Barrett R. Stephens, J.D. ’07, has joined the New Orleans firm of Lewis & Caplan as an attorney. Mr. Stephens specializes in Civil Litigation with a concentration in Catastrophic Personal Injury, 18 Wheeler Accidents, Company/Commercial and Other Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Property Damage, and Other Personal Injury and Death Litigation in State and Federal Courts.

Ralph J. Aucoin, Jr., J.D. ’07, has joined the firm of Perrier & Lacoste in New Orleans as an Associate. His practice has included personal injury litigation, insurance coverage, first-party property coverage, third-party disputes, bad faith/extra contractual, civil rights litigation, intellectual property, general civil litigation, contracts, premises liability, and products liability.  

Maurice C. Ruffin, J.D. ’03, has joined the firm of Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse

Mr. Ruffin is a commercial litigator and trial attorney. He has represented clients in hundreds of civil matters, including insurance coverage and casualty disputes, surety and construction matters, complex torts, workers compensation proceedings, medical malpractice litigation, mediations, and appeals.

Rene Paysse Jr., J.D. ’91, has been promoted to partner at Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse. Paysse specializes in Trucking and Transportation Litigation, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Defense and Coverage Litigation, General Casualty, Federal and State Workers' Compensation, and Commercial Litigation. 

The American Association of Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research has nominated Loyola professor and alumna Mary Garvey Algero as a 2015 member-at-large of its Executive Committee. The LWRR Section will move to approve Algero and other nominated officers at the Section business meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Harry "Rick" Yelton, a current 2L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Joseph Loochkartt, a current 3L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Kyle Keenan, a current 2L at Loyola, was named Clerk Extraordinaire of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

Constance "Connie" Colley, currently a 3L at Loyola, was named Pro Bono Student of the Year at the Pro Bono Project's Volunteer Appreciation Awards and Reception. The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. Judge 24th Judicial District, Jefferson Parish presided as Master of Ceremonies.

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