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Civil Rights

J. Dalton Courson
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

"What's New at the ACLU: Current Issues in Civil Rights" 
{1 Hour CLE}


Alanah Odoms Hebert, leading civil rights attorney, will discuss current legal issues faced by The ACLU, including immigration and criminal justice reform. 

Speaker: Alanah Odoms Hebert, American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Noon - 1 p.m.

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: we take everything but American Express

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.


Recent Events:

On June 28, the Committee held "Beyond the Bathrooms: A Focus on Transgender Rights." This CLE discussed 

  1. Various transgender situations in schools that the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana have handled recently, specifically for a high school girl
  2. John Edwards’ recent executive order, the fight between North Carolina and the Department of Justice
  3. Employment issues that transgender individuals are currently facing. 
  4. The recent Department of Justice's executive order on bathrooms

On September 23, 2014, the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee and the Women in the Profession Committee are co-hosted a CLE on "The Supreme Court and Women's Health: Reflections from 2014" with Ellie Schilling, Marjorie Esman, and Dawn Barrios. The panelists discussed the latest decisions coming from the Supreme Court and how they affect women.