Shreveport Federal Court gets first female judge

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Elizabeth Foote has been installed as the first female judge in Shreveport federal court.

Foote took a ceremonial oath of office Friday at the federal building. She was formally sworn in on June 15 after her nomination was approved by the U.S. Senate.

Foote worked for more than 30 years in private practice, most recently at the Smith Foote law firm in Alexandria. She also served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 2008 and 2009.

The Western Judicial District of Louisiana has 42 parishes with five court sites in Monroe, Shreveport, Alexandria, Lafayette and Lake Charles.

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