The New Orleans FBA will present its 19th Annual Judge Alvin B. Rubin Symposium on Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Eastern District of Louisiana’s Ceremonial Courtroom. Each year, the New Orleans FBA holds this annual discussion on aspects of federal law or practice as a living memorial to Judge Rubin’s contribution to federal jurisprudence and legal scholarship. This year’s topic will address ethical and professionalism issues relating to social networking and will touch the ethical and professional issues relating to these media from the inception of a matter through discovery, jury selection, and trial.
On Thursday, June 2, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Federal Bar Association’s New Orleans Chapter will present a CLE program entitled “Bankruptcy Tips for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer – Pitfalls to Avoid.” This program is designed for attorneys who do not specialize in bankruptcy law, but who find that they are drawn into a bankruptcy case when their client or an entity that deals with their client files for bankruptcy.
The New Orleans Chapter and the Federal Litigation Section
of the Federal Bar Association
proudly invite you to
Nazi Looted Art in the Federal Courts:
Recent Developments and the Case of Schiele’s Dead City
1.5 HOURS OF GENERIC CLE APPROVED
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 1:00PM-2:30PM
Section N, Judge Engelhardt’s Courtroom 500 Poydras Street, Rm 351
$15.00 (FBA Members) $25.00 (All others)
Federal courts are increasingly faced with claims from owners of Nazi looted art. Meet Raymond Dowd, attorney for the heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, a Jewish cabaret performer who owned Dead City. Through a lively visual presentation, learn the fascinating tale of Dead City‘s provenance, the battles to recover art stolen from Jewish Holocaust victims, the undisclosed role of the Swiss in laundering looted art for the Nazis, and the implications for U.S. museums holding artworks of European origin. The co-sponsor of this event, the FBA’s Federal Litigation Section, exists to further the purposes of the FBA as stated in its Constitution and to concentrate on the fundamental practice of law in the federal courts. Federal Litigation Section committees monitor federal rules of procedure, trial and appellate practice, the federal tort laws and the practice of law relating to the military service.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is excited to announce its Last Chance CLE: “MDL Proceedings – Views from the Bench” will be held on December 14, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:15 p.m., in Courtroom C501 of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.