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 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, obtaining attorney volunteers, case management, 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 find resolutions to legal matters. She also serves as the liaison to the Family Law Section and Lafayette Bar Foundation Advisory Board.
Katelyn Guidry, Director of Marketing & Membership Development
Katelyn, who joined the staff in 2017, is responsible for all marketing and public relations of the Association and Foundation. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, concentrating in graphic design and visual arts. With her knowledge of design combined with a background in sales, she is able to strategically promote all of the Association’s networking and continuing legal education events and bring awareness to free legal services offered by the Foundation. With a creative spirit, Katelyn continuously works with the Executive Director to enhance the LBA membership experience. She is also responsible for all digital, social and print media; it is her joy to be able to tap into her yearbook staff roots with the production and design of The Promulgator magazine. Katelyn also serves as the liaison to the Young Lawyers Section and Family Law Section.
Jessica McNabb, Events Coordinator
Jessica, who joined the staff in 2018 as Administrative Assistant, ascended to the position of Events Coordinator in 2019. As Events Coordinator, Jessica is responsible for the coordination of all events for the Association and Foundation. With a degree in Business Administration from Southern Louisiana Community College, her administrative skills are useful when working closely with different vendors and committee chairs to coordinate socials, tournaments and continuing legal education programs throughout the year. Her attention to detail allows her to manage every aspect of an event, from the planning stages to set up to tear down. She is always happy to assist members during the event registration process and answering questions about upcoming events. As part of her duties, Jessica serves as the liaison to the Criminal Law Section and Real Estate and Transactional Section.
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.