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! ~

Our Boot Camp is Back on August 6-7

The LADC is excited to offer our two day young lawyer Boot Camp. Learn advocacy from some of Louisiana's best lawyers, judges, and professors during intensive “learn-by-doing” training. 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. For members this event is $399 and $450 for non-members. Be sure to save your spot today! 

The Annual Awards Dinner on August 5

Come join the LADC's leadership celebrating the Louisiana legal defense community for our annual Awards Dinner Thursday August 5th at the New Orleans Westin Hotel. For members this event is $100 and $150 for non-members. Get your ticket now!

Looking for an Online CLE Credit?

Then look no further! The LADC, sponsored by Exponent, have planned three webinars throughout the summer - $15 for members and $25 for non-members. First, on June 22nd, Perception & Expert Biases: Analyzing Testimony and Critiquing Opinions will be presented by Dr. Cloninger and Dr. Smyth of Exponent. Seocnd, on July 14th, How Human Factors Can Complement Engineering in Civil Litigation: Principles and Case Studies will be presented by Dr. Coelho and Mr. Ramey of Exponent. Third and finally on August 25th, Stiff Backs, Rear Impacts, and Spine Biomechanics will be presented by Dr. Parenteau and Dr. Fisher of Exponent. We hope to see you there!


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]....