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La. Supreme Court Chief Justice retires

Retiring Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball Retiring Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball

New Orleans, La. - After serving 20 years on the Louisiana Supreme Court bench, Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball retired on Thursday.

She sent a message to members of the state judiciary that read, "Today marks my last day as Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such dedicated and hard-working Judges these past thirty years, and especially the last four years as Chief Justice."

Kimball became the first woman chief justice in Louisiana when she was sworn into the position in January 2009. Before that she served as an Associate Supreme Court Justice representing the Fifth Supreme Court District from 1992 - 2008.

During her career she received numerous awards. She has been inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. Kimball served on the chair several boards and committees.

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