50th Anniversary Dinner
The 50th Anniversary Dinner, held at the Roosevelt Hotel on August 16th, was a great success. For pictures of the event, see the LADC Facebook Page.
December 2014 Seminar at Windsor Court
The LADC's most popular seminar of the year, the LADC Winter Seminar will be conducted at the New Orleans Windsor Court Hotel on Friday, December 13, 2013 during the holiday season. As in the past, this year’s seminar will be held in conjunction with the Louisiana Judicial College’s Torts Seminar at the Windsor Court. We will have a cocktail reception at the end of the seminar on Friday to which the judges will be invited.
The CLE program will offer 7-8 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism. Speakers and topics already confirmed include: Michael Patterson on Professionalism in Mediation; Herschel Richard and panelists on Expert Witnesses; Christine Lipsey and panelists on Class Actions; and President Tom Galligan and Professors Alston Johnson and John Church on Tort Law Developments. More speakers and topic to be announced. For more information on the program, click here: December 2013 LADC Windsor Court Seminar.
To download the PDF materials for ths seminar, click here: December 2014 LADC CLE Materials.
March 2014 Beaver Creek Ski Seminar
Save the date for the LADC 2014 winter meeting and CLE in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The seminar will be held during the Mardi Gras week of 2014 from March 2-6, 2014. A hard copy of the registration form is available for download here: 2014 Beaver Creek Ski Seminar Brochure.
July-August 2014 Trial Academy
Learn trial advocacy from some of Louisiana's best lawyers, judges and advocacy teachers during three days of intensive “learning-by-doing” training at the 30th anniversary session of the LADC Trial Academy. The 2014 Trial Academy will be conducted at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law from Thursday, July 31, 2014 through Saturday, August 2, 2014. For more information on the program, click here: 2014 LADC Trial Academy.
The LADC: Who We Are
The LADC is a nonprofit organization intended to bring together by association, communication and organization, lawyers who devote a substantial amount of their professional time to the handling of civil litigation and whose representation in such cases is primarily for the defense; to provide for the exchange among the members of this Association of information, ideas, techniques of procedure and court rulings relating to the handling of litigation in an effort to enhance the knowledge and improve the skills of defense lawyers; to elevate the standards of trial practice in this area and, in conjunction with similar associations in other areas, to develop, establish and secure court adoption or approval of a high-standard code of trial conduct and courtroom manners; to support and work for the improvement of the adversary system of justice in our courts; to work for the elimination of court congestion and delays in civil litigation; and in general to promote improvements in the administration of justice and to increase the quantity and quality of service and contribution which the legal profession renders to the community, state and nation.
Join the LADC
To apply to join the LADC, click here: LADC Membership Application.
Expert Witness Service
To download a request for expert witness referrals, click here: LADC Expert Witness Request Form