Welcome to the Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society

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. Martinet’s objectives were to encourage an interchange of ideas, promote legal scholarship, advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice, uphold the order and ethics of the courts and the profession of law and promote the welfare of the legal profession in Louisiana. While we have made great progress in our nation with respect to addressing injustice and disparities, there is still much work to be done. Martinet must continue to play a role in protecting and promoting justice, particularly as catalysts for change.

My name is Ezra Pettis, Jr., and it is an honor to serve as the President of the Southwest Louisiana Martinet Society. 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 and ethics within our profession. I cannot think of a better way to carry on the Martinet legacy, 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 are new to the Martinet Society, I believe you will find our organization and members to be a collegial unit who are helpful to one another and dedicated to furthering our mission. If you have not already done so, please renew your membership for the 2019-2020 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.

Yours in service,