Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the devastating storms and flood associated with Harvey and Irma. Many in the Eastern District of Louisiana are asking how they can help. While there is still much to do, the Federal Bar Association will hold a Gift Card Drive to assist with immediate needs. Any denomination will be appreciated. Gift cards for food, supplies and clothing, from national vendors such as Target, Walmart, or grocery stores, will be most helpful. Gift Card Donations may be made in person or mailed to our office, 500 Poydras Street, B-245, New Orleans. For more information, contact CC Kahr, Executive Director, at (504) 589-7990.
Please join Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld, U.S. District Court – EDLA, Jeffrey Mandel, Juge Napolitano, and Caroline Lafourcade, Gordon Arata, for a discussion on issues that attorneys should be prepared to address when negotiating a settlement. While many attorneys are aware of scope of release, confidentiality, and other similar issues, they often do not consider the more complicated issues that can arise, including: hold-backs for Medicare liens or other potential claims; the tax effects/1099 and/or W-2 withholdings; required court approval necessary for certain types of cases (e.g., minors, class/collective actions, comp claims, etc.).
Become aware of these issues and be prepared for them at the time of settlement. One Hour of CLE with a light lunch. Download the Complicated Issues Relating to Settlements Registration Form. For information, contact CC Kahr at (504) 589-7990. Register online.
Join the Admiralty Law Committee for an informal discussion on “Keeping it Real: Differing Perspectives on the Current State of the Practice of Law and Recent Changes in the Maritime Practice.” Matthew Moeller and Jessica Ibert will explore from the plaintiff and defense perspectives: the Biggest Changes in the Practice of Law Since You’ve Been Practicing; Key Aspects in Efficiently Managing Your Case; Future Developments.
The meeting will be held in Judge Vance’s Courtroom, 500 Poydras Street, C-279 at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Lunch will be provided. No CLE credit offered. For information or to register, contact CC Kahr. To register online…
Join members of the New Orleans Chapter of Federal Bar Association for “Lawyers who Lunch” on Friday, October 13th at noon. This is a casual lunch for law students, lawyers of all practice areas, and members of the judiciary to network and enjoy the fine cuisine of Tableau overlooking historic Jackson Square.
We are thrilled to welcome Pamela Arceneaux from the Historic New Orleans Collection. Ms. Arceneaux will discuss the latest exhibition at the HNOC, “Storyville: Madams and Music.” “Storyville” revives the sights and sounds of New Orleans’s former red-light district a century after its closing. Using a diverse display of photographs, maps, postcards, contemporary objects, and the infamous blue books that served as directories to the District’s prostitutes, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the music, people, and businesses that shaped the complicated legacies of Storyville. For those interested, Ms. Arcenaux will guide attendees to HNOC to explore the exhibit. Storyville: Madams and Music guides visitors through the rise and fall of the neighborhood, that helped shape the notorious reputation that adheres to New Orleans today. Check it out online!
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. To register online, click here.