The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

We are an organization of over 1,400 Louisiana lawyers who are primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation. Founded in 1963, the LADC endeavors to create quality CLE tailored to individual practices while educating and training our members. We have enjoyed spectacular growth and today provide our members with monthly updates on case law through our newsletter. We present educational programs and training throughout the year to provide our members with the knowledge and skills to be among the top litigators in the region. We are proud to be one of the largest defense-lawyer organizations in the United States, and to have been recently selected as the outstanding defense organization in the country by the Defense Research Institute.

~ Let LADC remind you of what a community of colleagues can achieve! ~

New Location for Annual Awards Dinner - Buy Your Ticket Now!

Join us on August 4th at the Higgins Hotel for our Annual Awards Dinner! Ticket prices for members are $100 for regular members. $75 for  government and young lawyers, and $150 for non-members. You can also sponsor a table. Buy your ticket today!

 The award is presented to a lawyer who is 39 years old or less or in practice six or fewer years, who demonstrates professional excellence, who demonstrates commitment to pro bono work and community service, and who contributes to furthering the ideals of the legal profession. See here for a full list of criteriaFind the nomination form here! Nominations are due by July 15th.

Our Annual Boot Camp Returns this August! Save your spot today!

Learn advocacy from some of Louisiana's best lawyers, judges, and professors during two days of intensive “learn-by-doing” training at the LADC Young Lawyers' Boot Camp. Participants will learn to direct and cross-examine fact and expert witnesses, and make powerful and persuasive arguments at trial and pretrial proceedings. Performances are digitally recorded and critiqued by our faculty of experienced instructors. Lectures complement participant performances. Register today!


Interested in Joining the LADC? See what we can offer you today!

By the joining the LADC, you are setting yourself up for success! With over 1,400 members and numerous CLEs, the LADC is able to provide dynamic networking opportunities. Our Membership Committee gathers once a month to evaluate applications. As a member you receive access to our archive of newsletters and current monthly newsletters on recent developments within the legal community, as well as the following benefits [click to continue reading]....