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 Greater New Orleans Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society will co-host a lunchtime professionalism CLE on diversity in the legal profession on May 24, 2017, at 12 noon in U.S. District Court, C-279. The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society’s current President, Royce Duplessis, Special Counsel at the Louisiana Supreme Court, will moderate a panel of speakers that will explore the benefits of diversity in all sectors of the profession from their unique vantage points. The featured panelists include:
- The Hon. Janis van Meerveld, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
- Kelly McNeil Legier, Commission Counsel, Judiciary Commission of Louisiana
- Sandra Diggs-Miller, Assistant General Counsel, Entergy Services Inc.
- Monique Gouisha Doucette, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
The cost to attend is $10 for FBA and Martinet members and includes a light lunch. Non-members pay $35. To register, download the Diversity and Inclusion Registration Form or pay online by clicking here.
The New Orleans Chapter of the FBA invites its members to volunteer for a fun landscaping and gardening project to benefit Crescent Leadership Academy. Crescent Leadership Academy (CLA), a local charter school in Algiers, provides alternative educational services to students in grades 7 – 12. The Chapter has worked closely with the students of CLA on Conflict Resolution and Civics projects and is thrilled to continue our community partnership. Volunteers will plant flowers and small shrubs and create beautiful stone borders on Saturday morning beginning at 9 am on May 20, 2017. No special skills are needed and friends and family are welcome to join us. For additional information and to sign up, please email or call CC Kahr at (504) 589-7990.
Join the Admiralty Law Committee of the New Orleans Chapter of the FBA for a discussion on the “Pitfalls in U.S. Coast Guard investigations” and “Punitive damages in maritime law” led by attorneys Irving Warshauer of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC, and William Schwartz of Baldwin, Haspel, Burke & Mayer, LLC. The event will start at 4:30 pm in Room B-124 of the Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans. This is an informal event and, following the 45-minute discussion on the “Pitfalls in U.S. Coast Guard investigations” and “Punitive damages in maritime law,” attendees are invited to walk next door to Lafayette Square to enjoy free live music at Wednesday at the Square.
A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Michael North on May 4th 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.