Stone Pigman lawyers are well known for their commitment to legal associations that advance and support the practice of law. Stone Pigman lawyers have been presidents of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar Association. Other Stone Pigman lawyers have taken on leadership roles in the American Bar Association, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Federal Bar Association, Louis A. Martinet Society, Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Louisiana State Law Institute and more. Our lawyers regularly publish articles, lead continuing education courses at events all over the country, teach in area law schools, and provide professional instruction at programs such as the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Through our extensive involvement in national, state and local bar associations and institutions, Stone Pigman lawyers have developed personal relationships with lawyers throughout Louisiana, the Gulf South, and the nation. Our involvement also allows us to interact with judges and others in the federal and state court systems.
We are also involved in organizations seeking to facilitate the development and growth of business throughout the state. Members have held leadership roles in the Louisiana chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Southeast Super-Region Committee, among others.
Community leadership is also vital to the firm, and we support a wide variety of charitable and civic endeavors, both as a firm and as individuals.
A major part of our community involvement program is our partnership with New Orleans public schools. Since 2007, Stone Pigman has partnered with the New Orleans College Prep Charter School. The firm has purchased uniforms for students and supported renovation of its kitchen. Firm attorneys and staff painted classrooms and common areas. During the holiday season, firm employees collect the students' wish lists from the school, pool donations, purchase, wrap, and deliver gifts.
Stone Pigman's community commitments do not stop there. In Baton Rouge, Stone Pigman supports the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX), Preserve Louisiana, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, and The Shaw Center for the Arts.
In New Orleans, the firm supports a wide variety of organizations, including GNO, Inc., the United Way of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans City Park, the Audubon Nature Institute, the New Orleans Museum of Art, WYES Public Television, Anti-Defamation League, New Orleans Opera Association, the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, WWNO Public Radio, the Louisiana SPCA, and the Harry M. Tompson Center. Firm employees also donate funds and buy annual holiday presents for senior citizens at the Central City Senior Center.
Stone Pigman has not only made a financial commitment to these and other organizations, we have made the equally important commitment of time by encouraging our lawyers to become active members of these and other organizations. That commitment is demonstrated by Stone Pigman lawyers doing everything from serving on boards of directors to picking up trash and painting classrooms.
For generations, Stone Pigman lawyers have been leaders in non-profit and civic organizations throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. Many lawyers have been active on boards and committees of organizations including Tulane University, the Pro Bono Project, United Way, WWNO, the YMCA, Louisiana Bar Foundation, Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans City Park, the Louisiana SPCA, the Ozanam Inn, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's New Orleans Chapter, school boards, neighborhood associations and many others. A Stone Pigman member also served on a special Mayor's Task Force on Blight.