Michael Mentz on Friday recalled his days as a law student at Loyola University more than three decades ago, when he saw a notice pinned to a bulletin board advertising a clerk's job.
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The Hon. Mitchell Theriot, J.D. ’88, Lockport, La., former business administration professor at Nicholls, began his new career as judge for the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals, District 1, Division B, when he was sworn in on Jan. 23. Along with teaching and practicing law at his private office for 25 years, Mitchell also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for eight years.
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Vanessa Guidry Whipple, who in 1990 became the first woman elected to the Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, will be sworn in Wednesday [January 9th] as the Baton Rouge appellate court’s first female chief judge.
Ashley Gonzalez, J.D.'06, is being honored at Louisiana Appleseed’s Good Apple Gala on January 17 for her volunteer work completing a white paper on in forma pauperis issues at the request of the LSBA’s Access to Justice Policy Committee. A pamphlet created as a result of her white paper will be used to educate the public, lawyers, clerks and members of the judiciary.
The first woman elected to Louisiana’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal is now the first woman to become its chief judge.
Judge Susan Chehardy is the ninth chief judge of the court, which was established in Gretna in 1982. She was elected in 1998. As chief judge, she succeeds Marion Edwards, who retired after more than 14 years on the court.
Judge Fredericka Homberg Wicker succeeds Chehardy as the court’s deputy chief judge.
The Hon. James “Jim” Lamz ’76 (arts in commerce), J.D. ’79, Slidell, La., Slidell City Court, received the Crystal Gavel Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association for performing services out of a sense of duty, responsibility, and professionalism, and for having made a difference in his local community and organizations.
December 6th 2012, Dean Lopez and others from the College of Law were at Baldwin Haspel for a meet and greet with the law alumni. who work there.
On October 1, 2012, Judge Carl E. Stewart of Shreveport, Louisiana, becomes the Chief Judge ofthe United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which hears appeals from federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Judge Stewart succeeds Chief Judge Edith H. Jones, who is stepping down from the chief judgeship. Judge Stewart’s elevation marks the second time the chief judge position has been filled by a Shreveport resident. The Court was headed from 1992 - 1999 by Judge Henry A. Politz, a long-time Shreveport resident who died in 2002.
Gina Trippi, J.D. ’80, Washington, D.C., started a wine business, Vegan Sommelier (www.vegansommelier.com).
Bradley J. Chauvin ’87 (marketing), J.D. ’90, was named partner with Couch, Conville & Blitt, L.L.C., a multi-state law firm based in New Orleans, La. (bio page)