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Minorities in the Profession

Cory J. Vidal
Committee Chair


Upcoming Events:

Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench CLE


Join the Minorities in the Profession Committee on October 4, 2017, for a panel discussion entitled Minorities in the Profession: A View From the Bench.  The judges will discuss topics involving their view of diversity in the legal profession, the changes they have observed over the years, as well as the best practices in their courts. 

Krystle Ferbos, Frilot L.L.C.

The Hon. Judge Terri Love, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
The Hon. Judge Kern Reese, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
The Hon. Judge Robin Pittman, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Noon - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

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 Liz Daino.
  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.

October 2017 Blog Post: A Dream Delayed: The Fight for Educational Equality Continues

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Recent Events:

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.