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05-Jan-2017

Rachel Abadie Joins Erlingson Banks

Erlingson Banks, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Rachel M. Abadie has joined the firm as an Associate. Rachel’s primary practice areas include, General Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Civil Rights and Public Entity Litigation, and Law Enforcement Defense. A native of Carencro, Louisiana, Rachel earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and her Juris Doctorate and Graduate Diploma of Civil Law from the Louisiana State Un..
26-Aug-2016

Mary Colvin selected to John W. Barton Community Leadership Development Program

Erlingson Banks attorney Mary Colvin (http://www.erlingsonbanks.com/attorneys/mary-colvin) was recently selected to participate in the John W. Barton Community Leadership Development Program. The Barton Program (http://www.forum35.org/page/barton) is hosted by Forum 35 and administered by LSU Executive Education. The program trains up to 30 young emerging leaders in nonprofit governance and matches them with local nonprofit organizations to serve on their board of directors. For more infor..
27-May-2016

Erlingson Banks Supports Epilepsy Foundation of LA

The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana hosted its annual 5k and 1-mile fun run, Seize the Day, at the LSU Old Front Nine on April 2, 2016. This event hosted over 1,600 participants and raised more than $80,000.00. The money raised from the events allows the foundation to educate schools, corporations, and government entities, provide services to those living with epilepsy, and help raise public awareness. Erlingson Banks participated in Seize the Day in support of Molly Johnston, who ..
15-Oct-2015

Erlingson Banks Attorney Supporting City Year Baton Rouge

Erlingson Banks attorney Mary Colvin and a group of fellow attorneys participated in City Year's Buzzed Spelling Bee to help raise money and awareness of City Year’s mission to bridge the gap between what schools and teachers are able to provide and what students in our community actually need. To learn more about City Year Baton Rouge please visit their website at http://www.cityyear.org/batonrouge...
21-Aug-2015

Erlingson Banks attorney selected for LANO Community Leader Program

Congratulations to Erlingson Banks attorney Lee Ledet on being selected to Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO)'s 2015 Community Leader Program!..
01-Jul-2015

Erlingson Banks attorneys Tara Johnston and Mary Colvin participated in Wills for Heroes

On May 29, 2015, Erlingson Banks attorneys Tara Johnston and Mary Colvin participated in Wills for Heroes a national initiative that provides wills at no cost to first responders including law enforcement officers, fire fighters and EMS. Tara and Mary were thrilled to prepare notarial wills, powers of attorney and living wills to such deserving members of the Baton Rouge Community...
13-Apr-2015

EB and Team Molly Seize the Day!

Erlingson Banks participated in Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana’s Seize the Day 1 mile fun run and 5k on March 28, 2015 in support of Team Molly. Molly is attorney Tara Johnston’s 10 year old niece, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2008 at the age of 3. Seize the Day is the largest epilepsy advocacy day in Louisiana, and the event raised over $74,000. Erlingson Banks is proud to support Molly and epilepsy awareness. ..
13-Apr-2015

Erlingson Banks attorney Mary Erlingson honored by Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered

Erlingson Banks, PLLC, Managing Partner Mary Erlingson was honored by Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered at the Inaugural Survivor Tree Lighting Ceremony on April 7, 2015, for her many hours of professional assistance and compassion concerning victims of crime in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Survivor Tree was christened by leaders of local law enforcement, including Mayor-President Kip Holden, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Chief of Police Carl Dabadie, District Attorney Hillar Mo..
26-Mar-2015

Lee Ledet Serves on Planning Committee for the 2015 BRBA Fall Expo and September Bar Luncheon

The Baton Rouge Bar Association is planning to hold its Fall Expo and September Bar Luncheon on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge. Erlingson Banks attorney Lee Ledet is currently serving as a member of the 2015 BRBA Law Expo Committee. The Planning Committee has been busy developing this year’s theme, attracting sponsors and exhibitors, and determining CLE speakers and topics...
05-Dec-2014

Lee Ledet joins Erlingson Banks

Erlingson Banks, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Lee J. Ledet has joined the firm as an Associate. Lee’s primary practice areas include, General Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Civil Rights and Public Entity Litigation, Business Law and Construction Law. Prior to joining Erlingson Banks, Lee served as Assistant Attorney General with the Louisiana Office of the Attorney General’s Litigation Division, where he defended claims asserted against public entities ..
18-Aug-2014

Cathy St. Pierre Serves on Planning Committee for the 2015 DRI Seminar

DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys in the country, is planning to hold its annual Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar in San Diego, California in January 2015. Erlingson Banks attorney, Cathy St. Pierre, is currently serving as a member of the Planning Committee for the Seminar. The Planning Committee has been busy determining the topics for the seminar as well as identifying speakers from around the country that are experts in governmental liability...
15-Aug-2014

Erlingson Banks Attorney Reappointed to LA State Bar Association’s Committee on the Profession

