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.

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Complimentary Hurricane Ida Zoom CLE - Donations welcome

At noon on September 28th, the LADC is offering a complimentary webinar which will provide an overview of the nuts-and-bolts of a hurricane claim, and will provide information on coverage under a standard homeowners policy, time delays for adjusting the claim, an overview of the adjusting process, and bad faith penalties. Co-presented by Stephen Butterfield and Shawn Cusimano. Although there is no registration fee, we are asking for a $20 Hurricane Ida Relief Fund donation. Register here.

Hurricane Ida News

Since Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on August 29th, the LADC has remained in touch with the Louisiana courts in order to get their orders to our members as quickly as possible. The LA Supreme Court has issued these orders: Court Closure Order, Suspension Order, Criminal Suspension Order. Since Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on August 29th, our community has been working tirelessly in the recovery effort. In that vein, the LADC has created the Hurricane Ida Relief Forum. This forum is open to all who have log-in credentials for the site.To post a request for aid, please first sign in. Once logged in, click “Forum” on your Member Center page. Select the top forum, “Hurricane Ida Relief” and select whichever category is applicable - requesting help or offering help - and then click "New Topic" to create a post. To reply to a post, click the forum topic title and scroll down. There should be a “Quick Reply” text box. If not, select “Quick Reply” and a box will appear. Post the forum here! Updated 9/16/21.

Jessica Engler wins 2021 LADC Frank L. Maraist Award at Annual Dinner

Pictured: Lana Crump, Board of Directors District 1; Jessica Engler, Frank. L. Maraist Award Winner; L. Gregoire, Past President

The Frank L. Maraist Award recognizes a young lawyer who has made outstanding achievement in his/her practice and exemplary contributions to the legal profession, to the defense bar and to his/her community. Jessica Engler of Kean Miller is this year's recipient! 

New Practice Group Formed: Insurance Law

Our Practice Groups keep growing! Starting half a decade ago with only 3, we are now proud to announce the formulation of our fifth Insurance Law Practice Group. Due to the large amount of cases filed in the last year as the result of the 2020 Hurricane Season, we would like to provide a forum for our members involved in those types of cases to share their experiences, ask questions and exchange information helpful to their practice. We hope to arrange for informal conference calls as well as an email list to connect members who want access to this resource. If interested, please sign up now!


Interested in Joining the LADC? See what we can offer you today!

By the joining the LADC, you are setting yourself up for success! With over 1,400 members and numerous CLEs, the LADC is able to provide dynamic networking opportunities. Our Membership Committee gathers once a month to evaluate applications. As a member you receive access to our archive of newsletters and current monthly newsletters on recent developments within the legal community, as well as the following benefits [click to continue reading]....