Young Lawyers Section

A section is comprised of lawyers who practice in similar legal specialties. Membership and involvement in the SBA Bar Sections enables you to gain maximum career potential, express ideas, and strengthen the local legal profession.

The Young Lawyers Section of the Shreveport Bar Association is open to attorneys age 40 and under or those who have been practicing law for five years or less.  Notices of events are posted in the Shreveport Bar Association’s publication, The Bar Review, as well as emailed to all YLS members.  If you are interested in receiving email updates & notices of events, please email

Some of our annual events & projects include:
Coffee & Conversation – Each month, the Shreveport Bar Association provides an opportunity for young lawyers and experienced lawyers to mingle over breakfast.  A hot breakfast is served and members are welcome to come and go as their schedule permits.

Socials With A Purpose – Each month, The Young Lawyer’s Section provides an opportunity for members to network at various local restaurants and bars.  In conjunction with each social, the Young Lawyer’s Section selects a charity or organization to sponsor.  Donations are taken up based upon the needs of each organization.

Teen Court – Teen Court is a diversion program for first time juvenile offenders sponsored by Volunteers for Youth Justice. Members of the Young Lawyer’s Section volunteer to act as judges and attorney coaches to assist students participating in Teen Court.  Members also help to judge an annual Law Week essay contest that is open to all high school students.

Mock Trial Competition – The Young Lawyers’ Section works with the State Bar and other associations within our region to coordinate a yearly regional high school mock trial competition. All high schools in the North Louisiana region are invited to participate. The winners advance to the state competition and then a national competition. Local judges and attorney members of the Bar volunteer each year to act as performance judges who score and critique the teams’ performances.

Seminar for New Attorneys – The Young Lawyer’s coordinate an annual seminar for newly admitted attorneys, which includes presentations by local Judges, attorneys, and other court personnel to provide practical advice on practicing law. The seminar is followed by a luncheon, formal introduction to the Court, and a party that evening.  It is held in conjunction with the Shreveport Bar Association’s Annual Memorial & Recognition Ceremony.


Smith, Sarah E Sarah E Smith
Assistant District Defender, Caddo Parish
400 Travis Street, 20th Floor
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-2220
Fax: (318) 227-3980

Vice President

Goudeau, Renee, Renee Goudeau
Northwest Louisiana Legal Services
720 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-7186
Fax: (318) 221-1901


Edwards, Marcus, Marcus Edwards
Mayer, Smith & Roberts
1550 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-2135
Fax: (318) 222-6420


Murray Jr, William W William W Murray Jr
Nelson & Hammons APLC
705 Milam Street Suite A
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-2401
Fax: (318) 221-4762

Immediate Past President

Johnson Jr, B Slattery B Slattery Johnson Jr
Blanchard Walker O'Quin & Roberts
PO Drawer 1126
Shreveport, LA 71163
Phone: (318) 934-0233
Fax: (318) 227-2967

Member At Large

Aiello, Alexandra Alexandra Aiello
Bossier Parish District Attorney's Office
PO Box 69
Benton, LA 71006
Phone: (318) 965-3773
Fax: N/A

Member At Large

Flemmings, Shanerika Shanerika Flemings
The Flemings Law Group, LLC
3825 Gilbert Drive
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: (318) 617-1958
Fax: (866) 361-6839

Member At Large

Dewett, Justin, Justin Dewett
Simmons Morris & Carroll
509 Milam Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-1507
Fax: (318) 221-4560

Member At Large

allison.foster Allison Foster
Cook Yancey King & Galloway
333 Texas Street Suite 1700
Shreveport, Louisiana 71120-2260
Phone: (318) 227-7712
Fax: (318) 227-7850

Member At Large

DAVIS , kharmen - Kharmen Davis
Attorney at Law
4050 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108
Phone: (318) 621-9400
Fax: (318) 636-7759

Member At Large

Gardner, Amy Amy C. Gardner
2nd Circuit Court of Appeal
300 Fannin St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 227-3785
Fax: N/A

Member At Large

Aguilar, Andres, Andres Aguilar
Attorney at Law
PO Box 5215
Shreveport, LA 71135
Phone: (318) 734-9344
Fax: (318) 300-4734

Member At Large

Goodwin, Ryan Ryan Goodwin
Lunn Irion Salley Carlisle & Gardner
330 Marshall Street Suite 500
Shreveport, LA 71165-1534
Phone: (318) 222-0665
Fax: (318) 220-3265

Member At Large

meagan_miller Meagan Lynn Miller
Hargrove Smelley Strickland & Langley
401 Market Street Suite 600
Shreveport, LA 711610059
Phone: (318) 429-7200
Fax: (318) 429-7201