NEW ORLEANS â€" Attorney Karen Herman today announced her candidacy for judge for Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Section I, which became vacant after Judge Raymond C. Bigelow retired.
...Herman, executive director of Court Watch NOLA, a nonprofit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to promoting efficiency in the criminal court system through transparency and accountability, said she is familiar with the surroundings at Tulane and Broad."I have been a lawyer for 14 years and have always had a great affinity for criminal law" Herman said.
...Herman was an assistant district attorney before resigning in 1999 to raise a family.
While working for the District Attorney's Office, she
conducted more than 100 trials, including 24 homicides.Herman was a senior trial attorney, a member of the Violent Offender Strike Force, a homicide screener and a special prosecutor responsible for handling grand jury investigations.
With Court Watch NOLA
since its inception, Herman
has guided more than 80 volunteers tracking more than 300 criminal cases.
"Crime is undermining our recovery and our hopes for the future," Herman