On November 7, 2014, the Committee held a "Policies and Procedures of the US Marshal for In Rem Arrests and Attachments" CLE. Effective in rem jurisdiction relies on the prompt and proper arrest or attachment of a vessel, cargo, or other property under the Supplemental Admiralty Rules of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A knowledge of the policies and procedures of the U.S. Marshal’s Service in making the arrest or attachment is essential for every admiralty practitioner.
On November 3, 2014, The New Orleans Bar Association's Maritime and International Law Committee announced the recipient of 2014's Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award: S. Gene Fendler. Mr. Fendler is a shareholder at Liskow & Lewis and has litigation and trial experiences that span more than 35 years in both casualty and business matters.
MDL 2179: Status of the Cases Not Included in the BP Settlement CLE on July 31, 2014
with Paul M. Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman
Committee Meeting on January 31, 2014
Paul Sterbcow, Chair, discussed the BP Trial and the most recent 5th Circuirt opinion certifying the class.
Information on the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award. Deadline is August 15th of every year.
Settlement on the High Seas: BP Settlement Update CLE
November 8, 2013
A discussion of the basics of the settlement post-oral arguments, including:
Paul Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman
Walter Leger, Jr., Leger & Shaw
CLE - "Settlement on the High Seas: The Nuts & Bolts of the BP-PSC Settlement"
Speakers: Don K. Haycraft, Liskow & Lewis; Paul Sterbcow, Lewis Kullman; Conrad S.P. (Duke) Williams, The Williams Law Group
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans