Blaine and the 2023 Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship Recipient Madison Conrad
Attorney Blaine Barrilleaux gifting law student Madison Conrad a scholarship
LAFAYETTE, La., September 13, 2023 (Newswire.com) - Every year, Lafayette personal injury attorney Blaine Barrilleaux offers a $1,000 scholarship to one bright high school or college student pursuing enrollment or currently enrolled in a Louisiana university. This year, applicants wrote a response to the question: What is the importance of education?
A record number of students entered this year, and The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux is pleased to announce the chosen winner: rising LSU Law student Madi Conrad.
Madi Conrad Wins This Year's Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship
Madi Conrad has just begun her first year at Louisiana State University (LSU) Law School, following her graduation in the spring of 2023 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Political Science. While at UL, Madi interned in Juvenile Drug Court and Family Preservation Court, which fueled her passion for law.
Madi is genuinely a multi-talented, highly-driven individual. In addition to her legal aspirations, she has sung the National Anthem for the Houston Astros and currently reigns as Miss Louisiana Collegiate USA 2023.
After law school, Madi plans to pursue criminal law, with a particular interest in addiction rehabilitation. Madi's dedication to her community, empathy for others, and desire to improve the criminal justice system are qualities that align with the values of the Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship. Like Blaine, Madi is also a proud Lafayette Parish native and hopes to return to the area to practice after law school.
Learn More About The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux
Blaine Barrilleaux is a Lafayette personal injury attorney with over 25 years of experience representing victims of car wrecks, big truck accidents, dog bites, off-shore injuries, medical malpractice, and more. Not only does Blaine have a long history of serving his community through his work, but he's also spent his entire life in the area. Born and raised in Louisiana, he continues to raise his family and work in Lafayette.
Blaine's commitment to giving back to people through the Blaine Barrilleaux Scholarship and the vital work of his law firm is a testament to his dedication to his community.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact Blaine today for a free case evaluation.Contact Information:
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SAN RAMON, Calif., September 7, 2023 (Newswire.com) - CMG Financial, the well-capitalized privately held mortgage banking firm headquartered in San Ramon, CA, has been recognized in Vanguard Law Magazine's Summer 2023 Edition III alongside General Counsel, Shannon Leight. Vanguard is a digital publication that showcases the diversity of modern in-house counsel by highlighting the philosophies, strategies and initiatives of attorneys at some of the world's most recognizable companies including Samsung, Heineken, Pfizer, MetLife, Dell, MasterCard, and now CMG Financial.
Leight joined CMG in 2021. Two years later, she found herself in the middle of one of the industry's largest retail acquisitions of the past decade. Earlier in 2023, CMG acquired a retail division at Homebridge Financial Services, which originated $12 billion last year. Leight, CMG's only in-house lawyer at the time, played a huge role in the acquisition every step of the way - from drafting the letter of intent, discussing buyer must-haves, covering financial specifics, going through due diligence, and finalizing documents. Her extensive efforts resulted in a very successful and seamless cohesion between the two companies.
"If there's a consistency to this industry, it's the ever-evolving changes that largely fall on a legal department to navigate," wrote Neil Cote, author of Leight's Vanguard feature. "It's always a challenge, Leight says, to stay at least in line with market conditions."
Much of CMG's success in recent market conditions can be attributed to the internal adjustments and efforts from people like Leight. She works extensively with sales, marketing, compliance, and leadership to ensure that CMG remains within the boundaries of the industry's regulations while still pushing the limits of innovation and tech.
"I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with inspiring leadership and to grow professionally alongside CMG," said Leight. "I know that I'm in the right place to continue growing and stepping into new challenges. The more CMG rolls out, the more opportunity I get to dive into something new, which is what I love to do."
"Shannon has been instrumental to our growth and success over the past few years," said Kim Callas, Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer. "The housing market has changed drastically since 2019 - even since 2021. Many companies have downsized and faced cuts, yet CMG has increased by roughly 48% over the past year. This is largely a result from Shannon's hard work that led to the successful acquisition of Homebridge's retail division. We're thankful to have her on our side as we continue to navigate the constant changes within the market."
Read the full feature on Leight and CMG here.
Vanguard is a digital publication that showcases the incredible diversity of the modern in-house counsel, highlighting the philosophies, strategies and initiatives of attorneys from around the world. From contracts to compliance, data privacy to intellectual property, M&A to HR, the responsibilities of today's GCs and CLOs have never been greater—and we capture that challenge. The stakes have never been higher, either, and Vanguard takes a deep dive into these complex and ever-evolving roles, giving you, the reader, an inside look at how some of the world's biggest companies navigate shifting legal terrain.
CMG Mortgage, Inc. (NMLS #1820) is a well-capitalized mortgage bank founded in 1993. Founder and CEO, Christopher M. George, was Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association in 2019. CMG makes its products and services available to the market through three distinct origination channels including retail lending, wholesale lending, and correspondent lending. CMG currently operates in all states, including District of Columbia, and holds approvals with FNMA, FHLMC, and GNMA. CMG is widely known through the mortgage banking and housing markets for responsible lending practices, industry and consumer advocacy, product innovation, and operational efficiency.
