Monthly Newsletters

April 2016 Newsletter


We are thankful for your continued support and renewed participation in our monthly luncheons and section committees. We are thrilled to receive such positive feedback from our first quarter. We look forward to continue working with you to provide an association that is responsive to your practice.

Thank you to Robin DeLeo and Heather Alexis, who spoke on “Bankruptcy 101 from the Creditor and Debtor Perspective.” Their presentation was thorough and informative for those of us who run into the occasional bankruptcy issue and need guidance.

Our April CLE will be held at Keith Young’s Restaurant on Friday, April 15th. Our guest speaker will be Alison Bondurant, who will speak on Special Issues for Estate Law. Her presentation will offer thoughtful tips for those of us who receive inquiries from friends and family and identify the critical issues that require specialization. It is sure to be helpful.

Lunch will start at Noon and the cost is $25; the CLE begins as 12:30 and is $15 for members. Please RSVP to Judy at if you plan to attend so that we can ensure that we have enough handouts for everyone, the restaurant can have enough food and seating, and we can get started on time.

Elizabeth Sconzert, President


The recent flooding is widespread and has affected numerous members of our local bar and those working in the Justice Center. The 22nd JDC Bar Association is now accepting donations to help those impacted by the devastation. Several local law firms are conducting a food, clothing and fundraising drive within their offices, please consider donating anything you can to the victims of this disaster. We will keep you informed as to the need as we are contacted by those in need.

If you are able to help, please send donations payable to the 22nd JDC Bar Association (and note in the memo that it is for flood victims):

22nd JDC Bar Association
PO Box 2074
Covington 70433.

If you are in need of assistance, or if you know of any justice center employees in need of assistance, please contact Judy at

Please contact Judy at or 985-867-4833 with questions or to pick up donations.


If you have not already done so, it is time to renew your membership for 2016! The membership form is attached. We have added new sections, so if you want to be a part of any of the sections, please mark it on your membership form.


The monthly CLEs are held on the third Friday of each month, January through October, at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Lunch is $25 and is served at 12:00 p.m. and the CLE is $15 for members, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Did you know there’s still time to purchase the rest of your CLEs for the year for only $100? Even if you paid full price for January -March, if you plan to attend the rest of the monthly CLEs, it makes economic sense to do so, contact Judy if you have any questions.

Mark your calendars now for the rest of the monthly meetings: May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 21st and November 18th (all day CLE).


The 2016 Bench Bar & Badge Build is set for:
WHEN: Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14th
WHERE: 70277 F Street, Covington, LA 70433
CONTACT: to volunteer. There will be 25 spots per day
To donate online go to:

Jessica Karr
Community Outreach Chair


The All Day Family Law CLE will be held on Friday, April 22nd at the Courtyard Marriott in Covington. This will be six hours of Family Law Specialization Credit, but is open to all members. The registration form is attached; please return the registration form with payment prior to April 15th. Lunch is included in the price of your registration fee. This year we will have a drawing for two Jazz Fest Tickets. The drawing will be held at some point during the CLE but you must be present to win.

All Day Family Law CLE Registration Form

Jesmin Finley
Family Law Chair


On March 17th, Women in Law hosted a well-attended cocktail reception at Seiler Bar.

For the April gathering, Judge Allison Penzato will host a luncheon for WIL Section Members on April 21st in her chambers at 12 noon. Please rsvp Judy by April 15th if you plan to attend at

Christie Forrester and Kelly Brian
Women in Law Co-Chairs


A young lawyer has contacted me seeking an associate/clerk position in St. Tammany Parish starting this summer after he finishes his judicial clerkship in Grant Parish. Please contact me at if you or someone you know is looking to hire someone new.

Also, be on the lookout for a Social hosted by the Young Lawyers Section in May.

Kyle Wiedemann
Young Lawyer Chair


Red Mass will be held on May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at SSA Chapel. There will be a reception following at the law office of Alan Zaunbrecher 406 N. Florida Street, Suite 2, Covington, LA 70433. Everyone is invited.


Also, there is a Road Home 5k Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday April 16, 2016 at 8:00 am at the St. Tammany Fishing Pier to benefit the Family Promise of St. Tammany –


The 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana seeks to hire a Staff Attorney/ Hearing Officer. Persons interested in applying for the position should review the attached application packet, which includes a position description and application form.

Submitted application packets must include 1) the completed, signed application form AND 2) a writing sample.

Resumes may be submitted in addition to, but may not be substituted for, the completed, signed application form. Submissions must be made to the 22nd JDC Administration, 701 N. Columbia Street, Room 3210, Covington, LA 70433 or to by 4:30pm on April 5, 2016.




  • Established Law Firm and Tangipahoa Parish Title Company seeking experienced legal secretary and/or real estate closing assistant. Duties may include legal secretarial, administrative, and real estate related matters. Knowledge of loan closing procedures and use of real estate specific software preferred. Hours negotiable. Email resume’ with references to
  • Local attorney seeking part-time experienced bookkeeper. Flexible hours. Contact Beth at
  • Curry & Friend, PLC, an established boutique defense firm is seeking seasoned attorneys for leadership roles on our environmental team. These key positions require a strong commitment to our firm’s client-focused team approach and offer the unique opportunity to work directly with our Senior Partners in counseling the firm’s environmental clients. Curry & Friend, PLC takes pride in the high engagement level of our members and we are committed to fostering an inclusive atmosphere. To learn more about us and our available positions please visit

Environmental 1st Chair Attorney – Qualified candidates will have 10+ years defense experience in 1st Chair civil jury trials, complex litigation, and primary case management. A/V rating required. Environmental and/or toxic tort experience preferred.

Environmental Litigation Attorney – 8+ years civil defense litigation experience preferred with emphasis on complex litigation. A/V rating preferred. Environmental and/or toxic tort experience preferred.

Judy Walz
Executive Director