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The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee: Is It Relevant to Your Practice?

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee: Is It Relevant to Your Practice?

March 30, 2015 Committees

“I’m not interested in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee.  I’m a trial lawyer.  My clients want a lawyer who can try their cases.”  I, too, am a trial lawyer, as are many of you reading this… Read More »

Professionalism: Expectations of the New Domestic Judges

Professionalism: Expectations of the New Domestic Judges

March 26, 2015 Committees

Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott's courtroom was packed with attorneys on March 23, 2015 to hear Judges Knott, Monique Barial and Bernadette D'Souza discuss their expectations of attorneys who practice in their family law courtrooms. Over lunch, … Read More »

Women in the Profession Committee Welcome

Women in the Profession Committee Welcome

March 16, 2015 Committees

We are in a race for talent. Approximately half of the talent in new lawyers (and 43 percent of all associates) are women.   Many law firms, corporate clients, and bar associations have set goals to increase gender diversit… Read More »

Mag. Judge Michael North on Settlement Conferences in U.S. District Court

Mag. Judge Michael North on Settlement Conferences in U.S. District Court

March 11, 2015 Committees

Above (left to right): The Honorable Michael B. North & ADR Committee Chair Lynn Luker On March 11, Magistrate Judge Michael North of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana sat down for a "meet and gre… Read More »

Student Loan CLE

Student Loan CLE

March 10, 2015 News

NOBA welcomed Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Expert, on March 6th to discuss how law school graduates can better manage their student loan debt. Heather started off the CLE by explaining whether or not borrower's qualify for President Obama'… Read More »

Environmental Law/ Toxic Torts February Committee Meeting

Environmental Law/ Toxic Torts February Committee Meeting

February 26, 2015 Committees

On Thursday, February 26th, the Environmental/Toxic Torts Committee welcomed Clinical Instructor Corinne Van Dalen. She teaches at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and discussed the work of the clinic. The clinic's mission is to train effec… Read More »

It's Not Greek to Me (Or Is It?): Louisiana and Continental Property Law, Shared Concepts, Shared Legacy

It's Not Greek to Me (Or Is It?): Louisiana and Continental Property Law, Shared Concepts, Shared Legacy

February 25, 2015 Committees

For the Real Property Committee February meeting, Professor Nicholas Davrados discussed Louisiana’s civil law of property in its historical and comparative context. He presented "It's Not Greek to Me (O… Read More »

The Construction Law Committee Visits the Audubon Zoo

The Construction Law Committee Visits the Audubon Zoo

February 12, 2015 Committees

On February 5, 2015, the New Orleans Bar Association Construction Law Committee was treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon Zoo’s most recent renovation.  The tour included glimpses of the completed lazy river as well as the c… Read More »

Wellness & Stress Management Relief

Wellness & Stress Management Relief

February 4, 2015 Committees

Man's quest for peace likely dates back to ancient times.  In the middle of the Roman Catholic Mass, there is a prayer that asks to be "graciously grant[ed] peace in our days…[that we may be ] safe from all distress.'"… Read More »

Minorities in the Profession Committee: Spotlight Article:

Minorities in the Profession Committee: Spotlight Article: "The Unlikely Civil Rights Lawyer"

November 19, 2014 Committees

When I first met James Williams he was a first year associate and I a summer law clerk at a well respected local defense firm. Since that time James has gone on to become a prominent plaintiff’s lawyer who is still respected enough by b… Read More »