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14 De Novo: Newsl. L. Libr. La. 1 (2017)

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by Miriam Childs

On Tuesday, January
3,  2017, Justice James  T.
Genovese     was   formally
sworn  in as  the Louisiana
Supreme     Court's   new-
est associate justice at the
Evangeline   Downs Event
Center     in    Opelousas,
Louisiana. Justice Genovese
represents    the     Third
Supreme Court District,
which  was  formerly repre-
sented by  Associate Justice
Jeannette T. Knoll, who re-
tired on December  31, 2016.

Justice Genovese was born in
Opelousas  and  received his
B.A.  at Northwestern State
University in Natchitoches,
Louisiana, where  he was  a
four-year letterman in tennis.
He  earned a Juris Doctorate
from Loyola University New
Orleans  College of Law  in
1974 with honors  in proper-
ty law. Justice Genovese re-
turned to Opelousas to prac-
tice law  from   1974-1995,
serving as judge ad hoc in the
Opelousas  City Court  from
1975-1989.  In  1995, Judge
Genovese  was elected to the
27th Judicial District Court
and  served there until 2004.
He  was then elected in 2005

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to the  State of  Louisiana
Third   Circuit  Court   of
Appeal  and  served on that
court until his election to the
Louisiana  Supreme   Court
in  November 2016. His
Louisiana  Supreme   Court
term  began  on  January  1,

Justice Genovese  is an ac-
tive bar participant. He has
been   the  President, Past
President,   Vice-President,
and  Secretary/Treasurer of
the  St. Landry  Parish Bar
Association,  and  he  is a
member   of the  LSBA,  the
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History of Louisiana Bar Exam  6
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