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Panelist Bio


M. "Bo: Duhé
District Attorney, 16th Judicial District

Bo Duhé is the District Attorney for the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office covers St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes.

Bo was born and raised in New Iberia. His father is John M. Duhe, Jr., a former attorney in New Iberia, State District Judge and a Federal District and 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s Judge. His mother, Dawn Hebert.

Bo graduated in 1980 from Catholic High School in New Iberia and graduated from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette in 1984 with a General Business degree.

Thereafter Bo worked from 1984 to 1989 as a Special Assets Officer for two savings and loans in Lafayette. In 1989 Bo enrolled in Tulane University graduating in 1992 with a law degree.

After graduation, Bo was a law clerk for Judge Buddy Fleming in the 16th Judicial District. On August 1, 1993 Bo began working for the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s office. His primary duties involved prosecution of major felony crimes.

He is married to Lisa Trahan Duhé and they have three children.

Bo took office as the District Attorney on January 12, 2015 having run unopposed.

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory Commission Executive Committee
• Louisiana District Attorney Association Legislative Committee
• Louisiana District Attorney Association Technology Committee
• Louisiana District Attorney Juvenile Justice Task Force
• Evangeline Area Boy Scout Council – Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award – 2015
• Member of the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force – 2016-2017

Current Topic


     10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.

Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)

Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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     05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

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