To encourage interchange of ideas, promote legal scholarship, advance the science of jurisprudence, promote the administration of justice, uphold the order and ethics of the courts and the profession of law and promote the welfare of the legal profession in Louisiana.
“What have I to gain in fighting this battle? Like you, I have asked myself this question a thousand times… Certainly, I gain nothing, but rather spend time, labor and money in it. There is no doubt, that if I turned my attention to, or put my energies in, professional or some private pursuits, I would get along much better in this world. Yes, why do I do this? I want no political influence, no prestige, no office. Why do I do this? Like you, I believe I do it because I am built this way.”
-Louis Andre’ Martinet