Lincoln Driven to Give for the Lafayette Bar Foundation

The LBF would like to thank everyone who came out to drive a car and raise money and awareness for all of the services the Lafayette Bar Foundation provides.

Courthouse Closure Notice for February 17, 2017

This is to notify you that all offices within the Lafayette Parish Courtshouse will be closed for business on Friday, February 17.

Special Thanks to Everyone Who Helped With the Indigent Defender's Office

The citizens of the Parishes of Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion would like to express our heartfelt thank you to the following attorneys who volunteered their time to represent the indigent during the funding crisis.

Merry Christmas from the LBA!

On behalf of the LBA Board of Directors and Staff,
we wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous new year!
Thank you for your continued support of the Association
and we look forward to working with you in 2017.

Brian Bourgeois, Cyd Anderson, Marilyn Lopez, 
 Missy Theriot, Dani Richey and Josette Gossen Abshire

Bar Association Holiday Schedule

Included are days that the LBA will be closed for the Holidays:

2016 LBA Holiday Party

All of our members invited to the LBA Holiday Party on Thursday, December 8 starting at 6:00PM at the Lafayette Bar Office. Food and drink will be provided at the event (but you have to bring your own mistletoe).

Lafayette Jury Awards $30MM to Rayne Native Paralyzed by 18-wheeler

Blake R. David and Robert Brahan of Broussard & David, LLC and J. Marshall Montgomery of the Law Office of J. Marshall Montgomery represented the plaintiff. It is believed that the verdict over $30MM is the highest in the history of Lafayette Parish – surpassing a $21.4MM verdict obtained by Blake R. David in 2007. 

Extension of Deadline to Apply for LBA Board Seat

In light of the recent flooding, we have extended the deadline to submit applications for service as a member of Lafayette Bar Association Board of Directors until September 30, 2016. Board seats are for three year terms.  Service as a member of the Board of Directors would include monthly meetings and additional service in connection with the LBA committees or events.  We are looking for members with talent, energy and a willingness to serve the profession and the community. 

Click here to download an application for a Board seat.
Click here to download a reply form to serve on a committee.

Thank you very much for considering service with the Lafayette Bar Association. 

Melissa L. Theriot

LASC Candidate Forum Announced

Please join fellow members of the Lafayette Bar Association at the Petroleum Club on Friday, September 30th for a candidate forum.
The Honorable Marilyn Castle
15th Judicial District Court
The Honorable Jimmy Genovese
3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Your Honor: Judge Michelle Breaux's Interview in The Promulgator

Judge Michelle Meaux Breaux was elected to the 15th Judicial District Court, Division E, in 2014. She is a Lafayette Parish native, having graduated from Acadiana High School, the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), and the Southern University Law Center.