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Alternative Dispute Resolution

   Lynn Luker, Chair


Upcoming Events:

"Mediation From the Standpoint of Judges and Experienced Mediators" {Joint CLE with the Family Law Comittee}

The judges will discuss such topics as what they expect from lawyers; how to deal with lawyers who sabotage mediation; how to keep the mediation going forward when when it seems as though both parties are at an impasse; what lawyers should and should not do in preparing their clients for mediation and in carrying out the mediation.

The lawyers on the panel will discuss their past experiences and how they have dealt with certain problems, whether it is a problem lawyer, a problem client or a problem mediator.


The Hon. Monique Barial, Civil District Court
The Hon. Bernadette D'Souza, Civil District Court
The Hon. Nakish Ervin-Knott, Civil District Court
Lynn Luker, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
Steven Lane, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLP
Edith Morris, Morris, Lee & Bayle, LLC
Bobby Harges, Loyola University College of Law
Mark Myers, Mark A. Myers, PLC
Frank Tranchina, Tranchina & Mansfield LLC

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

Time:  11:45 am

Location: Civil District Court, 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 206

Cost: NOBA Member Discount - $35.00; Non Member $55 (includes lunch)  

To Register:  

1. Email Alex Garon or

2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or

4. NOBA Members can pay online here.

*Payment is due the day of the program. Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund minus an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 

Recent Events:


On March 11, 2015, Magistrate Judge Michael North of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana sat down for a "meet and greet" with NOBA members to discuss his own experiences and practices with settelement conferences in USDC.

On March 12, 2014, Thomas K. Foutz explored various hypothetical situations that arise during negotiation and mediation in the "Ethics in Mediation" CLE.

On May 10, 2012, the Committee and the Young Lawyers Section co-sponsored a CLE "Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for a Mediation." Speakers included: J. Gregg Collins, ADR inc.; Ryan Malone of Duplass, Zwain; Jason Giles, Womac Firm