Save the Date! National Bar Association Convention
The 2014 89th Annual National Bar Association Convention is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 to Friday, August 1.
This year the convention will be held at the Atlanta Mariott Marquis, located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.
Diversity Committee Hosts Networking Receptions for Law Students - April 10th
The LGBT subcommittee of the Diversity Committee is hosting 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 is 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 is sponsoring the receptions. To RSVP, contact Sonjanita Jordan (504-619-0115) or email her at email@example.com
. To print out the event flyer, click here.
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.
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Volunteers Needed -- Become an LSBA Student Ambassador Outreach Volunteer
Remember when you were a kid and aspired to be a lawyer? Remember the people along the way who helped inspire and shape your career decisions? You too can be a source of inspiration for students in Louisiana.More...
"Suit Up for the Future" High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program
The Louisiana State Bar Association in partnership with the Just the Beginning Foundation present "Suit Up for the Future" High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program.
This program is available to incoming high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are interested in the legal profession. Students will participate in a one week legal institute, during which they will attend an abridged law school session and a two week internship consisting of shadowing at area law offices and courts. The students will also participate in field trips. Students who complete the program will receive a $250 stipend.
The program is June 9-27, 2014. Interested students should contact Kelly McNeil Legier, Esq., Director of Outreach and Diversity, Louisiana State Bar Association at Kelly.Legier@lsba.org
or (504) 619-0129. If your school would like to have an LSBA speaker come in-person to make a presentation about the Suit Up internship program to the students, please click here
to fill out this form. Students can also apply online at www.lsba.org/goto/suitup
Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted online, emailed or postmarked by April 15th.
Please send materials to:
Louisiana State Bar Association
Attn: Diversity Committee
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Setting the Bar: LSBA Pre-Law Conference; Mar. 2nd
The LSBA Diversity Committee and the Tulane and Loyola Black Law Student Associations hosted for about 42 college students from around the State a two day SETTING THE BAR: Louisiana State Bar Association Pre-Law Conference on February 16th and March 2nd. This 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).
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LSBA hosted Professional Development Workshop for Law Students in Partnership with the Loyola BLSA Students
The LSBA hosted a Professional Development Workshop in partnership with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law BLSA Students on March 23, 2010, at the Loyola College of Law from 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., with a brief networking reception immediately after. Jaimme Collins, Kelly McNeil Legier, Sharrolyn Miles, and Sheila Wilkinson discussed their experiences and advice regarding the following topics: (1) How to get the most from your summer associate/law clerk position; and (2) job search tips for those not ranked first in the class.
2012 LSBA and JTBF Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program
The Louisiana State Bar Association in partnership with the Just the Beginning Foundation has had another outstanding High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program. More...
Minority Involvement Section's Third Annual Minority Legal Internship Fair Converted to "Virtual" Fair
For the first time ever, the Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Section hosted its third annual Minority Legal Internship Fair "virtually" rather than "in person". Nevertheless, no other FREE venue in Louisiana offered employers such a large pool of talented students with diverse backgrounds who were offering themselves for free or modestly-paid internships during all or part of the summer.
For more information about the Fall Job Fair, scheduled for October 1st at Tulane University Law School, please contact Kelly McNeil Legier at 504-619-0129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suit Up for the Future: The LSBA High School Legal Internship Program Was A Success!
The Louisiana State Bar Association in partnership with the Just the Beginning Foundation presented its inaugural "Suit Up for the Future" High School Summer Legal Internship Program. This program was available to rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in the legal profession. Students participated in a five week legal internship from June 20, 2011 to July 25, 2011, at the Louisiana Bar Center (601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA) as well as participating New Orleans area firms, agencies, and courts. The program consisted of one week of lecture with law school professors, practicing lawyers, and law students as well as four weeks of shadowing with attorneys and judges in local law firms, agencies, and courts. Students also had the opportunity to meet attorneys and judges during field trips to New Orleans area courts and other legal venues. Student participants earned a stipend valued at up to $250.
Students interested in the 2012 program should contact Kelly McNeil Legier, Esq., Director of Member Outreach and Diversity, Louisiana State Bar Association (Kelly.Legier@lsba.org
"Suit Up for the Future" Program Article
Successful 24th Annual Minority Job Fair at LSU in Baton Rouge
LSBA Minority Involvement Section hosted a successful 24th annual Minority Job Fair on August 18th at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...
LSBA's 23rd Annual Minority Job Fair Created a Hiring Pool of Approximately 75 Talented Law Students and Recent Graduates with Diverse Backgrounds
The 23rd Annual LSBA Minority Involvement Section's Minority Job Fair occurred on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Tulane University Law School's John Giffen Weinmann Hall in New Orleans. The free Minority Job Fair offered about 56 representatives from 28 interviewing and information table employers the opportunity to compress into a single day statewide interviewing of approximately 75 talented students and recent graduates with diverse backgrounds, primarily from area law schools. Several resume collect employer also received resume books in order to contact students directly when positions open within their organizations. More...
The LSBA Minority Involvement Section hosted its 2nd Annual Minority Internship Fair at Tulane
The Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Section hosted its annual internship fair for approximately 30 employers and 50 students on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Tulane University Law School. The purpose of the Fair was to assist diverse law students find free or modestly-paid legal internships regardless of their ranking in their classes.
If you did not register but are interested in having an intern, please contact Kelly McNeil Legier at Kelly.Legier@lsba.org
LSBA & Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education presents: Karen Chatman Edutainment
To further their law day activities the LSBA in connection with the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE)and Karen Chatman Edutainment, conducted several instructive and entertaining presentations aimed at educating young people about President Abraham Lincoln during the bi-centennial of his birth date. The program, titled "Abraham Ride On." educated middle school students-- in a fun and interactive way-- about Lincoln as a lawyer, The Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Attorney volunteers presented the information in the context of a fun game of "Who Wants to Be a Lincoln Fan." They helped students gain an understanding of the significance of his presidential acts on their lives today and how they can contribute to our government "of the people, by the people, for the people." Some inspired students presented their own impromtu rap on Lincoln.
Learning in a fun and exciting way!
The Right Act: Vote!
The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), in cooperation with the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) and Karen Chatman Edutainment, is hosting a series of instructive and entertaining presentations aimed at educating young people about voting. The program, titled "The Right Act: Vote", combines the popular cultural element of rap music with social issues that are too big to ignore: the importance of exercising the right to vote and the long path it took for all citizens to gain that right. The goal is to educate middle school, high school, and college students in major cities in Louisiana -- in a fun and interactive way -- on the history of the right to vote, the importance of that right, how lawyers helped the process, and how the Voting Rights Act has helped our community recently.
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