23rd Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on May 14, 2015

Please join us on May 14, 2015 from 2 pm – 4 pm for our discussion on ethics and professionalism featuring Dr. Jack Bass and Professor Sally Richardson. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s contribution to federal jurisprudence and legal scholarship.

bassProfessionalism: Unlikely Heroes on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Dr. Jack Bass, Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston and author of Unlikely Heroes,  will explore  the history of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and how a group of federal judges, most of them Republicans appointed by President Eisenhower, transformed the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown. v. Board of Education into a broad mandate for racial justice.  One hour of  Professionalism.

richardsonA Tribute to Judge Rubin: The Ethics of Gilbert and Sullivan and How They Relate to Today’s Law
Professor Sally Richardson, Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Law at Tulane University, offers an entertaining exploration of ethical issues found in works of  Judge Rubin’s favorite composers, Gilbert and Sullivan.  One hour of Ethics.

For details on the agenda and registration, go to 2015 Rubin Registration Form.   To register online, please click here.

Join FBA New Orleans Today!

Join the Federal Bar Association in March, April or May and receive 3 free CLE hours in 2015.

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of attorneys involved in federal law. With more than 16,000 members nationally and 1,200 members locally, the FBA’s members run the gamut of federal practice, from small to large firms, corporations and federal agencies. The FBA serves as the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.  For details, click Join the Federal Bar Association.

Contact the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association at (504) 589-7990 or email CC Kahr, Executive Director, for more information.

State vs. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure CLE – April 22, 2015

State Versus Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – Similarities and Differences

Please join the Hon. Jane Triche MilazzoM. Nan Alessandra, and William D. Aaron, Jr. for an in depth discussion on the similarities and differences in the state and federal rules of civil procedure – distinctions with a difference. This discussion is geared for those practitioners who practice in both federal and state courts who must be familiar with the nuances among the ever changing rules that govern 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
  • What is the difference between Notice and Fact pleading?
  • Exceptions and Rule 12 Motion Practice
  • Notable Differences between State and Federal Rules regarding Discovery
  • How important are local rules?
  • Initial Disclosures and other Pre-Discovery procedures

This two hour CLE will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd from 3 pm – 5 pm.  For full description and registration form, click on State Versus Federal CLE Series Agenda and Registration Form. To register online, please click here. For additional information, please email the FBA or call (504) 589-7990.