Beth Bernstein to Speak at WCI Conference in August

Beth Bernstein will be speaking at the 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference® at The Orlando World Center Marriott on August 9, 2017.  The panel will explore new case law developments affecting the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and its extensions.

The 72nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference® focuses on national workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health industries.

2017 Best Lawyers in America recognizes Alan Brackett and U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® Ranks Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Member Alan Brackett has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for New Orleans, Louisiana. Best Lawyers recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Alan has also been included in the “Best Lawyer 2017” list published in BIZ New Orleans magazine. 

The 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® has also ranked Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett as a Metropolitan Tier 2 Law Firm in New Orleans for Admiralty & Maritime Law.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Best Law Firms

The U.S.News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

Alan Brackett Elected to Board of Louisiana Bar Foundation

Alan G. Brackett was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) at its annual meeting in New Orleans. He previously served on the board from 2013—2016, and was nominated to return for a new term. Alan has been a Fellow of the LBF for more than ten years. During this time he has served three terms as Chair of the Greater Orleans Community Partnership Panel and Grants Committee and two years as Chair of the Children’s Legal Services subcommittee.

LBF is the largest state funder of civil legal aid, supporting service organizations throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the public and administration of justice projects. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed over $60 million to hundreds of Louisiana non-profit organizations to meet these goals. It serves as the fiscal administrator for the State of Louisiana Child in Need of Care Program, which provides free legal representation to all children in foster care, and for the Louisiana Supreme Court Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Program.

Each year, the LBF awards grants to more than 70 non-profit organizations that provide access to the justice system and civil legal assistance to Louisiana’s low-income citizens. Through grants, it assists women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, the newly unemployed, those facing loss of their homes, disaster victims and many others by providing services that go to the very heart of the health, safety and security of Louisiana citizens.

Congratulations Alan!