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Civil Rights

J. Dalton Courson
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

Civil Rights Committee Meeting 
March 21, 2019


The Civil Rights Committee will meet on Thursday, March 21, for a business meeting to discuss programming and social events for the remainder of 2019. We will also receive a short presentation from attorney Susan Meyers of the State of Louisiana Department of Health. She will speak about what led her to a career in civil rights work and current challenges. 

Speaker: Susan Meyers, State of Louisiana Department of Health

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Noon - 1 p.m.

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

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Briana Nelms
  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 August 30, 2018, the Committee hosted a CLE where Alanah Odoms Hebert, leading civil rights attorney, discussed current legal issues faced by The ACLU, including immigration and criminal justice reform.

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.