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Caulette Guillard seeks family court judgeship
Baton Rouge attorney Caulette "Twin" Jackson Guillard, heads to runoff election for East Baton Rouge Family Court judge Section 3, Division D
For more than 16 years, attorney Caulette Jackson Guillard has handled family, civil, and criminal cases throughout the state, now she is a vying to become family court judge in East Baton Rouge.
Last month, Guillard faced three contenders in a special election for the Judicial District 19, Section 3, Division D judge of the East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court.
She and Kyle Russ advanced to a general election runoff after Guillard secured 38.5% of all votes and Russ gained 26%. Election Day is Nov. 18th and early voting begins Nov. 3.
Family court judges have limited jurisdiction over all family matters or "domestic relations" cases such as divorce, delinquency proceedings, community property division, spousal support, child visitation, child custody, child support, and domestic violence.
“My legal career has prepared me to serve as judge in this capacity through sixteen plus years of experience in family law. Further, I am committed to serve the citizens and families of this parish in excellence while seeking justice with compassion,” she shared on Facebook.
Guillard is a Baton Rouge native and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School (now Liberty Magnet). She earned a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services from Southern University A&M College and a juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center.
Early voting continues daily until Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (excluding Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday Nov. 10 for Veterans Day)