Louisiana Supreme Court names Judicial Administrator

By Nancy Cook | ncook@ktalnews.tv

Published 03/21 2014 11:49AM

Updated 03/21 2014 12:17PM

The Louisiana Supreme Court announced today that attorney Sandra A. Vujnovich has been appointed Judicial Administrator of the Louisiana Supreme Court, effective March 24, 2014.


She is currently Executive Counsel to the Court and Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson, and has served as Executive Counsel for retired Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball (2009-2013) and retired Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. (1996-2008)


The Judicial Administrator’s office is the managerial arm of the Louisiana Supreme Court and is the staffing and fiscal agent for several court departments and programs, the Judicial Council, and court-appointed task forces and committees.


The position was previously held by Timothy F. Averill who recently retired from state service, having served three years as Judicial Administrator and twenty years as Deputy Judicial Administrator-General Counsel for the Court.


Vujnovich received her B.A. degree with a Public Policy/Political Science double major from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1981. She served as a Legislative Aide to United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston in Washington, D.C., before returning to Louisiana to attend law school at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU.


After graduating with a juris doctorate degree in 1986, she clerked for then-Chief Justice John A. Dixon at the Louisiana Supreme Court. From 1987 to 1994, Vujnovich practiced law with the New Orleans firm of Brook, Morial, Cassibry,Fraiche & Pizza, whose partners included former mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, retired federal district judge Fred J. Cassibry, and distinquished local attorney Donna D. Fraiche.


Vujnovich is married to Joseph R. Lorenzo, the Interim Police Chief for the City of Harahan. They are the parents of two children.

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