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Better Research,
Better Louisiana

Legal Section staff members have developed and continue to develop research tools available on the LLA website. The Legal Section also provides presentations on legal topics related to compliance with public laws and other matters associated with audits for the CPA community, as well as for public officials, including, but not limited to, elected boards and commissions.

Provides Presentations on Legal Topics
Develop Legal Guidance
Ad Valorem Adoption and Millage Assistance
Your Trusted Advisor

Jenifer Schaye


General Counsel

Jenifer Schaye joined the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office (LLA) as General Counsel in 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Dallas and of St. Louis University Law School and is admitted to practice law in Texas (1978) and Louisiana (1979). Jenifer has substantial experience in the governmental arena giving her a broad knowledge of the processes of government. Prior to joining the LLA, she was a Louisiana Assistant Attorney General for eleven years.

As LLA’s General Counsel, Jenifer advises on public law issues and laws relating to fiscal matters, ethics issues, and all public laws impacting political subdivisions on the local and state levels. Jenifer also serves as the Legislative Auditor’s designee on the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers and Firemen’s Survivor Benefit Review Board. In addition, Jenifer represents the LLA in those matters where they are called to testify and/or to produce records for inquiry by state and federal courts. She advises the Louisiana Legislative Audit Advisory Council on relevant audit law issues.

Legal Services Staff

Angela M. Heath, LLM, CFE

Senior Attorney

Patrick Virgadamo, CFE

Senior Attorney

Tommy Rizzuto

Executive Legal Assistant

Cathy Balentine

Legal Assistant

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