On Aug. 28, 2014, the 50th Anniversary of the founding of City Court of Slidell was honored by the community. Over 300 people attended a special ceremony to look back at the Court’s history and the leaders who served the community by their service to the Court.
The Court has had five judges in its history. Each of the judges himself or a family representative spoke during the ceremony, sharing anecdotes and memories of their years on the bench. One theme that ran through these remarks was how important serving as Judge in this Court was to each of the five judges. Memories shared also included statements each judge made during their lifetime about the importance of City Court of Slidell to the community – and each judge felt a great responsibility to do their work in an honest, fair and considerate manner.
Judge James “Jim” Lamz noted the advice he got from Judge James R. Strain (Retired) when Strain helped Lamz during his robing ceremony upon taking office. Strain told Lamz, “This robe only weighs a few ounces, but it gets heavier the longer you wear it.”
Lamz looked out in the audience, and meeting Strain’s eyes, he said, “That was sage advice, Judge.”
A special slide show was also presented during the ceremony, an overview of the history of the Court and the people who have served there over the last 50 years. Please take a moment to view it below.