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Original Source: CMG Financial's General Counsel, Shannon Leight, Featured in Vanguard Law Magazine
Worthwhile Wear’s National ‘Act Challenge’ Smashes Participation Records and Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking
Worthwhile Wear's 2023 Act Challenge
Worthwhile Wear's 2023 Act Challenge was open to any and all participants. Over 850 people completed miles to raise awareness of the issue human trafficking by running, biking, walking, swimming and paddling
PHILADELPHIA, August 25, 2023 (Newswire.com) - On July 30, we recognized "World Day Against Trafficking" and on that same day Worthwhile Wear released the results of the national "Act Challenge." Participants and supporters from all over the globe logged miles in their communities and raised awareness about human trafficking with their actions by completing more than 192,000 miles. Worthwhile Wear operates a variety of restorative programs supporting survivors of trafficking and created the "Act Challenge'' as a way for the larger community to get involved. "When people hear about human trafficking, they want to act and get involved, so we created a way for people of all ages, abilities and locations to join with us in providing care to survivors, while also raising awareness about this growing issue," shared Dan Emr, Founder and Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear. As the challenge ran from May 1st to July 30th, individuals, groups, businesses, schools, churches and people from all over joined the mission by unlocking pledged dollars with every mile logged. Through the generosity of the Act Challenge sponsors and the efforts of all those who logged miles, over $102,000 was raised through the event which in turn will enable Worthwhile Wear to continue providing community outreach, long-term housing, employment, counseling, and restorative services to survivors of human trafficking. Since over 40 million people are trafficked worldwide, many survivors do not have access to resources for dealing with trauma, abuse, and addiction. Worthwhile Wear is forging a path for everyone to be a part of the solution. Dan Emr, Executive Director and Founder of Worthwhile Wear, is available for in-person or virtual interviews to discuss this event and the issue of human trafficking. Visit www.WorthwhileWear.org to learn more.
Worthwhile Wear is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to reaching lives affected by human trafficking and restoring these survivors with a sense of belonging and worth. The road to healing requires a comprehensive response. It's not enough to offer a single solution, which is why Worthwhile Wear first engages survivors where they are, in our communities, then offers long-term stability with safe housing, and finally provides them with opportunities for financial independence by employment through its thrift stores. This wraparound approach is how Worthwhile Wear offers the most comprehensive services to survivors of trafficking in the state of Pennsylvania.Contact Information:
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Original Source: Worthwhile Wear's National 'Act Challenge' Smashes Participation Records and Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking
J.D. Walker & Associates, LLC
J.D. Walker & Associates, LLC
WASHINGTON, August 16, 2023 (Newswire.com) - America's top immigration attorney, J.D. Walker, is expanding his practice to the vibrant city of Washington, DC. With his exceptional expertise and unwavering dedication to helping immigrants navigate the complex legal landscape, this expansion is set to bring hope and relief to countless individuals and families seeking a brighter future in the United States.
J.D. Walker has long been recognized as a leading figure in immigration law, with a proven track record of success in assisting clients from all walks of life. His commitment to providing personalized and compassionate legal services has earned him a stellar reputation among both his clients and peers.
With the opening of his new office in Washington DC, J.D. Walker aims to extend his reach and impact even further. This expansion comes at a crucial time when immigration issues are at the forefront of national discussions. By establishing a presence in the nation's capital, J.D. Walker will be better positioned to advocate for the rights and interests of immigrants, ensuring they receive the fair and just treatment they deserve.
What sets J.D. Walker apart from other immigration attorneys is his deep understanding of the challenges immigrants face. Having experienced the immigration process firsthand, he empathizes with his clients and approaches each case with a unique perspective. This personal connection allows him to provide tailored solutions and support, ensuring that every client receives the attention and care they deserve.
J.D. Walker's expansion to Washington, DC, is not only a testament to his success but also a reflection of his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of immigrants. By expanding his practice, he will be able to serve a larger community, offering his expertise to those in need and helping them navigate the complexities of the immigration system.
The expansion of America's top immigration attorney, J.D. Walker, to Washington, DC, is a significant development that brings hope and optimism to the immigrant community. With his exceptional legal expertise, personalized approach, and unwavering dedication, J.D. Walker is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of countless individuals and families seeking a better future in the United States.
If you or someone you know is in need of immigration assistance, J.D. Walker's new office in Washington, DC, is ready to provide the support and guidance you need. Together, let's celebrate this exciting milestone and continue to champion the rights and well-being of immigrants across the nation.Contact Information:
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J.D. Walker & Associates, LLC
J.D. Walker & Associates, LLC
Immigration Attorney JD Walker
Immigration Attorney JD Walker
Original Source: America's Top Immigration Attorney J.D. Walker Expands to Washington, DC