Press Releases 2018
2018 - 1 Shreveport City Court Judge Sheva M. Sims was elected as District 6 Director of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) at the NAWJ’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
2018 - 2 Louisiana Supreme Court Division of Children and Families Director Alanah Odoms Hebert has been selected by the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program to participate in a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Hebert is one of 59 scholars chosen for the program's fourth annual class
2018 - 3 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson hosted Port-au-Prince Bar Association Bâtonnier Stanley Gaston, April 3, at the Louisiana Supreme Court building
2018 - 4 Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson will make the State of the Judiciary address before a joint session of the legislature on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 2:00 PM
2018 - 5 2018 State of the Judiciary Address to the Joint Session of the Louisiana Legislature by Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Supreme Court of Louisiana
2018 - 6 Aimed at reducing the jail population in New Orleans, a new Public Safety Assessment (PSA) model was unveiled to assist judges and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Pretrial Services department with assessing the risk level defendants pose if released pending trial
2018 - 7 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 2018 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
2018 - 8 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson hosted students from L.B. Landry-O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School, and McDonogh 35 Senior High School at the Louisiana Supreme Court building in observance of Law Day
2018 - 9 Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Justice John L. Weimer, and Justice James T. Genovese hosted Governor John Bel Edwards and college students selected to participate in the inaugural Louisiana Governor’s Fellows Program.
2018 - 10 Judge Peter J. Garcia, 22nd Judicial District Court recognized with 2018 Sam Cochran Criminal Justice Award
2018 - 11 The Louisiana Supreme Court will celebrate National Constitution Day Monday, September 17, 2018, by giving away free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution at the Royal Street courthouse.
2018 - 12 Louisiana judges, dressed in their robes, gathered at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square Monday, October 1 for the 66th annual Red Mass ceremony
2018 - 13 At a meeting of its general membership, the Louisiana District Judges Association elected new officers for the 2018-2019 term
2018 - 14 Louisiana Supreme Court retired Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr., 87, died on December 20, 2018. Chief Justice Calogero was the longest-serving justice in the history of the Louisiana Supreme Court, serving for 36 years, from January 10, 1973 to December 31, 2008. He served as Chief Justice for 18 years, from April 1, 1990 to December 31, 2008