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.
Please join the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a discussion on ethics and professionalism on April 6th from 3 to 5 pm. The Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium is a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s contribution to federal jurisprudence and legal scholarship. We are thrilled to celebrate
the 25th anniversary of this program. This year’s featured speakers include the Hon. Martin Feldman, Michael Rubin, David Rubin, and Keith Jarrett.
- The Hon. Martin Feldman will explore Judge Rubin’s influence as a scholar, lawyer, and jurist.
- The Judge’s sons, Mike and David, will reminisce about the Judge both before and after he ascended to the bench, as well as his interests in teaching, literature, philosophy, and legal history mixed with his deep appreciation of Gilbert & Sullivan, the songs of the Broadway theater, and a love of humor.
- Keith Jarrett will discuss a lawyer’s ethical duty in negotiation.
For information, please download the 25th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Registration Form or contact the Federal Bar Association by email or by phone at (504) 589-7990. To register and pay by mail, please click here. To register online, click here. Walk Ins Welcome!
A Lunch with the Court will be held with the Hon. Janis van Meerveld on April 12 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.
Join the FBA Civil Rights Law Section, in partnership with the New Orleans Chapter for the first – and soon to be annual – Civil Rights Etouffee CLE in New Orleans on April 7, 2017. Seven hours of CLE including: Impact Litigation and Social Justice Warriors, From Training to the Streets: What are the Standards for Street Protest and First Amendment Policing?; For-Profit Policing: Fines, Fees, and Forfeitures; Pre-Trial detainees v. Post Conviction prisoners; Use of Force Continuum; “Religious Freedom” vs. LGBT Equality; Disparate Impact: Claims under the Fair Housing Act; Charters, Cybers, and Special Education; Civil Rights and Immigration Law; Medical Marijuana. Download information on the agenda and an overview of panels For information on the seminar, please contact the National Civil Rights Section, go to the Civil Rights CLE webpage, or download the Civil Rights CLE in New Orleans Brochure. To register, click here.
In a cooperative effort of the Court, Probation Office, Federal Public Defender’s Office, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office, the Eastern District of Louisiana is committed to providing a Re-entry Court program for individuals under pretrial supervision. This program shall offer a creative blend of treatment and sanction alternatives to effectively address defendant behavior, rehabilitation, and the safety of our communities. The goals of this program are to reduce recidivism and promote successful community reintegration while maintaining public safety. Participation is voluntary. Appropriate placement will benefit the local community by increasing public safety through intense supervision coupled with therapy, medication management, and casework services. LEAP is an effort to reduce unnecessary detention. The incentive for the participant will be an opportunity to improve his/her quality of life, possible reduction of the charges, or dismissal of the charging document.
This one hour informational session and free CLE will educate the legal community on the LEAP Program. Please feel free to bring your lunch (“brown bag”) to this program. For more information or to register, click here.