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 Talya J Bergeron (3/23/2015) 
   

 

Talya J. Bergeron

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services


 

Area of Practice:

I am the managing attorney of the Family Law Unit at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.


Mentor / hero:

My mother is my hero.


Favorite BRBA event:

Law Day. Working with the middle school students is so exciting.


Most rewarding moment in your practice:

Obtaining a divorce, sole custody and an injunction on behalf of my client, who had endured years of domestic abuse. 


What most people don't know about me:

My dream was to become a fashion designer.


Family:

I am married to Darwin Bergeron Sr., and I have three children:  Darwin Jr., Dylan and Tiana.


Latest pursuit:

Painting.


Pet peeve:

Impolite people.


If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

To read minds.


Favorite food or restaurant:

Shrimp.


Mountains or Beach?

Beach.


What was the turning point that made you decide to become an attorney?

My Civics teacher inspired me to become an attorney.


If I had more time, I would:

Learn to speak Spanish.


Community involvement

I am the chairperson of the Law Day Committee, a member of the Pro Bono Committee and a member of the Volunteer Committee. I am the second vice-president of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, the past president of Southeast Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE Domestic Violence Agency).


Favorite sport:

Football.


What accomplishment are you most proud?

Being a mother.


What makes you excited about going to work?

The fact that I am able to represent persons who could not afford legal representation makes my job meaningful.




For more information or to comment on this this Member Spotlight feature, contact Susan Kelley at susan@brba.org or 225-214-5559.

 


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