New Orleans, LA – Third Judicial District Court Chief Judge Bruce E. Hampton has been appointed to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana for a four-year term which commenced September 13, 2022. Chief Judge Hampton was selected by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as a judge member of the Judiciary Commission, succeeding Judge Brady O’Callaghan.
Chief Judge Hampton earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1978, his juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 1981, and his master of laws degree from Southern Methodist University in 1990. Prior to his election to the bench in 2018, he practiced law for over 37 years in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. He worked as an assistant district attorney for 18 years, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases and handling drug court, juvenile court, and serving as counsel for the Union Parish Police Jury. He also served as an indigent defender for 10 years in the Third Judicial District. Chief Judge Hampton is a member of the Louisiana District Judges Association Executive Board and was appointed by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer to serve on the Task Force on Statewide Standards for Clerks of Court Electronic Filing and Records Retention. Chief Judge Hampton is married to Cindy Hampton. They are the parents of two children and grandparents of seven.
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana is a nine-member constitutionally created body empowered to review allegations of judicial misconduct and to recommend to the Supreme Court that a judge be sanctioned when misconduct is proven by clear and convincing evidence.
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