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BSEE Issues A Revised Well Control Rule for Offshore Operations Photo

BSEE Issues A Revised Well Control Rule for Offshore Operations

May 6, 2019 Committees

BSEE Issues A Revised Well Control Rule for Offshore Operations On May 2, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued the 2019 Well Control Rule (Rule), a long-awaited, revised (and final) well control and blowout prevente… Read More »

New Tax Laws Impact Divorce Settlements Photo

New Tax Laws Impact Divorce Settlements

April 22, 2019 Committees

"Strip out the acrimony and emotion, and divorce can be boiled down to a business negotiation. Harsh as that may sound — there are often children stuck in the middle — when a couple gets down to completing their split, the numbers matter:… Read More »

Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson receives the Gertrude E. Rush Award Photo

Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson receives the Gertrude E. Rush Award

March 14, 2019 Committees

The Women in the Profession Committee is proud to report that Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson received the prestigious Gertrude E. Rush Award from the National Bar Association at their 2019 Mid-Year Conference. This is a distinguished service a… Read More »

New U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Clarify the Courts' Authority to Compel Arbitration Photo

New U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Clarify the Courts' Authority to Compel Arbitration

February 27, 2019 Committees

New U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Clarify the Courts' Authority to Compel Arbitration           Commercial and employment agreements often include provisions requiring arbitration of disputes between the parties.… Read More »

Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology In eDiscovery? Photo

Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology In eDiscovery?

February 13, 2019 Committees

  Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology In eDiscovery?  Law firms today possess technology tools which have been proven to save time and money while simultaneously improving quality within the discovery process. Two thirds of the state… Read More »

Abusus, the right to dispose... Photo

Abusus, the right to dispose...

January 31, 2019 Committees

Abusus Abusus, the right to dispose… Animals can own no known property. Theirs, at best, a sufferance; birds of the air, Fishies of the dark and the coldest deep, You swim-chirp about in your rented space Until landlord calls: what you… Read More »

FERC Releases its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG Project Photo

FERC Releases its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG Project

January 29, 2019 Committees

FERC released its final EIS for the Driftwood LNG Project ("Project") on January 18, 2019. The Project involves (1) the construction and operation of an LNG Facility and its five appurtenant LNG plant facilities to liquefy natural gas, with other sup… Read More »

2018 Legislative Session: New Domestic Violence Laws Photo

2018 Legislative Session: New Domestic Violence Laws

December 5, 2018 Committees

2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION NEW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS   HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARM LEGISLATION Louisiana began its efforts to disarm domestic abusers in2014.La. R.S. 46:2136.3 prohibits the possession of a firearm for the durat… Read More »

Cyber Risk Insurance For Lawyers and Clients: What You Need To Know Photo

Cyber Risk Insurance For Lawyers and Clients: What You Need To Know

October 1, 2018 Committees

 Written by: Lauren E. Godshall, Morris Bart LLC Technology Law Committee Chair     Have you the victim of a cyber data breach? Odds are, if you’ve logged onto LinkedIn, picked up an Uber, filled a prescription at C… Read More »

Advice To Young Lawyers (and Old) Regarding Calendaring and Dealing with Pro Se Litigants Photo

Advice To Young Lawyers (and Old) Regarding Calendaring and Dealing with Pro Se Litigants

September 26, 2018 Committees

Written by: Steven J. Lane, Herman, Herman & Katz NOBA Family Law Committee Chair             In order to insure that I know what hearings, deadlines, conferences, meetings, etc. I need to ad… Read More »