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Minorities in the Profession

 Kim Nguyen
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

The Minorities in the Profession Committee & The GNO Martinet Legal Society present...

"History En Banc"
{1 Hour CLE}


Join us as we explore the historical insight into the federal court system as an institution
and the pathways to leadership of these honorable history makers.  

Moderator: Senior Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle, U.S. District Court - EDLA

Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Chief Judge Nannette V. Jolivette-Brown, U.S. District Court - EDLA
Former Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court - MDLA
Chief Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court - EDLA


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:00 - 6:00 pm

USDC, EDLA | Courtroom of Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle
500 Poydras Street, Room C501
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit

Cost: $35.00 
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Liz Daino
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. 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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Recent Events:

On August 22, 2018, Jonathan Williams, Former Representative Anh “Joseph” Cao, Daniel Davillier, Kiana M. Mitchell, and Theon Wilson presented "Hanging Your Shingle: Tips to Put You On The Right Path."

On April 12th, The State of Civil Rights Law 50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination CLE was presented by Ebony S. Morris, Professor Andrea Armstrong, Marjorie R. Esman, and Ronald L. Wilson.

On October 4, the Minorities in the Profession Committee presented A View From the Bench CLE. A write-up about the CLE can be found here

On February 16, Terrel Broussard, Simone Boustead, and Cory Vidal, presented "A Seat at the Table: Perspectives from In-House Counsel on Diversity in the Profession" CLE.

On October 10th, Nicole Haynes spoke to the committee regarding opportunities to become FINRA arbitrators in Louisiana.

On October 6th, the committee held "Miranda: 50 Years Later" CLE. 

On March, 17, John Pierre, Kelly Legier and Ron Wilson discussed "The State of Our Union."

On October 22, 2015, Darleene Peters moderated "Maintaining Longevity in the Profession." Kim Boyle, Chancellor Joan Davis and James Williams gave advice on what it takes to survive in the legal profession.

On June 25, 2015, Judge Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish CDC, Sharonda Williams, the City Attorney for the City of New Orleans, Charles Rice, President & CEO of Entergy New Orleans, and Bill Aaron, Managing Shareholder, President and Chairman of the Board at Aaron & Gianna discussed their navigation in the legal profession, challenges they have faced, and how they have overcome those challenges.  

On March 26, 2015, the Chair Kimberly Silas led the Committee in a “brainstorming” session to discuss Minorities in the Profession's vision for the year.