Trahan addresses law students on professionalism, ethics
U.S. District Judge and Crowley resident John Trahan was among 160 judges and attorneys who participated in this year’s 10th annual Louisiana Staate Bar Association (LSBA) Committee on the Profession. The committee was for first year law students several orientations and classes were given on professionalism at Louisiana’s four law schools.
“I have been doing this for several years now and I must say that it is rewarding to address students at the beginning of their path to a legal career,” said Judge Trahan Wednesday. “Basically, we conducted panel discussions on professionalism in their chosen careers.”
LSBA President led the impressive list of speakers addressing the students at the outset of the programs. Following her remarks, the students were divided into smaller groups, where they discussed various ethics and professionalism scenarios with attorney and lawyer volunteers.
The orientation program, inaugurated in August 2000, has been institutionalized as a yearly project for the LSBA and the law schools. The deans and admissions staff of all the law schools were complimented on how accommodating they have been in assisting with the logistical challenges of putting this program together.