The Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

We are an organization of over 1,100 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 recognized as an outstanding defense organization in the country by the Defense Research Institute.

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


Zoom CLE: Tire Basics and Tire Failure Analysis - Registration Open

Our Zoom CLE: Tire Basics and Tire Failure Analysis takes place on June 11th. Brian Darr, P.E. will present a one-hour class on the engineering approach to tire liability cases. Only $10 registration fee for members! Be sure to register today.

Employment Law Practice Group Zoom CLE - Registration Open

Our Zoom CLE: Employment Law Practice Group takes place on June 26th. Speakers Kevin Barreca (LADC Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair), Katelyn Harrell (LADC Young Lawyer Committee Member), and Prof. William R. Corbet (LADC Executive Director) will present a one hour CLE discussing the current state of non-compete law in Louisiana as well as the details of the new FTC rule banning non-competes. Register here!


Young Lawyers' Boot Camp Returns August 2-3 - Register 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. Space is limited - Register here!


Nominate a Colleague Today - Deadline June 21

We look forward to presenting the 10th Annual Frank L. Maraist Award on Friday August 2, 2024, at Calcasieu in New Orleans, LA. The Frank L. Maraist Award program recognizes young lawyers who have outstanding achievements in his/her practice and have made significant contributions to the legal profession, the defense bar, and the community.Find more information and use the paper nomination form or you can complete the Frank L. Maraist Award Digital Nomination Form. Awards Dinner Registration Coming Soon!

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]....