2017 Jeremy Bazile

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Iwas born and raised in Alexandria where my family currently resides. I received a B.A. from LSU in 2009, and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center in 2012. In the beginning of my legal career, I worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable George Metoyer, Jr. in Alexandria, where I facilitated meetings that helped resolve the largest class action lawsuit filed in Rapides Parish history. Because my reputation with Judge Metoyer spread quickly among the legal community, I was hired by two other district court judges shortly before moving to Acadiana. In 2014, I received an amazing job offer to move to Lafayette and work on the BP Oil Spill settlement case as a staff attorney with HUB Enterprises, Inc. During that time, I became active in multiple local organizations. In fact, the705 was the very first organization I joined once I moved to Lafayette! In 2016, I received an offer from my dream job! I was hired as a trial attorney with The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation, and I plan to remain an attorney with this firm for the rest of my life. I was appointed to the SLCC Foundation Board of Directors in 2017, and I am also active in numerous other legal and civic organizations throughout Acadiana. My hobbies include playing my 7 musical instruments, learning to speak Spanish, and volunteering in the community. I love to make memories with my family and friends, and I hope to make many memories with the705!

Favorite Restaurant:
Shinto Japanese Restaurant

Favorite Film:
To Kill a Mockingbird

Personal Statement

Like many new members, I originally joined the705 to build up my resume, meet new people, and discover things about the community that only locals knew. Needless to say, from the very first 705 event I attended in 2014, to the most recent event I attended this past week, I cannot imagine my time in Lafayette without the warmth, knowledge, and fun I have experienced through the705. In 2016, I made the decision to become more active in the705 by joining the membership committee. In under a year, our committee has accomplished many of the objectives we believed would improve the705, including (1) initiating the usage of iPad devices to mark membership attendance at events, (2) re-establishing the new member socials every quarter of the year, and (3) reserving time to personally reach out to former members in an effort to re-engage their interest in the organization. In each of these committee meetings, our goal is to find ways to engage new members, retain current members, and improve the overall experience for EVERY member. As a 705 board member, I would work to not only fulfill these objectives, but to EXPAND them by incorporating the innovative suggestions and ideas different members have shared with me. As an attorney-at-law, I would love to provide our organization with valuable legal information by inviting other legal professionals to speak to our members, and even setting up a tour of the local courthouse. We are the future leaders of Acadiana! Let’s make our mark!