J. Cullens is actively involved in the Louisiana legal community. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inns of Court, and the Louisiana Association for Justice (“LAJ”). He is currently the President-Elect of LAJ, and has served as the Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Section of LAJ (2004-2006; 2015-2018), is the Co-Chairman of the Legislative Section (2018-present), is a member of the Amicus Cruiae Committee, and has been a member of that organization's Executive Committee for years.
Mr. Cullens is an alumnus of the Leadership Council of Greater Baton Rouge, has served the Capital Area United Way as one of the Fifty for the Future, and has chaired the Education Division on the Campaign Cabinet of the Capital Area United Way. He is a graduate of the Council for a Better Louisiana, class of 2010, and has served on the Board of Directors of several local organizations, including the YMCA and WRKF (local public radio). A high school mock trial coach, he also volunteers his time at local public schools to help educate youth regarding our system of justice, the practice of law, and the history of the legal profession.
Andrée Cullens served on active duty as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves during Desert Storm (1991) and earned several commendations before being honorably discharged in 1994. She is an alumnus of the Leadership Council of Greater Baton Rouge, is on the Board of Directors of WRKF (local public radio), served on the board of LSU Hilltop Arboretum, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
Darrel Papillion is actively involved in the Louisiana legal community. He has served as an officer or as a board member of numerous professional and civic organizations. He served as the 2016-2017 President of the Louisiana State Bar Association, an association with more than 19,000 attorney-members. He is a Past-President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and he is a former President of the Wex Malone Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He is a former member of the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, and the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Association for Justice. He was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve on the Supreme Court Committee to study lawyer advertising in Louisiana, is a former Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service, and served on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana’s Magistrate Selection Committee. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. In 2005, he received the Louisiana State Bar Association's Michaelle Pitard Wynn Professionalism Award.
Mr. Papillion has served as an adjunct law professor at Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center for nearly 15 years and was appointed by Chancellor Jack Weiss of the LSU Law Center to Chair the Law Center’s Diversity Task Force.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Papillion is very involved in the community. He is a Past-President of the 500+ member Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, the fifth largest Rotary Club in the world. He and his family are parishioners at St. George Catholic Church, and he has served on the boards of a number of state and local organizations, including Teach for America, Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and the LPB Foundation. In 2006, he was named one of Baton Rouge's Top 40 Under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report.