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Family Law & Domestic Violence

Steven J. Lane, Chair


Upcoming Events

Indispensable Family Law Advice CLE
May 15, 2014

A top-notch line up of attorneys and judges have confirmed their willingness to speak at the upcoming family law seminar on May 15, 2014.  Speakers include all three Orleans Parish domestic division judges,  “Best Lawyers in America” member Robert Lowe and David Prados of the Lowe Stein law firm; former LSBA President John Musser; former Louisiana Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Civil District Court and current Traffic Court Judge Herbert Cade; “Best Lawyers in America” member Frank Tranchina; Stacey Marcel and a panel to discuss the new mediation procedure in New Orleans; “Best Lawyers in America” member Philip Riegel; and others. 

Topics will include: Hints for a Successful Family Law Practice; How to Handle Community Property Litigation on a Budget; an update on family law cases; ethics; professionalism; etc.

CLE Hours:   6.5 Hours (1 ethics, 1 professionalism)

Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans


9 am – 9:45 am                  Hints for a Successful Family Law Practice
                                               Robert C. Lowe, Lowe Stein

9:50 am – 10:35 am          How to Handle Community Property Litigation on a Budget
                                               Frank P. Tranchina, Jr. , Tranchina & Mansfield

10:40 am – 11:25 am       Family Law Update
                                              David M. Prados, Lowe Stein

11:30 am – 12:30 pm       Ethics
                                              John H. Musser, V, Murphy Rogers

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm       Break – Lunch served

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm         Professionalism
                                              The Hon. Herbert Cade, Herman Herman & Katz

1:50 pm – 2:35 pm           Select Recent Developments in Matrimonial Regime
                                              Philip Riegel, Jr.

2:40 pm – 3:25 pm           Panel Discussion on CDC Mediation Topic

Stacey W. Marcel
Mark A. Myers, Pajares & Schexnaydre

The Hon. Regina H. Bartholomew, Orleans Civil District Court
The Hon. Bernadette G. D’Souza, Orleans Civil District Court
The Hon. Clare Jupiter,Orleans Civil District Court

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm           How to Discover and Prove the Maximum Amount of Child Support Available
                                             Steven J. Lane, Herman Herman & Katz


Registration:  NOBA Member Discount - $75  Non Member  Rate -  $100
Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email Rebekah Burg. Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 


Recent Events


How to Prepare You and Your Staff for Violence in the Workplace - Webinar on August 20, 2013

Meet the Orleans Civil District Court Domestic Judges CLE

This program provided a forum for lawyers to get to know the Orleans Civil District Court Domestic Judges.  Judge Bernadette D’Souza, Judge Clare Jupiter, and Judge Regina Bartholomew explore:

  • Practices and Procedures in Orleans CDC (i.e., reviewing key aspects of the law as a means to facilitating best practices)
  • What Every Lawyer Should Know Before coming Into Their Court
  • Latest Developments in Family Law and the Domestic Bench


Speakers: Judge Regina Bartholomew; Judge Bernadette D'Souza; Judge Clare Jupiter

Date:  Friday, May 10, 2013