NEW ORLEANS, (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Supreme Court Clerk of Court John Tarlton Olivier served his last day on Friday, Dec. 31 after announcing retirement early 2021.

Olivier served for 36 years, including 25 years and 9 months—he is also the longest serving clerk of court in the history of the Louisiana Supreme Court, according to the release.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the Louisiana Supreme Court and the citizens of Louisiana in a capacity that was rewarding both personally and professionally,” said Olivier. “I have worked with some of the most talented legal minds in the history of the Louisiana judiciary and I treasure the opportunity I had to learn from them as well as pass on to others the knowledge I have acquired. I feel privileged to have served as Clerk, am satisfied with the direction my career took, and feel confident this position is left in very capable hands as I retire.”

His retirement plans include sailing, spending time with love ones, and staying connected to peers that may require his resource.

Veronica O. Koclanes, Esq. will succeed Olivier as Louisiana Supreme Court Clerk of Court. Koclanes said of Olivier, “I am honored to follow the exemplary service of John T. Olivier, who set a high standard for over 25
years as Clerk of Court.”