The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

We are an organization of over 1,100 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 recognized as an outstanding defense organization in the country by the Defense Research Institute.

~ Let LADC remind you of what a community of colleagues can achieve! ~

Annual Meeting heading to Hawaii!

Join President Pellegrin at the Hilton Waikoloa Village July 1 - 4! We are offering 8 hours of on-site CLE with electronic seminar materials and 4 hours of CLE via Zoom. Check out our brochure and agenda. Celebrate over 60 years of serving the Louisiana defense community! Register today!

Young Lawyers' Boot Camp Returns August 2-3 - Register Today!

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 and pretrial proceedings. Performances are digitally recorded and critiqued by our faculty of experienced instructors. Lectures complement participant performances. Space is limited - Register here!

Two June Zoom CLEs - Registration Open


  • Our Zoom CLE: Employment Law Practice Group takes place on June 26th. Speakers Kevin Barreca (LADC Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair), Katelyn Harrell (LADC Young Lawyer Committee Member), and Prof. William R. Corbet (LADC Executive Director) will present a one hour CLE discussing the current state of non-compete law in Louisiana as well as the details of the new FTC rule banning non-competes. Register here!

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]....