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Judge Scott Schlegel

Judge Scott Schlegel

In the 24th Judicial District located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Judge Scott Schlegel created and presides over one of the most progressive and innovative criminal courts—though Judge Schlegel is quick to say that he has not created anything and accomplishments are the result of building upon the pioneers who went before him.  Among those pioneers are Judge Laurie White and Judge Arthur Hunter of the Orleans Criminal District Court, both of whom are responsible for initiating the Reentry Courts in Louisiana in 2010 and were recently recognized by the American Bar Association as “Legal Rebels”.  Other legal rebels in their own right include Judge Rusty Knight of St. Tammany Parish Criminal District Court, Louisiana as well as Judge Ann Aiken, Federal District Court in Oregon, who utilized technology early in her work with probationers and parolees.   From the experience of these early reentry court pioneers, Judge Schlegel is raising the bar on how a criminal court judge can effect criminal justice reforms from the bench.

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Guest Appearances
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.