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Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)

About the LAJ


  • Executive Director: Constance Koury
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mission and History

The Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ) serves civil trial lawyers throughout the state from its headquarters in Baton Rouge. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in Louisiana belong to this organization.

Although both defense and plaintiff attorneys are members of the organization, most of the members represent plaintiffs in civil actions. The LAJ fights to protect the rights of the individual in our civil justice system and uphold the honor of the legal profession.

The mission of the Louisiana Association for Justice is "preserving the civil justice system, protecting open access to courts, protecting individual rights, promoting individual and corporate responsibility, and preserving the highest of ethical and educational standards for the profession."

The organization has more than 900 attorney members. Membership is also open to the paralegal and legal assistant of LAJ plaintiff attorney, non-lawyer support staff, support suppliers, public service, public official attorney, and students.



Executive Committee

Joseph Elton Cullens Jr
Baton Rouge, LA
Otis Edwin Dunahoe Jr
Natchitoches, LA
Paul M Sterbcow
Immediate Past President
New Orleans, LA
Constance A Koury
Executive Director
Baton Rouge, LA
Leah Guerry
Secretary / Treasurer
Baton Rouge, LA
Glenn J Armentor
Lafayette, LA

Board of Governors

Roderick Alvendia
New Orleans, LA
B Scott Andrews
Baton Rouge, LA
David Laborde
Lafayette, LA
Dawn M Barrios
New Orleans, LA

Contact the LAJ

Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)
442 Europe Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Office: (225) 383-5554
Fax: (225) 387-1993

More About the LAJ

Benefits of Membership

For attorneys in Louisiana, the benefits of joining the LAJ include:

  • invitations to 12 different practice sections;
  • access to the list servers;
  • a more united voice before the Louisiana Legislature;
  • networking opportunities at social events and luncheons throughout the year;
  • daily e-mail news clips; discounts on quality continuing legal education CLE seminars;
  • a listing on the LAJ membership directory which can be searched online;
  • subscription to Louisiana Advocates;
  • a monthly magazine and publication of the LAJ with scholarly articles on timely topics;
  • leadership opportunities by serving on various committees;
  • access to TrialSmith; and
  • invitations to Webinars for CLE credit.

LAJ sponsors several outreach programs to help educate the public including the People’s Law Schools held at various locations throughout the state.

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Louisiana

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Louisiana which includes both LAJ members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the LAJ and other professional associations. This includes recognition for LAJ members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the LAJ.

Use this directory to find a Louisiana personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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