Young Lawyer Chair

Mr.Scotty E Chabert Jr

Scotty E. Chabert, Jr. is an assistant district attorney for the 18th Judicial District and a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Saunders & Chabert. He previously served as an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center. He received a BS degree in 2002 from Louisiana State University and his JD degree in 2006 from Southern University Law Center. He was admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Louisiana in 2006 and in Mississippi in 2007.

Scotty served as chair-elect, secretary and District 5 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. He was a member of the 2009-10 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2010-11 Leadership LSBA Class. He is a past chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s (BRBA) Young Lawyers Section and a 2010 recipient of the BRBA’s President’s Award.

In his community, he is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Scotty and his wife, Katie D. Chabert, have been married for seven and a half years and are the parents of three children.
Chair Messages

August-September 2016: The Rains Came and the LSBA Responded

Humbled, humbled, humbled . . . On Aug. 13, 2016, I watched the rain stay on top of Baton Rouge for hours dumping water, then the water began to rise and stopped three feet from the back of my home. I was lucky!

On Aug. 29, 2005, I was a third-year law student and all I could do was watch on television as the Hurricane Katrina waters rose and devastated many homes, lives and law practices.

Looking back, I keep asking myself, “Could I have done more then?” Do not sit idle and be left asking that same question of yourself.

Together with the Louisiana Civil Justice Center, FEMA and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Louisiana State Bar Association has set up free legal assistance for Louisiana flood victims via a toll-free legal aid hotline, 800-310-7029. This hotline for victims of the storms and flooding allows victims to call and request assistance of a lawyer for the following types of assistance:

• securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors;
• assistance with life, medical and property insurance claims;
• help with home repairs and contractors;
• replacement of wills and other legal documents destroyed in the floods;
• aid in consumer protection matters, remedies and procedures; and
• counseling on mortgage-foreclosure and landlord-tenant problems.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers can leave a message. Those individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with Louisiana lawyers who have volunteered to provide free, limited legal help. This is where you come in!

If by the time you read this message you have not volunteered, then consider volunteering today. I am often reminded that practicing law is not a “right” but a “privilege.” Use the privilege you have been given to help another. Of course, if you want to step out of your lawyer suit, feel free to head to Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes and get your hands dirty. There is no shortage of demolition, cleanup and rebuilding tasks to be done.
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