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Young Lawyers Division’s 2019-20 Officers and Council Installed


The officers and council members were installed June 6 in conjunction with the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla.

Scott L. Sternberg, a partner in the law firm Sternberg, Naccari & White, L.L.C. (offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge), was installed as 2019-20 YLD chair by Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.

Also sworn in as officers were Chair-Elect Carrie LeBlanc Jones, Baton Rouge, chief legal officer and general counsel for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (she will assume the chair’s position in 2020-21); Secretary Graham H. Ryan, a partner in the New Orleans office of law firm Jones Walker LLP; and Immediate Past Chair Dylan T. Thriffiley, assistant vice president of compliance for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

Justice Johnson also installed members of the 2019-20 YLD Council.

District 1: Randy J. (RJ) Marse, Jr., an associate in the New Orleans office of law firm Liskow & Lewis, A.P.L.C.; and Kristen D. Amond, an associate in the New Orleans office of law firm Fishman Haygood, L.L.P.

District 2: Shayna B. Morvant, managing partner of the law firm Beevers & Beevers, L.L.P., in Gretna; and Betty A. Maury, judicial law clerk for Judge Lee V. Faulkner, Jr., 24th Judicial District Court, Gretna.

District 3: Megan E. Réaux, an associate in the law firm Hill & Beyer, A.P.L.C., in Lafayette.

District 4: Elizabeth F. Shea, an associate in the law firm Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements & Shaddock, L.L.P., in Lake Charles.

District 5: Loren Shanklin Fleshman, a partner in the law firm Smith Shanklin Sosa, L.L.C., in Baton Rouge; and Rachal Cox Cassagne, an associate in the Baton Rouge office of law firm McGlinchey Stafford, P.L.L.C.

District 6: Joshua J. Dara, Jr., an associate in the law firm Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell, A.P.L.C., in Alexandria.

District 7: Russell A. Woodard, Jr., a solo practitioner in the Law Offices of Russell A. Woodard, Jr., L.L.C., in Ruston.

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

At-Large Representative: Senae D. Hall, an assistant district attorney for Caddo Parish in Shreveport.

American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Representative: Danielle L. Borel, an associate in the Baton Rouge office of law firm Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Young Lawyer Member/American Bar Association House of Delegates: Valerie E. Fontenot, an associate in the law firm Frilot, L.L.C., in New Orleans.

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