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Adams and Reese attorneys Lee Reid and Jennifer Barriere received a “Good Apple Award” from Louisiana Appleseed at the organization’s sixth annual awards event, held January 15, at the National World War II Museum’s Stage Door Canteen.

Reid and Barriere researched and edited the Louisiana Charter School Board Legal Handbook, as well as developed and presented related CLE programs to assist administrators in addressing some of the more pressing legal and organizational issues facing Louisiana's charter schools.

Louisiana Appleseed recruits professionals to donate pro bono time to solve problems at their root cause with a goal of advancing social justice by effecting change at the policy, or systemic, level. Since 2007, Louisiana Appleseed has engaged more than 200 volunteers who have donated more than $1.5 million worth of pro bono time. 

At Adams and Reese, Reid is a Partner, practicing in the areas of education, business services, aerospace, governmental relations, economic development and litigation. He has been instrumental in the development of charter schools across Louisiana, representing a diverse array of stakeholders and dedicating numerous hours of pro bono assistance to improving the environment for charter schools in the State. Barriere is a member of the Litigation Practice Group at Adams and Reese and concentrates her practice in education, class action and complex litigation.