- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Supreme CourtJustice Jeanette Theriot (TEHR’-ee-oh) Knoll spent her last day on the bench surrounded by family and friends.

Knoll is retiring after 34 years serving in the state judiciary - including 20 at the state's highest court.

A court news release says her tenure as the justice from the 3rd Supreme Court District officially ends on Dec. 31. However, Wednesday was her last scheduled day on the bench and the full court marked her retirement with her loved ones and a host of colleagues from the legal profession.

Knoll was the first woman elected to an appellate court in the state when she won a spot on the state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in 1983. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1996.

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