Term Ends: 2026
Bernadette D’Souza is a judge on the Orleans Parish Civil District Court in Louisiana. She took office in 2012, her term expiring in 2014. After graduation, she pursued a legal career dedicated to public interest law, taking on cases regarding family law, housing and domestic violence. D’Souza has served over 18 years as a practicing attorney, many of which were spent as managing attorney for the family law unit at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. She has also served as an adjunct professor as Tulane Law School, teaching courses on domestic violence laws. D’Souza received her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1992.