1 of the four magistrate commissioners at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court docket has resigned.
Albert Thibodeaux submitted his resignation letter March 23, Orleans Parish Prison District Court Judicial Administrator Robert Kazik mentioned. His resignation is productive May 1.
Arrived at by cellular phone final 7 days, Thibodeaux declined to remark. Messages still left for Orleans Parish Felony District Courtroom Main Judge Robin Pittman were not returned.
Thibodeaux has served as a magistrate commissioner considering that January 2014, in addition to performing in a private civil observe. Justice of the peace commissioners are appointed by the criminal court’s elected judges. They operate section time, and established bail, approve arrest warrants and conduct other responsibilities.
Justice of the peace commissioners are appointed to six-year conditions. In accordance to Louisiana legislation, prison district court judges will have to meet to fill the emptiness for the unexpired remainder of the time period.
Kazik declined to remark on when the judges may satisfy to appoint a new justice of the peace commissioner.
To serve as a justice of the peace commissioner, a human being should have practiced legislation in Louisiana for at least five a long time. Magistrate commissioners can practice civil, not criminal, regulation simultaneously.
Thibodeaux was disciplined past 12 months by the Louisiana Supreme Court after he faked a client’s signature on a lawful doc in his civil legislation observe. According to court docket files, Thibodeaux in 2019 signed a client’s identify on an affidavit the client afterwards claimed the signature was a phony. Thibodeaux was never ever accused of forgery, and he continued to characterize the client.