Press Releases 2011
2011 - 1 Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed 5 members who will sit on the newly established Committee to Study Plain Civil Jury Instructions
2011 - 2 Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court is considering changes proposed by the Committee on Bar Admissions that would result in a comprehensive and complete overhaul of the Louisiana Bar Examination
2011 - 3 Retired Judge Hillary J. Crain has been assigned as judge pro tempore to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Division A
2011 - 4 The judges of the Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, State of Louisiana announced that a panel of judges will “ride the circuit” at the Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr. Mock Trial Center on the campus of Dillard University
2011 - 5 Chief Justice Catherine D. "Kitty" Kimball announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court has kicked off a new program, the Louisiana Judicial Leadership Institute (LJLI), and has selected the inaugural class of 36 judges who will participate in the year-long program
2011 - 6 Attorney N. Sundiata Haley has been appointed as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Traffic Court, Section “A”
2011 - 7 2011 State of the Judiciary Address to the Joint Session of the House and Senate Louisiana Legislature by Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball
2011 - 8 Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball announced that significant enhancements have been made to the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Case Management System (DCCM) making it a state-of-the-art means of tracking drug court clients through the drug court process
2011 - 9 Attorney Clinton W. Smith has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “A,” Orleans Parish Traffic Court
2011 - 10 Carol R. LeBlanc and William “Bill” W. Hall have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, respectively
2011 - 11 Suzanne H. Stinson, 26th Judicial District Court Administrator for Bossier and Webster Parishes, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
2011 - 12 Scott C. Griffith, Louisiana Supreme Court Deputy Judicial Administrator - Research and Development, was elected to fill one of two At-Large seats on the National Association of Court Management’s (NACM) 15-member Board of Directors
2011 - 13 At a ceremony held at the 17th Judicial District Court (JDC), the National Council for DWI Courts presented the 2011 Leadership Award to a member of the 17th JDC drug and treatment court team
2011 - 14 Attorney John “Ross” Smith has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “A”, Orleans Parish Traffic Court
2011 - 15 First Judicial District Court Judge Scott Crichton was elected President of the Louisiana District Court Judges Association (LDJA)
2011 - 16 Retired Judge Robert J. Klees has been assigned by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore to the 29th Judicial District Court, Division “E”
2011 - 17 Attorney Chauntis T. Jenkins has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Division “K-5" of Orleans Parish Civil District Court
2011 - 18 At the request of the Louisiana Supreme Court, the United States Marshals Service recently conducted three regional training sessions for Louisiana Sheriffs and their court security personnel in conjunction with the Court’s efforts to improve court security statewide