Conference to Address Crisis in Immigration Representation in Louisiana

On Friday, March 28, LSU Law Center will co-sponsor, along with the Louisiana State Bar Association, Human Rights First and Loyola University College of Law, Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation. The free conference will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in the Frederick J. Gisevius Jr. Moot Court Room. The conference has been approved for 6.5 hours of CLE for all attorneys attending. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Online pre-registration is required. Visit to register and view the conference agenda.

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s immigrant population has more than doubled. This has created a pressing need for pro bono immigration representation. Currently, 87% of the immigrants detained in Louisiana have no legal representation. “They are truly ‘left out’ and must struggle to access justice,” said Ken Mayeaux, LSU Law Center Immigration Clinic Director. Key local, state and national stakeholders will discuss how to secure justice for these immigrants, according to organizers.

Speakers include American Bar Association President Jim Silkenat, Louisiana State Bar Association President Richard Leefe and the Honorable Judge Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

For additional information, please contact LSU Law Assistant Professor Ken Mayeaux at 225-578-2071.