Achievements

Law Professor Mitch Crusto presented reflections on Latino/a contributions to the City of New Orleans at the National Latino/a Law Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by Loyola and Tulane Law Schools, on October 1, 2011, in New Orleans.

Richard Cortizas, J.D. ’02, New Orleans, La., Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s executive counsel, was appointed acting city attorney and head of the law department.

Press Release: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/richard_cortizas_takes_over_as.html

 

Charles “Chuck” Bourque, Jr., J.D. ’90, Houma, La., retired from the Louisiana National Guard after nearly 30 years of service. During Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav, Chuck flew rescue and assist missions in south Louisiana and was one of the guardsmen who helped rescue survivors in the waterlogged areas of New Orleans after Katrina. As an attorney, Chuck specializes, in part, in maritime and aviation cases.

Professor Rob Garda will be speaking on class action lawsuits and government investigations dealing with special education students in charter schools at Harvard University Law School. The program, titled, "The State of the States,” will feature speakers from academia, government,, the non-profit community and private practitioners. The event will take place on October 4-5.

Carol A. Newman, J.D. ’84 was named one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year by The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). This is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education, and community involvement. Carol, who also does business as Newman Title Insurance Agency, lost her home and was displaced due to Hurricane Katrina. Not only did she survive and relocate to Baton Rouge, she expanded her private law practice with offices in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Erin Guruli, J.D. ’03 was named director of career services and employer relations for the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Previously, Erin served as a business development director for Special Counsel, a national, full-service legal staffing organization in Washington, D.C.

Full Press Release: http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/09/item35569.html
 

Whitford “Whit” Remer, J.D. ’10, Washington, D.C., is the policy analyst for Environmental Defense Fund’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration project. In this role, Whit works to advance EDF’s federal coastal restoration policy goals. His key responsibilities include monitoring and responding to congressional developments, securing adequate funding for restoration efforts, and preparing research to help increase public and decision-maker awareness of restoration efforts.

Professor Rob Verchick will be speaking on federal environmental justice policies at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. The program, titled, "Closing the Environmental Justice Gap: A Workshop on Advancing Evaluation Methods," will feature speakers from academia, government, and the non-profit community. The event will take place on September 30, 2011.

Morris Bart, J.D. ’78, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Allan Berger, J.D. ’74, Metairie, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Frank G. DeSalvo, Sr. ’65, J.D. ’68, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

For the entire article visit: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/goods-and-services/Content?oid=1872115

Gordon McKernan, J.D. ’92, Baton Rouge, La., of Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers, has written a booklet called Who is Your Lawyer? in which he tries to show that we all need representation from a higher source. Please feel free to contact the firm (pjones@igotgordon.com) for a free copy of Who is Your Lawyer?

Full Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11670097-confessions-of-faith-based-practice.html

 

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