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

June-July 2017: Moving the Needle Forward

As both a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and someone who believes in servant leadership, I am thrilled to serve as the 2017-18 chair of the LSBA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Council. Our purpose as YLD members is to foster discussion and interchange ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems of the younger members of the legal profession in our state.

The YLD has enjoyed continued success serving both the public and the Bar. Our annual projects include the high school mock trial competition, law school outreach, Barristers for Boards, law-related education programs and Wills for Heroes. Our newest project, Louisiana64, will hold its third conference in January, with a continued goal of connecting young lawyers from every parish in the state. However, we can always do more and it will be my goal to move the needle forward. This year, I will work to further enhance our current projects, find new ways to serve the public and the Bar, and to implement a plan that will ensure the continued advancement of YLD projects and programming for years to come.

Doing this will require participation by members of the YLD. Every member of the LSBA who has not reached the age of 39 or who has been admitted to practice for fewer than five years is, by virtue, a member of the YLD. In total, there are 6,022 members of the YLD, which includes a diverse and talented group of young attorneys who each have something unique to offer. If each of you can find just one way to get involved in our programs or suggest new ways we can serve you in your practice and community, there could be a significant impact.

As a council, we are constantly seeking to encourage each of you as members to become more involved in our projects and activities. I ask that you consider attending a CLE, judging the high school mock trial in your area, or signing up for a Saturday morning to help provide wills for those who serve and protect our communities.

In this issue, we introduce the 2017-18 YLD Council members. These fantastic individuals from across the state will work constantly for you as members of the YLD. Everyone is willing to speak to you about what the YLD can offer you, personally and professionally.

It is an honor to serve as the YLD chair and I look forward to meeting many more of you and working together to ensure a successful year and put in place plans for many more.
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