Aug 15, 2014 1:37 PM
Michelle Meaux-Breaux, a local attorney, today announced her candidacy for Judge, 15th Judicial District, Division E.
In a press release, Breaux said "It is with a deep sense of pride and admiration that I congratulate Judge Herman Clause on his retirement from the 15th Judicial District Court; Judge Clause has served for 30 years with honor and a deep personal sense of fairness guided by the law and the evidence before him."
Breaux says she's spent the last 19 years as an attorney representing parties civil litigation. She's also served as a Judicial Law Clerk, a Public Defender in the Juvenile Division and as FINS Coordinator (Family in Need of Services) by helping families in need prior to appearing in court.
"I also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisiana in the Criminal Justice Department. In 1995 I was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney, serving in the Juvenile Division of the District and City Court Systems. I am well versed in the workings and responsibilities of the Court system, having served as Magistrate for the City of Scott for the last 19 years. I am committed to utilizing my experience, fairness and wisdom while serving as your District Judge. I truly believe that every individual who appears before the bench deserves dignity and respect."
Breaux says she was one of the founders of the Juvenile Drug Court, established a Truancy Court with the school system, and developed a Discipline Matrix and Drug and Alcohol Prevention program.