August 22 to 24, 2022
Windsor Court Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
REGION VI MEETING
DURING THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 22-24, NEW ORLEANS HOSTED AN NBA PLAYOFF
GAME, A PGA GOLF TOURNAMENT, FRENCH QUARTER FEST AND THE AMERICAN
COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS REGION VI MEETING – ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA,
MISSISSIPPI AND TEXAS. ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2020, APPROXIMATELY
90 ATTENDEES MET AT LAST IN THE TRUE TRADITION OF THE COLLEGE
– COLLEGIALITY, FUN AND AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM.
Those in attendance included President Michael O’Donnell, Immediate Past
President Rodney Acker and Regent Lyn Pruitt. Special mention also should
go to Louisiana State Chair James Brown who was primarily responsible for
organizing the meeting and putting together the program.
The meeting started Friday evening at the Windsor Court Hotel with a reception
and dinner. The keynote speaker was Louisiana Governor John Bel
Edwards, who is that rarest of politicians these days – a Democratic governor
in a southern state. Governor Edwards’ talk left little doubt how he has been
able to be effective in getting things done in today’s polarizing climate. More
than one non-Louisiana lawyer was heard to say, “I wish he were our governor.”
The evening concluded with music and dancing to the tunes of Kermit
Ruffin and the Barbeque Swingers.
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