The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

We are an organization of over 1,400 Louisiana lawyers who are primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation. Founded in 1963, the LADC endeavors to create quality CLE tailored to individual practices while educating and training our members. We have enjoyed spectacular growth and today provide our members with monthly updates on case law through our newsletter. We present educational programs and training throughout the year to provide our members with the knowledge and skills to be among the top litigators in the region. We are proud to be one of the largest defense-lawyer organizations in the United States, and to have been recently selected as the outstanding defense organization in the country by the Defense Research Institute.

~ Let LADC remind you of what a community of colleagues can achieve! ~


This Summer is Sizzlin' - Sizzlin' Summer CLE and Awards Dinner

The LADC has made some changes to our annual Sizzlin’ Summer Seminar. This year we combined the Ladies Who Litigate as well as the Annual Awards Dinner. Come join us August 25 through 27 at the opulent Ritz Carlton. Check our event page for a full agenda and more booking information. Register Here!


7:00-8:00         Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00         Experience So Far Under the Amended Summary Judgment Article

                        (Phelps Gay, moderator, Judge Guy Holdridge, Judge Bill Morvant

                         and Judge Tiffany Chase)                                                                 1.0

9:00-10:00       Recent Developments in Louisiana Law                                            

                        (Bill Corbett, Laura Ashley, Sarah Stogner, and Quincy Crochet)     1.0

10:00-10:10     Break  

10:10-11:10     Recent Developments in Legal Ethics

                        (Dane Ciolino)                                                                                    1.0                                                                                                                                             

11:10-12:10     Developments at the Louisiana Supreme Court

                        (Justice Greg Guidry)                                                                         1.0

12:10-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:30         Review of the 2016 Legislative Sessions

                        (State Representatives Neil Abramson and Ray Garofalo)               1.0                                                                                          

2:30-3:30         Employment Law Hot Topics

                        (Prof. Bill Corbett, Troy Mouton & Monique Gougisha Doucette)         1.0                                                                                                         

3:30-3:45         Break

3:45-4:45         New Age Professionalism: Bridging the Generational Divide

                        (Marta Schnabel & Rachael Johnson)                                               1.0                

4:45                 Adjourn

Total CLE Credits                                                                                                     7.0

 Happy Hour 5:00-6:00 PM – Ritz-Carlton Library Lounge

3rd Annual Ladies who Litigate Spa Retreat - August 26-27

Combined with the Sizzlin' Summer CLE and the Annual Awards Dinner, the Retreat is still the best place for women to take a break without feeling guilty. Take your much needed break with the LADC and get a few hours of CLE to assuage your worries about working.  Come join us August 26 through 27 at the opulent Ritz Carlton. Check our event page for booking information. Register Here!

LADC and NOADC Joint CLE - September 29

The LADC is joining forces with the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (NOADC) for a joint CLE September 29th. Come see us at Walk On's on Poydras St. from 4:30 to 6:30 for one hour of CLE and a happy hour afterwards. Register Here!