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Louisiana State Bar Association Selects Amanda Stout as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the YearRead Time: 1 min
McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Baton Rouge attorney Amanda Stout has been named the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” by the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Only one lawyer is selected each year for this honor, and Amanda’s many contributions to the Louisiana State Bar Association and to the legal community as a whole make her especially deserving of the award.
Amanda served as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) in 2011 and continues her leadership this year as the Past-Chair. For years, she has played a major role in planning YLS events designed to bring together lawyers, judges, law students and other legal professionals, that have fostered immeasurable enrichment of the legal community. Some of those events include: Cocktails with the Court, Thirsty Thursdays, Side Bar luncheons, Holiday Star, and the YLS’ Summer Sizzlin’ CLE. Amanda has also been very involved in the YLS Belly-Up with the Bar committee for several years, including chairing the event in 2009. Belly-Up is a brew fest and cooking competition between lawyers, law students and others in the legal profession. Money raised from the event supports the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Youth Education Programs, such as Teen Court, Law Day, the High School Mock Trial Competition and the Junior Partner’s Academy.
Additionally, a project created by the Young Lawyers Section under Amanda’s leadership, the 50 Billable Hour Club, was awarded “Outstanding Service Project of the Year” for 2012 by the YLS. Launched in January of this year, the 50 Billable Hour Club is a partnership between the YLS and the 19th Judicial District Court, with the goal of providing young lawyers with the opportunity to observe experienced litigators in the courtroom and interact with the judiciary in a less formal setting. Participating attorneys spend 50 hours viewing proceedings on rule days. Following each rule day, the participating attorneys have the opportunity to meet with judges in chambers to get to know them better and ask questions about the proceedings and how the judge runs his or her courtroom. Once a participating lawyer completes 50 hours of rule day observation, they are honored by the judiciary and the YLS at a YLS-sponsored event. The program currently involves five judges at the 19th Judicial District Court and the plan is to expand it to other courts in the Baton Rouge area. The Louisiana Supreme Court is also watching the program with great interest.
For more information, contact Amanda Stout at email@example.com.