Minden, La. – A small group of family, friends, and Minden City Court Staff gathered in a private ceremony on Wednesday, January 27, for Minden City Court Judge Sherb Sentell’s swearing-in.
Judge Sentell was re-elected on November 12, 2020, and is serving his second consecutive six-year term.
The oath of office was administered by Judge Sentell’s father and law partner, Sherburne Sentell Jr. The Minden City Judge is allowed to maintain a private law practice and Sherb and his father have been in practice together for over 25 years.
“I am honored to have been re-elected as the Minden-Ward 1 City Judge. I serve at the will of the people, and I am proud to work for and serve our community. It was very special to be sworn into office by my father. I want to especially thank my wonderful City Court staff for all of their hard work, Clerk of Court Tammy Frye, Chief Deputy Clerk Robyn Guthrie, Paula Foster, and Deputy Tommy Zilliner,” said Sentell. Judge Sentell also currently serves as the Chairman of the Mentor Committee for the Louisiana City Judges Association.
Minden-Ward 1 City Court has jurisdiction over civil cases up to $35,000 in dispute, evictions, criminal, traffic violations, misdemeanors, city ordinances, and juvenile matters in Minden, Heflin, Sibley, Dixie Inn, Dubberly, Doyline, and the southern half of Webster Parish. Litigants can file suit in Minden City Court without a lawyer for disputes up to $5,000.