Monthly Newsletters

January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year to everyone!

I trust everyone had a successful year and hopefully our association, along with your input and participation, can work together to make the new year prosperous and informative for all. We will once again hold a monthly lunch and CLE at Keith Young’s Steakhouse in Madisonville on the 3rd Friday of the month. The lunch is served at 12:00 and the CLE will start at 12:30.

The officers for this year are Alex Peragine, President; Elizabeth Sconzert, Vice-President; Rene Frederick, Treasurer; and Judy Walz, Executive Director. We look forward to making 2015 a great year for our association. If you have any questions, concerns or recommendations, please feel free to contact me or one of the other officers.

Alex Peragine, President

It is time to renew your membership for 2015! Our association membership follows the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. This year the membership cards will be “yellow”. Your 2014 membership cards will expire at the end of January, 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 2015 membership card.

We will be putting together a year of interesting CLE topics. The monthly CLE’s 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 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. We will offer a full day of Family Law CLE in April. Also, we will have a full day of general CLE in November, including Ethics and Professionalism. Both all day CLE’s will be held at the Clarion Inn.

Our first 2015 luncheon/CLE is January 16th at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Our guest speaker is John Lindner, Chief Public Defender, who will speak on ” Restriction of Services and its Effect on the Local Bar”. Please rsvp

Mark your calendars now for the rest of the monthly meetings: February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th and November 13th (all day CLE). If you have CLE ideas/requests, please share them with us as we want to make the CLE’s relevant to our members.

The Family Law Section Chair is Zara Zeringue. The CLE’s will be held on the third floor of the courthouse in the 22nd JDC Bar Association library. If you wish to be a part of the Family Law Section and receive emails regarding CLE and updated information, please check the section on your membership form.

The Young Lawyer Section Chair is Christina Falco. This Section is composed of lawyers who are 40 years of age and under, or who have been admitted to the bar for 6 years or less. The Section conducts several CLE’s throughout the year. They also host luncheons with local Judges who offer valuable information and crucial skills to young lawyers. If you wish to be a part of the Young Lawyer Section and receive emails regarding CLE and Judges Luncheon, please check the section on your membership form.

Our Community Outreach Section Chair is Jessica Karr. This section is going to be more active with our community this year, so please contact us with any community needs that arise. If you are interested in helping with the projects, please check that section on your membership form.

Alex Peragine
President, 22nd JDC Bar Association

Judy Walz
Executive Director
22nd JDC Bar Association