Bringing judicial and legal expertise, Justice (ret.) E. Joseph “Joe” Bleich has recently joined the Mediation Panel of MAPS (Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems), the Louisiana-based leader in alternative dispute resolution firms, with offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Since retiring from the bench in 1997 Justice Bleich has mediated more than 1,500 civil disputes and arbitrated more than 75 cases throughout Louisiana and surrounding states with a success rate in excess of more than 90 percent.
The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that Assistant District Attorney S. Andrew “Andy” Shealy has been elected as a member of the LDAA board of directors.
Shealy is the first assistant district attorney in the Third Judicial District of Louisiana in Lincoln and Union parishes. He previously served as president of the Assistant District Attorneys Section.
The Lincoln Parish Farm Bureau received recognition for their contributions to agriculture this past year during the recent Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in June. The Star Awards are presented each year to parishes for their accomplishments in sustaining and promoting the farmers and ranchers in Louisiana. Lincoln Farm Bureau Parish President Track Kavanaugh, left, accepted the 2-Star Award from Louisiana Farm Bureau President Ronnie Anderson, right.