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Study Group on Cuba

                                                                         José R. Cot, Chair


Upcoming Events:

The Legal System in Cuba

In this one-hour CLE and luncheon, NOBA’s first Delegation to Cuba talks about:

  • The Cuban Supreme Court
  • Arbitration/Mediation & The Chamber of Commerce in Cuba
  • Constitutional Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Family Law
  • Private law firms, (Bufetes), cultural aspects and even LSU football diplomacy.


Panelists and Delegation to Cuba Members: 

Walter J. Leger, Jr., NOBA President, Moderator
Mark C. Surprenant, NOBA Past President
Philliip A. Wittman, NOBA Past President
Judy Y. Barrasso, NOBA President-Elect
Jose R. Cot, Chair, Study Group on Cuba
Mark A. Cunningham, NOBA Board of Directors & LSBA President-Elect
Jan M. Hayden, NOBA Board of Directors

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time:  12 Noon - 1:30 PM

Location: NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

CLE:  One hour of CLE Credit

Cost: NOBA Member Discount: $35 ; Non- Member: $55 (includes light lunch)

To Register:

     1. Email Liz Daino or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or

     4. NOBA Members can pay online here.

*Payment is due the day of the program. All cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund. No shows will be charged.


Recent Events:

August Committee Meeting - A Cuban Real Estate Market Revolution

Join the Committee as they welcome Steve Striffler, Chair in Latin American Studies at the University of New Orleans and John Lovett, Associate Dean and Property Law Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, who will discuss Cuba’s creation of a legal property market and what is purported to be a significant loosening of the socialist dominance since the revolution in 1959.


Steve Striffler, Chair, Latin American Studies, University of New Orleans
John Lovett, Associate Dean and Property Law Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

12 Noon


Expanding Horizons: The Cuban port development’s impact on the Gulf South
     A discussion with Gary LaGrange, President & CEO, Port of New Orleans on May 20, 2014