Press Releases 2013
2013 - 1 Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball retired today after 20 years of service on the Louisiana Supreme Court bench.
2013 - 2 Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette J. Johnson took her official oath of office as Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court
2013 - 3 Friday, March 1, 2013, the Louisiana Supreme Court will celebrate 200 years of service as Louisiana’s highest court. In honor of this occasion, the justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court will preside over Bicentennial Ceremonies commemorating its legal heritage which dates back to 1813
2013 - 4 Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson celebrated her investiture as Chief Justice today in a public ceremony which took place on the steps of the Louisiana Supreme Court. She is the 25th chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the first African-American chief justice of the court since its establishment in 1813
2013 - 5 The Louisiana Supreme Court celebrated 200 years of service today as Louisiana’s highest court. In honor of this occasion, the justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court presided over Bicentennial Ceremonies commemorating its legal heritage which dates back to March 1, 1813
2013 - 6 The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that 19th Judicial District Judge Anthony Marabella, Jr. and Shreveport attorney Jerry Edwards have been elected Chair and Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, respectively
2013 - 7 2013 State of the Judiciary Address to the Joint Session of the Louisiana Legislature by Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Louisiana Supreme Court of Louisiana
2013 - 8 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced, in recognition of Law Day—May 1st, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a resolution urging all Louisiana state court judges to dedicate the month of May 2013 to reaching out to schools to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the law, the role of judges, and the court system from members of the judiciary
2013 - 9 Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jefferson D. Hughes took a big step Over the Edge for Adoption to increase awareness of the nearly 300 adoption-eligible children in Louisiana’s Foster Care program
2013 - 10 The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that 15th Judicial District Court Judge Jules D. Edwards, III and John T. M. Baldwin have been appointed as new members of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
2013 - 11 Attorney Michael C. Darnell has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Orleans Parish Traffic Court, Section “D,” according to Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson
2013 - 12 The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that Chief Justice Bernette Johnson and 40th Judicial District Court Judge Mary Becnel are the co-chairs of the 35th Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, October 9-13, 2013
2013 - 13 Louisiana Supreme Court 143 Committee Statement
2013 - 14 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will be awarded the prestigious Joan Dempsey Klein Award by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) in a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Thursday, October 10, 2013.
2013 - 15 At the Annual Fall Judges Conference, Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Marcus R. Clark swore in the new officers of the Louisiana District Court Judges Association who will serve for the 2013-2014 term
2013 - 16 The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) 35th Annual Conference held in New Orleans October 9 - 13, 2013, was attended by nearly 300 judges, according to Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice and Conference Co-Chair Bernette Joshua Johnson
2013 - 17 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson joined the family and friends of retired Supreme Court Justice James L. Dennis, now judge for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, for a ceremony unveiling a portrait of Judge Dennis
2013 - 18 Attorney Richard E. Wilson has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of the 14th Judicial District Court, Division “F,” according to Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll
2013 - 19 The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that Lake Charles attorney Kenneth Michael Wright has been appointed to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana for a four-year term commencing September 1, 2013