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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Bayou Dolet: A Consistent Source of Controversy

July 22, 2021 Committees

Be it one reason or another, Bayou Dolet has been at the forefront of some of the most significant property law cases in Louisiana. For example, this bayou was the subject of the famed Wemple v. Eastham, where the Louisiana Supreme Court, in relevant… Read More »

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Voting Rights: A Round-Up of Some Online Resources

July 20, 2021 Committees

Voting rights and elections have been at the fore of recent news events.  Qualifying recently ended for October 2021 municipal elections in New Orleans.  Legislatures in nearby states have made national headlines with moves to enact new vot… Read More »

Products Liability E-Commerce Updates:  Fifth Circuit Seeks Guidance from Texas Supreme Court Photo

Products Liability E-Commerce Updates: Fifth Circuit Seeks Guidance from Texas Supreme Court

July 14, 2021 Committees

Our U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal recently faced another interesting wrinkle in products liability law in the ever-changing world of e-commerce. In McMillan v. Amazon.com, Inc., 20-20108 (5th Cir. 2020), 983 F.3d 194, it reviewed a motion for su… Read More »

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Pandemic Effect on Divorce Rates

June 15, 2021 Committees

A common question that I get from colleagues that do not practice Family Law and lay people alike is whether the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dramatic effect on the number of spouses filing for divorce. There has been a profligacy of newspaper arti… Read More »

Remembering Robert B. Acomb, Jr. Photo

Remembering Robert B. Acomb, Jr.

June 14, 2021 Committees

Robert B. Acomb, Jr., former recipient of the NOBA Presidents' Award (2002) and the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer of the Year (1996), passed away following a short illness.  Bob is also familiar to generations of NOBA maritime lawyers whom h… Read More »