Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education

Law Day 2017












Attorney Evan P. Howell III at John L. Ory Communications Magnet Elementary School, LaPlace, La.


Many cities in Louisiana have local bar associations and other organizations that conduct wonderful programs in honor of Law Day. The Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) seeks to reach those students that are not lucky enough to be a part of one of those programs. Instead of doing one program in honor of Law Day, the LCLCE Lawyers in the Classroom/ Judges in the Classroom program provided multiple in-class presentations across the state during Law Day week. We are proud, thanks to enthusiastic teachers and an endless supply of volunteers from the Louisiana legal community, that our Law Day programs occurred in all seven congressional districts and at all grade levels, Pre-K – 12.

Law Day 2017, the LCLCE organized 66 presentations statewide. Seventeen judges (17) and twenty-three (23) attorneys made presentations at 32 schools reaching 3393 students. To view photos of the programs, click here.

The Lawyers in the Classroom/ Judges in the Classroom program is a partnership between the Louisiana District Judges Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the LCLCE. The LCLCE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, implements and develops Law and Civic Education programs, trains others in the delivery of Law and Civic Education and assists with the delivery of quality Law and Civic Education programs throughout the State of Louisiana. It is the public education arm of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Thanks to all the Judges and Attorneys who helped make Law Day a success!

Judge Randall L. Bethancourt, Judge Marilyn C. Castle, Judge Aisha S. Clark, Judge Sylvia R. Cooks, Judge June Berry Darensburg, Judge Clayton A. L. Davis, Judge Katherine C. Dorroh, Judge Charles G. Fitzgerald, Judge Patricia E. Koch, Judge Sharon I. Marchman, Judge Michele R. Morel, Judge Kent D. Savoie, Judge Curtis Sigur, Judge Sheva M. Sims, Judge Ralph E. Tureau, Judge Charles G. Tutt, Judge Jason M. Verdigets, Dan M. Boudreaux, Jeanette E. Dewitt-Kyle, Mary L. Dumestre, Shytishia "Sam" M. Flugence, A. Sepncer Gulden, Felecia M. Hamilton, Patrick J. Harrington, Evan P. Howell, III, Jonathan T. Jarrett, Holly Lamarche, Ross M. LeBlanc, Christine Lipsey, Betty A. Maury, Brittany J. McKeel, Marla E. Mitchell, JoAnn Nixon, DeVonna M. Ponthieu, Allyson M. Prejean, Celeste H. Shields, Taylor C. Stone, J. Richard Williams, John S. Williams and Micah C. Zeno.

The following Schools participated in 2017 Law Day:
Brentwood Elementary School, Brighter Horizon School, C.E. Byrd High School, Cohen College Prep School, College Oaks Elementary School, Comeaux High School, Duson Elementary School, Helen Cox High School, Houma Christian High School, Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, Jeanerette Sr. High School, John L. Ory Communications Magnet Elementary School, Joseph J. Davies Elementary School, Lockport Middle School, New Iberia Sr. High School, Nunez Community College, Our Lady of Prompt Succor School, Paul Breaux Middle School, Rapides Alternative Positive Program for Students, Riverside Academy, Roseland Elementary Montessori School, Shady Grove Elementary School, Southside Jr. High School, St. Amant High School, St. Francis Elementary School, Summer Grove Elementary School, Swayze Elementary School, Upper Little Caillou Elementary School, Vandebilt High School, Walker High School, Woodlawn High School and Woodlawn Leadership Academy.

The following teachers participated:

Russell Ballard, Jimmy Benton, Sharon Broussard Bootay, Carrie Brown, Sophie Cauvin, Alexis Dickie, Karen Dottolo, Anita Falcon, Heather Fox, Sergio Guzman, Terri Hines, Rainey Iasigi, Jonetta Jackson, Margot Kitchen, Karen Latiolais, Sarah Malik, Sarah Melancon, Nathaniel Mitchell, Janisha Musco, Farrar Polman, Darlene Scott, Leon Senegar, Callie Shepler, Christina Smoorenburg, Monica Speyrer, Jason St. Pierre, Tyson Stanley, Kristin Tarcza, Brandy Tucker and Diana Velez.