Congratulations to The Honorable Jeannette Theriot Knoll and SCLAHS President Donna D. Fraiche


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Justice Knoll and President Fraiche will join other 2016 Honorees: Distinguished Attorney Thomas M. Hayes III, Distinguished Professor Howard W. L’Enfant, Jr., and Calogero Justice Award recipient Joseph R. Oelkers III, on Friday, April 21, 2017 at LBF’s 31st Annual Fellows Gala, where they will be honored. The gala and live auction will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. For information on tickets, discounted rooms, sponsorships, and more, click here:

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson had the following to say about Jeannette Theriot Knoll, Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, who retired at the end of 2016: “Twenty years ago Justice Knoll joined the Louisiana Supreme Court bench, and she has since devoted herself to serving the Court, the judiciary and the people of Louisiana. She has established an impressive record during her time here, having read and voted on over 58,000 writ applications and authored nearly 200 Louisiana Supreme Court full opinions. When you add this to the 856 opinions she wrote during her 14 year tenure at the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, it is impossible to overstate Justice Knoll’s contribution to the development of Louisiana law. Justice Knoll is also a gifted operatic soprano who once dreamed of an opera career. It is the good fortune of the State of Louisiana that law was her ultimate calling.”

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Donna D. Fraiche, Honorary Consul-General of Japan for New Orleans, is a shareholder and member of the Health Law and Public Policy departments and opened the New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, one of the 50 largest firms in the U.S.  She chaired the firm’s Nominating Committee and its Women’s Initiative. Ms. Fraiche has the distinction of serving as the first female President of the organization now known as the American Health Lawyers Association, and is currently a Fellow of the Association. She also serves on the National American Hospital Association Council on Governance.

Ms. Fraiche became a Charter Member of the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society in 1993. She was elected to the office of Treasurer in June 2005, where she served until September 2009, when she was elected to the office of President. For the past eight years, President Fraiche has successfully guided SCLAHS on its mission to preserve the history of the Louisiana Supreme Court and explore the Court’s influence on the development of the Civil Law and its impact on the state of Louisiana.

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