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Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation Photo

Issues to Consider When Wading into a Nationwide Products Liability Litigation

April 27, 2015 Committees

At the outset of a nationwide products liability litigation, plaintiffs’ counsel are faced with procedural issues which are unique to mass torts and which can affect the litigation from start to finish. When a prospective client inquires… Read More »

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Case Law in Louisiana?

April 21, 2015 Committees

"Cases? We ain’t got no cases..." Every Louisiana lawyer knows one thing: We are a proudly civilian jurisdiction. We trace our legal lineage to the ancient Romans and the Emperor Napoleon (neither of whom get much press these d… Read More »

Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy Is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties Photo

Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy Is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties

April 2, 2015 Committees

  Prejudice Not Required: Giving Notice of a Claim after the Term of a Claims-Made Policy Is Fatal for Coverage for the Insured and Third Parties   By: David A. Strauss and Joseph A. Devall   … Read More »

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

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 Photo

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 Photo

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 Photo

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 Photo

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 Photo

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 Photo

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 »