Amy Burford McCartney Makes History as First Female Judge Sworn-In in Louisiana’s 42nd Judicial District

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On Tuesday, December 20, friends, relatives and officials gathered to witness Amy Burford McCartney take the Oath of Office to become the first female judge elected to serve in the 42nd Judicial District. Judge McCartney will serve the remainder of Judge Robert Burgess’ term (42nd Judicial District Court – Division A) that expires on December 30, 2020. Judge Adams will continue to be over Division B in addition to being the Chief Judge of the 42nd District Court. The ceremony and reception following the Oath of Office formalities was hosted by Judge Charles B. Adams, Judge Robert E. Burgess (Ret) and the members of the DeSoto Parish Bar Association. Opening prayer was offered by Fr. Michael W. Millard, with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mason, Conner and Aaron Brown and Faith Burford.

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