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Mayor Jacques Roy to Speak at LSU Alexandria Fall Commencement

Released: 12/07/2006

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy will be the keynote speaker at LSU Alexandria’s Fall 2006 commencement.

The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 14, at the Riverfront Convention Center in Alexandria.

Roy will address approximately 140 graduates and 1,200 guests and faculty members at the commencement.

Roy, a lifelong resident of Alexandria, received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in political science with a major field of American politics and his Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center graduating with honors in the top ten persons in his class.

As a licensed attorney in all Louisiana courts, Roy formerly served as staff attorney for the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, the appellate court which sits in Lake Charles, La. Roy also served as the attorney for the Red River Atchafalaya Bayou Boeuf Levee District for the State of Louisiana. In that capacity, he litigated several cases successfully for the district. Roy has also successfully argued criminal and civil cases before the state Supreme Court.

Since he started his private practice, Roy has defended civil servants on numerous occasions, including civil servants in the fire and police departments. Additionally, Roy has compiled extensive employment policies for public agencies in his practice.

Roy also enjoys working with families to vindicate harms on a variety of medico-legal issues, such as medical malpractice, but also defending nurses and other healthcare professionals before their respective licensing agencies.

Roy is currently a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Associations, and American Bar Association. Recently, Roy served as the chairperson of the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Alexandria Bar Association.

Roy worked as an aid in the Louisiana Legislature and was an employee of the Louisiana State Senate for several years during his undergraduate and law school matriculation.