About the Staff

Pam Landaiche, Executive Director
 
Pam, who joined the staff in 2018, oversees all administration of the Lafayette Bar Association and Foundation. Previously serving as the LBA’s Events Coordinator, she assumed the position of Executive Director in 2019 with a strong knowledge of the organization’s functionality. Her attention to detail, which stems from her time serving in events management and advertising, allows her to successfully facilitate the day-to-day operations of the organization and its sections. As Executive Director, Pam also maintains and supports the Association and Foundation Board of Directors. With a warm, inviting nature, she generates revenue for the association through fundraising efforts to support existing programs, and she uses her external presence to garner new opportunities and programming.


Marilyn Lopez, Director of Pro Bono Services

Marilyn, who joined the staff in 2016, oversees the daily operations of the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers Pro Bono Project on behalf of the Lafayette Bar Foundation. She is responsible for the coordination of all of the pro bono programs, legal seminars, recruitment and support of attorney volunteers, case management and reporting, developing and maintaining relationships with courts, libraries, senior centers, social service agencies, and assisting the Executive Director in grant writing. Marilyn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Criminal Justice. With over 20 years of experience in the field of pro bono legal services, she works compassionately with volunteer attorneys to help the underprivileged members of the community receive quality legal services. She also serves as the liaison to the Family Law Section and Lafayette Bar Foundation Advisory Board.
 

Katie Blanchet, Marketing, Public Relations, and Member Services Coordinator

Katie is responsible for marketing, public relations, social media management, and member services. She is a graduate from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. With a passion for driving results through strategic marketing plans, targeted social media marketing, community engagement and building partnerships, Katie is strongly suited to wear the many hats required of the position. Being responsible for graphic design, copywriting, email marketing and social media content, she enjoys the challenge of creating cohesive marketing designs and messaging across multiple media channels. Katie is adept at thinking on her feet, building relationships, handling virtual conferencing, and video production. She is an integral part of the LBA team, lending her expertise to all facets of the job.

 

 Shea Barber, Events Coordinator

Shea is the newest member of the LBA staff and is responsible for coordinating the many events that we host year-round. It takes a person who is multi-faceted, a multi-tasker, creative, passionate, and more to handle the role of LBA Events Coordinator, and Shea is up to the task!  A graduate from UL-Lafayette with a B.S. in English, Shea's attention-to-detail and unflustered attitude are huge asset to the position. Her three years of experience of teaching in middle school serve her well in keeping things organized and helping everyone to stay on task. She has also spent the last few years in marketing/event management where she excelled at planning and coordinating events, effective communication, and marketing strategies. 

 

 

Cheryl Robichaux, Administrative Assistant
 
Cheryl, who joined the staff in 2019, is the Administrative Assistant for the Association and Foundation.  With years of administrative experience, Cheryl is equipped to manage the Public Law Library and Mediation Center, which are both located within the LBA office. She is the first friendly face you see upon entering the building, especially when assisting the public as they obtain legal forms. Our Mediation Center clients are familiar with Cheryl’s professionalism and hospitality the she exudes from the time of reservation until the end of their visit. Her role as administrative assistant is also providing information management support to the Executive Director. Cheryl has also made the office a warmer place to be by adding her personal touches and flare, beautifying areas like the back patio with flowers and shrubbery as well as displaying festive décor during the holiday season.