The Louisiana Supreme Court held the official investiture ceremony for Clerk of Court Veronica Odinet Koclanes on Monday, May 9, at an evening ceremony in the Supreme Court courtroom at the Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Courthouse. With her husband, children, parents, close family, and friends in attendance, Koclanes was sworn in by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer (’80), after an introduction by Justice Jay B. McCallum (’85).
Koclanes earned her bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1985 and her juris doctor degree from LSU Law in 1991. She joined the law firm of Milling, Benson, Woodward, and Hillyer and worked as an associate attorney from 1992 to 1995. She served as a Law Clerk and Research Attorney for five Louisiana Supreme Court justices as well as a Research Attorney for the Civil Staff division of the Supreme Court. Additionally, she served as a Law Clerk for three judges on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and as a Legislative Clerk in the Office of the Senate President for the Louisiana Legislature.
Koclanes is admitted to practice in Louisiana and in the Eastern District, United States District Court. She is a member of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks, Louisiana Clerk of Courts Association, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society, American Bar Association, and Louisiana State Bar Association. Koclanes is married to Dr. George Koclanes and they are the parents of two adult children. She is one of 13 children of Kenneth Louis and Rosemary Popich Odinet.