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.
A great night was had by all at the Annual Judges Reception. Held at the Windsor Court Hotel, the event was made possible the generosity of the legal community. Thank you to our sponsors! 2017 Sponsors of the Federal Judges’ Reception
Special appreciation to Alliance Graphics for all of their assistance.
The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA is thrilled to announce the creation of several new committees including Admiralty, Criminal Law, Diversity, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Federal Litigation, Immigration, Labor & Employment, and Philanthropy/Outreach. Local committee membership is free! Check out the Committee webpage here.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are hosting a free legal fair on Saturday, November 11th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We need volunteer lawyers to help assist veterans in need of notarial services and basic legal services including wills and powers of attorney. Wills for Veterans will be held at the VFW Hall at 531 Lyons Street, New Orleans. Interested in volunteering and helping our local veterans? Please contact the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA at 504-589-7990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.