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Judge Diane Lundeen, Chair


Workers' Compensation CLE - "A 2015 Legislative Session Update" 


While the 2015 legislative session was primarily devoted to fiscal issues and a $1.6 billion dollar deficit, some legislation dealt with workers’ compensation issues.  Mr. Fontana will discuss not only those instruments which ultimately became law but also workers’ compensation bills which failed to make it through the process.



Date:  Friday, July 17, 2015

Time:  12 Noon

Speaker: Wayne J. Fontana, Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister 

CLE:  One Hour of Continuing Legal Education

Location: NOBA office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130

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

  1. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Liz Daino or
  3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 

All cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund.  No shows will be charged.


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