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Upcoming Events:

Domestic Abuse: A Legislative Wrap Up CLE

Kim Sport, Chair of the Domestic Violence Law Committee, and Steven Lane, Chair of the Family Law Committee, will be co hosting a CLE on June 20th. Join us to hear the sweeping changes to domestic violence laws in the 2018 session directly from the legislators, law professors, district attorneys and advocates. Topics will include:

  • New Child Custody Factors
  • Assessment of Appellate Costs in Divorces
  • New Presumption of Spousal Support
  • Admissibility of Prior Acts in all Civil Cases
  • Disarming Domestic Abusers
  • Mental Health Evaluation of Abusers
  • Increased Penalties for Domestic/Dating Abuse
  • New Crimes of Violence for Serious Bodily Injury
  • Protective Orders Mandatory for Crime Victims & Children
  • Firearm Prohibitions for Convicted Stalkers
  • Video Voyeurism – Expectation of Privacy is Enough

Kim Sport, Attorney at Law
Sunny Funk, Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office
Mariah Wineski, The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Rep. Joseph Marino III, Marino & Ehle LLC
Laura Cannizzaro Rodrigue, Orleans Parish District Attorney
Michelle Ghetti, Southern University Law Center

Thursday, June 20, 2018

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

New Orleans Family Justice Center
701 Loyola Avenue # 201
New Orleans, LA 70113

CLE: 2 hours of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $70 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $90 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 
  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 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.

For Reference: Child Custody Evaluation Standards

October Blog Post: New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference

March Blog Post: Documentary Proof for Financial Support Does Not Need to Be Exact

February Blog Post:
Family Law Mentor Program and Committee Information

Recent Events:

On Monday, October 9, the Committee along with the Courts and the Family Law Committees of Jefferson and St. Tammany hosted a Family Law Meet & Greet.

On April 12, the Committee presented "Domestic Violence from the Perspective of the Judiciary, Attorneys, and Mental Health Professionals" CLE.

On September 21, Frank Tranchina presented "Evidence Issues - Objections, Admissibility, and Code of Evid. Art. 101" CLE.

On July 6, the Committee held the first CLE of the Lunch & Learning CLE Series. Sally Richardson presented "Goodwill and Valuation."

On November 2, 2015, the Committee held "Mediation From the Standpoint of Judges and Experienced Mediators," a joint CLE with the ADR Committee.

On October 7, 2015, Frank Tranchina Jr. discussed "New Title IV Rules and Appendices for Family Law Proceedings."

On June 30th, 2015, Judges Regina H. Woods and Judge Clare F. Jupiter will discussed with attorneys such issues as how they intend to manage their court now that they are newly elected to the general civil docket; do's and don'ts for attorneys, pet peeves etc. Judge Kern A. Reese, as Chief Judge, gave his input based on his lengthy time on the bench. 

On March 23, 2015 the Family Law Committee held "Professionalism: Expectations of the New Domestic Judges" at Civil District Court