Press Releases 2016
2016 - 1 LDJA Elects Officers for 2015-2016 term
2016 - 2 Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll announced today her intention to retire at the end of this year after 34 years as a jurist
2016 - 3 Retired Judge Joe Bleich has been assigned, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal
2016 - 4 Attorney Thad Toups of Thibodaux was administered the oath of office by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Weimer who swore-in Toups as president of the Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals (LADCP)
2016 - 5 The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) honored Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson by announcing the establishment of an annual award in her name
2016 - 6 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson was one of five Louisiana State University (LSU) graduates to be inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction
2016 - 7 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will make the State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the legislature on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 10:00 AM
2016 - 8 The Louisiana Supreme Court will hold court at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, March 15, to hear oral argument as part of an ongoing effort to educate and inform students and the general public about the work of the Louisiana Supreme Court
2016 - 9 2016 State of the Judiciary Address to the Joint Session of the Louisiana Legislature by Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Supreme Court of Louisiana
2016 - 10 Attorney Bobby L. Stromile has been appointed, by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court, as judge pro tempore of Caddo Parish Juvenile Court, Section “D,” according to Justice Scott J. Crichton
2016 - 11 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 2016 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
2016 - 12 The Louisiana Supreme Court announced that Ashley Gary Higginbotham has been appointed to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana for a four-year term which commenced March 15, 2016
2016 - 13 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced that the Louisiana Supreme Court recently approved substantive revisions to Supreme Court Rule XXIII, pertaining to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, to be effective on July 1, 2016
2016 - 14 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced today, due to the flood conditions affecting several Louisiana parishes, numerous state and federal courts have temporarily closed until conditions improve
2016 - 15 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson announced today Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order JBE 2016-53 suspending all deadlines applicable to legal proceedings, including prescription and preemption, in all Louisiana state courts, administrative agencies and boards
2016 - 16 The Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two pending cases at Loyola University College of Law as part of an ongoing effort by the Court to educate and inform students and the general public about the work of the Supreme Court
2016 - 17 The Louisiana Supreme Court will celebrate national Constitution Day Friday, September 16, 2016, by giving away free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution at the Royal Street courthouse
2016 - 18 Louisiana judges, dressed in their robes, gathered in front of the Louisiana Supreme Court this morning to walk in procession to St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square for the 64th annual Red Mass ceremony
2016 - 19 Louisiana State University (LSU) Paul M. Hebert Law Center Professor William R. Corbett has been named Faculty Advisor of the Louisiana Judicial College
2016 - 20 On behalf of the Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson issued the following statement on the loss of Richard “Dick” Knight, an esteemed member of the legal profession and former Judicial Administrator of the Louisiana Supreme Court
2016 - 21 The Louisiana Supreme Court justices sat en banc in a courtroom ceremony today to honor one of their own, Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, on her last day sitting on the Supreme Court bench