Attorney Derek Aswell recently wrapped up his term with the Lafayette Bar Association as Young Lawyer Section Chair.
The Young Lawyers Section is a section of the Lafayette Bar composed of attorney members who are either under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for five years or fewer. Members are dedicated to providing community service in Lafayette Parish. This is an active organization that sponsors several worthwhile programs that take place in the community, such as: Regional Mock Trial allows high school students to study a case, present it from both the plaintiff’s and the defense’s sides, and act out the trial in a real courtroom setting; and the Holiday Giving Program is an annual fundraiser to support local charities during Christmas.
Along with these programs, Young Lawyer Section members are active in the Lafayette Bar Foundation’s pro-bono efforts that benefit the underprivileged members of the Lafayette community. They volunteer their time to accept Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers’ cases, to assist with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.) Program, and represent victims of domestic violence in Protective Order hearings through the Protective Order Panel.
Members of Young Lawyers are the future leaders of Lafayette’s legal community and makeup about one-fourth of the entire Lafayette Bar Association community.
Derek now serves as the Immediate Past President of the Young Lawyers 2022-2023 Board of Officers. Senior Partner Blake David served as LBA President from 2012-2013.
Congratulations to attorney Derek Aswell on completing a successful term with the Lafayette Bar Association as Young Lawyer Section President for 2021-2022.