Nunez partners with Bar Association’s Lawyers and Judges in the Classroom

Mary Dumestre speaks to paralegal studies students at Nunez Community College in recognition of Law Day.

On Thursday, May 4, Nunez Community College hosted guest speaker, Mary Dumestre, through the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Lawyers and Judges in the Classroom Program. The program, which is a partnership between the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) and the Bar Association, brings together volunteer lawyers, judges and educators to deliver exciting, interactive law presentations. This guest speaker came to Nunez as a part of Law Day. Law Day is celebrated the first week of May each year and is coordinated locally by LCLCE.

Dumestre is an attorney at Stone, Pigman, Walther, Whitman, LLC. She concentrates her practice in business litigation, insurance, products liability, and toxic tort litigation. She also has extensive experience in non-insurance contract litigation, including proceedings before the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is a certified mediator and associated with ADR Inc.

Working with Lawyers and Judges in the Classroom supports other recent enhancements to the paralegal program at Nunez, which include the development of an internship. “Whenever we can link classroom learning to practice, we want to do that for our students. Having Ms. Dumestre speak to the paralegal students helps them to see how they will use what they are learning in their future careers,” said Diana Velez, paralegal studies program director at Nunez Community College.

Several paralegal studies courses will be offered online this summer. Summer courses begin on Thursday, June 1. Questions about paralegal studies can be directed to Diana Velez at