Members of The Inn of Court of Acadiana, The John M. Duhe, Jr. Inn of Court and The Inn on the Teche gathered for the Joint Inns of Court Social at Trynd. The elegant event allowed the judges, lawyers and summer clerks for the three inns to meet and mingle over cocktails and nibblies, including massive boiled shrimp, fresh salmon, brushcetta topped with tomatoes and garlic, and tomato-mozzarella skewers. Afterwards, guests got their legal education credits with a lively presentation from the Acadiana Inn’s Team 4, which encored a performance of “A Day in the Legal Life of the Beatles: It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night!” Talented legal eagles from the Acadiana and Duhe Inns donned their mop-tops and grabbed their instruments to play some “remixed” Beatles tunes for the capacity crowd.
| Duhe Inn President Cade Evans and
Acadiana Inn President Blake David
| Dona Renegar, Tonya Smith, Kathy Smith
Hunter and Judge Paul deMahy
| The “Beatles” — from left: Steve Lanza,
Stuart Welch, Christopher T. Lee, Kraig
Strenge and John Saucier
| Judge Richard Haik, Judge James Doherty,
Will Grubbs, Judge James McClelland and
|Will Montz, Cade Evans and Cliff Lacour|
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Senators will consider whether to prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from paying unequal wages to employees of different genders for the same job.
Rep. Joel Robideaux has delayed bill hearings and said unless a compromise can be reached, he won't bring up the legislation this session.
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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
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