LAFAYETTE — James Simon, the assistant district attorney assigned as the Lafayette Parish School Board’s legal counsel, announced Thursday his retirement from the District Attorney’s Office effective Sept. 1.
Simon provided legal advice to the board as it conducted its business in and out of the boardroom.
“I am vested in my retirement and wish to limit my law practice and concentrate on my volunteer service positions, and my children and grandchildren,” Simon wrote in an email.
While the board hires attorneys for litigation, the District Attorney’s Office continues to provide legal support on day-to-day business or issues that may pop up during board meetings, said 15th Judicial District Attorney Mike Harson.
Harson said he’s undecided on who will fill the part-time position with the board, but someone will be in the position by the board’s meeting on Sept. 4.
“I’d like to talk to the president and see what direction we need to go in,” Harson said.