U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

American Inns of Court Leadership Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

American Inns of Court Leadership Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

American Inns of Court Leadership Dinner

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

American Inns of Court Leadership Dinner

Woman in History 2000
Woman in History 2000

The United States Postal Service honored Judge Colombaro as a Woman in History

Public Speaker
Public Speaker

Judge Colombaro frequently spoke to attorney and civic groups, as well as at conferences. The Louisiana Supreme Court also appointed her as one of six judges on its Speakers Bureau

Public Outreach
Public Outreach

Judge Colombaro frequently presented seminars on the law to the public

Honored for Career In Public Servic
Honored for Career In Public Servic

In 1993, a federal bipartisan agency honored Judge Colombaro as a Pacesetter – "a proven leader across the South who serves as an example to others who aspire to public service careers."

Public Outreach
Public Outreach

Judge Colombaro created and hosted a popular TV show to explain laws to the public.

Public Outreach to the Youth
Public Outreach to the Youth

Judge Colombaro created a “hands-on” in the field program to permit the Youth to experience how the court system operates on all levels

LA State Bar Association Appointment
LA State Bar Association Appointment

Judge Colombaro was appointed to serve on the Professionalism & Quality of Life Committee

Louisiana Supreme Court Appointment
Louisiana Supreme Court Appointment

Judge Colombaro was appointed to serve on the Board of Governors

Appointed: National Committee
Appointed: National Committee

The American Inns of Court Leadership appointed Judge Colombaro, who founded and was President of the Judge Albert Tate, Jr. Inns of Court in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and she was named to serve on the State Supreme Court's Commission.

Named Woman of the Year
Named Woman of the Year

Judge Colombaro was named as the 1993 Quota Woman of the Year, because of her accomplishments, and being elected as the first woman judge in Louisiana's history from her region.

Masters Degree in Judicial Process
Masters Degree in Judicial Process

Judge Colombaro earned this degree in 1998 from the University of Virginia's Law School.

Published Author
Published Author

Judge Colombaro's book, explaining laws to the layperson was published in 1992. Since 1995, she is also a lead author for Westlaw's "Louisiana Civil Trial Procedure, Practice Series".

"Self" Magazine
"Self" Magazine

1986, "Self" featured Billie Colombaro for her many accomplishments.

Judge Colombaro’s Swearing In
Judge Colombaro’s Swearing In

Judge Colombaro is sworn in as Louisiana’s first woman Judge from her 5 parish region, winning outright a majority vote in every parish in a 3 person race