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Diverse Law Students Network, Find Mentors in 'Pathways' Event

January 30, 2018 7:38 AM

Finding a successful career path in law takes more than just earning a JD.  It requires opportunities to develop practice skills through clinics and externships and networking skills with professionals who can offer guidance.

Tulane hosted such a full-day event Jan. 27 to help students to hone their networking and career-building strategies through interactions with dozens of distinguished lawyers and judges. The 3rd annual Pathways and Pipelines to Success Program, organized by the Greater New Orleans chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, was geared toward diverse students from all four of Louisiana’s law schools.  This year, registration doubled to 110 students who listened and networked with panelists that shared similar backgrounds and challenges as they developed their professional identities and law practices in the public and private sectors.

Notable Tulane alumni volunteers included: •    Hon. Candice Bates-Anderson ( L’95), Chief Judge, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court •    Douglas Carey (L’94), Managing Attorney, Family Law Unit, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services •    Wayne Lee (L’ 74), Member, Stone Pigman; served as the first African-American President of the Louisiana State Bar (2003-2004). •    Daniel Davillier (L’94), founder of the Davillier Law Group, LLC. Davillier Law Group •    Albert Thibodeaux (L’94), Magistrate Commissioner,  Orleans Parish Criminal District Court •    Gina Recasner (L’91), previously served with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals •    Terrel Broussard (L’73), Broussard Dispute Resolutions, and served as Judge Pro Tempore, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal •    Michelle Beaty (L’94), Special Counsel, Louisiana Judiciary Commission •    Kimlin Lee (L’93), Deputy City Attorney for the City of New Orleans

They heeded the call for volunteers for this important Martinet program and gave freely of their time and advice to help prepare our future lawyers for success in securing post-graduate employment,“ Jupiter said. “At the end of the day, students walked away with a sense of the possible and armed with the practical steps and tools to chart their individual path knowing they have support of a responsive network of diverse attorneys.“