Jefferson Parish Judge John J. Molaison Jr. and former labor union leader Sibal S. Holt were appointed by the state Supreme Court to serve four-year terms on the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.
Molaison has served as judge for Division E of the 24th Judicial District Court and is president of the Louisiana District Judges Association. He also worked for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office and with two private law firms.
Holt, a citizen member, was nominated by the Louisiana District Judges Association. She is the former president of the Louisiana AFL- CIO and the first Black woman in the nation to be elected president of a state labor federation. After retiring, she become a licensed commercial general contractor and established S. Holt Construction Co., LLC, leading her to be the first Black female general contractor in Rapides Parish. She is co-owner of the We Care Residential Therapeutic Home, a facility which houses young men with limited cognitive skills and extreme behaviors.
The commission is the nine-member body that examines allegations of judicial misconduct in Louisiana and recommends to the high court when it finds it appropriate that sanctions should be imposed on a judge.