Family Law

Kim N. Nguyen
Committee Chair

Upcoming Events:

CDC Domestic Court During Covid-19
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
{1 hour of CLE}
Judge Monique Barial, Judge Bernadette D'Souza, and Judge Omar Mason will be interviewed about new operations of the Court and how lawyers are interacting with the Court during Covid-19. If you have any questions that you would like the Judges to answer, you can send them ahead of the webinar to Briana Nelms at During the webinar, you can use the chat feature to send questions also.
Judge Monique Barial, Orleans CDC, Division "H" - DRS III
Judge Bernadette D'Souza, Orleans CDC, Division "K" - DRS II
Judge Omar Mason, Orleans CDC, Division "E" - DRS I
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Live Webinar
1 hour of CLE credit
NOBA member discount: FREE!

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