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! ~

The Winners from our Annual Award Dinner

On August 1st at the Windsor Court, the Young Lawyers Committee member of the Year Award was presented by YLC Chair Valerie Fontenot to Amber Barlow (Kuchler Polk Weiner). LADC President Victor Gregoire presented the Fifth Annual Frank L. Maraist Award to Tiffany Dupree (Jones Walker). The other finalists for the Maraist Award, all of whom received plaques, were: Margaret Pruitt (Hudson Potts & Bernstein), Jami Lacour Ishee (Davidson Meaux Sonnier & McElligott), Ashley Heilprin (Phelps Dunbar), and Dianna Willem (Hebbler & Giordano).

Photo L-R: Valerie Fontenot, Chair Young Lawyer Committee,  
Jamie Lacour Ishee, Tiffany Dupree, Dianna Willem, Ashley Heilprin

Skills Beyond the Courtroom Seminar - Registration Closed

Join us on September 19th at the Cambria Hotel in New Orleans for a full day of CLE. The fee will include lunch and a happy hour! We do have a special room rate for our members, so be sure to book your room by August 20th to take advantage. A full agenda will be coming soon. No Walk-ins.

Our Mini CLE Returns - Register Now

The LADC is excited to offer a mini 2 hour CLE this October 23 on the Northshore. Come join us at the atmospheric, Italian restaurant Nuvolari's from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. By popular demand the LADC is offering this mini-CLE for the second year in a row. Register now!

Making Holiday Plans? Register for the December Defense Seminar

Our annual Torts Seminar in conjunction with the Judicial College returns to the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Instead of panicked shopping and planning, spend December 6th with your colleagues at a seminar and December 7th relaxing at the amazing Roosevelt Hotel Spa. A full agenda will be announced soon. Register now!