Monthly Newsletters

February 2017 Newsletter


Thank you to District Attorney Warren Montgomery for presenting at our January CLE. Our CLE this month will be on February 17th and our speaker will be Cameron Mary, who will speak on “DWI Defense 101”. The lunch and CLE will be held at Dakota Restaurant. 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 if you plan to attend.

Link to pay for the CLE online:
*Please be aware that the location of the monthly bar lunches and CLEs has been moved to the Dakota Restaurant on Highway 190 in Covington for the remainder of the year and the new price for lunch is $28.

Rene Frederick, President


It is time to renew your membership for 2017! Our association membership follows the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. This year the membership cards will be “yellow”. Your 2016 blue membership cards are expired, so please mail in your form and payment soon. The membership card allows you to enter the courthouse without removing your belt and admits you and a guest to our annual Christmas party. Once your membership form and payment are received, you will be mailed a 2017 membership card. Attached is the registration form.

Membership Dues Link:


The monthly CLE’s are held on the third Friday of each month, January through October, at *Dakota Restaurat lunch is $28 and is served at 12:00 p.m. and the CLE is $15, for members, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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


It is an honor to serve as your Community Outreach Section Chair. This section is going to be active with our community this year, so please contact us with any community needs that arise. We plan to spotlight several local nonprofits to raise money for and/or pledge our time to in an effort to assist our community. If you are interested in helping with the projects, please let Judy know so that you can be informed regarding upcoming events.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is currently looking for attorneys to take an uncontested 103 divorce with a simple custody agreement for the Northshore Pro Bono Project. They have about a dozen to refer at the moment. If you are interested please contact Cynthia at They appreciate your consideration and continued pro bono support in our community. And don’t forget… pro bono attorneys can earn CLE credit for pro bono representation.

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair


Thank you to all who contributed to the Northshore Food Bank last year. Your gift is so important to helping struggling families on the Northshore be able to have healthy, nutritious meals. Currently, more than 375 families rely on the Northshore Food Bank for food each week. Community support has allowed more than 1,300,000 pounds of food to be distributed in 2016. New families come through the door every day. We hope you will continue to grow with us as we strive to meet the ever increasing needs of individuals and families who rely on the Northshore Food Bank for help. Together we can make a difference. Thank you for your contributions.

Terri Turner-Marse
Executive Director

ON LINE DIRECTORY-only 150 Attorneys have signed up for the online Directory.
If you have not submitted your 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

  • 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 DIRECTORY to see the various possibilities.

Website Premium Directory Listing Link:

$650 Office available in heart of Old Mandeville. Beautiful, furnished corner office 180 square feet with three windows situated in a professional law office. Wifi, utilities and cleaning service included. Use of kitchen and occasional use of two conference rooms also included. Furnished secretarial space also available (both for $800). Please contact Elaine at 985-727-1664 or

Judy Walz
Executive Director