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April 2015 Newsletter


Thank you to Beth Alston, who spoke on “Defending Cases Before the Louisiana Disciplinary Board ” at our March CLE.

Our April lunch and CLE is on Friday, April 17th at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Our speaker this month will be Gary Hanes, of Talley Anthony Huges and Knight, who will be speaking on “To Appeal or not to Appeal? That is the Question.” The CLE/lunch begins at noon, and Keith generally starts serving the meal around 12:15, the CLE itself will begin at 12:30. Please rsvp if you plan to attend.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation 2015 Gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on May 1, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. This Gala will honor one of our own, Retired Judge John W. Greene. The link below is more information and how to purchase your tickets.

Bar Foundation Gala

I am open to any ideas for CLE programs, and if you have any thoughts on timely or creative topics or speakers, please let me know. I can be reached directly at

Best regards,
Alex Peragine, President

If you have not already renewed your 2015 membership and wish to do so, pease contact Judy at As of Arpil 15th you will be removed from our emailing list if dues are not paid. Attached is the registration form.

The BENCH, BAR & BADGE BUILD benefiting Habitat for St. Tammany West is scheduled for April 17 & 18. We really need people to help build on Friday and Saturday, please contact Judy at if you are able to help so we can plan for this build. If you are unable to participate but still want to help, the link below will give you ways to do that.

Bench Bar & Badge Build
Jessica Karr, Community Outreach Chair

The All Day Family Law CLE will be on May 8th at the Clarion Inn in Covington. The schedule of speakers is almost complete and will be sent out soon.

Family Law Registration Form
Zara Zeringue, Family Law Chair

The first Young Lawyer Judge’s Luncheon/CLE was on Friday, March 27th. Thank you to Judge Badeaux who spoke on “Practical Courtroom Tips.”

Our next Young Lawyer Judge’s Luncheon/CLE is scheduled for June 24th. Judge Devereux will speak on General Motion Practice. Please put this on your calendar and notices will go out when the time gets close.

Christina Baldwin, Young Lawyer Chair


Curry & Friend, PLC

A growing CBD and Northshore law firm is seeking qualified candidates for the below positions. We offer competitive salary and benefits and an excellent work environment.

Environmental Litigation Attorney
We are looking for a Litigation Attorney to join our Environmental legal team. Minimum five years civil litigation experience preferred with emphasis on complex litigation. A/V rating preferred. Environmental, oil & gas and/or toxic tort experience preferred.

Environmental & Toxic Tort 1st Chair Attorney
We are seeking a 1st Chair Attorney to join our Environmental & Toxic Tort legal team. Minimum eight years defense experience preferred in 1st Chair civil jury trials, complex litigation, and primary case management. A/V rating required. Environmental, oil & gas and/or toxic tort experience preferred.

If you are interested in either position please visit the Curry & Friend, PLC website at:

Judy Walz
Executive Director