The new mental health court
Feb 20, 2019
Judge Kern Reese
The new mental health court

Judge Kern A. Reese of Orleans Parish Civil District Court Division “L.   He is 

 a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Pomona College in Claremont, California and Loyola University School of Law.

Judge Reese has served as an Associate Adjunct Professor of Tulane University School of Law for more than three decades and at Loyola University School of Law. Judge Reese has also served as a continuing education instructor and panelist for the Louisiana,  and New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana Association for Justice, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, American Board of Trial Advocates, the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Loyola Black Law Students Association and CLE of Louisiana, LLC.  

He was recruited to coach the Loyola University School of Law Trial Advocacy Team.  Under his tutelage this diverse team of hopeful young lawyers won the 2007 National Championship of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition at the John Jay School of Law in Chicago, Illinois. He also assisted the Loyola Black Law Students Association Trial Advocacy team in winning the 2012 national championship competition. He most recently helped coach the 2017-18 Dillard University Mock Trial Team, which reached the Opening Round Championship competition of the American Mock Trial Association.

As part of his civic and community responsibility, Judge Reese has served on numerous boards and commissions.

He is married to the former Dorothy “Dottie” Farmer.  They are the parents of two sons, Justin and Jared.