Judge Scott Schlegel

Judge Scott Schlegel

Judge Scott U. Schlegel was elected to the bench of the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, Division D, State of Louisiana, in May 2013 and was soon thereafter appointed to the Management Committee. He currently serves as the (1) President of the Louisiana District Judges Association (LDJA); (2) Chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission; (3) Chair of the Technology & Security Committee for the 24th JDC; (4) sub-committee Chair of the Task Force on Statewide Standards for Clerks of Court Electronic Filing and Records Retention.  

Judge Schlegel, a pioneer in using technology in Louisiana state courts, was recently named the recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ 26th Annual William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, one of the highest judicial honors in the country, and was also featured on the cover of the American Bar Association Journal after being named a 2021 Legal Rebel.  

Prior to his election, Judge Schlegel was one of the top felony prosecutors in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office. He practiced civil law with an emphasis in products liability before becoming a prosecutor. Judge Schlegel graduated with honors from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he served as the President of the Student Bar Association.


Guest Appearances
July 28, 2022

#398: Bringing Technology to the Courtroom, with Judge Scott Schlegel

In this episode, Zack talks with Judge Scott Schlegel about how he uses legal tech to improve courtroom workflows.

March 5, 2022

ABA TECHSHOW 2022: Modernizing Court Technology with Judge Scott Schlegel

Judge Scott Schlegel shares essential technology tips for facilitating virtual court.

September 16, 2020

This Louisiana judge continues to innovate during the COVID-19 crisis

Judge Scott Schlegel talks about his initial tactics into delivering justice online and delve into how he and his court responded to COVID-19.

April 24, 2020

Video Conferencing in Criminal Courts

Judge Scott Schlegel of the 24th Judicial District discusses video conferencing in criminal courts and how it’s helping to keep the Justice System moving.

March 2, 2019

ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Smart on Crime Initiative

Judge Scott Schlegel talks about the Smart On Crime Initiative and Swift & Certain Probation Program.