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Marc Winsberg, Chair 


Upcoming Events:

Meet the Orleans CDC Domestic Judges
{1 hour of CLE}
The program provides a forum for lawyers to get to know the Orleans Civil District Court Domestic Judges, where the judges 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


Judge Omar Mason, Orleans CDC, Division "E" - DRS I
Judge Bernadette D'Souza, Orleans CDC, Division "K" - DRS II
Judge Monique Barial, Orleans CDC, Division "H" - DRS III

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Orleans Civil District Court
421 Loyola Avenue, Room 206
New Orleans, LA 70112

CLE: 1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


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

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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:

Kim Sport, Chair of the Domestic Violence Law Committee, and Steven Lane, Chair of the Family Law Committee, co-hosted a CLE on June 20th, 2018 discussing Domestic Abuse: A Legislative Wrap Up

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