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LSBA Young Lawyers Spotlight

Lafayette Bar Association member, Jaclyn Bridges Bacon, was spotlighted in the June/July issue of the LSBA's Louisiana Bar Journal.

     The Louisiana State Bar Association's (LSBA) Young Lawyers Division is spotlighting Jaclyn Bridges Bacon.

     As an associate at NeunerPate in Lafayette, Bacon practices in civil defense litigation, with a primary focus on workers' compensation, personal injury and insurance defense.

     Bacon earned her BA degree in finance, with a concentration in internal audit and a minor in English, in 2005 from Louisiana State University. She earned her JD degree and bachelor of civil law degree in 2008 from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. A native of Minden, she moved to Lafayette following her graduation from law school. She served as a judicial clerk for two years to Judge Ellis Daigle (Ret.) in the 27th Judicial District Court in Opelousas before joining NeunerPate in 2010. She also has worked as an adjunct instructor at Louisiana Technical College's T.H. Harris campus teaching a Louisiana notary public examination preparation course.

     As an active member of the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association (LYLA), she currently chairs the Membership Committee and is a past chair of the Social and Law Week Committees. In connection with her LYLA service, she has volunteered for Wills for Heroes, Counsel on Call, as a scoring judge for regional mock trial competitions, and as a mentor to a new LYLA member.

     Bacon is the president-elect of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, previously serving as secretary and public relations chair and recognized as the 2014 recipient of the President's Award. In 2011, she received an Outstanding Attorney Award from the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers for her pro bono service to indigent clients.

     Also involved in the Lafayette community, she is a member of the705 Young Leaders of Acadiana, previously serving as secretary, co-chair of the 20 under 40 Awards Committee and co-chair of the Professional Development Committee. She is a 2015 graduate of One Acadiana's (formerly Lafayette Chamber of Commerce) Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII. She currently serves on the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's Generation ASO board, where she has assisted at the committee level with planning the inaugural Symphony of Cravings Tour and Day at the Derby events.

     Bacon is a member of the John M. Duhe, Jr. American Inn of Court, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the United Way of Acadiana's Women's Leadership Council and Krewe of Bonaparte. She has played USTA league tennis on women's and mixed-doubles teams in Lafayette for several years.

     She and her husband, Kirk, have been married since 2014.

Article comes from Volume 64, Number 1 of the Louisiana Bar Journal Young Lawyers Spotlight