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Judge Moore keynote speaker at Commencement

Published April 26, 2018

The Honorable Judge Milton Moore, III, of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal will be the keynote speaker at the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Spring 2018 Commencement on Saturday, May 12.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

A student is presented his diploma by President Nick J. Bruno at the University of Louisiana Monroe graduation ceremony in December. ULM's Spring 2018 Commencement is 10 a.m., Saturday, May 12. Emerald McIntyre/ULM Photo Services

A lifelong resident of Monroe, Moore attended Monroe public schools, graduating from Neville High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history from LSU and his Juris Doctor from LSU Law School in 1976. Prior to election to the bench in 1988, Moore practiced general civil and criminal law in Monroe. He served two terms on the Monroe City Council from 1980-88, serving as chairman from 1984-86.  

He served for over 14 years on the Fourth Judicial District Court for Ouachita and Morehouse parishes, serving as Chief Judge from 1997-98. Moore was instrumental in the establishment of the first Drug Court for the area and was its first presiding judge. He was elected without opposition to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal for a 10-year term, began serving in January 2003, and was re-elected to a second term, again without opposition, in 2012.  

Moore is a member of various professional organizations, including the American, Louisiana, Fourth District and Shreveport Bar Associations, and the American Judges Association. He was a Charter Judicial Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and served two terms on the Board of Directors. Moore served a four-year term on the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana, serving as chairman for one year.

He served on the Board of Directors of the Wellspring Alliance for Families for six years and as chairman from 2011-12.  He now serves on the Wellspring Foundation Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the board of the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation and is also a member of the Governing Board of University Health-Conway.

Moore has been married to the former Janet Little of New Orleans for over 40 years and they have two grown sons, William and Douglas, and two grandsons, Griffin and Fisher. Judge and Mrs. Moore are members of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where he is a lector and has served as president of the Parish Council.