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Rep. Neil Abramson and William Forrester Speak to Appellate Practice Committee Photo

Rep. Neil Abramson and William Forrester Speak to Appellate Practice Committee

July 12, 2013 News

Act Nos. 78 and 391 of the 2013 Regular Session were addressed by Rep. Neil Abramson of the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 98, and William Forrester of the Louisiana Law Institute on July 9, 2013 at the committee meeting, lunch, and rou… Read More »

Annual Legal Fair Photo

Annual Legal Fair

July 1, 2013 News

Free legal assistance to the public was offered on Sunday, June 30th at the annual Young Lawyers Section and Minorities in the Profession Legal Fair.  NOBA Members of the Young Lawyers Section, Minorities in the Profession Committee, and Health … Read More »

Real Property Committee Discusses Recent Law Changes Photo

Real Property Committee Discusses Recent Law Changes

June 27, 2013 News

Tolling agreements? Do you know about the recent change to the laws of prescription? Parties are allowed to enter tolling agreements for the first time in Louisiana.  Ben Janke of Baker Donelson talked about the changes to the Real Property Law … Read More »

Comp & Cocktails Photo

Comp & Cocktails

June 21, 2013 News

Colleagues and friends met and mingled after a long day's work at the Rusty Nail for a "Comp and Cocktails" social on Thursday, July 20th. Looking to July, the Workers' Comp Committee will host a CLE on July 19th with speaker Wayne Fontan… Read More »

Meet Orleans Parish Assessor Errol Williams Photo

Meet Orleans Parish Assessor Errol Williams

June 21, 2013 News

Building and maintaining a more accurate public database was the goal Errol Williams, New Orleans parish assessor, highlighted during his Thursday afternoon discussion at the NOBA office. The challenge of bringing uniformity to the property tax asses… Read More »

Judge Magner Discusses Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Photo

Judge Magner Discusses Local Rules of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court

June 20, 2013 News

Chief Judge Elizabeth W. Magner, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, welcomed members of the bar on Thursday, June 20th as she addressed questions about the Local Rules of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of L… Read More »

Standing Room Only at Gun Rights/Control CLE Photo

Standing Room Only at Gun Rights/Control CLE

June 20, 2013 News

Extended background checks, the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, and limiting ammunition magazines along with local issues related to concealed weapons and convicted felon statutes were the focus of NOBA’s “A Frank Discussion Gun… Read More »

Pat O'Briens Hosts YLS Social Photo

Pat O'Briens Hosts YLS Social

June 19, 2013 News

Pat O'Briens hosted a Young Lawyers Section Social on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.  Law students, summer law clerks, and young lawyers beat the heat by enjoying an evening of fun and relaxation.   This was one of many events planned this s… Read More »

Local Lawyers Play at Legalpalooza Photo

Local Lawyers Play at Legalpalooza

June 17, 2013 News

Lawyers rocked the night away at The Howlin’ Wolf as part of the 5th Annual Legalpalooza on Saturday, June 15th. A charity rock concert, Legalpalooza raises money for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), a nonprofit corporation that serve… Read More »

Lynn Luker Discusses Leveling the Playing Field Photo

Lynn Luker Discusses Leveling the Playing Field

June 13, 2013 News

Gender and racial stereotypes often shape the decision making of individuals and organizations.  Lawyers attending the second of NOBA’s Lean In series explored how these biases affect the workplace and act as a shortcut in hiring and promo… Read More »