The New Orleans Chapter is holding a Gift Card Drive to assist with immediate needs and rebuilding. There will be a collection at their Annual Meeting on August 25, and any denomination will be appreciated. Gift cards for food, supplies and clothing, such as Target, Walmart, or grocery stores, and rebuilding supplies, such as Home Depot or Lowes, will be most helpful. All gift cards will be donated to SOLACE. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting, you can send a gift card to the attention of CC Kahr (500 Poydras Street, Suite B-245, New Orleans, 70130).
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place.
Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law School, a nationally recognized legal scholar and commentator who has often testified in Congress on constitutional and statutory areas, will serve as our keynote speaker. He has represented members of all three branches from congressional members to federal judges to Justice and intelligence officials.
A cocktail hour will begin at 11 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at noon. Recipients of the President’s Award, the Jack Martzell Professionalism Award, and the Camille Gravel Pro-Bono/Public Service Award will be recognized.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $60 per person. Tables, seating ten people, may be reserved for $600 per table. There will be open seating for those who are attending individually. Please note that there is limited seating and reservations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Table seating locations will be determined by the date of payment. Reservations should be made no later than August 18, 2016. Please download the Annual Meeting Registration Form and direct registrations to CC Kahr, Executive Director, by fax at (504) 589-7995, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular mail at the Federal Bar Association, 500 Poydras Street, Rm. B-245, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. To register online…
In accordance with the Chapter’s By-Laws, Kelly T. Scalise, our current President-Elect, will automatically succeed the Hon. Sarah S. Vance, as President of our Chapter. Election of the remaining officers and directors will take place at the Annual Meeting. Click here to view the slate of 2016-2017 officers and the Annual Meeting Notice.
This one hour CLE will explore the current nomination controversy, the history of the court, and possible areas of reforms, including Professor Turley’s proposal in Congress to expand the Supreme Court to 19 members. This program will be held in U.S. District Court from 12 noon – 1 p.m. and include a light lunch. For more information or to register, please download the Supreme Court CLE Registration Form. To register online, click here.
Professor Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law School, is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has often testified in Congress on constitutional and statutory areas. In addition to his extensive publications, Professor Turley has served as counsel in some of the most notable cases in the last two decades. He has represented members of all three branches from congressional members to federal judges to Justice and intelligence officials. Professor Turley has written and testified extensively on what he calls the “rise of the Fourth Branch” of federal agencies within our constitutional system. In November 2014, Turley agreed to serve as lead counsel to the United States House of Representatives in its constitutional challenge to changes ordered by President Obama to the ACA. Professor Turley also appears regularly as a legal expert on all of the major television networks and has previously worked for both NBC and CBS. His award-winning blog is routinely ranked as one of the most popular legal blogs and, in 2013, was inducted into the ABA Journal’s Hall of Fame.
Join Craig Isenberg as he explores current trends in Louisiana chemical exposure cases on September 22nd at 12 noon. Does the defendant have the burden of proof? Is scientific evidence needed to prove causation? Can fear of future injury be established by a plaintiff’s lay testimony without a supporting scientific basis? How are general damages to be calculated and do objective measures of harm, such as medical expenses and missed work, factor into the calculation?
This one hour CLE will be held at U.S. District Court – EDLA, 500 Poydras Street, C-268 (Judge Barbier’s Courtroom) from 12 – 1 pm and offer a light lunch. To register online, please click here. Download the Registration Sheet for additional information or email CC Kahr, Executive Director.
The next Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Daniel Knowles on September 13, 2016 at 12 noon. The lunch, which is arranged by the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association, is open to FBA members at no cost. The Lunch with the Court program is an excellent opportunity to meet federal practitioners, to socialize with other attorneys new to the practice, and to gain valuable insight. Space is limited.
For additional information, please contact CC Kahr, Executive Director, at 504-589-7990.
To register, please click here.