Legal Services director will speak at Press Club on July 8

Laura Tuggle, executive director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 8. She will discuss her agency’s work to achieve justice for low-income people by enforcing and defending their legal rights through civil legal aid, advocacy and community education.

Louisiana consistently ranks as a state with one of the highest poverty rates in the country. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services serves about half of that population.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.