Mary E. Colvin was recently reappointed to serve on the Committee on the Profession for the 2014-2015 term. The mission of the Committee shall be to support and encourage lawyers to exercise the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professionalism in their conduct; to examine systemic issues in the legal system arising out of the lawyer’s relationship and duties to his/her clients, other lawyers, the courts, the judicial system and the public good; to provide the impetus and mea..
27-Jun-2014

Erlingson Banks, PLLC partner joins the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge

Erlingson Banks, PLLC partner, Mary Erlingson, was recently accepted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. A chartered club of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge is one of the largest of over 30,000 Rotary Clubs in the world. Established in 1918, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge is devoted to fellowship, service to the community, and has contributed thousands of dollars to aid Rotary Club endeavors. For more information on the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, please v..
05-Jun-2014

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) featured in Baton Rouge Business Report

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) was recently featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2014 Annual Report. STAR provides support, education, and advocacy to empower all individuals and family affected by sexual trauma. Furthermore, STAR focuses on engaging the community in efforts to prevent sexual trauma. Erlingson Banks PLLC partner, Mary Erlingson, currently serves as STAR’s President. For more information on STAR, go to BRSTAR (http://www.brstar.org/). ..
23-May-2014

Mary Erlingson Appointed State Liason for DRI Women in the Law

Mary Erlingson of Erlingson Banks, PLLC has recently been appointed as the Louisiana state liaison for Women in the Law Committed of DRI. The DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in house counsel which has served the defense bar for more than 50 years. The Women in Law Committee connects with the more than 6,000 women DRI members to provide opportunities to develop and strengthen relationships as well as to facilitate business growth and professional development. The Women i..
01-May-2014

Erlingson Banks, PLLC Case Featured in April's Edition of Around the Bar

Butler vs. Litchfield, a case tried by Erlingson Banks, was recently featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's magazine, Around the Bar. The Labor and Employment case was defended by Erlingson Banks's Tara L. Johnston and Mary G. Erlingson. Judge R. Michael Caldwell in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of LA presided over the case. A $0 verdict was ruled in favor of the defendants. Case Cited: 2013 WL 2390738..
27-Jan-2014

Mary Erlingson Reappointed to UpLiftd Board

Mary Erlingson has been requested to renew her commitment as a board member for UpLiftd. UpLiftd is a non profit organization that provides job placement and job readiness services to persons with disabilities. UpLiftd partners with the capital area alliance for the homeless and operates the women's community rehabilitation center which serves women with severe and persistent mental illness, who are most often homeless in a safe and secure home-like setting, providing mental health care thro..
12-Dec-2013

Mary Erlingson Re-Elected As President of Board of STAR

Mary Erlingson has recently been re-elected by the board of directors of the Sexual Trauma Awareness Center (STAR) as President of the board for 2014. STAR provides support, education and advocacy to empower all individuals and families affected by sexual trauma, by engaging and mobilizing the community to prevent sexual trauma. STAR provides three core services to the community, advocacy, education and support...
03-Sep-2013

Mary E. Colvin Reappointed to Committee on the Profession

Erlingson Banks attorney Mary E. Colvin was recently reappointed to serve on the LSBA's Committee on the Profession for the 2013-2014 term. The mission of the Committee is to support and encourage lawyers to exercise the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professionalism in their conduct; to examine systemic issues in the legal system arising out of the lawyer’s relationship and duties to his/her clients, other lawyers, the courts, the judicial system and the public good; to ..
01-Aug-2013

Tara Johnston awarded designation by the AELE

Tara L. Johnston, a partner at Erlingson Banks, PLLC recently earned the designation of Certified Litigation Professional in corrections litigation by the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE). The AELE is a nationally recognized research driven educational organization established in 1966 to lend support to the law enforcement community. Ms. Johnston is the only recognized Certified Litigation Professional currently in the State of Louisiana. For more informati..
15-Jan-2013

Mandatory Mentoring: The Next Step

Mary E. Colvin, Associate of Erlingson Banks, PLLC, recently published an article in the Louisiana Bar Journal. The article titled, “Mandatory Mentoring: The Next Step,” discusses how mandatory mentoring will aid in revitalizing professionalism for both new lawyers and experienced attorneys. For the complete article click here (http://files.lsba.org/documents/publications/BarJournal/Journal-Whole-Dec12Jan13.pdf)...
01-Jan-2013

Mary E. Colvin Joins Erlingson Banks

Erlingson Banks, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Mary E. Colvin has joined the firm as an Associate. Mary’s primary practice areas include defending traditional tort based claims, products liability actions, professional liability claims, insurance coverage litigation, construction law and maritime law. In addition, Mary has a successful appellate practice, which includes preparing and opposing writ applications and final appeals. Mary earned her undergraduate degre..
28-Nov-2012

Erlingson Banks attorney Judson G. Banks invited to join CLM

Erlingson Banks. PLLC is pleased to announce that Judson G. Banks has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and fur..