Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 45, Issue 3, page 59
Some 27 years ago when I was first elected to the criminal bench in New Orleans, I was approached at my swearing in by a very distinguished, long-serving judge. He said to me, “Son, the first thing you have to do is become a member of the American Judges Association. It will be like having a friend on the bench because when you sit you need all the help you can get.” That distinguished judge was the late Oliver Delery, who was then a member of the American Judges Association and later became its president.