Young Lawyers Division

The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to foster discussions and interchange of ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems of the younger members of the legal profession in the State of Louisiana; to aid in their advancement; to encourage their interest and participation in the activities of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and, in general, to further the purposes and objectives of the LSBA. This site is a public service of the LSBA-YLD Council, providing YLD information to the public, communicating with YLD members.

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2018 State High School Mock Trial Competition Winners Announced

Congratulations to Jesuit High School (New Orleans), winners of the 2018 Richard N. Ware, IV State High School Mock Trial Competition! The competition was held on March 10, 2018 at the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna. The members of the first place team are: Nathan Alvarez, Gabe Dupuy, Ethan Erhardt, Christian Lacoste, Nick Leonik and Manuel Molina. Jesuit team member Manuel Molina was also awarded Best Attorney, and team member Nick Leonik was awarded Best Witness. The Jesuit team will now go on to compete in the 2018 National High School Mock Trial Championship this spring in Reno, Nev.

Second place went to the mock trial team from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies (Metairie): Adija Bhattacharjee, Omer Israeli, Kiera Lesky, Carter Nugent, Luke Vedros and Jacob Zanca.

The State High School Mock Trial Competition is the culmination of four regional championships. It is coordinated annually by the LSBA's Young Lawyers Division. The competition is named in memory of the Honorable Richard N. Ware, IV, who enthusiastically volunteered for nearly a decade as the presiding judge of the final round of the Louisiana High School Mock Trial Competition.

This year’s state case, State of Louisiana VS. Hendrix Rhodes, was written by the members of the University of Louisiana-Monroe Mock Trial Team. Click here to view the 2018 High School Mock Trial Case.

 Nominations Are Now Closed for 2018 Young Lawyers Division Awards

The nomination deadline was Feb. 9, 2018, for five LSBA Young Lawyers Division awards — the Hon. Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award, the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, the Service to the Public Award, the Service to the Bar Award and the YLD Pro Bono Award. The YLD Pro Bono Award will be presented at the LSBA Pro Bono Awards Ceremony and Reception. All other YLD awards will be presented at the LSBA Annual Meeting and Joint Summer School. For more information, contact YLD Awards Committee Chair Kristi W. Richard, (225)382-3704 or email
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