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1986 Alumnus Judge John J. Molaison, Jr. Appointed to the Faculty of the National Judicial College

Judge John J. Molaison, Jr., ’83 (general studies), J.D. ’86, has been named to the faculty of the National Judicial College, considered the premier training ground for judges in the United States.

For over 50 years, The National Judicial College (NJC) has remained the national leader in judicial education. The first to offer programs to judges nationwide, the NJC continues to work with the judiciary to improve productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. The College serves as the one place where judges from across the nation and around the world can meet to improve the delivery of justice and advance the rule of law through a disciplined process of professional study and collegial dialogue. By offering an average of 90 courses/programs annually with more than 4,000 judges attending from all 50 states, U.S. territories and more than 150 countries, the NJC seeks to further its mission of education, innovation and advancing justice. With the recent growth of online education, more than 4,000 judicial officers are accessing 30-50 web events each year.

"The National Judicial College relies upon recommendations from the existing faculty members, state judicial educators and staff to best identify prospective faculty," Molaison told The Times-Picayune. "It is an honor to represent the state of Louisiana as a faculty member for this preeminent body of judicial education.

Judge Molaison has served on the 24th Judicial District Court, Division E, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, since 2007 and was the bench's chief judge for three years. He is a former Jefferson Parish executive assistant district attorney and was a partner in the Molaison and Leblanc firm.