Welcome to the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society!
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.
I look forward to all that we will accomplish together throughout this year as we seek to impact justice, uphold civil rights, and promote excellence within our profession. While we have made great progress in our nation with respect to addressing injustice and disparities, there is still much work to be done. One need only turn on the news for a few minutes to see evidence of the role Martinet must continue to play in protecting and promoting justice. Critically, the role we must play as catalysts for change is just as integral today as it was 60 years ago, when our illustrious organization was first established.
I cannot think of a better way to carry on the legacy that was created over the past six decades, 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 2017-2018 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.