Joseph B. Landry, Jr., J.D., 2013, joined recently joined the firm of Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles LLP. Mr. Landry will work as an Associate in the Civil Litigation Department.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Landry served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. While at Loyola, Mr. Landry was a William L. Crowe Scholar and a member of the Loyola Law Review.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law congratulates Mr. Daniel Stanton, a 2013 alumnus and former Editor in Chief of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal, for having been cited in a recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit opinion. Mr. Stanton's comment, published in a 2012 edition of the LMLJ, was cited by Judge Haynes in her concurring opinion of McBride v. Estis.
The Honorable Kern A. Reese is now Chief Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Reese was elected by his peers to lead the court for the next two years.
Leadership in Law recognizes legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators. The following eleven alumni were recognized this year: Elisabeth Baer, Kay Baxter, Doris Bobadilla, Samantha Griffin, Paul Kitziger, Edwin Laizer, The Honorable Ronald Sholes, Eric Simonson, William Sommers, Jr., Lynn Swanson and Dorothy Tarver.
The two are the co-founders of the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana, which helps post-conviction offenders achieve a better quality of life. They recently spearheaded an expungement event in the Treme neighborhood, which guided more than 500 people through the complex process of expunging criminal records, excluding violent felonies, sex offenses, and crimes involving minors.
The LSBA published a list of Pro Bono & Chidren's Law Award recipients. Loyola graduates include: Jenny Abshier, Ronald A. Fonseca, and Thomas H. Peyton.
The list of receipients and summaries of their Pro Bono service can be found on the LSBA's website.
Richard K. Leefe, a senior partner in the Metairie law firm of Leefe Gibbs Sullivan & Dupré, L.L.C., was installed June 6 as the 73rd president of the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), in conjunction with the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla. Administering Leefe’s oath of office was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.
Chief Judge James F. McKay III of Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has been named Hibernian of the Year by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Louisiana. McKay will receive the award at the 137th annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet March 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street in New Orleans.
Chief Judge James F. McKay III of Louisiana's Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has been named Hibernian of the Year by the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Louisiana.
Bobbi Roquemore was awarded first place in the 2012 writing competition of the College of Workers Compensation. More information and the article can be found here.