Welcome to the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society!


Royce Duplessis
President 2016-17

Thank you for your continued support of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.  As you may know, the Martinet Society is named in honor of Louis A. Martinet, an African-American lawyer who was a key figure during the civil rights efforts surrounding the end of Reconstruction.  The Martinet Society began during the midst of the civil rights struggle with the objectives of encouraging the interchange of ideas, promoting legal scholarship and the administration of justice.

This year marks our 60th year anniversary! I am humbled to lead this organization at a time that is not only historic for Martinet, but also during such an important time in our nation’s history.  While we have made great progress in our nation with respect to addressing racial injustice and social disparities, our current social climate should serve as evidence that the African American lawyer is as vital today, as we were 60 years ago.

I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this revered history, than by continuing to be servant leaders within the legal profession and the community at-large. With your renewed membership, support, and involvement, we will continue to have an active voice regarding the issues facing our community.

If you have not already done so, please renew your membership for the 2016-2017 year.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss the goals of Martinet in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me or Will Snowden, our Vice President and Membership Chair.


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Enjoy All the Benefits of Membership!


Membership Benefits


to discounted and free CLEs

Networking Opportunities

through various professional programs, community outreach, and social events.


regarding leadership within the profession.


in our public accessible member directory

1 Year Membership

to the New Orleans Martinet Legal Foundation

Active Membership

for one year in the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society

Lifetime Achievement Award
Member Spotlight
2015 Gala Scholarship Sponsors
First City Court, and Second City Court Judges En Banc
The Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans
Chehardy Sherman Williams
McGlinchey Stafford
Liberty Bank
Liskow & Lewis
Phelps Dunbar
Ogletree Deakins
Stone Pigman Walther Whittmann, LLC
Silent Auction Donors


  • Dooky Chase's Restaurant
  • Fulton Alley
  • Terrance Osborne Art
  • Drive Sports Performance
  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Esthetique Facial Spa
  • Community Coffee
Friends of Martinet

Louisiana State Bar Association
Phelps Dunbar