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Law Day: A Day in the Life of a Lafayette Lawyer

Students from ULL and SLCC were invited to attend “A Day in the Life of a Lafayette Lawyer” where they could ask questions and gain insight on becoming an attorney from a panel of LBA Young Lawyers. 

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, lawyers and students gathered together at the Lafayette Bar Association (LBA) office for “A Day in the Life of a Lafayette Lawyer” to discuss what it's like to be an attorney in Lafayette. This event was inspired by the American Bar Association's “Law Day,” which takes place every year to celebrate the role of law in our society and cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.[1]
Students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) and South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) were invited by event chairs Katherine Currie of Becker & Hebert and Jazmine Torres of the Louisiana Department of Justice to find out more about the journey to becoming a lawyer from a panel of local attorneys. Attorneys present included LBA Young Lawyers Section President Keith Saltzman of Anderson, Dozier, Blanda, Saltzman; Stuart Breaux and Daniel Gauthier of Becker & Hebert; James Klock, Attorney at Law; Jeremy Bazile of The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation; Alfred Boustany II of the Boustany Law Firm, and Roya Boustany of the 15th JDC Office of the District Attorney. These attorneys are all members of the LBA Young Lawyers Section.
This event was designed to help students who are considering a career in the legal field. Over lunch, they were able to ask the attorneys about the necessary steps one must take to become an attorney. Because the attorneys present practice in different areas of law, they were able to share personal experiences and provide valuable insight. After the event, students were also able to speak one-on-one with attorneys who practice in the area of law they are interested in studying.

[1] Law Day 2018, American Bar Association Web, 30 April 2018.