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How to Land the Job of Your Dreams: The Dos & Don'ts of Summer Clerkships
Seminar and Social
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Upcoming event for Summer Law Clerks! This is the perfect opportunity for them to gain knowledge about the legal community and network with the best of the best! Don't wait! Sign up your Summer Law Clerks today. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email Briana Nelms.
There is no cost for this program.

Everything you've always wanted to know about summer clerkships including conduct, attire, and etiquette. Hosted by NOBA's Young Lawyers Section and The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society.

Following the Zoom program end time of 5:00 pm, we will be holding a networking event at Sorella5, 616 Baronne Street, with happy hour specials from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm.


Speakers: Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, USDC-EDLA, Section B
Tiffany Davis, Chief Diversity Officer, Liskow & Lewis
Josephine Vanderhorst, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Location: Live Zoom Webinar

Cost: There is no cost for this program.

To Register: Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email Briana Nelms.


NOBA's 2020 Law Day Presentation


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 to help facilitate.  If you have extra food, home-goods, time, knowledge, or expertise, please consider donating to the people in our community less fortunate, who are being hit hardest by COVID-19 and the city shutdown.  We know there are so many great, local organizations that are answering the call to help right now.  Below is just a shortlist of organizations that NOBA has worked and communicated with regarding their needs. 


The YLS  is sponsoring a food drive to collect food for Lantern Light, providing daily support to the homeless and the less fortunate in New Orleans. 

  • Daily Meals & Snack Bags: Lantern Light has joined forces with Grace at the Green Light, St. Jude Community Center, the Homeless Unit of the Police Department, and other organizations, to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner in the St. Joseph Church parking lot.  In addition to hot meals, these organizations are providing snack bags for people to bring home.  In connection with this project, we are soliciting donations of: cold cuts, sliced bread, individually-bagged cookies and snacks, fruit cups.   
  • Food Bank: Lantern Light is also continuing to distribute food from its food back to nearby families in need.  For the food bank, we are soliciting donations of: canned vegetables, ramen noodles, canned tuna, Vienna sausages, cereal, peanut butter, grits, oatmeal, bars of soap.     
  • If you have any food donations, NOBA will pick them up from you curb-side and deliver them to Lantern Light.  Please contact Chrissy Calogero, ccalogero@barrassousdin.com, to schedule your pick-up.


Cleaning out your closets?  We are soliciting home-goods in good condition, such as sheets and blankets and cleaning supplies, to donate to the Family Justice Center.  The Family Justice Center provides a range of free services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and child abuse in the Greater New Orleans area.  These donations will be used to help clients who have recently moved into new apartments or living situations.  NOBA will pick up the items from you and deliver them to FJC.  Please contact Chrissy Calogero, ccalogero@barrassousdin.com, to schedule your pick-up.


The Pro Bono Project

The Pro Bono Project is currently open and working virtually to address ongoing civil legal needs in your community. For volunteers interested in assisting the organization, we are seeking assistance with returning calls on a variety of legal issues, assisting callers who are representing themselves at Orleans and Jefferson Parish District Courts and develop quick 3-5 minute legal presentations to share with the public.  For details on these volunteer opportunities, please visit https://prezi.com/view/oCnd8hOPVYqtIfebfGOC/ to view a slideshow detailing volunteering virtually or to view our video presentation, visit https://prezi.com/v/zkzeimh2cb6o/ - Attorneys who would like to view our available cases and register to volunteer are welcome to click the following link: https://bit.ly/3cggvSe.  For those interested in assisting with the return of calls, they are welcome to submit their availability by visiting https://forms.gle/hXqoUqXJiDzcvbg38.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

SLLS provides free civil legal aid to low-income people, working every day to increase access to justice and hep vulnerable people clear life’s legal hurdles.  SLLS has set up a COVID-19 Legal Aid Hotline to address the legal needs of people in the community.  SLLS has seen a spike in landlord/tenant issues and is accepting volunteer attorneys to help with evictions and security deposits.  SLLS will help provide background training to volunteer attorneys.  If you are interested in joining the list of volunteer attorneys willing to take on such cases, please e-mail Chrissy Calogero, ccalogero@barrassousdin.com, to have your name placed on a list of volunteers.  

Young Lawyers Section Monthly Meeting!
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

No RSVP required. Join us at the NOBA Office!

The YLS is always looking for members who are interested in helping to organize YLS programming and social events, in addition to mentoring and other volunteer opportunities. 

YLS Monthly Meetings

  • Typically held the first Tuesday of the month at 12 Noon.
  • There are no meetings scheduled in November or December.  
  • Most meetings are held at the new office of the New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

May 4, 2021
June 1, 2021
July 6, 2021
August 3, 2021
September 7, 2021
October 5, 2021
November 2, 2021

October 2020 Blog Post: Join NOBA for our Annual Big Easy Bootcamp
May 2020 Blog Post: I Haven't Experienced Hunger...Have You?

Recent Events

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the YLS presented NOBA's first-ever Zoom webinar of Big Easy Bootcamp. This year has been tough and the YLS has beat every challenge! 

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the YLS and Minorities in the Profession Committee sponsored a Legal Fair at AARP.





2018 Pro-Bowl-O Benefit at Fulton Alley!




The YLS organized three Approach the Bench CLE seminars featuring newly elected Judge Nichold Sheppard, Judge Franz Zibilich and Judge Janis van Meerveld.




The Dos & Don'ts of Summer Clerkships




15th Annual Bar & Grille


On Sunday, October 21, 2017, the YLS and Minorities in the Profession Committee sponsored a Legal Fair at AARP.




On Sunday, April 22, 2017, the YLS and Minorities in the Profession Committee sponsored a Legal Fair at AARP.



On Saturday, January 7th, the YLS held it's Annual Retreat to discuss upcoming events in 2017.




On Sunday, April 17th, 2016, The YLS held the 14th Annual Bar & Grille cooking competition!