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Upcoming Events:

The New Orleans Bar Association's Family Law Committee, invites you to attend the Family Law Meet and Greet on Monday, October 9, 2017.

NOBA along with the Courts and the Family Law Committees of Jefferson and St. Tammany are hosting a Meet & Greet on October 9, 2017 for Judges, Attorneys, and Mental Health Professionals to meet and have face-to-face time with one another. 

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: 1515 Poydras Street, 5th Floor Conference Room

       New Orleans, Louisiana 70112


Interested participants should email Kim Nguyen to RSVP.




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 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