Young Lawyer Chair

Ms.Dylan T Thriffiley

Dylan T. Thriffiley is assistant vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs for Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. She received a BS degree, magna cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her JD degree, cum laude, in 2008 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She was admitted to practice in Louisiana in 2008.

Dylan served as the Louisiana State Bar Association’s (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division Council chair-elect in 2017-18, secretary in 2016-17 and as a District 1 Council representative from 2012-16. She was a member of the 2010-11 Leadership LSBA Class and co-chaired the 2011-12 Leadership LSBA Class. She is a member of the LSBA’s Committee on the Profession and the Bar Governance Committee. She also was a member of the Louisiana Bar Journal Editorial Board and serves on the board of trustees for the Louisiana Civil Justice Center.

She is a former president of the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. In 2015, she was named a Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” In 2016, she became certified in healthcare compliance.

In her community, Dylan is the volunteer coordinator for Hogs for the Cause, an organization which provides funding to families whose children are being treated for pediatric brain cancer.

She and her husband, Peter S. Thriffiley, Jr., have been married for six years and are the parents of two children.
Chair Messages

February-March 2019: "Build Your Brand" at Inaugural Young Lawyers Conference

As I’m writing this message, I’ve just finished providing remarks at the inaugural Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference in Baton Rouge.

The conference was themed “Build Your Brand” and developed by the Young Lawyers Division Council to engage with our membership and provide dedicated programming applicable to young lawyers, regardless of where they practice or who they represent. This conference came to life over the past year because of the hard work and dedication of Dani Borel, Scott Sternberg, Jeff Hufft and countless other council members and volunteers.

Over the course of the day, we offered five hours of CLE credit, including ethics, professionalism and law practice management. A total of 24 young lawyer speakers were on hand to present a variety of panels, breakout sessions, sprint sessions and an idea exchange. Topics included bankruptcy, transactions, criminal law, marketing, how to succeed in a law firm, and how to build a law practice from the ground up. These were young lawyers providing real-life advice and education to their peers on topics that impact and interest young lawyers. The sessions were engaging and informative, with active audience participation. Trust me when I say that this is how you want to spend your time obtaining required CLE hours.

The highlight of the day was the luncheon where YLD Secretary-Elect Graham Ryan and I had the honor of recognizing the Young Lawyers Division Award finalists and winners, and we all enjoyed a keynote address from young lawyer and Louisiana District 53 State Representative Tanner Magee. Hearing the achievements of these incredible young lawyers and local affiliates makes me proud to be a Louisiana young lawyer. The day concluded with a networking reception sponsored by the LSBA Labor Relations and Employment Law Section.

We have high hopes for future versions of the Young Lawyers Conference. If you were able to join us in 2019, thank you so much! Please reach out to us and let us know what you liked and what you didn’t like. If you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope to see you at the 2020 Young Lawyers Conference!

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