LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss, LSU Law 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Frank X. Neuner, Jr., Louisiana State Supreme Court Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball and LSU System President John Lombardi. Photo by Mike Palumbo
Friends, family and colleagues of Frank X. Neuner, Jr. gathered in New Orleans the evening of Oct. 30 to honor him as the 2008 LSU Law Distinguished Alumnus. The event began at the State Supreme Court building and segued to dinner at Antoine’s Restaurant.
The LSU Law Center’s Distinguished Alumnus Award is given annually to an alumnus who exemplifies the highest quality and ethical standards of the legal profession. The award recognizes personal and professional achievements and loyalty to the LSU Law Center.
As former Louisiana State Bar Association president in 2005-06, Neuner’s work and extraordinary contributions to the recovery of the Louisiana judicial system after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita earned him the admiration of bench and bar alike. Additionally, his steadfast commitment to the promotion of legal services to the poor has enhanced pro bono legal services across the state.
Participating in the award ceremony were LSU System President John Lombardi; LSU Law Chancellor Jack Weiss; State Supreme Court Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball; Neuner’s law partner, Cliffe E. Laborde III; and Judge Marilyn Castle.