The Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has given public notice of proposed amendments to the Courts Local Rules. That notice, which advises of the comment period that runs through July 9, 2012, along with the proposed amendments, related procedures, and sample form pleadings are accessible through the links below.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
The 20th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium
An Annual Discussion on Aspects of Federal Law or Federal Practice Held as a Living Memorial to Judge Rubins Contribution to Federal Jurisprudence and Legal Scholarship.
Topic: Professionalism: Perspectives from the Bench (1 Hour CLE Credit) Ethics in Settlement Negotiations (1 Hour CLE Credit)
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ceremonial Courtroom, 5th Floor United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana Professionalism
Panelists: The Honorable Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. Fifth Circuit
The Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Fifth Circuit
The Honorable Eugene Davis, U.S. Fifth Circuit
Ethics Panelists: The Honorable Karen Wells Roby, USDC EDLA
Professor Bobby Harges, Loyola Law School
Harold J. Flanagan, Flanagan Partners
Moderator: Donna Phillips Currault, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC
***THE CLE WILL NOW TAKE PLACE IN THE EMPIRE BALLROOM AT THE HYATT – 601 LOYOLA AVENUE IN NEW ORLEANS***
This year marks the 200-year anniversary of the federal courts in Louisiana.
Since their inception, the Louisiana federal courts have endured a rich history, from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina. The Eastern District of Louisiana, through a committee of court, bar, university, and civic leaders and chaired by the Honorable Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, has planned a fun and informative bicentennial celebration on the afternoon of April 13, 2012 in honor of the courts’ anniversary. In addition to the Eastern District of Louisiana, co-sponsors and partners include the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. Several local university professors as well as The Historic New Orleans Collection have also been instrumental in the planning of this celebration. A free CLE seminar, “Tracking Louisiana’s Legal Heritage: Celebrating 200 Years of the Federal Courts in Louisiana”, will highlight the colorful history of the federal courts in Louisiana, particularly that of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Presentations will focus on notable cases, judges, and events from the past 200 years, such as the distinctive cultural combination of Creoles and Americans in Louisiana’s early days of statehood, the evolution of civilian aspects of Louisiana law, and Andrew Jackson’s infamous fight with Judge Dominick Hall.
Panelists will include historians, such as John Magill, Curator of The Historic New Orleans Collection, and Jason Wiese, Assistant Director of the Williams Research Center at The Historic New Orleans Collection, as well as academics, including Professor John Randall Trahan of LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Dr. Mark F. Fernandez, Professor of History at Loyola University of New Orleans, Professor Richard Campanella, Associate Director of the Center for Bioenvironmental Sciences at Tulane University, and Dr. Raphael Cassimere, Jr., Professor at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Warren M. Billings, Professor of History at University of New Orleans, will serve as a moderator.
The seminar will also feature a skit performed by local students about Louisiana’s unique admission to the union as a civil law state.
There will be a display of interesting and historic documents, photographs, and other memorabilia, as well as a slideshow presentation in the lobby of the Eastern District building.
All members of the bar, judiciary, and public are invited to attend this free CLE seminar scheduled for April 13, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hyatt in the Empire Ballroom, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, followed by a cocktail reception across the street at the Eastern District of Louisiana. The seminar has been submitted for accreditation of 4 hours of CLE in Louisiana.
Thanks to all those who have shown interest in this presentation! The response has been overwhelming and we have reached our registration limits. Registration is now closed.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
“Who Dats, Blue Dogs, & All Dat Jazz:
Basics of Intellectual Property in the Big Easy”
3 hours of CLE offered on April 19, 2012 (1:30-4:30PM)
in the Courtroom of the Hon. Ivan R. Lemelle
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana – 500 Poydras Street in New Orleans
Thomas McEachin: Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC
James H. Napper: III, Napper Law
The Hon. Sarah S. Vance: Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
John T. “Jack” Culotta: Bernard, Cassisa, Elliott & Davis
Lesli D. Harris: Stone Pigman Walther Wittman, LLC
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announces: “Federal Indian Law 101, Including Indian Gaming.” It will be held on February 3, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., in Courtroom 279 of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Elizabeth Kronk, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law, will present an overview of Indian Law, including a discussion of political identity, tribal sovereign immunity, public law 280, the Marshall Trilogy, civil jurisdiction, criminal jurisdiction, and Indian gaming.
The CLE has been approved for two (2) credit hours.
For FBA members, the cost is free. For non-FBA members, the cost is $20. You can register in advance by emailing Camille Zeller at the Attorney Conference Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 504.589.7990, or you can register at the door. Download Registration Form