In unity there is strength. The Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society draws its strength from its members. In order to accomplish its mission, The Martinet Society strives to recruit dedicated attorneys who desire to competently and sincerely advocate on behalf of the public.  It is believed that prospective members want to be a part of a legal organization that embodies public service and advancement of the legal profession. The Martinet Society exemplifies all of the qualities that a legal advocacy organization should possess. The Martinet Society works hand in hand with other organizations and groups in an effort to achieve similar goals. By promoting legal scholarship, it encourages strong educational values in our youth and educates them on the importance of the justice system. Most importantly, the Martinet Society understands the importance of giving back to the community. For it is the community’s faith in us, as attorneys, that determines our success.Today, the Martinet Society is just as committed to its mission as the organization’s founders were in 1957. That mission being to encourage the interchange of ideas, promote legal scholarship, advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice, uphold the order and ethics of the courts and the profession of law and promote the welfare of the legal profession in Louisiana. Some of the more recent events that were held to advance the mission of the Martinet Society are listed below. By becoming a member today, you too can take part in events similar to the ones listed below; you can work to promote the mission of the Martinet Society; and you can take center stage with the Martinet Society as we advocate for the rights and protections of the public.

Encourage the Interchange of Ideas

  • Participated in a State-Wide Minority Leadership Conference
  • Participated in the NBA Region V Joint CLE and Judges’ Conference
  • Sponsored of an Election Celebration honoring our first African-American President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama
  • Co-sponsored of a forum discussing the change in leadership in the White House and the associated effects on the legal and social climate

Promote Legal Scholarship

  • Established the Marshall-Brennan Project in conjunction with the Southern University Law Center
  • Sponsored and participated in the Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition
  • Provided sponsorship for students competing in the M.L.K. Drum Major for Justice Competition
  • Awarded scholarships to law school students

Advance the Science of Jurisprudence and Promote the Administration of Justice

  • Contributed to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund
  • Became active participants in the Election Protection efforts for Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas
  • Re-instituted the organization’s pro bono program

Uphold the Order and Ethics of the Courts and the Profession of Law and Promote the Welfare of the Legal Profession in Louisiana

  • Hosted judicial forums for candidates running for District Court Judge, District Attorney, and Juvenile Court Judge, in an effort to continue to elect professionals that will serve and honestly represent our community and the ideals for which we believe.


Louis A. Martinet Membership is open to attorneys and law students.  Membership Benefits Include:

  • Inclusion in and access to the Louis A. Martinet Society mailing list and phone list.  Our mailing list is the most comprehensive list of African American attorneys in the Greater Baton Rouge Area with over 200 attorneys.
  • Receipt of weekly Newsletter from the Louis A. Martinet Society. By having access to weekly updates, our members are able to stay updated about chapter meetings and events as well as upcoming CLE’s and networking opportunities.
  • Inclusion in and access to the Louis A. Martinet Society Website Directory Listing.  Access to this list enables our members the ability to share in an unprecedented knowledge pool with local attorneys in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
  • Through several of our Committees, members are provided opportunities to participate in pro bono legal clinics and other volunteer community outreach efforts throughout Baton Rouge area schools and the community.
  • Ability to attend Louis A. Martinet Society monthly meetings and cast votes on chapter business.  Each member of the Louis A. Martinet Society has a voice and is encouraged to help shape the direction of our organization by offering insightful ideas during our meetings.
  • Ability to join National Bar Association as affiliate member.  The National Bar Association is the oldest association of attorneys of color. Martinet members are afforded the opportunity to network with attorneys across the Nation, attend NBA conferences, seminars, CLE’s, receptions and a host of other events.
  • Free CLE opportunities.

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Louis A. Martinet Legal Society
Greater Baton Rouge Chapter
Welcomes 2016-2017 New Members!
ReAzalia Z. Allen
Talya J. Bergeron
Taryn C. Branson
Rubiante’ L. Brown
Brittany C. Bryant
Ashley N. Butler
Adrian Carter-Ross
Marquita Christy
Tiffany Myles Crosby
Ashley N. Greenhouse
Christopher B. Hebert
Jasmin B. Hughes
Willie R. Joseph
Clayton McDonough
Carlton J. Miller
Gavin M. Richard
Deidre D. Robert
Marcus J. Roots
Allison J. Sabine
Jacie B. Saunders
Jerne’ C. Theriot
Rolando R. Urbina
Lykisha R. Vaughan
Edward Warner
Jennipher V. Williams
Breanca Cummings
Cassandra K. Gilyard
Alexis Guidry
Star Howard
Shantecia L. Johnson
Reyna Lubin
Makala Lundy
Mikel Marish
Mahogane Reed
Tatyanna Shelvin
Arneida Wallace
Tomondria Wallace
Lonzetta Willis
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