COMMUNITY SERVICE

Tracey's Community Service

As an attorney, Judge Davillier was an outstanding member of the New Orleans Bar, who represents her clients very ably and with appropriate zeal, but also with grace and good humor. She possesses a first-rate intellect and years of experience, coupled with a genuine intellectual curiosity and desire for a just result. She committed much of her legal efforts through volunteerism with the Pro Bono Project on various Juvenile Court matters, representing children who have been placed in the custody of the Office of Community Services due to abuse or neglect. As the Attorney for a child, Tracey ensured that the educational, medical and psychological needs of the child were met and made sure that the best interest of the child was the primary consideration in all aspects of a case. Tracey was a dynamic attorney, who invested her time, energy, talent and leadership abilities in the City of New Orleans.

Judge Davillier has been a heroine to our New Orleans community in many ways, including assisting groups or individuals on a volunteer basis in a non-legal capacity, as well as educating the public, individuals and students about legal matters. For several years, she has participated in the Louisiana State Bar Association Suit Up for the Future High School Program and consistently hosts elementary, high school, college and law students in Court for observation and legal projects.

 

Through Omicron Lambda Omega, a Graduate Chapter of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tracey has served as the Chair of the Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative, which focused on educating young people and the community on issues surrounding Domestic Violence. She previously served a co-chair for the Awesome Girls program, a local program specifically designed for the mentoring, motivation and inspiration of female youth.

 

In connection with her membership in The New Orleans (LA) Chapter of The Links, Inc., Judge Flemings Davillier serves as Parliamentarian and Bylaws Committee Co-chair. She also serves as Chair of the National Trends and Services Facet, wherein she participates in a leadership role on the Program Committee and develops with Committee specific programming geared toward voter registration and awareness activities, involving legislative forums for members and citizens and mock trials and debates for students as educational tools.

 

Judge Davillier has continued her commitment to the community as a public servant by speaking to youth at numerous local schools and youth programs, assisting with various juvenile justice initiatives and programs, and collaborating with a variety of community and local organizations and agencies on community outreach programs. She has also participated numerous times in the “Sleep Out” Program benefitting Covenant House and various community oriented programs, including those benefitting the Family Justice Center, the March of Dimes, Ozanam Inn for the Homeless, and Giving Hope Food Bank.

 

For her years of service, Tracey has received several awards, including the CityBusiness Leadership in Law (2008); Gillis Long Poverty Law Center Award from Loyola University School of Law (February 2005); the Distinguished Service as a Pro Bono Volunteer Award from The New Orleans Pro Bono Project (2003, 2004 and 2006); the Young Leadership Award Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc. (1998); Citizen Lawyer Award from The Louisiana State Barr Association (2009); and the Woman of the Year Award from the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women (2015).

 

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