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Upcoming Events:

Domestic Violence from the Perspective of the Judiciary, Attorneys, and Mental Health Professionals CLE


This CLE will cover mental health issues and IPV, related to both the perpetrator and the victim and the immediate divorce statutes and the importance of properly preparing petitions for protective orders in civil proceedings.

The Hon. Bernadette D'Souza, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
Daliah Bauer, PH.D., Co-Founder of DBTNOLA
Kim S. Sport, Attorney at Law

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Noon - 1 p.m.

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

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 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis
  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: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows.

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Family Law Mentor Program and Committee Information

Recent Events:

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