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Acadiana judge named State Judicial Outreach Liaison

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 17:06:50-05

An Acadiana judge has been named Louisiana's State Judicial Outreach Liaison, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

Judge Jules David Edwards, 15th Judicial District Court Judge, has served as a district judge in the Acadiana area for 27 years. He is retiring from the bench in 2021.

The State Judicial Outreach Liaison (SJOL) is a specialized judge who provides education, training, and technical assistance on traffic-related matters to judges and court personnel throughout the state, according to the commission. Louisiana is one of only a few states that retains an SJOL. The LHSC was recently awarded a grant from the American Bar Assocation, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to secure an SJOL.

"Judge Edwards' expertise will serve our agency well in the furtherance of its mission to reduce traffic crashes and the resulting deaths, injuries, and property damage," said Lisa Freeman, Executive Director of the LHSC. "We are very fortunate and excited to have him on board."

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