April 2, 2009
Jimmy Faircloth, Jr., executive counsel to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and a 1990 graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, will speak on what trial advocacy for do for your career at noon Tuesday, April 7, in Room 170 of the Urban Life Building.
The event is sponsored by Georgia State University Student Trial Lawyers’ Association. This event is free and open to the public, and first-year students that may be interested in the mock trial program are urged to attend.
A lifelong resident of the Alexandria/Pineville community in Louisiana, Faircloth became the governr’s executive counsel, chief lawyer and legal adviser when Jindal was sworn into office in January 2008. He received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University in1987; a Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 1990; and a Master of Laws in Litigation (LL.M.) from Emory University in 1991.
While in law school, he was awarded American Jurisprudence Awards for academic achievement in Constitutional Law, Workers’ Compensation and Trial Practice and was voted outstanding advocate at the 1989 Georgia Interstate Mock Trial Tournament and again at the 1990 National Invitational Mock Trial Tournament. He was also a member of the Moot Court Board, the 1989 John Marshall Information and Privacy Moot Court, the 1989 ATLA National Mock Trial Team, and the 1990 ABA National Mock Trail Team, and he authored "Prosecutorial Misconduct in Closing Argument," Criminal Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, Summer 1990.
Faircloth is licensed in Louisiana and Georgia, and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also a member Alexandria, Louisiana State, Georgia State and American Bar Associations, and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Louisiana Trail Lawyers Association, Crossroads- American Inns of Court, the Louisiana Civil Law Foundation and the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.