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July 2017 Newsletter


Thank you to District Attorney Warren Montgomery for presenting at our June CLE on “The Metropolitan Report”.

Our CLE this month will be on July 21st at Dakota Restaurant our speaker will be Allison Bondurant and her presentation will be on “Interdictions and Issues Related to Estate Planning”. 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.

Click on the link below to pay for the July 21st Lunch & CLE:

Mark your calendars for the monthly meetings: August 18th, September 15th, October 20th and November 17th (all day CLE at Southern Hotel).

Rene Frederick


September 16th is our 8th Annual Court Chase Race/walk which benefits Youth Service Bureau. Below are the links to sign up as a sponsor and/or a participant.

Participant Registration Info:

Sponsor Registration Info:

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair


Mark your calendars or our All Day Criminal Law CLE on Friday, August 25th at the Southern Hotel.

Michael Bradley & John Almerico
Criminal Law Co-Chairs


Our next CLE will be 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”. Please mark your calendar for a unique discuss at another great venue.

The 22nd JDC Family Court Judges invite you to participate in Court Improvement Day which is scheduled to be held on August 22, 2017.

More information on both of this events will be following shortly.

Angela Cox Williams
Family Law Chair


We would like to thank Judge Nannette Brown from the US District Court for the Eastern District speaking at our luncheon on June 9th. It was quite an honor and very informative. Watch for dates for our next WIL function.

Kelly Rabalais
Women In Law Chair


Thank you to Judge Dawn Amacker for speaking at our June 14th CLE on “Best Practices in Family Court”.

Molly Manieri
Young Lawyer Chair


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 office for sale 2 ½ blocks from courthouse at 322 W. 26TH Ave. Designed as a live/work space, but can hold multiple offices instead. For more info contact Beth Alston at 985-276-4288, or cell: 504-450-7971


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

  • 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:

Judy Walz
Executive Director