2009 - 17 Charles B. Plattsmier, Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, has been selected as a recipient of the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) 2009 Meritorious Service Award
2009 - 18 Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 6 members who will sit on the newly established Louisiana Supreme Court Task Force on Court Security
2009 - 19 Christian W. Andrieu, Chief Information Officer (CIO) within the Judicial Administrator’s Office of the Louisiana Supreme Court, announced his retirement after 13 years of service to the state judiciary
2009 - 20 Justice Greg G. Guidry presented a grant check to Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court for the acquisition of a new and improved case management system
2009 - 21 Attorney James M. Williams has been appointed as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Section “J”
2009 - 22 Justice Bernette J. Johnson to receive the 2010 ABA Spirit of Excellence Award for Diversity Leadership
2009 - 23 First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry has been appointed by the Conference of Court of Appeal Judges to serve as their representative on the Judicial Council of the Louisiana Supreme Court
2009 - 24 Attorney William C. Credo, III, has been appointed as judge pro tempore of the 24th Judicial District Court, Section “A”