POLITICAL ANNOUNCMENT: Kimball looks to retain seat on Louisiana Supreme Court

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Catherine “Kitty”?Kimball

Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball announced today that she will seek re-election for Supreme Court Justice in the Oct. 4 elections.

Kimball has served on the court since 1992.

As a member of the Supreme Court, Kimball led the effort that produced increased financial disclosure and ethical reform for Louisiana judges in addition to making all Supreme Court hearings available live on the internet. She has also cracked down on misleading lawyer advertising and fought to clean up the judicial system by removing unethical judges from the bench.

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Louisiana on the Supreme Court,” Kimball said.  “I’m proud of our efforts to reform the judicial system, crack down on misleading lawyer advertising and remove unethical judges from the bench.”

Kimball was named Ambassador for Children from the Louisiana CASA Association and in 2006, won the Distinguished Jurist Award from the Louisiana Bar Foundation. She is a member of both the Louisiana Criminal Justice and L.S.U. Alumni Hall of Fame and has been named as an Outstanding Alumni of the L.S.U. Law Center.  She also received the Outstanding Judicial Award from Victims & Citizens Against Crime, Inc.

Prior to serving on the Supreme Court, Kimball spent 10 years as a District Judge in the 18th Judicial District, Assistant District Attorney in the 18th Judicial District, General Counsel to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice and Special Counsel to the Attorney General’s Office.

Kimball has been married to Clyde Kimball for 41 years.  They have three children and six grandchildren.