The Louisiana Justice Community Conference showcases heroes, those who are often unrecognized but who work to change the lives of Louisiana’s indigent population through their efforts of providing critical civil legal aid.
Professors Latisha Nixon-Jones (’11) and Jessica Sparks (’11) were featured presenters during the conference. They spoke on the topic of Disaster Law and how legal aid and legal clinics can create and address the needs of the community after a disaster. The conference was attended by attorneys that provide pro bono services around the state of Louisiana.
Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response known as STAR was given the Legal Service Award. Star’s Legal department is under the direction of SULC Aluma Morgan Lamandre (’11). The Legal Service Award is given to an individual or organization that has developed an innovation program or service that effectively meets the legal needs of vulnerable populations in Louisiana and serves as a model approach for other advocates in the justice community.
SULC alumus Austin Benton (’11) was also a concurrent session presenter. His presentation was titled “Managing an Effective and Sustainable Solo Practice.”