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I Haven’t Experienced Hunger . . . Have You?

May 11, 2020 Committees

Like many of you, I have been stuck in my house for the past eight weeks. Throughout this time, I have experienced a plethora of emotions – confusion, loneliness, anxiousness, boredom, concern, and disbelief.  And though not exactly an emo… Read More »

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Louisiana Litigator Under Lockdown

May 8, 2020 Committees

The Coronavirus pandemic feels surreal.  Yet, we are all painfully aware that this is our current reality. The virus itself is a life-or-death threat to many, but it poses unique challenges to lawyers who are trying to keep their practices afloa… Read More »

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Safe-Berth Clauses as an Absolute Warranty: What You Need to Know

April 30, 2020 Committees

The U.S. Supreme Court recently found in a 7-2 decision that the safe-berth clause at issue in the long-litigated ATHOS I oil spill constituted an absolute warranty in which the charterer promised the owner that the discharge port would be safe. The … Read More »

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What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 23, 2020 Committees

Coronavirus will have far-reaching impacts for us all.  Here’s what student loan borrowers need to know about managing student loan debt during this difficult time. Consider Whether You Need to Apply for a Forbearance and Suspend Auto-P… Read More »

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YLS Public Service Initiatives - Volunteer Now!

April 22, 2020 Committees

  During this critical time of need for so many people in our community, the New Orleans Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Sections is encouraging NOBA members to give back,  and we are providing the below resources, ideas, and links… Read More »

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Introducing Virtual Hearing Officer Conference (VHOC) System

April 16, 2020 Committees

Dear Colleagues,  I hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this time. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been in communication with Judge Scott Schlegel, Judge Lee Faulkner, and Hearing Officer Lisa Matthews of the … Read More »

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CARES Act Temporarily Amends Bankruptcy Code

April 15, 2020 Committees

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to help stabilize the U.S. economy in connection with the shutdown caused b… Read More »

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Security Issues Involved with Working at Home

April 8, 2020 Committees

INTRODUCTION I was asked last week to discuss the security issues involved with working at home in this new era of social distancing. To help answer the question, I called Craig Beyer of Optiable ( https://optiable.com ) in Baton Rouge. Craig is a… Read More »

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An Overview of COVID-19 Federal Legislative Response

April 2, 2020 Committees

Congress has passed several pieces of legislation to assist individuals and businesses affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)… Read More »

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Key Considerations For Louisiana Contract Parties In The Face Of Covid-19-Related Failures to Perform

April 1, 2020 Committees

OVERVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic's rapid onset has dramatically disrupted almost every aspect of our lives. In a matter of days, vibrant springtime plans of festivals, conferences, weddings, vacations, and social gatherings have been replaced wi… Read More »