Judges

Pamela Taylor Johnson

Judge Pamela Taylor Johnson

The Honorable Pamela Taylor Johnson was elected in 1994 to Division B of Juvenile Court. Prior to being elected, her legal career began as Partner in the law firm of Johnson, Ritzie, Taylor and Thomas. Thereafter, Judge Johnson has served as Managing Attorney for the Capital Area Legal Services Corporation, General Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Education, Co-Counsel for the Louisiana landmark case Clark vs. Edwards, litigation which made it possible for African Americans to become elected to the Judiciary in the State of Louisiana.

In addition to pioneering the landscape as a lawyer, Judge Johnson has also been at the forefront of reform as a Judge. She worked with other elected officials, public servants and community leaders to create an alternative school program to serve at-risk youth. After her first year on the bench, Judge Johnson created the Juvenile Justice Community Task Force, which led to the creation of the first Juvenile Drug Court Program in the State of Louisiana.

In addition to serving as an active member in a number of legal organizations, civic groups and societies, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Judicial Council National Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Judge Johnson has also served as an educator and is a registered Parliamentarian. She has served as faculty for the Louisiana Judicial Council/NBA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Adjunct Professor at Southern University Department of Criminal Justice.

Adam Haney

Judge Adam J. Haney

The Honorable Adam J. Haney was elected to East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court in 2014. Judge Haney began his legal career as an Associate Attorney at Shows, Cali, Berthelot and Walsh. Prior to his election, he served as the Chief Gang Prosecutor and Chief Homicide Prosecutor for the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office. In that capacity he worked with law enforcement, community groups, and service providers in a successful effort to lower homicide rates in East Baton Rouge Parish through the BRAVE (Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination) project. Judge Haney is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans (2000) and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center (2006).