New Orleans Tricentennial

NOBA Celebrates 300 Years of New Orleans

Throughout the upcoming year, the New Orleans Bar Association will celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial with a variety of CLE programs and special events centered around our city's rich and unique history.


January 2018

A Tricentennial Retrospective: The Unique Legacy of Louisiana Legal History
featuring Dr. Vernon V. Palmer

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 4 – 5 p.m. CLE

Location: USDC, EDLA

Reception following


February 2018

Lunch with Legends
featuring Phoebe Ferguson, Keith Plessy & A.P. Tureaud, Jr.

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12 noon 

Location: The Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA 


March 2018

The Nation’s Most Incarcerated State Changes Tide and Its Impact on the City of New Orleans in the 300th Year of its Founding​

Former U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, Chairman of the Felony Class System Task Force, created by Senate Bill 220 of the Justice Reinvestment Act, will review the Task Force’s recommendations to streamline and categorize Louisiana’s approximately 600 felony offenses into a designated class system.  The panel members will discuss the historic package of criminal justice reform legislation passed during the 2017 session including: new felony sentencing laws, amendments to the habitual offender law, probation and parole changes, and other key pieces of the Justice Reinvestment Act. Panelists will also review the policy implications of these legislative changes. 


Flozell Daniels, Jr., President & CEO of Foundation for Louisiana
Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., Entergy (Former U.S. Attorney)
Judy Perry Martinez, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Location: USDC, EDLA