Then Party Girl got serious about a good cause at the Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation's Champions of Justice Breakfast where more than 100 attorneys gathered at the City Club for the annual event in honor of lawyers who made exceptional contributions to the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program. Campaign for Civil Justice co-chairs Glenn Armentor and Jack McElligott provided an update on the fund drive, which is nearing its $300,000 goal and hopes to reach 100 percent participation among members of the bar by year's end. Among those enjoying the traditional American breakfast were Pat Ottinger, Judy Kennedy, Judge Phyllis Keaty and Steve Lanza. Laborde and Neuner was recognized for taking the most pro bono cases in 2005. Huval, Veazey, Felder & Aertker was honored for accepting the most pro bono cases of any small firm in the past year. Twelve individual attorneys ' Will Montz anf Greg Koury of Laborde & Neuner; Chris Bailey of Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis; Elizabeth Dugal; Shawn Benoit of The Glenn Armentor Law Corp.; Bianca Chretien and Steven Ramos of Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier & McElligott; Charlie Hutchens; Sarah Giddens; Richard Mere of Richard Mere LTD; Judy Kennedy of Judith Kennedy LLC; and Mike Wooderson ' were honored for their efforts as well.
A record turnout packed the Hilton for the annual Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce gala, which celebrates the changing of leadership each year. Far from the traditional banquets of old, this year's event had a western theme with "Marshall" Bruce Conque serving as emcee. Incoming chair Donna Landry presided over a very brief program before Robbie Bush struck up the band for a night filled with dancing. Party Girl noted more tuxes and formals than usual at the black-tie-optional affair, and good times were had by all, including Karmen Blanco, Sharon Kleinpeter, Mike and Jan Skinner, Glen and Sondra Decout and Charles Beazley.
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The circumstances surrounding the death last March while in the backseat of a sheriff’s cruiser of Victor White III, long a source of dispute by White’s family, have earned an investigation by federal officials.
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With six of the LPSB’s nine members poised for Pat Cooper’s termination, a request was filed Tuesday for a fast-tracked hearing on the federal lawsuit calling for the disqualification of two board members from voting on the matter due to bias.
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Louisiana's Republican Party has filed a complaint against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu with the Senate's ethics committee about her use of private chartered planes.
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An attorney signs up to run against LPSB's Mark Cockerham, and within a week a lawsuit is filed by a former LPSS employee in an attempt to disqualify him. Coincidence?
According to Gov. Bobby Jindal, President Barack Obama needs to stop talking about “justice” and start murdering people, even if we have to go alone.
A replacement is expected by January to fill the vacancy left when Greg Roberts resigned after allegedly pointing a fake gun at an engineer during a June meeting.
The Ragin’ Cajuns got off to a superb start Saturday night, and the Human Jukebox made the soaked season opener even sweeter for the third-largest crowd in Cajun Field history.
The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
While bogged down with qualifying candidates last month, Secretary of State Tom Schedler didn’t lose sight of the true endgame coming in November and December.
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A federal jury found attorney Daniel Stanford guilty Friday afternoon on eight of 13 counts for his role in the Curious Goods conspiracy.
Lafayette City-Court Judge Francie Bouillion has served on the bench for two decades since winning a special election to replace Judge Kaliste Saloom when he retired in 1994.
The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,575 rigs were exploring for oil and 338 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,776 active rigs.
A crew began erecting the 25-foot mini-wheel late morning Friday in anticipation of the evening’s Hottest Night of the Year party at the park.
Frances Boothe of Nunez, who also happens to be filmmaker Stephen Meaux’s grandmother, prepares a cool-weather fave.
The magazine's senior football writer also predicts a break-out year for Saints fourth-year running back Mark Ingram.
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The LPSB is poised and ready to move forward with the termination of Pat Cooper following a discussion Thursday with the attorney hired for the investigation of the superintendent, but a decision of this magnitude should be left up to the new board seated in January, especially with three pro-investigation board members bailing out come the new year.
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Gulf Coast ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina have begun.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says there is little known about the effects of tiger prawns on indigenous Louisiana shrimp. But, officials say the reports they're seeking will help state biologists monitor the distribution of the prawns and determine the possible presence of spawning populations.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh rested his regulars and watched with delight as Ray Rice's backups ground out 214 yards rushing in a 22-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.
High-profile criminal defense attorney Daniel Stanford awaits his fate in the Curious Goods conspiracy trial.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is set to put the kibosh on the legal ownership of monkeys trained to help the disabled, and the agency wants to know what you think.