Term Ends: 2022
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Sylvia R. Cooks is a judge in the Third Circuit Louisiana Court of Appeal. She was originally elected to fill a newly created position on the court. Her current term expires on December 31, 2022. Cooks received both her undergraduate degree and J.D. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Before her elevation to the bench in 1992, Cooks worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District. She also served as general counsel for Louisiana Takes A Stand.