Committees

The Pros and Cons of Probate Avoidance Photo

The Pros and Cons of Probate Avoidance

June 27, 2016 Committees

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Wills, Trusts and Successions Committee met for the second time this year for a panel discussion on the pros and cons of probate avoidance.  The panelists were Chris Kane, of the Rabalais Firm, Carole Cukell Neff… Read More »

NOBA Recognized with LSBA President's Award Photo

NOBA Recognized with LSBA President's Award

June 15, 2016 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) was recognized with the President’s Award for its years of collaboration with the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) and its initiatives to promote diversity, indigent defense and constru… Read More »

NOBA Young Lawyers Section Receives 2016 Friend of Pro Bono Award Photo

NOBA Young Lawyers Section Receives 2016 Friend of Pro Bono Award

June 14, 2016 Committees

The New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) Young Lawyers Section (YLS) was recognized with the 2016 Friend of Pro Bono Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) for providing significant support in the delivery of legal services… Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Moot Putative Class Action Photo

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Effort to Moot Putative Class Action

June 1, 2016 Committees

A defendant in a putative class action is not entitled to the dismissal of the complaint upon submitting an offer of judgment to the named plaintiff that would, if accepted, grant the plaintiff all he was entitled to. Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No.… Read More »

Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles Photo

Current Topics in Title Insurance and Tax Sale Titles

May 25, 2016 Committees

Scott Gallinghouse, Senior Underwriting Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company of Louisiana, gave an excellent presentation on tax sales and the 2009 changes in the Louisiana tax sale statutes. Scott discussed cases interpreting the pre-20… Read More »

Controversial Proposed Regulations Expanding Overtime Obligations Likely to Be Released this Month Photo

Controversial Proposed Regulations Expanding Overtime Obligations Likely to Be Released this Month

May 17, 2016 Committees

Written by: Alicia Bendana, Business Law Committee Chair Arguably, among the most significant new developments facing businesses this year are the Secretary of Labor’s revisions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s… Read More »

Class Action Procedure Since Wal-Mart v. Dukes Photo

Class Action Procedure Since Wal-Mart v. Dukes

May 13, 2016 Committees

This CLE provided an update on class-certification jurisprudence in Louisiana in the five years since the 2011 SCOTUS decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011). Dukes clarified the rigorous analysis to be applied in class-cert… Read More »

Practitioners Beware: Fourth Circuit Renders Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the LA Public Works Act Photo

Practitioners Beware: Fourth Circuit Renders Decision on Premature Filing of Statements of Claim Under the LA Public Works Act

May 10, 2016 Committees

A recent appellate court decision may force construction law practitioners and their clients to change how they preserve their rights on public and private projects.  In Gootee Construction, Inc. v. Dale N. Atkins,[1] the Louisiana Fourth Circui… Read More »

Pro Bono Immigration Practice Resources Photo

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 »

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

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 »