Alainna R. Mire Installed as 80th LSBA President

Alainna R. Mire, chief resilience officer and an assistant attorney for the City of Alexandria, was installed June 11 as the 80th president of the Louisiana State Bar Association during a ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Administering her oath of office was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.

In addition to continuing the implementation of the LSBA Strategic Plan (finalized and set in motion in the fall of 2018), Mire said her focus will turn to facing the new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are all living in our new normal, a phrase all Louisiana citizens have heard too many times before. But I know that the LSBA’s resilience, ability to adapt and reinvent, and determination in overcoming hurdles are the common threads that will propel us to the light at the end of this tunnel, too,” she said.

“The pandemic forced our Bar to rethink, retool and reassess some of our programming (for the members and for the public). I will continue these efforts at innovation and connection with our members and the public, particularly in those areas outside of the state’s major metropolitan areas,” she said. “Technology will offer a way to bridge the gap between all people, allowing us to focus on diversity in the traditional terms of gender and race as well as on locale.”

As an attorney who was born and raised in Scott, attended college and law school in Baton Rouge and moved to Alexandria to practice law, Mire said she knows firsthand the difference in resources throughout the state. “The creation of the interstate transportation system connected the entire state by making it logistically easier to get from one end to the other, but it did not connect the people. People are our greatest resource as a profession,” she said.

Mire received a BA degree in political science in 2000 from Louisiana State University and her JD/BCL degree in 2004 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2004.

She served as the LSBA president-elect in 2019-20 and was a member of the Executive Committee, the Budget Committee and the Bar Governance Committee. She is a member of the Access to Justice Commission. She served as secretary and Louisiana Bar Journal editor in 2015-17. She served as LSBA Young Lawyers Division chair, chair-elect, secretary and District 6 representative. She served on the LSBA’s Board of Governors as House of Delegates Liaison Committee chair and was a member of the LSBA’s Legislation Committee, the Community Action Committee and the Public Information Committee.

She served on the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s (LBF) Board and its Budget Committee and co-chaired the LBF’s Membership Committee.

A former officer of the Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project and chair of the Alexandria Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Council, she is a member of the Alexandria Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is a former chair of the United Way of Central Louisiana.

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