Eastern District of Louisiana History

Feature Article:

Judge Alma Chasez - The "Court Whisperer"

One Fall day several years ago, a group of deer hunters rang the doorbell of a homeowner in Robert, La. The deer hunters were interested in gaining access to the beautiful 140 acre tract of land that appeared to be perfect habitat for their prey.

Unfortunately for the deer hunters, the property owner was Judge Alma Chasez, a former President of the SPCA, member of the Humane Society and lifelong lover of all animals, especially the deer and other wild animals that inhabit the property owned by her family for decades. Needless to say, these hunters were not warmly greeted by Judge Chasez, herself unarmed (fortunately for the hunters), and they most certainly were not given access to her land for hunting.

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