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Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Susan Talley Photo

Spotlight on Successful Women in the Law: Susan Talley

September 15, 2021 Committees

Susan Talley practices in all aspects of real estate development, financing, leasing, purchase and sales.  She has been involved in many of the major commercial real estate development and finance projects in Louisiana, including luxury hotels, … Read More »

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Need Hurricane Repairs? Avoid Contractor Fraud!

September 15, 2021 Committees

Laura Tuggle, SLLS Executive Director,  is NOBA's go-to person on hurricane housing issues. Laura recommends a list of tips to avoid contracor fraud and scams. Read on:   Check out any person or company you might hire to repa… Read More »

Understanding the FEMA Claim and Appeal Process and Disaster Legal Rights Photo

Understanding the FEMA Claim and Appeal Process and Disaster Legal Rights

September 14, 2021 Committees

Stymied by FEMA claims? We're fortunate to have Laura Tuggle and Hannah Adams, from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, who will demystify disaster laws. You can watch it here: https://slls.org/understanding-the-fema-claim-and-appeal-process-a… Read More »

Hurricane Ida FAQ for Renters in Louisiana Photo

Hurricane Ida FAQ for Renters in Louisiana

September 1, 2021 Committees

Today is September 1. Do I owe rent if I am out of my home due to the hurricane? Am I entitled to pay less rent if my house was damaged or is unlivable because of the hurricane? Unfortunately, yes, you likely still owe rent. The law treats a hurri… Read More »

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How Do I Get My Security Deposit Returned?

August 31, 2021 Committees

Written by: Hannah Adams, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Louisiana law provides ways for landlords and tenants to handle security deposits. The law states that landlords must return a security deposit, and/or an itemized list of deductions, … Read More »

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BREATHE!

August 23, 2021 Committees

Have you heard of breathwork?  A quick review of Wikipedia describes breathwork as: A New Age term for various breathing practices in which the conscious control of breathing is said to influence a person's mental, emotiona… Read More »

A Solo Practitioner’s Thoughts on Surviving the Pandemic and Beyond Photo

A Solo Practitioner’s Thoughts on Surviving the Pandemic and Beyond

August 18, 2021 Committees

Steep Declines in the Solo Practitioner World In 2009, the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) reported the largest increase of law graduates going solo since 1982, from 3.5 percent in 2008 to 5.5 percent in 2009. In 2010, that upward tr… Read More »

New Orleans Nostalgia - Feisty Femmes Photo

New Orleans Nostalgia - Feisty Femmes

August 16, 2021 Committees

  New Orleans has always had its share of independent-minded women who were willing to fight what they believed.  History recalls the indomitable and persevering Myra Clark Gaines who spent years in the courts pursuing her claims to the … Read More »

Case Note: Parish of Plaquemines v. Chevron USA, Inc. Photo

Case Note: Parish of Plaquemines v. Chevron USA, Inc.

August 16, 2021 Committees

Case Note: Parish of Plaquemines v. Chevron USA, Inc., No. 19-30492, 2021 WL 3413161 (5th Cir. Aug. 5, 2021) In recent years, several Louisiana parishes (joined by the Louisiana Attorney General) sued various oil companies for allegedly harmful p… Read More »

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FREE Lawyer Wellness Challenge

August 2, 2021 Committees

30-Day Wellness Challenge begins August 2 Join the Free Lawyer Wellness Challenge! The Summer 2021 theme is MOVEMENT. You'll learn one new exercise each week and will be encouraged to fold it into your routine wherever it works best. Plus! We&… Read More »

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