October 2012 Firm News

Gracella Simmons will serve as a panelist at the seminar hosted by the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel on December 7, 2012 in New Orleans and as a panelist on that same date for a presentation at the Louisiana Judicial College Seminar.

Gracella Simmons will be guest lecturer at the LSU School of Law on Oct 31 and November 7 on the topic of mediation.

Every month, a team from Keogh Cox provides hot meals for the homeless men and staff at the Bishop Ott Shelter in Baton Rouge.
According to their mission statement, The Bishop Ott Shelter serves homeless men by offering more than just a bed and a meal. The center helps the homeless find employment, improve their education, receive substance abuse treatment and get back on their feet.

Gracella Simmons has been selected with attorneys from Louisiana and other states to participate in a Masters in Trial seminar in New Orleans on December 5, 2012. The CLE approved seminar, hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), will be a mock trial including a jury and jury deliberations.

Steve Judice was a musical participant in a fundraiser in Weatherford, Texas benefiting the Texas Alzheimer’s association. A silent auction was held in which, among other items, a future private house concert was offered. The event raised over four thousand dollars for Alzheimer’s research.

Gracella Simmons, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge Symphony, will conduct the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra during the 2012 “Homes for the Holidays” Christmas Pops Concert on December 2, 2012.

Several attorneys with Keogh cox¬†recently participated in the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s Belly Up with the Bar event. The team cooked chargrilled oysters and bacon-wrapped shrimp, and won both the Most Original and People’s Choice awards. Team members included Chris Jones, Reynolds Leblanc, Tori Bowling, Jenny McLin, Richard Wolff, and Brent Cobb. The event raised money to benefit programs supported by the Baton Rouge Bar Association Foundation.

Gracella Simmons serves on the Board of Directors of Yelp!BR. Yelp!BR is holding its third annual Yappy Halloween Run Saturday, October 6. The event, which is for the entire family, will include dog adoptions, a Spooky 5K and 1 mile stroll, live music, a costume contest and other events. Yelp!BR is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that is committed to ending euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the greater Baton Rouge area.

Chris Jones is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Louisiana Arts & Sciences Museum, which is celebrating 50 years with its Golden Anniversary Gala on October 5, 2012.