Programs and Projects
Annually, the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society (SCLAHS) presents lectures and continuing legal education programs promoting and celebrating Louisiana law/legal matters, open to SCLAHS members, as well as to the public.
The SCLAHS has in recent years worked with organizations such as the Law Library of Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association, other legal associations, and Louisiana universities and law schools, to co-sponsor educational and social events.
See more on our News/Events page.
Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum
The Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum is a project of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society. It is the Society’s purpose to promote an interest in and understanding of the people and institutions, which have contributed to the development of Louisiana law over the course of nearly 300 years.
The museum displays items of interest in the area of the history of the Louisiana Supreme Court and Louisiana law. The museum, located on the first floor of the Louisiana Supreme Court at 400 Royal Street in New Orleans, is open to the public Monday through Friday.
See more on our Museum page.
The commissioning of the official portraits of the chief justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court is a SCLAHS project. The portraits are presented in special courtroom unveiling ceremonies hosted by the Society. They are placed among the permanent exhibit of portraits of Supreme Court Chief Justices displayed in the Louisiana Supreme Court Museum.
SCLAHS also accepts other select portraits of Louisiana judges and lawyers and co-sponsors for display. The restoration of dozens of portraits of Louisiana judges and lawyers from the past has been also made possible in recent years through the contributions of SCLAHS members.
See more on our Supreme Court Portrait Collection page.
Restoration and Reopening of the Court
The SCLAHS assisted in the restoration and reopening of the Louisiana Supreme Court at the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse at 400 Royal Street.
See more on our Current Building page.