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      Kelly B. Becker, Co-Chair                Martin A. Stern, Co-Chair

Upcoming Events:


Lunch and Learn Discussion with Justin Woods CLE

Please join the appellate subcommittee for a lunch-time discussion with Justin Woods, Clerk of Court for the Louisiana Court of Appeal – Fourth Circuit.  Justin will discuss practical tips for appellate practitioners when dealing with the Clerk’s Office as well as recent developments at the Fourth Circuit.

Justin I. Woods, Clerk of Court for the Louisiana Court of Appeal – Fourth Circuit

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit 

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Liz Daino.
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.


Blog Posts:

March 2018Recent Fifth Circuit Interpretations of the Class Action Fairness Act

April 2016"Don't Be So Emotional"

Recent Events:

On September 20, 2017, Kelly Becker & Katie Roth presented Louisiana Supreme Court: Civil Writ Trends in the 2016-2017 Term CLE.

On April 20, 2017, The Hon. James L. Dennis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit presented "Behind the Scenes: a U.S. Fifth Circuit Appeal CLE."

On October 25, Jeff Richardson presented "Exploiting Technology on Appeal" CLE.

On March 13, 2014, the Committee held a meeting with speaker Danielle Schott, Clerk of Court, Louisiana court of Appeal - Fourth Circuit.