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Judge Angelique Aristell Reed

Fulfilling a life long dream, Angelique Aristell Reed was elected on October 3, 1998, as the first African American Judge to serve in First City Court for the Parish of Orleans.Judge Reed brings to the bench experience, fairness, enthusiasm and a strong commitment to public service for the City of New Orleans.

A graduate of Ursuline Academy, Xavier University and Loyola University Law school, Judge Reed distinguished herself early as a community leader. In her teens, as a member of Jack & Jill of America, she began volunteering and continued her pledge to public service throughout college and law school. After graduating from Loyola University School of Law she received the prestigious Gillis Long Public Service Award recognizing her talents and invaluable contributions to the community. She also was the national winner of the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition where she won an award for best written brief.

Upon completing her studies, Angelique continued her devotion to the community by accepting service on the boards of several community service nonprofit agencies: YWCA, Dryades YMCA, Carver School-Based Health Clinic & Day Care, Velocity Foundation – Persons Plus Program, Junior Associated Catholic Charities, Coalition of 100 Black Women, to name a few.

Judge Reed has held membership in the following professional and civic organizations: Louis A. Martinet Society; National Bar Association, Board of Governors; Association of Women Attorneys; LA Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors; Association of Women Attorneys; LA Supreme Court Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution; Independent Women’s Orpanization; Committee of 21, Associate; New Orleans Chapter of Links, Inc.; Broadmoor Improvement Association; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; New Orleans Volunteers in Court; League of Women Coters; NAACP.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Judge Reed is a member of St. Rita Catholic Church where she and her husband, Clavin J. Francis, attend services.