Honorable Paul N. Sens

Judge Paul N. Sens is graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University School of Law.

Judge Sens served as a staff attorney with the Orleans Public Defender’s Office, he spent 19 years as a solo practitioner, and he was an appointed Louisiana Assistant State Attorney before becoming a judge.

In 1988 and in 1992 he was elected to the Orleans Parish School Board. In that capacity, he served as the Board’s President and Vice-President.

In 1994, he accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New Orleans. His duties with the Mayor’s Office eventually included Intergovernmental Relations, Economic Development and Criminal Justice Coordination. In 1997 he was elected Judge of New Orleans Municipal Court.

Judge Sens served as the Administrative Judge for New Orleans Municipal Court, he is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a past President of the Louisiana City Judges Association, and past President of the 4th and 5th Circuit Judges Association. In 2010, Judge Sens started a Homeless Court in New Orleans Municipal Court, which earned him the honor of the 2011 Distinguished Jurist Award by the Pro Bono Project.