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 Annual North Louisiana Seminar is on the books - so book today!

Join us at the Petroleum Club for the annual seminar in Shreveport on Feb. 17. You can see the full agenda here! Seven hours of CLE will include a federal judges’ panel, a state judges’ panel, a panel discussion on and by staff counsel, young lawyers’ panel on recent developments in Louisiana law, employment law, ethics, and professionalism. Register Here!

President Phelps Gay's Trip to Charleston - Register Now!

We’re gonna pass a good time in beautiful Charleston, S.C., America’s top tourist destination. From our headquarters in luxurious Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, you’ll be steps away from the city’s historic parks, churches, and museums, not to mention antique shops and world-class restaurants. Tours of Fort Sumter, in the middle of Charleston Harbor, will be available, and we’ll hold our final night dinner at the ornate Old Exchange, where Charlestonians once hosted a man named George Washington. As usual, Professors Corbett and Ciolino are designing a first-rate CLE program, and we’ve confirmed a special event at the federal courthouse where U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel will tell us the inspirational story of Judge J. Waties Waring, after whom the building is named. Our Chief Justice Bernette Johnson has kindly agreed to attend our meeting, and we expect other prominent Louisiana judges to be in that number. So please sign up and enjoy a few days with your LADC colleagues in one of America’s most interesting cities. Register here!