LSBA Young Lawyers Division’s 2017-18 Officers and Council Installed


The installation ceremony was June 7 during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting.


Bradley J. Tate, tax manager for Carr, Riggs & Ingram, L.L.C., in Metairie, was installed as 2017-18 YLD chair by Judge Karelia R. Stewart, 1st Judicial District Court, Shreveport.

Also sworn in as officers were Chair-Elect Dylan T. Thriffiley, director of compliance for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans (she will assume the chair’s position in 2018-19); Secretary Scott L. Sternberg, a partner in the New Orleans law firm Sternberg, Naccari & White, L.L.C.; and Immediate Past Chair Scotty E. Chabert, Jr., an assistant district attorney for the 18th Judicial District and a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm Saunders & Chabert.

Judge Stewart also installed members of the 2017-18 YLD Council.

District 1: Cristin F. Bordelon, an associate in the New Orleans office of the law firm Leake & Andersson, L.L.P.; and James E. Courtenay, an attorney with The King Firm, L.L.C., in New Orleans.

District 2: Shayna B. Morvant, managing partner of the Gretna law firm Beevers & Beevers, L.L.P.; and Jeffrey D. Hufft, with the law firm Jeffrey D. Hufft, Attorney at Law, L.L.C., in New Orleans.

District 3: Lauren L. Gardner, an associate in the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette.

District 4: Adam P. Johnson, a partner in The Johnson Firm in Lake Charles.

District 5: Kristi W. Richard, a member in the Baton Rouge office of the law firm McGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C., and an adjunct instructor of business law and sports law at Louisiana State University; and Carrie L. Jones, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm Shows, Cali & Walsh, L.L.P.

District 6: Nicholas R. Rockforte, a partner in the Plaquemine law firm Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, L.L.P.

District 7: Ethan A. Hunt, a solo practitioner in Monroe.

District 8: Joshua K. Williams, an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish in Shreveport.

At-Large Representative: Travis J. Broussard, a partner in the Lafayette law firm Durio, McGoffin, Stagg & Ackermann.

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Representative: Graham H. Ryan, a business litigation associate in the New Orleans office of the law firm Jones Walker LLP.

Young Lawyer Member/American Bar Association House of Delegates: Kristen L. Burge, an associate in the Metairie office of the law firm Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, L.L.C.


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