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! ~

Young Lawyers' Boot Camp July 28-29, Registration is Open 

Formerly known as the LADC Trial Academy, Boot Camp is a stream-lined 2 day work shop for young attorneys to learn the practical skills necessary to get a good deposition and appear in court. Come join us at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for 14.0 hours of MCLE including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism. To learn more, please see our agenda. You can find the registration form here.  

LADC Sizzlin' Summer CLE and Awards Dinner Set for August - Registration Open

On the night of August 10th, the LADC will host our annual Awards Dinner at the Ace Hotel. The following days will be taken up with fantastic CLE in our popular SIzzlin' Summer Seminar. The full agenda is out now! For more information including criteria and forms for award nominations, please go to our event page. You can register now!

8:15-9:15 Significant Developments in Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, and Construction and Commercial Litigation

                 (Brandon Davis, Robert Baudouin, and David Nelson)
9:15-10:15 Recent Developments in Legal Ethics and ODC Disciplinary Enforcement 

                 (Prof. Dane Ciolino and Susan Kalmbach and Yolanda Cezar,  Office of Disciplinary Counsel)

   10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 What Lawyers Need to Know at Every Level of Court--Judges Panel      

                  (Justice James Genovese, Judge Guy Holdridge, and Judge Piper Griffin)
11:30-12:30 Legislative Session Review and a Look Ahead 

                   (Victor Gregoire and Representative Raymond Garofalo, and  Representative Neil Abramson)
    12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Drivers and the Driverless Vehicle Revolution: Understanding the Changing Role of the Driver 

               (David Cades, Exponent)

 2:30-3:30 Young Lawyers Panel:  Recent Developments in Louisiana Law    

                (Valerie Fontenot, Kimberly Silas, Michael Mims, and David Adams)

     3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Professionalism Panel

               (Prof. Monica Hof Wallace, Judge Scott U. Schlegel and Parker Layrisson)

     4:45   Adjourn