Museum renamed for Chief Justice Johnson

The Louisiana Supreme Court Museum in New Orleans is being named after Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. After serving as a Louisiana judge and then justice for over three decades, Johnson retired on Dec. 31, 2020.

Johnson served as the Supreme Court’s 25th Chief Justice and the first African American and second female Chief Justice.

“I have a commitment to the fair application of justice, first in my role as Chief Justice but also to leave a legacy to those who follow in my path as I was inspired by many of the jurists whose accomplishments are memorialized in the Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson Supreme Court Museum,” she said. “I am pleased that the Museum further commemorates that commitment and am honored and thankful to the of Louisiana Historical Society and my colleagues, the present Justices on the bench, for this honor.

The Louisiana Supreme Court Museum is located on the first floor of the Louisiana Supreme Court Building at 400 Royal Street.