2015 Diversity Conclave Date is announced!SAVE THE DATE!
The 2015 Diversity Conclave is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2015.
It will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, located at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.
Details will follow as we begin to secure sponsors, speakers and workshops. Keep posted!
Board President Larry Shea to Address Southern University Law Students
Joseph L. "Larry" Shea, Jr., Louisiana State Bar Association president; and Barry H. Grodsky of the LSBA Committee on the Profession, along with Associate Justice John Weimer, III, of the Louisiana Supreme Court, will address the 2014 incoming class during the annual Southern University Law Center Orientation, Thursday, August 14, in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Southern University Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.
So You Want to be a Lawyer
Being a lawyer can be one of the most rewarding professions. Lawyers are an important part of history and every community. Lawyers were instrumental in the founding of our nation and played a major role in drafting the governing documents that still shape our government, our laws, and our way of life. Lawyers have played major roles within every civil movement that has occurred within our country, such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movements. Lawyers often make the best problem solvers and the best leaders because of the critical thinking and analytical skills honed and polished in law school and within practice.
for students interested in a law career...
2013-2014 Diversity and Outreach Report Cards Released
Interested in what your Member Outreach and Diversity Department is doing? Check it out in our latest Report Card! For your convenience we have combined the Diversity and Member Outreach Report Cards into one document. Click here
to see it in a printable format.
If you have any questions or comments, let us know! Contact Outreach Coordinator, Michelle Neal at (504) 619-0151 or email@example.com
Diversity Committee Hosts Networking Reception for Law Students - April 10th
The LGBT subcommittee of the Diversity Committee hosted a networking reception for students from the four area law schools on April 10, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Bar Center (601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA). The purpose of the reception was to provide law students and professionals interested in LGBT issues networking opportunities that could create career opportunities and support systems for the law students. A similar reception will be scheduled in Baton Rouge in the Fall. Robein, Urann, Spencer, Picard & Cangemi APLC sponsored the reception.
GNO Martinet Scholarship Jazz Brunch - September 13!
Join the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society and the New Orleans Martinet Legal Foundation (the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of the Martinet) for their annual Scholarship Gala with a jazz bruch - "Forging Our Future."
What: The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society's Scholarship Jazz Brunch
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014. 11:00 a.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, 70113
To purchase tickets, click here
For more information, contact Deanna Arcement, GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. (504) 909-0234.
LSBA Hosted a Successful Setting the Bar: LSBA Pre-Law Conference for College Students
The LSBA Diversity Committee and the Tulane and Loyola Black Law Student Associations hosted its second annual Setting the Bar Pre-Law Conference on February 1st and 15th at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for approximately 35 college students around the state who are interested in pursuing a legal career.
The workshop enlightened college students on the law school admissions process and provided helpful tips to effectively navigate that process and tackle the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The first day of the program consisted of a series of information sessions from key admissions personnel from area law schools, who shared essential information on applications, resumes, personal statements, and financial aid. A representative from Kaplan shared tips on preparing for and taking the LSAT. Finally, students were exposed to a mock law school class. Day two of the workshop gave students the opportunity to take the LSAT under normal testing conditions/times. Students who attend both days of the program were entered into a raffle for a $1,600 tuition scholarship from Kaplan.
View the 2014 Program Agenda