Barrasso Usdin has had a long-standing commitment to public service. Many of our attorneys devote significant time and energy to worthwhile pro bono matters involving a variety of issues, including post-conviction relief and civil rights claims.
The firm has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana in a litigation campaign challenging racially discriminatory policing practices in Louisiana. The initiative – “Justice Lab: Putting Racist Policing on Trial” – aims to bring up to 1,000 cases to challenge racially motivated stops and seizures under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and other applicable law. With this intensive effort in a single state, Justice Lab hopes to test the impact that litigation has on police conduct.