CELEBRATING: Happy Jazz Fest!

Jazz Fest flagThe New York Times has noted that Jazz Fest has “become inseparable from the culture it presents.” It started out as any simple festival, April 22-26, 1970. George Wein, who had success with the popular Newport Jazz and Newport Folk Festivals, was signed on to produce (he then hired current producer Quint Davis). Wein’s concept – a large daytime fair with multiple stages featuring a wide variety of music styles, food booths of Louisiana cuisine, arts and crafts, along with an evening concert series – formed the construct that still takes place annually, rain or shine, the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May.

In this Affinity newsletter, attorney Jennifer Le Carpentier celebrates one of New Orleans’ most iconic events: Jazz Fest.

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MBLB’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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