(WAFB) - An interim judge picked to temporarily replace Judge Robin Free starts work Friday, July 14.
Edward "Jimmy" Gaidry was appointed as judge pro tempore for the 18th Judicial District Court after Judge Free served his last day on the bench.
Gaidry will serve from July 14 to December 31, or until the vacancy is filled.
Free announced his retirement on June 23 while he was serving a year long suspension for "failing to maintain the integrity of his position."
The 18th JDC covers West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee Parishes.