The Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association invites you to Cocktails with the Court on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm at Le Meridien, 333 Poydras Street, New Orleans. Cocktails with the Court is an opportunity to meet other lawyers and members of the federal judiciary in our community. To download the flyer, click here.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Federal Judge’s Reception on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 5 pm – 8 pm. 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 2016 Federal Judges Reception Registration Form, including Sponsorship and Registration. To register or pay online, click here. Please contact CC Kahr, Executive Director, at (504) 589-7990 with any questions.
Join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for 7 hours of continuing legal education that offers attendees programs on Sentencing Guidelines, Expert Witnesses, 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 2016 Agenda and Registration Form for additional information or contact CC Kahr at (504) 589-7990. To register online, click here.
A free CLE for young attorneys who have volunteered, or are considering volunteering for the Eastern District’s pro bono program to represent Plaintiff’s in civil rights (mainly 42 USC s. 1983 prisoner and police) litigation. Two hours of CLE (one hour of professionalism) offered at 12 noon in U.S. Bankruptcy Court – EDLA, 500 Poydras Street, B-705. A light lunch will be served.
Phyllis Glazer and James Mullaly will explore the various Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that arise and apply in civil rights cases. They will examine the substantive constitutional issues that commonly arise in prisoner and police suits as well as the legal elements of the corresponding causes of action as defined by the United States Supreme Court. The CLE will emphasize the importance of pro bono representation as it relates to the professionalism expectations of attorneys in Louisiana. Finally, the program will, introduce the young lawyers to the defense of qualified immunity which will arise in every civil rights case where the Plaintiff claims money damages.
A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Jerry Brown on November 17th 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.