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     Steven J. Lane, Chair


                NEXT INSTALLMENT: Monday, JUNE 29th!

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Upcoming Events:


Professionalism: How The Newly Elected General Civil Docket Judges (and Chief Judge Reese) Manage their Courtrooms

This is a one hour CLE in which Judges Regina H. Woods and Judge Clare F. Jupiter will discuss 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, will also give his input based on his lengthy time on the bench.


The Hon. Kern Reese, Orleans Parish Civil District Court

The Hon. Clare Jupiter, Orleans Parish Civil District Court

The Hon. Regina H. Woods, Orleans Parish Civil District Court

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Orleans Parish Civil District Court, 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 308, New Orleans, LA 70112

CLE: 1 hour of Continuing Legal Education

Cost: $35 - NOBA Member Discount; $45 - Non Member

To Register:

1. Email Abigail Domingue or

2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 

4. Members can pay online here.



Call 504-525-7453 to schedule your private appoitment today! Space is limited!



Recent Events:

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

Indispensable Family Law Advice CLE Series: A top-notch line up of attorneys and judges have confirmed their willingness to speak at a series of family law seminars this fall.  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. 

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