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! ~

Nominations Due by July 1!

Do you know an exceptional young attorney who deserves some recognition? The LADC's Frank L. Maraist Award is for a young attorney who practices in the Louisiana who demonstrates professional excellence, commitment to the community, and furthers the ideals of the legal community. Learn more by viewing the full list of criteria and find the nomination form here. For all information check out our event page. Don't forget nominations are due by July 1st! Register for the Awards dinner here. 

New Practice Group Meeting July 17 - Registration Open

The LADC is excited to offer a new seminar this summer! The seminar will consist of four concurrent sessions divided by our Practice Groups: Medical Malpractice, Employment Law, Construction and Commercial Law, and Environmental and Energy Law. See our full agenda and check out our event page for more information. 

Our Famous Young Lawyers' Boot Camp Returns this Summer - Register Now!

Learn advocacy from some of Louisiana's best lawyers, judges, and professors during two days of intensive “learn-by-doing” training at the LADC Young Lawyers' Boot Camp. Participants will learn to direct and cross-examine fact and expert witnesses, and make powerful and persuasive arguments at trial, pretrial proceedings, and mediation. Performances are digitally recorded and critiqued by our faculty of experienced instructors. Lectures complement participant performances. To learn more see the full agenda or check out our event page.

Annual Young Lawyers Awards & LADC Board Dinner this August!

Our Annual Young Lawyers & LADC Board Dinner takes place this year at the beautiful Windsor Court in New Orleans. Join us to celebrate amazing defense attorneys throughout Louisiana. Check out our event page for more information. Don't forget to register or sponsor a table here!