Ellen Hazeur

Running for Judge — Civil District Court, Division A

Summary

Ellen Hazeur is a Democratic candidate for judge, Civil District Court, Division A. If elected, Hazeur pledges effective and efficient work, to show respect, dignity and fairness to all that appear in her court and to continue implementing the use of modern technology and computer systems in the courtroom to improve the speed and accuracy in resolving cases. Additionally, she will advocate for a new courthouse for Civil District Court to bring Orleans parish on par with surrounding parishes.

Visit Ellen Hazeur's Website: http://hazeur4judge.com/

Experience

Education:

  • Tulane Law School
  • Xavier University

Past Employment and Civic Involvement

  • Elected to 2 terms representing New Orleans City Council District E
  • Served as Clerk of First City Court since 2000

How They Compare

We will continue to update this chart as we receive candidate's responses.

On Public Safety & Community Investment Issues

  • I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications. As a community leader, I will be a role model in this effort, and encourage others to do the same.
  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members. As a member of the judiciary, I will build a public health approach to resolving issues arising from these challenges.
  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will encourage fellow community leaders to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana, and will not evict someone solely due to a conviction or an arrest.

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications. As a community leader, I will be a role model in this effort, and encourage others to do the same.

  • Ellen Hazeur

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  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members. As a member of the judiciary, I will build a public health approach to resolving issues arising from these challenges.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will encourage fellow community leaders to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana, and will not evict someone solely due to a conviction or an arrest.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications. As a community leader, I will be a role model in this effort, and encourage others to do the same.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members. As a member of the judiciary, I will build a public health approach to resolving issues arising from these challenges.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will encourage fellow community leaders to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana, and will not evict someone solely due to a conviction or an arrest.

  • Richard Perque

    -

    I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications. As a community leader, I will be a role model in this effort, and encourage others to do the same.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members. As a member of the judiciary, I will build a public health approach to resolving issues arising from these challenges.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will encourage fellow community leaders to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana, and will not evict someone solely due to a conviction or an arrest.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

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On Restorative Justice Issues

  • I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons. As a judge, I will seek a shift back to in-school behavioral issues being handled in the schoolhouse (and not the courthouse).
  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.
  • I support “innocence until proven guilty,” an end to incarceration based on people’s ability to afford freedom, and expedited review of anyone who is detained in the jail.
  • I will publicly post the names of all people who endorse or fund me, and the entities in which they have a financial or professional interest, on a campaign and/or judicial website. I will recuse myself if any of these supporters, or their immediate family members, are scheduled to appear in my courtroom. This includes other elected officials.

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons. As a judge, I will seek a shift back to in-school behavioral issues being handled in the schoolhouse (and not the courthouse).

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

  • I support “innocence until proven guilty,” an end to incarceration based on people’s ability to afford freedom, and expedited review of anyone who is detained in the jail.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

  • I will publicly post the names of all people who endorse or fund me, and the entities in which they have a financial or professional interest, on a campaign and/or judicial website. I will recuse myself if any of these supporters, or their immediate family members, are scheduled to appear in my courtroom. This includes other elected officials.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons. As a judge, I will seek a shift back to in-school behavioral issues being handled in the schoolhouse (and not the courthouse).

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support “innocence until proven guilty,” an end to incarceration based on people’s ability to afford freedom, and expedited review of anyone who is detained in the jail.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I will publicly post the names of all people who endorse or fund me, and the entities in which they have a financial or professional interest, on a campaign and/or judicial website. I will recuse myself if any of these supporters, or their immediate family members, are scheduled to appear in my courtroom. This includes other elected officials.

  • Richard Perque

    -

    I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons. As a judge, I will seek a shift back to in-school behavioral issues being handled in the schoolhouse (and not the courthouse).

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support “innocence until proven guilty,” an end to incarceration based on people’s ability to afford freedom, and expedited review of anyone who is detained in the jail.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I will publicly post the names of all people who endorse or fund me, and the entities in which they have a financial or professional interest, on a campaign and/or judicial website. I will recuse myself if any of these supporters, or their immediate family members, are scheduled to appear in my courtroom. This includes other elected officials.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

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On Equal Participation

  • As an elected official and community leader, I support voting rights for people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process if (and when) the law is changed.
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana. If elected, my courtroom will be a place of dignity for all people.
  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions. I support judicial accountability within open and transparent courtrooms.

