Suit Up for the Future - Online Registration is Now Accepting Applications!2015 Suit Up for the Future Session: June 15-26 and July 6-10.
Accepting Applications - Apply online today!
** Deadline is May 8, 2015 **
The Louisiana State Bar Association in partnership with the Just the Beginning Foundation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation hosts an annual internship program. This program is available to incoming high school juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who are interested in the legal profession. Students participate in a three-week legal institute, during which they attend an abridged law school session, field trips to law schools and courts, and an internship consisting of shadowing at area law offices and courts. Students provide their own transportation and housing.
The 2015 session will be held June 15-26 and July 6-10.
Eligible students (students entering the 11th or 12th Grade in the Fall of 2015---or entering their first year of college) interested in attending the 2015 session should fill out the online application by clicking here
. The deadline is May 8, 2015.
Students will receive notification of class acceptance by May 22, 2015.
If you have additional questions regarding the program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Liwen Mah Facilitates Two Diversity Sessions at Solo & Small Firm Conference
At the Friday session of the 2015 Solo and Small Firm Conference, Liwen Mah facilitated two fascinating diversity sessions: How Race Affects Lawyering (A.M. session) and Sacrifices and Professional Worries: How Lawyers Can Stay Relevant With a Changing Population (P.M. session)
Liwen Mah is an associate with San Francisco firm Fenwick and West, where he focuses his litigation practice on emerging technologies. He is also committed to professional diversity efforts and has an active pro bono practice, which has included a successful appeal heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Photo: (l to r) Shawn L. Holohan, LSBA's Practice Management Counsel and Diversity speaker Liwen Mah
"Magna Carta" is Theme for 2015 Law Day
The American Bar Association announced the 2015 Law Day Theme: "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law."
Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna Carta has come to embody a simple but enduring truth: No one, no matter how powerful, is above the law.
In the eight centuries that have elapsed since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, it has taken root as an international symbol of the rule of law and as an inspiration for many basic rights Americans hold dear today, including due process, habeas corpus, trial by jury, and the right to travel.
As we mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, join the ABA on Law Day, May 1, 2015, to commemorate this “Great Charter of Liberties,” and rededicate ourselves to advancing the principle of rule of law here and abroad.
Get Involved! The LSBA Committee on Diversity in the Profession Needs You...
If you are interested in joining us in our efforts to ensure that all voices in our profession are heard, please consider working with us on LSBA’s Diversity LSBA Committee on Diversity in the Profession in the upcoming bar year. Click here to download
the LSBA Committee Preference Form. Deadline for return has been extended to April 30, 2015.
LADB and Diversity Integration Subcommittee Present Series of Diversity CLE Seminars
In partnership with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, the Diversity Committee’s Diversity Integration Subcommittee is presenting a series of one-hour diversity CLE seminars. Lynn Luker, a frequent presenter of LSBA diversity seminars, has pulled together a team of LSBA facilitators who will bring the seminar to over 1,400 attorneys in five locations across Louisiana.
To date, the seminar schedule is as follows:
• April 9 – Shreveport Convention Center, Shreveport
• May 27 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Baton Rouge
• June 17 – Pontchartrain Center, Kenner
• July 22 – Hilton Hotel, Lafayette
• September 30 – SAI Convention Center, Alexandria
For more details, see the LADB website at http://www.ladb.org
Suit Up 2014 - See Oral Presentations of the Class of 2014!
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2014 made oral and memorandum presentations on the last two days of their session. Students were divided into two teams: FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented a memorandum and an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:
- Judge Karen Wells Roby, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
- Judge Stanwood Duval, Jr., U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Susie Morgan, U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Jane Margaret Triche-Milazzo , U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District.
- Judge Roland L. Belsome, Jr., Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal
- Civil Judge Tiffany Gautier Chase, judge for the Orleans Parish Civil District Court (Division A).
See the students as they present their oral arguments.
Click here to view Bria I. Hays
and Saul Garcia Amezuca
make their presentations.
Click here to view Miles E. Ballard
and Morgan-Me'Lyn Grant
present their arguments. Miles was chosen as the Best Oralist and Morgan-Me'Lyn was selected as the Best Writer. Miles was also chosen as a runner-up for Best Writer.
Click here to view David Louis Lawson, Jr
. and Sarah Chiasson
make their cases.
Click here to view Sara DeRouen
and Carine Mary Lama
as they present their arguments. Sara was a runner-up as Best Writer and Carine was a runner-up as Best Oralist.
Click here to view Skyler Katie Ockman
and Cassidy Marie Wells
make their presentations. Cassidy was also a runner-up for Best Oralist.
Click here to view Hannah Marie Lampo
and John Patrick Larson
present their arguments. Hannah was selected as a runner-up for Best Writer.
Click here to view Alexis Nicole Calderon
and Synise Jonquil Pierre
as they make their cases.
Click here to view Evan Vedros
and Amanda Angela Addison
make the final presentations. Evan was also a runner-up for Best Oralist.
PHOTO ID: Miles E. Ballard
Suit Up for the Future 2014 - Photos From Field Trips and Class Activities
to see the photos from the three week 2014 Suit Up for the Future Legal Institute. Photos include trips to courthouses, various classroom activities and presenters, and the students' final oral presentations to the judges' panel.