Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick (2021)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2021-05-12
Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | United States federal courts | COVID-19 pandemic | Prisoner reentry
- Dick, Shelly D. Speaker
This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Chief Judge Shelly Dick before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 12, 2021. Judge Dick is the chief judge for the United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. She discusses: the Middle District of Louisiana; the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the court; the transition to video conference hearings; the precautions taken for the two jury trials that were held during the pandemic; stories from Zoom hearings; and the court’s RISE (Rehabilitating Individuals through Strategic Encounters) program to help reduce prisoner recidivism.