Young Lawyers Section

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, on the YLS Facebook Page, as well as emailed to all YLS members.  If you are interested in receiving email updates & notices of events, please email

Upcoming Events:


Some of our annual events & projects include:

Networking Socials

YLS hosts bimonthly socials at local eateries that are sponsored by local businesses and law firms. These events provide YLS members the opportunity to make business and social connections with other attorneys in the Shreveport-Bossier area, as well as share ideas, activities, and interests with YLS.

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.

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.


Valerie DeLatte
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys
920 Pierremont Road, Suite 220
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: (318) 716-5573
Fax: (318) 946-8880

Vice President / President Elect

Lance Gordon Mosley II
Mosley Title Company
1914 Citizens Bank Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: (318) 549-2009
Fax: (318) 741-8517


Luke Whetstone
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway
333 Texas Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 221-6277
Fax: 227-7850


J. Ashby Davis
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway
PO Box 22260
Shreveport, LA 71120
Phone: (318) 227-7826
Fax: (318) 227-7850

Development Chair

Elizabeth Wong
First Judicial District Court
501 Texas St.
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 226-6619
Fax: N/A

Social Media Chair

Hannah Marler
The Law Offices of Kelly L. Long, LLC
101 Milam Street, Suite 100
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
Phone: (318) 424-1111
Fax: N/A

Mock Trial Chair

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

Member at Large

Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey Law Corporation
2790 Fairfield Ave
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Phone: (318) 525-3957
Fax: (318) 222-5289