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Pro Bono Immigration Practice Resources

May 2, 2016 Committees

It is an open secret that lack of access to counsel is a stain on the country’s immigration system, and the NOBA Immigration Committee is committed to helping solve this problem through pro bono mentoring. A recent Stanford study found that non… Read More »

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Life in Solo & Small Law Firms is a Never-ending Game of Chess

April 28, 2016 Committees

Historically, the legal profession has been more adversarial than collaborative. However, both large and small firms are learning about the benefits of collaboration.  Collaboration can cause your solo or small law firm to grow and thrive, and a… Read More »

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Important Tax Changes Impacting LA Nonprofits

April 25, 2016 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association and New Orleans Bar Foundation hosted a successful seminar on the new La. Sales Taxes Changes Impacting Nonprofits on April 20, 2016, to a standing room only crowd at the Pan Am Auditorium in New Orleans… Read More »

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2016 Senior Legal Fair

April 19, 2016 Committees

Thirteen volunteer attorneys from NOBA's Young Lawyers Section and the Minorities in the Profession Committee assisted New Orleans' residents with legal questions on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at their senior legal fair held at the AARP Re… Read More »

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Healthcare Bankruptcies and Bankrupting Healthcare

April 18, 2016 Committees

Healthcare-related bankruptcies, both individual consumer and commercial cases have been in the news with more frequency in recent years.  On the consumer side, there have been studies – both before and after the passage and initial implem… Read More »

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Defending the "Reptile" Strategy in Insurance Litigation

April 13, 2016 Committees

The "Reptile" approach to litigation has been gaining ground in courtrooms across the country, and is increasingly being employed by policyholder counsel to persuade juries to give big dollar awards and bad faith damages against the ins… Read More »

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Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana - an update

April 4, 2016 Committees

Change is in the wind. By executive order earlier this year, Governor John Bel Edwards indicated his intent to expand Louisiana’s Medicaid program by July 1, 2016.  By best estimates, as many as 400,000 adults, many who are g… Read More »

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Appellate Practice Committee Blog Post

March 17, 2016 Committees

Don’t be so emotional All good writers know that it is a mistake to offer an overblown characterization of the facts.  Nobody likes to be told what to think.  Much better to set forth the facts in a way that any reader will see the… Read More »

The State of Our Union: Minorities in the Profession Committee Meeting Photo

The State of Our Union: Minorities in the Profession Committee Meeting

March 17, 2016 Committees

"You are a leader!" These are some of the final encouraging words that Chancellor Pierre left the minorities in the profession committee with during their lunch meeting on March 17, 2016. Kelly Legier, Chancellor Pierre, and Ronald Wilson e… Read More »

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Documentary Proof for Financial Support Does Not Need to Be Exact

March 15, 2016 Committees

In the case of McClanahan v. McClanahan, 14-0670 (La. 5th Cir. 3/25/15), 169 So. 3d 587, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the Trial Court did not err when finding that the husband had sufficient income to pay both child and periodic spous… Read More »