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Georgia Chadwick

Georgia Chadwick receives Bethany J. Ochal Award

Georgia Chadwick, SCLAHS Executive Director and Director of the Law Library of Louisiana, was awarded the Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service by the State, Court and County Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries. In …

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SCLAHS Secretary, Professor Paul R. Baier, LSU Law Center, in the Witness Box.

Paul R. Baier’s Address Celebrating 800 Years of Magna Carta

Our Secretary, Professor Paul R. Baier, LSU Law Center, delivered the principal address celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta at the invitation of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, in the Old Historic Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, Lake Charles, May 8, 2015. …

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Dictionary of the Civil Code CLE

On March 11, 2015, a free CLE program, entitled “Dictionary of the Civil Code,” was held at the Louisiana Supreme Court, co-sponsored by the Law Library of Louisiana, the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society, the Louisiana Chapter of the …

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SCLAHS Launches New Website

On February 4, 2015, Donna D. Fraiche, President of The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society (SCLAHS) announced the launch of the Society’s new website, which can be found at http://www.SCLAHS.org.   President Fraiche thanked SCLAHS’s Website Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. …

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From left to right:  Justice John Weimer, Justice Chet Traylor (Ret.), Judge Benjamin Jones, 
Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Justice Marcus Clark, and Justice Greg Guidry

Judge Benjamin Jones’ Portrait Ceremony

The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society held a courtroom ceremony on the afternoon of December 12th honoring Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Benjamin Jones for his 22 years of service to the Louisiana State judiciary. Chief Justice Bernette Johnson …

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SCLAHS Board members in photo, L to R:  Judge Marc T. Amy, First Vice President; Mathile W. Abramson, Second Vice President; Benjamin West Janke, Treasurer; Louis D. Curet and E. Phelps Gay, Membership Committee Co-Chairs; Donna D. Fraiche, President; Joseph “Larry” Shea, Jr., LSBA President; Edward “Ned” Diefenthal; and Richard K. Leefe, Immediate Past LSBA President.

SCLAHS Board Meeting

The board of The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society (SCLAHS) met on August 28, 2014 at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Donna D. Fraiche, Board President, welcomed incoming board members Judge Wendell Manning, Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) President, and Joseph …

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Left to Right:  Benjamin West  Janke , Historical Society Treasurer, and Dr. François-Xavier Licari.

François Gény: A Louisiana Judge’s Best Friend

On April 9, 2014, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the Law Library of Louisiana presented a free one-hour CLE at the Louisiana Supreme Court which was co-sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Francophone Section and the …

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Dr. Paul Finkelman

Dred Scott: The Louisiana (French) Connection

On Tuesday, March 25, the Society joined The French American Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana State Museum in sponsoring “Dred Scott: The Louisiana (French) Connection” by Dr. Paul Finkelman, at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans. A reception was …

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A.P. Tureaud, Jr. addresses the audience during the portrait presentation ceremony.

“A.P.” Tureaud Sr. – A Portrait Collection First

The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society and the A.P. Tureaud Sr. Legacy Committee were joined by Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson and the Associate Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court on March 13, 2014 for the presentation and installation …

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Chief Justice’s Portrait Unveiling

Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson was joined on February 17, 2014 by justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court, judges of the state and federal judiciary, members of The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society, distinguished members of the legal community, …

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