Students Sworn in to Practice in Family Court

The Honorable Judge Annette Lassalle of the East Baton Rouge Family Court presided over the swearing-in ceremony of the students enrolled in the Spring 2012 Family Law Clinic.  The ceremony took place at the Court on January 18th. Third year students Brent Hall, Caitlin Casselman, Janna Underhill, Rachel Roe, David Bae and Cullen Clement were certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX.

L to R: Brent Hall, Caitlin Casselman, Janna Underhill, Judge Annette Lassalle, Rachel Roe, David Bae, and Cullen Clement.

The Family Law Clinic represents indigent victims of domestic violence in protective order and other family law proceedings. The students in the 2011 Fall Family Law Clinic represented 87 victims of domestic and dating violence in protective order proceedings before the Family Court for East Baton Rouge Parish.  The Family Law Clinic collaborates with the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center and is taught by Professor Robert Lancaster and Adjunct Clinic Professor Ayn Stehr.

Other clinical programs at the Law Center include Domestic Violence, Juvenile Representation, Immigration and Civil Mediation.