Hon. Scott Schelgel

Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal

Judge Schlegel was appointed to Louisiana’s Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in 2023. During his prior decade as a trial judge, he designed and managed “what may be one of the most advanced courts in the country for delivering justice online,” according to one leading legal tech journalist. Judge Schlegel currently serves as the Chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court Technology Commission and a member of the Advisory Council of the ABA Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence. He was also featured on the cover of the American Bar Association Journal and is a nationally recognized speaker on legal tech and the modernization of the justice system. Prior to his election to the bench, Judge Schlegel was a felony prosecutor in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office. He practiced civil law with an emphasis on products liability before becoming a prosecutor.