POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 1:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 1:30pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC33) - A New Orleans attorney has received a judicial nomination from the president.
President Barack Obama has nominated Nannette Jolivette-Brown to become a U.S. District Judge for New Orleans.
Jolivette-Brown will be the first African-American woman to gain this honor in the district if she is approved by the Senate.
She was recommended by Senator Mary Landrieu to the president through a letter. Landrieu wrote, “Attorney Jolivette-Brown possesses an outstanding working knowledge of the federal courts and is an authority on matters related to Environmental Law.”
Landrieu also stated, “Jolivette-Brown appears to have a very even disposition that is perfectly suited to become a model judge of whom we all can be proud.”
To read the full letter of recommendation, click here .