Background Mr. Arbour is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. He is a 1965 graduate of Catholic High School. He received a B.S. in Personnel Management from the E.J. Ourso School of Business at Louisiana State University and his Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law Center. Mr. Arbour has practiced law in Baton Rouge for thirty-two years. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of the U.S. District Courts in Louisiana, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United State Supreme Court.
He is in his third term of office and served as President of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 2008 through 2010.
Civic Record » Currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a past member of its Board of Governors » Currently a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association and a past member of its Board of Directors » Past member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee » Member and past Chairman, Baton Rouge Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee » Member, Louisiana State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice Insurance » Chairman, Louisiana State Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Malpractice Insurance Education Subcommittee » Assistant Examiner, Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Bar Admissions » Past Chairman and member, East Baton Rouge Parish Ethics Nominating Committee » Attorney, former Chairman and former member East Baton Rouge Parish Alcoholic Beverage Control Board » Chairman of the East Baton Rouge Parish Board of Elections Supervisors » Past Chairman and member, East Baton Rouge Parish Republican Executive Committee » Board member, Louisiana Independent Business Association » Past Coordinator, Baton Rouge Bar Association Lawyer in the Classroom Project » Member of Human Resources/Personnel Services Committee » Ex Officio of Instructional/Pupil Services Committee, School Operations Committee, Finance Committee and Long Range Planning Committee » School Board Representative to Children’s Coalition » School Board representative to Planning and Zoning Commission
Family Mr. Arbour is married to Dianne Rabalais Arbour. He is the father of two sons, Gerald Thomas Arbour, Jr. M.D. and Grant Todd Arbour.
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