Second African American President of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association
Travis Broussard is to be named the first male African-American president of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association on September 29, 2016 at Iberia Bank in Lafayette, LA.
Mr. Broussard is currently an associate of Durio, McGoffin, Stagg and Ackerman (DMSA), having joined the firm in 2011. He is an active member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association and also acts as an adjunct professor of law at Southern University Law Center.
Mr. Broussard is a 2010 graduate of Southern University Law Center achieving cum laude. Earlier this year, Mr. Broussard was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Business Litigation (2016).
LSBA's Midyear Meeting is Scheduled to Convene on January 19-21, 2017
The LSBA’s Midyear meeting is scheduled to convene on January 19-21, 2017 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge. On Thursday, January 19, 2017 the following CLE seminars will be hosted in part by the LSBA Diversity Committee. More...
Southwest National Black Law Students Association's Convention
The Southwest region of the National Black Law Students Association will host its convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, from January 11-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency . For more informaion, click here, Convention Guide
Alexandria Bar Association Hosted the Opening of Court Cermony in Rapides Parish
Alexandria Bar Association welcomed newly admitted attorneys at its Opening of Court ceremony in Rapides Parish on September 7, 2016.View Photo
Upcoming Local and Specialty Bar Events - Bar Year 2016-2017Here is a list of upcoming local and specialty bar events for the 2016-2017 Bar year. Please check the list frequently - changes and updates will be added regularly. If you would like your bar organization's event listed, please let us know! Send an email to email@example.com with the event details (date, time, location). View Schedule
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The United States Department of Labor announced that this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Please click here
for additional resources.
October is LGBT Pride Month
The White House, Office of the Press Secretary issues Presidential Proclamation in celebration of LGBT Pride Month. Please click here
Alainna R. Mire, LSBA Secretary, Honored at the YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville 7th Annual "Decades of Women" Event
Alainna R. Mire, LSBA Secretary will be honored at the YWCA of Alexandria-Pineville 7th Annual "Decades of Women" Event on November 10, 2016 at the Downtown Alexandria Holiday Inn. This event honors six women, one from each decade ranging from 30's to 80's+, who have displayed community excellence and achievement. Each candidate is nominated by members of the community, and they are selected by the YWCA Board of Directors. Shannon Miller, Olympic Gold Medalist, will be the keynote speaker.
Association for Women Attorneys held a panel discussion on Gender and Racial Diversity of Louisiana Judges.
The Association of Women Attorneys of New Orleans held a panel discussion on October 24, 2016. A report, including research by Professors Salmon Shomade and Sally J. Kenney, was released on Gender and Racial Diversity of Louisiana Judges. The findings of the report were presented and followed by a panel discussion, which featured several judges.
Photo ID L to R: Salmon Shomade, Visiting Associate Professor, Emory University, Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown, U.S. District Court, Judge Bernandette, Civil District Court, Sally J. Kenney, Professor, Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, David Meyer, Dean of Tulane Law School
The LSBA Diversity Commitee's Specialisty Bars Subcommittee held its first Speciality Bar Conference
The LSBA Diversity Committee’s Specialty Bars Subcommittee held its first Specialty Bars Conference "Changing the Profession from Within" on August 20, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans.
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SAVE THE DATE! 10TH ANNUAL CONCLAVE ON DIVERSITY- MARCH 24, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!
The 10th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession is scheduled Friday, March 24, 2017 and it will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA. The theme for the Conclave is "Diversity is Good for Everyone."
Join the LSBA Diversity Signatories
The LSBA recognizes that achieving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession is an effort that requires the Association's continued effort and commitment. Statewide judges, attorneys, firms, and organizations have joined the LSBA by signing the Statement of Diversity Principles, a commitment to foster diversity and inclusion. If you, your firm or organization are interested in furthering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, we encourage you to become a Diversity Signatory! Simply sign the LSBA Statement of Diversity Principles and either email it (email@example.com) or fax it (504-566-0930) to the Member Outreach and Diversity Department.
To date, the total number of Diversity Signatories is 356! The 2015 Signatories included:
- Jules D. Edwards, III, Attorney at Law
- Louisiana District Judges Association
- Evans & Clesi, PLC
- Louis J. Leo, Attorney at Law, APLC
To read the LSBA Diversity Statement, approved by the LSBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates on January 12, 2008, please click here