Leadership and our Executive Committee

The Leadership of the Thomas More Loyola Law School Inn of Court is comprised of both elected and appointed officers.  Our President and Vice-President (Counselor) are elected for a 2-year term at the meeting of the Masters of the Inn pursuant to our by-laws.  In the past, the Vice-President (Counselor) succeeds as President for the next 2-year term, however, this is not mandatory under the by-laws.  Traditionally, the Inn has rotated Presidential terms between a member of the Judiciary and a member of the Bar.  Our past Presidents include:

                1988-1990            Hon. Adrian G. Duplantier

                1990-1992            Hon. A.J. "Buddy" McNamara


                1994-1997            M. Nan Alessandra

                1997-1999            John R. "Jack" Martzell

                1999-2001            Ernest E. Svenson

                2001-2003            Hon. Carl J. Barbier

                2003-2005            Paul B. Deal

                2005-2007            Hon Ivan L. R. Lemelle

                2007-2009            Todd R. Slack

                2009-2011            Hon. Ronald J. Sholes

                2011-2013            Adam B. Zuckerman

                2013-2015            Hon. Madeleine M. Landrieu

                2015-2017            Edward W. Trapolin

                2017-2019            Hon. Laurie White

                2019-2021            Kelly McNeil Legier


The Executive Committee is rounded out with the Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Programming Chair, Outreach Chair, Diversity Chair and several at-large members, all who are appointed by the President upon election to that office.  Members of all ages (and especially our younger members) are encouraged to join the Executive Committee; there are no formal requirements other than a willingness to serve and bring their enthusiasm to the Committee.