LACDL Awards

Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award

In 1986, the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented its first Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Award. The award is named in honor of the late Justice Albert Tate, Jr., who served on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana State Supreme Court. The Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the Louisiana system of criminal justice and is dedicated to constitutional principles. The award is designed to honor individuals for dedication to, or in defense of, those constitutional principles for which Justice Tate stood. This is LACDL’s most prestigious award.
 


Past Recipients: 
1986 Camille Gravel
1987 Millard Farmer
1988 Sam D'Amico
1989 F. Irvin Dymond
1990 John A. Dixon
1991 George W. Pugh
1992 Judge Calvin Johnson
1993 Gerald H. Goldstein
1994 Samuel S. Dalton
1995 Sister Helen Prejean
1996 Judge James L. Dennis
1997 Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.
1998 Julian R. Murry, Jr.
1999 Judget H. Ginger Berrigan
2000 James E. Boren
2001 Robert Glass
2002 Lennie F. Perez
2003 Tom Lorenzi
2004 Clive Stafford Smith
2005 Phyllis Mann
2006 Denny LeBoeuf
2007 Walt Sanchez
2008 Henry Walker
2009 Jean Faria
2010 Tony Champagne
2011 Lisa Wayne
2012 John DiGiulio
2013 Nick Trenticosta
2014 James Looney
2015 Derwyn Bunton
2016 Rebecca Hudsmith
2017 S. Christie Smith IV
2018 Robert Toale
2019 Ben Cohen


Each year, LACDL honors individuals who are champions in Criminal Defense Law at the Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Banquet


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Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award
CJA Panel Award
Public Defender Gideon Award
Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Lucy McGough Juvenile Justice Award
LACDL President's Award
LACDL President's Appreciation Award
Trustees of Freedom Lifetime Service Award
Trustees of Freedom Gideon Award