News and Past Events

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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Retired Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. and Grover Joseph Rees, III, United States Ambassador (Retired) listen to a lecture during the LSBA Francophone Section’s symposium commemorating the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Bicentennial.

An Afternoon Symposium

On November 21, 2013, The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society was one of the sponsors of an afternoon symposium held by the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association commemorating the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Supreme Court.  The …

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Photo-Ray Rabalais, Aniceto Masferrer, Markus Puder, Olivier Moreteau

Loyola Luncheon and a Lecture

On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsored a luncheon at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law which featured a lecture, “The Crime of Treason in the Origins of Spanish Constitutionalism,” by Dr. Aniceto …

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CLE presentation by Dr. Agustin Parise

A CLE presentation on October 30, 2013 by Dr. Agustín Parise, entitled “Louisiana’s Early Codes: The Shifting Pendulum of 19th Century Louisiana Law,” was held at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans. The event was co-sponsored by the French …

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Jack M. Weiss, Chancellor and Professor of Law, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Portrait of Judge James L. Dennis; Judge James L. Dennis, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

Judge James Dennis’ Portrait Unveiling

Judge James L. Dennis Portrait Unveiling Ceremony on October 21, 2013 followed The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society’s annual meeting wherein Judge James L. Dennis’s portrait was given to the Supreme Court Portrait Collection by his family.  SCLHS President …

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