Pitre Inducted Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Frank M. Pitre was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at the group's annual meeting in Chicago in April 2007. Pitre joins fellow Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy partner Joseph W. Cotchett as a Fellow in the prestigious IATL. Recommended by their peers and judges, Fellows must have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court, and appellate practices. Chartered in 1954, membership in the IATL is limited to 500 Fellows from the United States and 30 International Fellows. The IATL's mission is to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, protect the jury system and the independence of the judiciary, facilitate the administration of justice, promote the Rule of Law internationally and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.