Judge Jonathan Perry
Perry named to ‘Judges Imparting Knowledge’ task force
Third Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jonathan Perry has been appointed to serve on the “Judges Imparting Knowledge Task Force 2021 – Judges in the Classroom,” recently established by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer.
“In a pre-judicial career, I was a teacher of law and ethics. As a judge, I came to learn that the professions are similar–both require being in command of a room, be it the courtroom or classroom, scholarship, service, passing judgment, and a caring attitude,” said Weimer.
“I am convinced that judges can have a positive impact on the communities they serve by outreach programs that combine civics and lessons on equality, respect for all people, the consequences of inappropriate behavior, and personal responsibility. Most importantly, outreach programs benefit the community, while positively reflecting on the judiciary and have an immensely beneficial impact on judges who participate.”
Being in the classroom is not new to Perry either. Prior to serving on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Judge Perry served 11 years in the Louisiana Legislature, wherein he annually taught a full day of civics at local high schools.
“I have always liked being in the classroom. When I was in the legislature, I really felt like it was my duty to give back to the teachers and students in my area.” Perry said.
“I was looking for a way to continue giving back to the community specifically in the classroom and Chief Justice Weimer’s foresight came into play and I am really excited about this program.
“I encourage any school or community organizations to reach out to my office if they are interested in allowing me to present the program.”
Judge Perry can be reached via email at email@example.com