Court of Appeal, 4th Circuit - Paula Brown
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|Campaign Phone||(504) 376-5111|
|Campaign Website Address||JudgePaulaBrown.com|
|Length of residence in jurisdiction||I have resided in New Orleans since attending Tulane on a basketball scholarship almost 35 years ago. .|
|Present employer / position (if self-employed, what type of business)||Judge, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Div. J|
|List of post-secondary institutions attended and degrees obtained||
Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctor
|Civic involvement and affiliations (list up to 5)||
Louisiana Appleseed – Board Member
|Prior elected and appointed positions||
Judge, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Div. J
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
|Describe your experience as a civil or criminal court judge||
In 2004, I was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to sit as Judge Pro Tempore in Civil District Court. I was elected as Judge, Civil District Court Div. J in 2010, and have served as a judge for seven years. In this capacity, I have presided over cases ranging from class actions to simple fender benders. I am proud to say that I have earned a reputation of being thoroughly prepared, conscientious, and fair. I have also earned the reputation of treating all people who come before me with dignity and respect.
|Describe your experience researching, analyzing, and writing judicial opinions||
I have nearly 25 years of legal experience, first as a trial lawyer and now as a jurist. I served as judicial law clerk for our current Chief Justice, Hon. Bernette J. Johnson, at Civil District Court and the Louisiana Supreme Court. At Civil District Court, to assist the judge, I was charged with researching, analyzing and writing motion summaries and judgments on cases that were before the district court. At the Louisiana Supreme Court, I was charged with researching, analyzing, and writing writ summaries and opinions on cases on review from the appellate courts.
My vast experience led the Louisiana Supreme Court to appointment me as Judge Pro Tempore in Civil District Court.
My legal experience prepared me for my role as Judge, Civil District Court, Div. J. I am proud to say, in each case that comes before me, I provide the attorneys and litigants with either Written or Oral Reasons for Judgment. This practice not only assists the lawyers on how to proceed with their cases, it likewise assists the reviewing courts because I articulate, in detail, my analysis of the facts and the applicable law.