Lady Justice statue donated to City Court

By Howell Dennis


When M’elise Trahan was elected City Judge, Larry DuBose decided that the statue of Lady Justice, that he had been keeping at his camp in Mermentau, may be better suited for another location.

“What better place for a statue of Lady Justice than in the office of a lady judge,” said DuBose. “This is also the first place that most people have contact with the judicial system and I found it appropriate that this statue is visible to those who appear here.”

The statue, which has been on display for about a month, stands in the second floor window of the Criminal Justice complex, just outside the doors of the City Court. The statue depicts a woman holding a scale which symbolizes impartiality, and the sword she holds symbolizes power to make decisions.

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