Family Law


Marc Winsberg, Chair 


Upcoming Events:

Collaborative Divorce CLE
{1 hour of CLE}
This one hour seminar will focus on all aspects of the collaborative divorce process, including but not limited to:
  • The agreements to be executed by the parties and counsel at the inception of the process.
  • A step by step description of the process
  • A discussion of the professionals involved in the process
  • An analysis of the pros and cons of the process
  • The training for lawyers required to participate in the process
Lacy M. Smith, The Law Office of Lacy M. Smith, LLC
Lou Hobson, Hobson Analytical

Friday, September 20, 2019

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

NOBA Office
650 Poydras Street, Ste. 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

CLE: 1 hour of CLE credit

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 
  2. Email Briana Nelms
  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.

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.

For Reference: Child Custody Evaluation Standards

October Blog Post: New Orleans Bar Association hosts Family Law Mental Health Expert Conference

March Blog Post: Documentary Proof for Financial Support Does Not Need to Be Exact

February Blog Post:
Family Law Mentor Program and Committee Information

Recent Events:

Kim Sport, Chair of the Domestic Violence Law Committee, and Steven Lane, Chair of the Family Law Committee, co-hosted a CLE on June 20th, 2018 discussing Domestic Abuse: A Legislative Wrap Up

On Monday, October 9, the Committee along with the Courts and the Family Law Committees of Jefferson and St. Tammany hosted a Family Law Meet & Greet.

On April 12, the Committee presented "Domestic Violence from the Perspective of the Judiciary, Attorneys, and Mental Health Professionals" CLE.

On September 21, Frank Tranchina presented "Evidence Issues - Objections, Admissibility, and Code of Evid. Art. 101" CLE.

On July 6, the Committee held the first CLE of the Lunch & Learning CLE Series. Sally Richardson presented "Goodwill and Valuation."

On November 2, 2015, the Committee held "Mediation From the Standpoint of Judges and Experienced Mediators," a joint CLE with the ADR Committee.

On October 7, 2015, Frank Tranchina Jr. discussed "New Title IV Rules and Appendices for Family Law Proceedings."

On June 30th, 2015, Judges Regina H. Woods and Judge Clare F. Jupiter will discussed with attorneys such issues as how they intend to manage their court now that they are newly elected to the general civil docket; do's and don'ts for attorneys, pet peeves etc. Judge Kern A. Reese, as Chief Judge, gave his input based on his lengthy time on the bench. 

On March 23, 2015 the Family Law Committee held "Professionalism: Expectations of the New Domestic Judges" at Civil District Court