Executive Director, Louisiana Appleseed
Ms. Kane began her career as a class action litigator at Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans. In 2007, she was named the ConocoPhillips/Adams and Reese LLP Fellow for Louisiana Appleseed, splitting her time between the nonprofit and her law practice. While in private practice, Ms. Kane won numerous pro bono awards, including A&R’s 2008 Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year; she was also named a CityBusiness Woman of the Year in 2007. In late 2008, after eleven years of practicing law, Ms. Kane left her firm to become Louisiana Appleseed’s full-time executive director.
She has a law degree from the George Washington University; her undergraduate degree is from Loyola University. Ms. Kane is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana State, and Federal Bar Associations. She is a Fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics and the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Ms. Kane is on the steering committee for the Southeast Alliance for Economic Inclusion.
In 2009, Justice Kitty Kimball appointed Ms. Kane to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Pro Se Task Force. In 2010, Ms. Kane was invited to participate in the ABA’s Language Access Standards Project. That year, she was awarded Volunteer Advocate of the Year by ASI Federal Credit Union’s A Shared Initiative, Inc. In 2011, the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association awarded Ms. Kane the Camille Gravel Award for public service. In 2016, Supreme Court of Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette Johnson appointed Ms. Kane to the Access to Justice Commission.