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August 2017 Newsletter

DEAR MEMBERS:

Thank you to Allison Bondurant for presenting at our July CLE on “Interdictions and Issues Related to Estate Planning”.

Our CLE this month will be on August 18th at Dakota Restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Sheriff Randy Smith who will talk on “An Update on the Sheriff’s Office”. Lunch is served at 12 p.m. and the CLE will begin at 12:30 p.m. The cost of the lunch is $28 and the CLE is $15. Please RSVP Judy at judy@22ndjdcbar.org if you plan to attend.

Click on the link below to register and pay for the August 18th Lunch & CLE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-18-2017-monthly-cle-tickets-36610729678

Mark your calendars for the monthly meetings: September 15th, October 20th and November 17th (all day CLE at Southern Hotel).

René Frederick
President

THE JUDGES OF THE 22ND JDC CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND
2017 OPENING OF COURT FOR THE 22ND JDC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AT 9:00 A.M.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH JUSTICE CENTER
701. N. COLUMBIA STREET, COVINGTON
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE THIRD FLOOR JURY POOL ROOM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

September 16th is our 8th Annual Court Chase Race/walk which benefits Youth Service Bureau. We are hoping to make this the best race yet and to be successful we need your help and participation. Please contact me if you have any questions. Below are the links to sign up as a sponsor and/or a participant. Please send in your sponsorship forms so we can ensure that your logo makes the race day shirts.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and runners who have already registered.
Current sponsors:

Justice Level:
Talley Anthony Hughes and Knight

Barrister Level:
Tranchina and Mansfield

Clerk Level:
Iberia Bank

In Kind:
Northshore Dermatology
Patton’s Caterer’s
Ross Lagarde
Bayou Yoga

Participant Registration Info:
http://22ndjdcbar.org/2017-court-chase-registration/

Sponsor Registration Info:
http://22ndjdcbar.org/2017-court-chase-sponsor/

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair

CRIMINAL LAW

The All Day Criminal Law CLE will be on Friday, August 25th at the Southern Hotel in Covington. This has been approved for 6 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Professionalism. The cost for members, which includes the material and lunch, is $185., non-members cost is $250. Registration must be submitted prior to August 18th to ensure enough handouts and food. Please contact Judy or myself if you have any questions. The registration form and a link to register and pay on-line are below:

Registration form for mailing in payments:
http://22ndjdcbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Aug_25_2017_All_Day_Criminal_Law_CLE_Registration_Form.pdf

Registration and online payments:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-25-2017-criminal-law-cle-tickets-36593664636

Michael Bradley & John Almerico
Criminal Law Co-Chairs

FAMILY LAW

Our next CLE will be Wednesday, August 16th at Abita Roasting Café 1011 Village Walk, Covington, from 12-1:30. Our speakers will be Julie Knight and Justin Marquez and the topic will be “A Discussion with Former Prosecutors of Overlapping Family and Criminal Law Issues”. RSVP Judy at judy@22ndjdcbar.org if you plan to attend or click on the link below to pre-register.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-16-2017-family-law-cle-tickets-36072079561

The 22nd JDC Family Court Judges invite you to participate in Court Improvement Day which is scheduled for August 22, 2017. This will be approved for 3 hours of Family Law Specialization CLE credits. The cost is $20. Please rsvp to Judy at judy@22ndjdcbar.org if you plan to attend, or click on the link below to register and pre-pay. Attached is the agenda with times and speakers.

Court Improvement Day Agenda PDF
http://22ndjdcbar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017_Court_Improvement_Day.pdf

Court Improvement Day – Register & Pay Online
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/court-improvement-day-august-22-2017-tickets-36689533382

Angela Cox Williams
Family Law Chair

WOMEN IN LAW

Our next meeting will be a breakfast with Judge Allison Penzato. It will be held at Abita Roasting Café in Covington on August 31st at 9:00 a.m. Please join us for a relaxed conversation with Judge Penzato where we can discuss various topics about practicing in the First Circuit and her professional experiences which have resulted in her successful legal career. The cost for breakfast and the CLE is $25. Please click on the link below to register and pre-pay:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-31-2017-women-in-law-breakfast-cle-tickets-36594611468

Kelly Rabalais
Women In Law Chair

SAVE THE DATE:

ABA/Federal Trial Judges Educational Summit
October 16-18
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, LA

The program is entitled “ANATOMY OF A FEDERAL TRIAL: Judges and Lawyers Jambalaya—Trial Techniques Designed, Developed, and Demonstrated by a Faculty of Federal Trial Judges and Top Trial Attorneys.” The program will encompass vignettes of various phases of a federal trial based on a fact pattern, followed by interactive roundtable discussions led by federal judges and experienced lawyers. The topics will include pre-trial motions, admissibility of evidence, examination of experts, closing arguments, damages, attorney’s fees, appeals and ethics. I have attached a program outline.

ABA Program Outline
ABA Conference Cost/Info

LAW CLERK/RESEARCH ATTORNEY

The First Circuit Court of Appeal Central Staff seeks a Law Clerk/Research Attorney to perform research, review records, and draft legal memoranda on civil and criminal cases. Must have strong academic credentials, computer skills, as well as demonstrated research and writing skills. Juris Doctorate and LA Bar passage required. Court experience preferred. Starting salary range is $47,500 – $70,000, commensurate with experience. Work location is in Baton Rouge. Please send resume, references, law school transcript and recent writing sample (10 pages maximum) to Hiring Director, First Circuit Court of Appeal, P.O. Box 4408, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70821-4408, or deliver by hand to court security at 1600 North Third Street, Baton Rouge. Applications must be received by the end of business on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. EOE/M/F/V/D

ONLINE DIRECTORY

If you have not submitted your information to our online Attorney Directory, you are missing out on potential new clients. We continue to get requests for referrals and this is where we send them. But you must fill out the online form. If you have any questions contact Judy at judy@22ndjdcbar.org.

  • The directory can be searched by name or practice area.
  • The directory not only allows members to find members, but also allows attorneys outside of our area to find your contact information, and allows the general public looking for an attorney based upon practice area.
  • The bar association receives many calls looking for an attorney, if you are not on the list you will lose out on this opportunity for new clients.

The Basic Listing is included in your annual membership dues, but you must be a member in good standing and fill out the online form.

In addition to the Basic Listing, we are pleased to offer a Premium Listing at the low cost of $50 per year. The Premium Listing includes the same information as the Basic Listing, plus a link to your website, map to your office, and a photo.

Please visit our website at www.22ndjdcbar.org and look to see the various possibilities.

Website Premium Directory Listing Link:
http://22ndjdcbar.org/premium-listing-sign-up/

Judy Walz
Executive Director
985-867-4833