Motivated by Justice Inspired by Service


Josette Gossen, Executive Director

Josette is responsible for the overall administration of the Association’s activities. She manages the staff and generally oversees the day-to-day operations of the Association. She works closely with the officers, Board of Directors and committees on all LBA programs and operations.

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Marilyn Lopez, Pro Bono Coordinator

Marilyn coordinates Access to Justice efforts on behalf of the Lafayette Bar Foundation pro bono programs, as well as being responsible for the coordination of other outreach programs. She works closely with volunteer attorneys to help underprivileged members of the community find resolutions to legal matters.

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Katelyn Guidry, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Katelyn coordinates publicity efforts for the Lafayette Bar Association and Foundation by creating online and printed promotional materials for events, operating LBA social media, as well as formatting The Promulgator. She also manages LBA membership and works alongside the Young Lawyers Section and Real Estate & Transactional Section.

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Kayla Perry, Executive Assistant

Kayla provides information management support to the executive director and also represents the executive director to others. She coordinates the Mediation Center, working closely with Mediation Center clients to provide exceptional service and hospitality. She also operates the Lafayette Parish Law Library and assists the public with obtaining legal forms.

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