Katie E. Lasky is Recognized With Louisiana Bar Association’s Leah Hipple McKay Award

Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC attorney Katie E. Lasky was recently presented with the Louisiana Bar Association’s Leah Hipple McKay Award for outstanding volunteerism.  This award is distributed annually at the Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting to a Louisiana lawyer or judge who has made significant long-term volunteer efforts throughout his or her career.

The award was created in memory of Leah Hipple McKay, LSBA member and wife of former LSBA President, Michael W. McKay of Baton Rouge, and has been distributed each year since its inception in 2008 at the LSBA Annual Meeting in Destin, Florida.  Mrs. McKay attended Louisiana State University and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and after twelve years of practicing law, she retired to raise her sons, which is when she devoted her time to community service.  She helped the lives of many with her commitment as a volunteer at numerous places such as Trinity Episcopal Day School, Brighton Academy and the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation.

Katie E. Lasky, an attorney with Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC, has been practicing law since 2003 with a focus in the fields of complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.  She attended Cornell University with an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center where she received her JD degree, cum laude.

Katie is deeply committed to her role as a volunteer, as demonstrated by her 2006 Pro Bono Publico Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association due to her outstanding community service in Louisiana.  She chairs the board of directors of the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, has served lunch at Ozanam Inn (a New Orleans homeless shelter) for 10 years and counting, and regularly volunteers to provide notarial services at homeless outreach centers in New Orleans.  In addition, in 2003, Katie took on a three-year volunteer commitment to the Boys Hope/Girls Hope program.  From recognizing this fraction of her community service efforts, it is no wonder that Katie was commended for her services with the Leah Hipple McKay Award for outstanding service.