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On this week's special episode of The Legal Difference, attorney Richard Arsenault talks about receiving the Alexandria Bar Association's Causidicus Award, and what it means to him. Richard starts by sharing the meaning behind "Causidicus," which means "lawyer." He explains the Alexandria Bar Association's traditional ceremony, called the "Opening of Court," which marks the end of summer and recognizes the new attorneys that are being admitted to the Bar. The ceremony also honors one attorney with the Causidicus Award. There are five criteria for the award: an attorney active in state and local ethics and civility, consistently demonstrated professionalism, professes a willingness to assist fellow members of the Bar, approve the standards of practice of the law, and is active in community endeavours. Richard said, "I'm grateful to have gotten this award. I'm grateful to my firm, our colleagues, and my family, and I hope to continue to serve the community in the capacity that I have for the last four decades." Richard wraps up the interview by describing the professionalism and dedication of the legal professionals in our community and across Cenla, and his pride at being a member of the community. Richard was introduced before the award by Judge Ken Starr.