Domestic Violence

Kim Sport
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

Domestic Abuse: A Legislative Wrap Up CLE

Kim Sport, Chair of the Domestic Violence Law Committee, and Steven Lane, Chair of the Family Law Committee, will be co-hosting a CLE on June 20th. Mary Claire Landry, Executive Director of the Family Justice Center (FJC) has been so gracious to host the seminar there and will open up the program with welcoming remarks. Afterwards, there will be a discussion on the sweeping changes to domestic violence laws in the 2018 session directly from the legislators, law professors, district attorneys and advocates. 


11:00 -11:30: Welcome Remarks
Mary Claire will give an overview of the FJC with descriptions of services by representative of the FJC’s agency partners: Project Save and Immigration Services, LSBA, NO Children’s Advocacy Center, SLLS, Tulane University Law School, NO Police Dept. Domestic Violence Unit Sexual Assault Unit, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, and STAR.
11:30 – 11:40: History of The Legislature’s Focus on Domestic Violence Legislation From 2014-2018
Mariah Wineski, Chair of Louisiana Commission to Prevent Domestic Violence and Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
11:40 – 11:50: Divorce, Spousal Support, Attorneys Fees, Prior Acts
Kim Sport, Public Policy Chair, United Way of SE Louisiana
11:50 – 12:10: Child Custody
Professor Michelle Ghetti, Southern University School of Law
Richard Ducote (Author of Post Separation Family Violence Relief Act)
12:10 - 12:25: Video Voyeurism and Protective Orders During Felony Prosecutions & Following Stalking Convictions
Laura Cannizzaro Rodrigue, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
12:25 -12:40: Domestic Abuse Battery & Battery of Dating Partner
Sunny Funk, Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office
12:45 – 1:00: Firearm Dispossession & Transfer – “Lie & Try”
Lieutenant Valerie Martinez-Jordan, LPSO’s Police Social Services

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

New Orleans Family Justice Center
701 Loyola Avenue # 201
New Orleans, LA 70113

CLE: 2 hours of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $70 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $90 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 
  2. Email Liz Daino
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here.
    *We accept all credit cards except American Express.

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.

The Domestic Violence Committee was newly formed in 2018. For those interested in joining please contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453. For questions about the committee please email Kim Sport.