Second African American President of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association
Travis Broussard is to be named the second African-American, first male president of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association on August 28, 2016 at Iberia Bank in Lafayette, LA.
Mr. Broussard is currently an associate of Durio, McGoffin, Stagg and Ackerman (DMSA), having joined the firm in 2011. He is an active member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and also acts as an adjunct professor of law at Southern University Law Center.
Mr. Broussard is a 2010 graduate of Southern University Law Center achieving cum laude. Earlier this year, Mr. Broussard was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation (2016).
Diversity Committee's Pipeline to Diversity and Outreach Subcommittee and Legal Services for Persons With Disabilities Committee Hosts Three-Part Disability CLE Series
The first in the series, titled "Special Education Law 101: Student Rights and School Responsibilities," is scheduled for September 24, 2016
from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
- Special education basics
- Disciplinary policies
- Student eligibility for special education services
- Administrative appeals
- and more!
You can look forward to hearing from our speakers, including:
- Joan Hunt, Louisiana Department of Education
- Laureen Mayfield, Louisiana Association of Special Education Administrators
- Wayne Stewart – Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP
- Debra Weinberg – The Advocacy Center
This session is FREE
and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Louisiana Attorneys can apply to receive 2.00 MCLE Credit Hours.
Registration information TBA. To download a PDF flyer, please click here
19 Student Interns Complete 2016 Suit Up for the Future Program
The Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Internship Program had another successful year with 19 student interns completing the program. The three-week program (June 13-July 1) included abridged law school sessions; shadowing opportunities at law firms, courts and agencies; and field trips to courts and law schools.
During the final week, the students prepared written memorandum to support their oral argument that was presented on the last day of the program to a panel of judges in a courtroom.
The Suit Up Program, a partnership with the LSBA, the Just the Beginning Foundation, the Louisiana Bar Foundation and Louisiana law schools, is an award-winning Diversity Pipeline Program and a 2013 American Bar Association Partnership Program recipient.
The Suit Up Program is successful because of the dedicated volunteers, including:
• The LSBA Pipeline to Diversity and Outreach Subcommittee Co-Chairs Scherri Neewana Guidry and Kandace Runita Hamilton.
• Professor Mary G. Algero, Loyola University College of Law; Professors Michelle A. Jackson and Russell L. Jones, Southern University Law Center; and Professors Jeffrey C. Brooks and Christopher J. Tyson, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
• Shadowing employers — Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, L.L.C.; Liskow & Lewis, P.L.C.; Orleans Public Defenders Office and Chief Defender Derwyn D. Bunton; Orleans Parish Civil District Court and Judge Piper D. Griffin; 24th Judicial District Court and Judge June Berry Darensburg and Judge Raymond S. Steib, Jr.; Orleans Parish First City Court and Section B Judge Angelique A. Reed; Courington Kiefer & Sommers, L.L.C.; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle; the Louisiana Supreme Court; the Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal; Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and Section B Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier and Section A Chief Judge Laurie A. White; Dillard University; LSBA Access to Justice Department, Externs of Judge Karen Wells Roby and Suit Up Alumni.
• Attorneys Jackie M. McCreary, Jason M. Freas, Amanda Casey Desselles, Matthew S. Smith, Janet C. Kearney, Micah C. Zeno and Caroline F. Bordelon.
Get Involved! Become an LSBA Professionalism Facilitator
Are you interested in:
•Increasing your diversity knowledge and skills?
•Boosting your confidence in delivering effective diversity and inclusion training?
•Improving your understanding of stereotypes, prejudices and cultural differences?
•Discovering new ways to reduce bias?
•Helping others become more culturally competent?
•Gaining tools to promote diversity and inclusion through training?
If so, you may want to consider becoming an LSBA Professionalism Facilitator. Facilitators are attorney volunteers that give of their time to educate others on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE! 10TH ANNUAL CONCLAVE ON DIVERSITY- MARCH 24, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!
The 10th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession is scheduled Friday, March 24, 2017 and it will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA. The theme for the Conclave is "Diversity is Good for Everyone."
Join the LSBA Diversity Signatories
The LSBA recognizes that achieving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession is an effort that requires the Association's continued effort and commitment. Statewide judges, attorneys, firms, and organizations have joined the LSBA by signing the Statement of Diversity Principles, a commitment to foster diversity and inclusion. If you, your firm or organization are interested in furthering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, we encourage you to become a Diversity Signatory! Simply sign the LSBA Statement of Diversity Principles and either email it (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax it (504-566-0930) to the Member Outreach and Diversity Department.
To date, the total number of Diversity Signatories is 356! The 2015 Signatories included:
- Jules D. Edwards, III, Attorney at Law
- Louisiana District Judges Association
- Evans & Clesi, PLC
- Louis J. Leo, Attorney at Law, APLC
To read the LSBA Diversity Statement, approved by the LSBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates on January 12, 2008, please click here