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Galloway Jefcoat Receives Champions Of Justice Award!

The Lafayette Bar Association has a pro bono civil legal service known as the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer Program. The LVL helps low income individuals get the legal services they need to be fairly represented in court. The program chooses its clients by determining financial eligibility using the national poverty guidelines, and then pairing these clients with private attorneys that can help them go to court. Through placement and grants, the LVL program takes on approximately 200 cases a year. Every year the LVL comes together and has an awards ceremony to honor the lawyers and law firms that give their time to this effort, and this year Galloway Jefcoat LLP can be counted among those honorees. Our law firm has been awarded the Champions of Justice Award for “Top Small Firm” by the LVL. The associates of Galloway Jefcoat are proud to be a part of this program, and we thank the…
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Do You Know How To Stay Safe During A Theater Shooting?

The Grand Theater shooting has not only rocked our community but has left many of us with disturbing questions. Why did the gunman go on a rampage? Was there a problem with the theater’s security? How can I stay safe at the theater? Though many of these questions cannot be answered, the lawyers of Galloway and Jefcoat want to help you feel safer in our happy town, and so we have gathered some tips and information. What Can I Do To Survive A Theater Shooting? When you go to a movie, there are several safety measures you can take to keep yourself a little safer. Be sure to tell others where you are going. It never hurts for someone to know where you are in case of an emergency. Put your phone on vibrate rather than turning it off. Not having to wait for your phone to start up can…
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Teaching Heroism At The Lafayette Theater Shooting

On July 23rd, our community was rocked by a lone gunman who opened fire at the Grand Theater. By now people all over the country have heard about the Lafayette theater shooting and are sharing in our mourning for two of the victims who lost their lives. The first victim, who was 33, was well known in our local arts scene. She ran a boutique store with her husband and a t-shirt business with her brother. She hosted “As You Were” on KRVS, and she played the ukulele as a member of the band The Figs. The second victim was a 21-year-old planning to start radiology school at Lafayette General Medical Center. She was a loving big sister and a worker at “coco eros.” Both women will be sorely missed by our community, and most especially by those who were left behind, but we could have lost even more if…
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