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.

In 2014, the LADC revised its by-laws. For these revised by-laws, click here: LADC By-Laws.

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 Trial Academy.

August 2014 Sizzlin' Summer CLE

The Sizzlin' Summer CLE, one of the LADC’s most popular CLE seminars, moves to a new venue this year—the Hyatt French Quarter. We hope you will join us there on Friday, August 15, 2014. We have several outstanding speakers on the CLE program, including the following: John Trimble (Lewis Wagner in Indianapolis) speaking on the metrics of the defense practice; Michael Maslanka (Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Dallas); and Kim Boyle (Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans) speaking on developments in employment law. For more information and to register, click here: 2014 Sizzlin' Summer CLE.