Louisiana’s First African-American Chief Justice

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Feb 25, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

This week, the public will have the opportunity to celebrate a historic occasion. The Louisiana Supreme Court has its very first African-American Chief Justice, Bernette Johnson. This week, a public investiture will be held to commemorate this important step in history. Our state is very lucky to have such an accomplished and fair jurist as our Chief Justice, let alone that person be the first African-American to ascend to this post. I hope you will join me in welcoming her to her new position as chief of our state’s highest court.

Thursday, February 28th will be Chief Justice Johnson’s public investiture. First, an Ecumenical worship service will be held at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church at 9am. Then, the investiture ceremony will be held at the Louisiana Supreme Court here in New Orleans, beginning at noon.

Congrats to Chief Justice Johnson! 

Learn more about Chief Justice Johnson’s career here.


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