Young Lawyer Chair

Mr.Bradley J Tate

Bradley J. Tate is tax manager for the firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, L.L.C. He received a BS degree in accounting in 2005 from Southeastern Louisiana University, his JD degree in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and an LLM in taxation in 2012 from the University of Alabama. He was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2009.

Brad has served as chair-elect, secretary and the District 5 representative on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council. He was a member of the 2011-12 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2012-13 Leadership LSBA Class. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar Journal’s Editorial Board and has served on the LSBA’s Budget Committee.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) where he has served as chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s (YLD) Committee on Real Property, Estates and Trusts and the ABA YLD’s Committee on Taxation.
Chair Messages

February-March 2018: Changing Perspective Brings Innovation and Growth

For anyone who knows me, it is unlikely you will find me at home on a weekend. My bags are usually packed and I have a plane ticket, train ticket or tank full of gas to go somewhere. For New Year’s 2018, I spent a week traveling through Europe with friends. Since it was my first trip to Europe, I was in awe the entire trip wondering why I had not made myself take the trip sooner. Each country I visited and learned from gave me a new outlook on how I see travel and how I see the world around me. Even after returning home, I am still thinking about the experience and how I may travel differently in the future.

As a new year starts, I encourage each of you to seek out ways to reexamine the world around you. Our jobs as attorneys can inundate us with work and responsibilities that prevent us from taking a step back and seeing the purpose in everything we do. Throughout my year as Young Lawyers Division (YLD) chair, I have been encouraging our board members to change the way they look at all of our projects and programs. Doing this has given us an opportunity for change and growth. It has become my theme and I believe that it is important. Repetition and doing things because they’ve always been done that way prevents innovation and change.

This is an introspective process that each of us should do in our practices and other activities. Take some time to determine if there are things that you could do differently or improve to make your life a little different or a little better.

As we turn the midway point in the Bar year, I am impressed with the dedication and hard work of the YLD Council members. We have presented several Wills for Heroes programs, held successful CLE events and brought young lawyers from across the state together at Louisiana64. With the year only halfway done, we still have a number of programs and projects ongoing. I encourage each of you to nominate an outstanding young lawyer for one of our awards this year. It is important that we recognize the accomplishments of our members. High school mock trials are underway and more Wills for Heroes events are taking place. Also be on the lookout for our Barristers for Boards programs later in the spring.

I also want to encourage you to consider attending the Annual Meeting and Summer School in June in Destin, Fla. It is a fantastic opportunity to network with your fellow attorneys, gain CLE hours and enjoy time on the beach!
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