Yvette M. Alexander practiced law for 16 years before becoming Judge for Division “D” of Baton Rouge City Court in 1995. She is a native of Grambling, Louisiana, and is a member of the Star Hill Baptist Church. She has two daughters, Nicole and NaKesha.
Career & Education
Judge Alexander earned a B.A. in Political Science from Grambling State University and earned a J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1979. After law school, she worked as counsel for the Louisiana State Legislature, Louisiana State Senate, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Defender’s Office and was an Assistant Attorney General for the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. From 1988–1995, she served as Chief Legal Counsel for Secretary of State, Fox McKeithen and served as an Ex-Officio Member of both the Louisiana State Bond Commission and the Louisiana School Employees Retirement System, before being elected to Division “D” of City Court in 1995.
Professional, Civic & Business Affiliations
Judge Alexander is a member of the:
- Louis A. Martinet Society
- Baton Rouge Bar Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- National Bar Association
- Louisiana Judicial Council of the National Bar Association
- American Judges Association
- National Association of Women Judges
- Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys
She also participates in the Louisiana Lupus Foundation, YMCA, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, NAACP and Dean Henry G. McMahon American Inn of Court. She is a President of the LA Judicial Council of the National Bar Association. She presently serves as, Financial Secretary for the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association.