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Introduction

Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier, Deputy Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, has qualified for the judicial position in Criminal District Court, Section B. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Judge Davillier, a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, honed her legal skills as an attorney with the law firm of Phelps Dunbar for 14 years.

Elected to the Juvenile Bench in February 2010, Judge Davillier quickly rose through the ranks and now holds the position of Deputy Chief Judge, wherein she has a primary role in the management of Court operations, programs and budgetary matters. She serves as co-chair of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives (JDAI) and lead judge for the Delinquency Model Court Team under the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). Judge Davillier also serves on the NCJFCJ Legal Orphans Ad Hoc Committee, the NCJFCJ School Pathways Steering Committee and the NCJFCJ Project One - One Family/One Judge Committee.

In addition, Judge Davillier serves on the Louisiana Sentencing Commission - Re-Entry Team (Focusing on Education) and The Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, wherein she serves as co-chair of the Legislative Committee. After election, Judge Davillier has continued her active role in community and civic organizations, including the GNO Drug Demand Reduction Coalition and the Safe Schools Committee of Crimestoppers, Inc., and previously the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Children's Museum.

In making this important decision regarding her candidacy, Judge Davillier stated:

I very much appreciate the honor of serving the Citizens of New Orleans through Juvenile Court. As promised, in addition to operating an efficient and fair court, I have worked steadily off the Bench on various programs focusing on preventation, intervention and rehabilitation of our youth and on family-related services. As a Judge, I currently handle delinquency cases, presiding over trials and sentencing, and conducting sentence, parole and probation reviews. Utilizing The Children's Code, The Code of Criminal Procedure and The Code of Evidence, my job is to follow the rules of law and administer justice fairly. While I will not tolerate violent and career criminals, I will be in a position to change the young lives of those who come before me as non-violent offenders by requiring them to complete their education and seek employment. My pledge to you remains that I will continue to work hard and run a fair, efficient, and professional court, and I will always put honest law abiding citizens first.

Because of her work ethic, leadership skills and judicial temperament, Judge Davillier has received overwhelming support from elected officials and community leaders and organizations, and we ask for your support of Judge Davillier for the judicial position in Criminal District Court, Section B. Please join "Team Davillier"!