Monday, April 15, 2024

Stinson among Officers and Appointments Announced by Judiciary Commission of Louisiana

by BIZ Magazine

The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana has announced significant appointments and officer elections, with Suzanne H. Stinson assuming the role of Vice-Chair of the commission.

In a recent announcement, Orleans Criminal District Court Judge Robin D. Pittman was elected as the Commission Chair, while Suzanne H. Stinson, a distinguished citizen member of the commission, was elected as Vice-Chair for a one-year term. Stinson, with an illustrious career spanning decades in the judicial system, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.

Stinson’s impressive background includes serving as the court administrator at the 26th Judicial Court District for over two decades until her retirement in 2014. She holds multiple degrees from Louisiana Tech University, including a master’s degree in business administration and another in industrial/organizational psychology. Additionally, her service in the Louisiana Army National Guard underscores her commitment to public service.

Commenting on her appointment, Stinson expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and emphasized her dedication to upholding the highest standards of judicial integrity and accountability.

The commission also welcomed three new members: Lloyd J. Clark of Jefferson Parish, attorney Thomas C. Wicker, IV of Orleans Parish, and attorney David Ardoin of Lafourche Parish. These appointments further strengthen the commission’s ability to fulfill its mandate of reviewing allegations of judicial misconduct and ensuring the integrity of Louisiana’s judicial system.

Additionally, attorney Kelly Blackwell was appointed as the Judiciary Commission Counsel by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Blackwell, a seasoned legal professional with a background in government and law, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role.

The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, a constitutionally created body, plays a vital role in upholding the integrity of the state’s judiciary. Volunteer members of the commission serve on a part-time basis and are entrusted with the responsibility of reviewing allegations of judicial misconduct and recommending appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.

To learn more about the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana and its role in maintaining judicial accountability, visit their website at https://judiciarycommissionla.org/.

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