    As an elected official and community leader, I support voting rights for people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process if (and when) the law is changed.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    Agree
  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana. If elected, my courtroom will be a place of dignity for all people.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    Agree
  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions. I support judicial accountability within open and transparent courtrooms.

  • Ellen Hazeur

    Agree

    As an elected official and community leader, I support voting rights for people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process if (and when) the law is changed.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana. If elected, my courtroom will be a place of dignity for all people.

  • Richard Perque

    -

  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions. I support judicial accountability within open and transparent courtrooms.

  • Richard Perque

    -

    As an elected official and community leader, I support voting rights for people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process if (and when) the law is changed.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana. If elected, my courtroom will be a place of dignity for all people.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

  • I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions. I support judicial accountability within open and transparent courtrooms.

  • Taetrece Harrison

    -

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Where Ellen Hazeur Stands

I support educational opportunities for all people; and hiring policies based on qualifications and work ethic, rather than denials based on the stigma of their past; and I believe ‘Ban the Box’ should be statewide on all job applications. As a community leader, I will be a role model in this effort, and encourage others to do the same.

While I empathize with citizens whose lives have involved some time under incarceration, and while I have – throughout my public career both on the New Orleans City Council and as Clerk of First City Court – not considered or even asked an applicant’s status as it pertains to incarceration, I, as a current judicial candidate, am not permitted to comment on a matter that is likely to come before the court or make a statement that would reasonably be expected to affect the outcome of a matter or impair the fairness of a matter pending before the court.

I support substance abuse and mental illness treatment be done by medical professionals, not police and deputies; and crisis interventions be done by highly trained and highly skilled people who de-escalate tensions and promote nonviolence among our community members. As a member of the judiciary, I will build a public health approach to resolving issues arising from these challenges.

I support comprehensive substance abuse and mental health services. I pledge to be a judge who will take great care in handling matters where litigants and anyone who comes before my court is treated with respect and will rely on addiction and mental health specialists where needed.

I support creating housing units that are accessible to the people who live in New Orleans, at prices they can afford, and with non-discrimination policies that reduce the negative impacts of mass incarceration. I will encourage fellow community leaders to make housing accessible to all people throughout Louisiana, and will not evict someone solely due to a conviction or an arrest.

While most evictions are matters heard in First and Second City Courts, as Clerk (my current office), I have helped litigants with their matters and fought to ensure fairness in the processing of their cases. My staff and I also help litigants navigate the processes for contesting evictions to ensure they are aware of proper procedures.

I support a separation between the criminal justice system and schools, and ending practices that resemble prisons. As a judge, I will seek a shift back to in-school behavioral issues being handled in the schoolhouse (and not the courthouse).
I support the creation of a Trauma Assessment tool, to be utilized prior to sentencing; clearly informing Defendants about specific impacts a conviction will have on voting, employment, education, housing, professional licensing, and potential future criminal allegations; and an end to excessive sentences that provide no meaningful opportunity for rehabilitation, hope, or second chances.
I support “innocence until proven guilty,” an end to incarceration based on people’s ability to afford freedom, and expedited review of anyone who is detained in the jail.

I support “innocence until proven guilty”. Incarceration should not be a ‘double- punishment’ because of a person’s income or financial ability.

I will publicly post the names of all people who endorse or fund me, and the entities in which they have a financial or professional interest, on a campaign and/or judicial website. I will recuse myself if any of these supporters, or their immediate family members, are scheduled to appear in my courtroom. This includes other elected officials.

I believe in Judicial Transparency and my campaign will publicly file all financial disclosures including, financial contributors. If elected, I will follow the Judicial Canons that govern recusal of judges.

As an elected official and community leader, I support voting rights for people under community supervision; and I encourage all people to take part in the democratic process if (and when) the law is changed.
Agree
I support all government employees setting the highest example of inclusion and unity, and will not stand for policies or practices of different treatment due to the actual or perceived race, religion, birthplace, or self-identity of anyone in Louisiana. If elected, my courtroom will be a place of dignity for all people.
Agree
I support strong and empowered community boards monitoring public servants within the police, the court, and the jails; and I believe judges and prosecutors should be held accountable for their actions. I support judicial accountability within open and transparent courtrooms.
Agree
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