Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have set off a humanitarian crisis for over 3.4 million U.S. citizens who reside on the islands. The power grid, telecommunications and infrastructure are severely damaged and living conditions are truly dire. In Puerto Rico, over 95% of the island is still without electricity and over 60% of the population has no running water. It could take weeks before power is fully restored on the island. Over 1 million are without running water and 3 million without electricity. The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA passed Resolution Supporting Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts for the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Federal Judge’s Reception on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Windsor Court. Our Annual Federal Judges’ Reception is an opportunity for the FBA to honor and thank the judiciary of the U.S. Fifth Circuit, Eastern District, and Bankruptcy Courts for all they do. It is an evening for local practitioners to meet and socialize with members of the bench and bar in a collegial setting.
Download the 2017 Federal Judges Reception Registration and Sponsorship. To register or pay online, click here. Please contact CC Kahr, Executive Director, at (504) 589-7990 with any questions.
Join the FBA on December 6th at 1 pm at U.S. District Court – EDLA for the Annual Malcolm Monroe Seminar. Deadline to register and get sworn in to the federal courts is November 13, 2017.
- Attendance at the Malcolm W. Monroe Seminar on December 6, 2017, will provide one hour each of ethics, professionalism, and law practice management. An additional hour of federal practice will be offered.
- The seminar will culminate with a ceremony at which attendees can be sworn into all federal courts in Louisiana, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The deadline to get sworn is November 13, 2017. Please review the 2017 Malcolm Monroe Registration Materials for detailed instructions on applying for this program and to be admitted to the Federal Courts in Louisiana.
- Following the ceremony, the Younger Lawyers Division will host the annual Holiday Cocktail Part in the Great Hall of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
If you have any questions, please contact CC Kahr, Executive Director, at (504) 589-7990.
Join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 7 hours of continuing legal education that offers attendees programs on Sentencing Guidelines, Supreme Court Update, Electronic Evidence and Cell Tower Analysis, Forfeiture Practice, Jury Diversity, Professionalism, and Ethics. Speakers will explore recent developments in the law with an eye on defending clients in criminal cases. Deep discounts for Government/CJA Panel Attorneys and FBA Members. Download the Annual Federal Defender and CJA Panel Training CLE 2017 for additional information or contact CC Kahr at (504) 589-7990. Lunch provided. To register online, click here. For information on nearby parking…
Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the as they welcome the Hon. Jane Triche Milazzo, U.S. District Court – EDLA, and the Hon. M. Lauren Lemmon, 29th JDC, for an in-depth discussion about the similarities and differences in the state and federal rules of civil procedure – distinctions with significance. The Hon. John L. Weimer, Supreme Court of Louisiana, will moderate a discussion geared for practitioners that practice in both federal and state courts who must be familiar with the nuances among the ever-changing rules governing federal and state practice and procedure. In this seminar, the panel will address key topics such as:
- Notable similarities and areas of significant difference between the State and Federal Rules
- The difference between Notice and Fact pleading
- Exceptions and Rule 12 Motion Practice
- Notable differences between State and Federal Rules regarding discovery
- The importance of local rules
- Initial Disclosures and other Pre-Discovery procedures
This is a free program to both members and non-members!
Download the 2017 State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure CLE or register online. Co-hosted by Nicholls State University College of Business, Lafourche Parish Bar Association, Terrebonne Parish Bar Association, and the St. Charles Parish Bar Association.