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Minority Trailblazers in the Legal Profession Photo

Minority Trailblazers in the Legal Profession

June 29, 2015 Committees

On June 25, 2015, Tiffany Smith moderated a panel discussion with Judge Piper Griffin, Orleans Parish CDC, Sharonda Williams, City Attorney for New Orleans,  Bill Aaron, President & Chairman of Board at Aaron & Gianna, and Charles Ric… Read More »

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Approach the Bench- United States Court of Appeal 5th Circuit

June 23, 2015 Committees

The Young Lawyers Section hosted its first Approach the Bench CLE last Wednesday, June 17th, with Judge Stephen Higginson of the United States Court of Appeal 5th Circuit. We had a full house in the En Banc Courtroom and Judge Higginson expla… Read More »

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Legal System in Cuba

June 18, 2015 Committees

An all-star cast of lawyers presented the Report from the 2014 Delegation to Cuba which talked about the Cuban Supreme Court, Arbitration/Mediation, the Chamber of Commerce in Cuba, Constitutional Law, Maritime Law, Family Law, Private l… Read More »

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The "Dos and Don'ts" of Public Bid Protests

June 9, 2015 Committees

On May 20, 2015, Sharonda Williams, City Attorney for New Orleans, and Daniel Lund III, Director at Coats Rose, spoke with members of the Construction Law Section on public bid disputes.  Ms. Williams discussed the City of New Orleans' po… Read More »

YLS Legal Fair 2015 Photo

YLS Legal Fair 2015

June 4, 2015 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and Minorities in the Profession Committee hosted a Senior Legal Fair at the AARP Community Resource Center on Saturday, May 30th. Volunteer lawyers offered free notarial services and l… Read More »

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Insolvency and Louisiana's Adoption of the Model Business Corporations Act

May 26, 2015 Committees

Louisiana has replaced its business corporate statute in its entirety by adoption of a variation of the Model Business Corporations Act. See La. R.S. 12:1-101, et seq. (“New Act”). While all business attorneys should study the new st… Read More »

The Proper Procedure for Employees to Controvert an Employer's Right to Safe Harbor Protection Photo

The Proper Procedure for Employees to Controvert an Employer's Right to Safe Harbor Protection

May 19, 2015 Committees

Since its enactment, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act’s (LWCA) Safe Harbor provision has been a source of constant dispute between plaintiff and defense attorneys. The latest issue concerns the proper procedure a plaintiff … Read More »

Law Day 2015 Photo

Law Day 2015

May 14, 2015 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section hosted another successful Law Day! Middle school students from Audubon Charter School gave presentations involving this year’s theme, selected by the ABA, “Magna Carta: Symb… Read More »

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements Photo

Labor & Employment Committee: Employee Background Check Requirements

May 12, 2015 Committees

Recent lawsuits and settlements highlight the risk for employers who ignore the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) when conducting employee background checks. Written disclosure of the background check must be giv… Read More »

Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement Photo

Finality/Res Judicata Effect of a Class Action Settlement

May 5, 2015 Committees

Whether future claims by individuals should be dismissed as a result of a class action settlement have been analyzed in many cases in Louisiana.  On the other hand, there is paucity of Louisiana decisions on the issue of whether an individu… Read More »