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18 De Novo: Newsl. L. Libr. La. 1 (2021)

handle is hein.journals/denov18 and id is 1 raw text is: WELCOMING NEW CHIEF AND NEW JUSTICES
by Miriam Childs

Left to right: Danny Cavell, Penny Hymel Weimer, ChiefJustice John L. Weimer, Jacqueline Weimer Sanchez,
Katherine Weimer Daigle, and Emily Weimer.

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A   ssociate  Justice  John
L. Weimer became      the
26th Chief Justice of the
Louisiana Supreme Court
on January 1,2021. Upon the
retirement of Chief Justice
Bernette Joshua Johnson
on December 31, 2020, he
became the senior justice on
the Court and, therefore, the
ChiefJustice,who is the chief
administrative officer of the
state's judicial system. the
Louisiana Supreme Court

is also welcoming Associate
Justice Jay B. McCallum,
representing   the  Fourth
Supreme    Court   District,
and Associate Justice Piper
D. Griffin, representing the
Seventh   Supreme    Court
District.
Chief Justice Weimer was
elected  to  the  Louisiana
Supreme Court in 2001 to
represent the Sixth Supreme
Court     District,  which
encompasses the    parishes

of   Assumption,    Iberia,
Lafourche,    Plaquemines,
St. Bernard, St. Charles,
St. James, St. John the
Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary,
Terrebonne, and a portion of
the West Bank of Jefferson,
inclusive of Grand Isle. Chief
Justice Weimer won re-elec-
tion to the Court in 2002
and 2012. His judicial career
started in 1993 following
a 7½-month    appointment
by the Louisiana Supreme
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