Criminal Justice

Come hear why the upcoming New Orleans judicial elections matter to everyone

On Oct. 16, Lens government accountability reporter Charles Maldonado will interview Court Watch NOLA’s executive director Brad Cousins at our monthly Breakfast with the Newsmakers event.  This interview is part of multi-platform series we are working on that has goal of educating the public on the Nov. 4 elections, particularly the races for judgeships.

The discussion docket includes, but isn’t limited to, the following:Oct-2014-Newsmaker

  • Upcoming judicial elections and why people should care;
  • Judicial efficiency, or lack thereof, and its effect on the whole system; and
  • the most recent Court Watch NOLA report which was published this week.


Date: Thursday, Oct. 16

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

RSVP: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points.


We will be live streaming the event.  The link will be published the day before the event.


Special thanks to our sponsors LCI Workers’ Comp and Basin St. Station.

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Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public.  They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

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    Judges are attorneys. We have to deal with that. BUT, used to be that judicial candidates had professional experience – a lot of experience – before they got the idea of running for a judgeship. Boy, how things have changed. Now, most of us realize that these candidates are…THE REST OF THIS COMMENT GOT ##<<#D up and will be continued later!