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June 2015 Newsletter


Thank you to our May CLE speaker, Michael Landry, of Stone Pigman in New Orleans, who spoke on the “Introduction to the New Louisiana Business Corporation Act.”

Our June lunch/CLE is on Friday, June 19th at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Our speaker this month will be U.S. District Court Judge Jay Zainey and Mark Surprenant, of Adams and Reese, who will be speaking on “Providing SOLACE to the Legal Community.” The lunch begins at noon, and the CLE itself will begin at 12:30. The lunch is $25 and the CLE, for members, is $15. Please rsvp if you plan to attend.

If you know of any CLE topics or speakers that may interest our members, please contact me directly at

Best regards,
Alex Peragine, President

Memorial Celebrating the Life of Nikki Barranger
Saturday June 6, 4-6 pm
Red Bluff
77130 Highway 25
Covington LA 70435

“Set your odometer at the base of Highway 25, and we are exactly 4.1 miles up the road”

a Nikki-ism


The Covington Food Bank has reached out to the legal community with a need for certain food items to supplement their growing needs. At this time they are asking for jars of Peanut Butter and dry Cereal. You can bring your donations to the next CLE or contact Judy at to have your donations picked up. Thank you in advance for your donation to the Food Bank.

Jessica Karr, Community Outreach Chair

The next Family Law CLE is June 3rd in the 22nd JDC Library at the Covington Courthouse. Our speakers will be Paula Charles and Roxanne Newman. The CLE will be on “Louisiana’s New Domestic Violence Laws and their Implications”. The CLE begins at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $15 for members. Please RSVP Judy at

The Family Court Judges found a tan raincoat in their courtroom. If this belongs to you, please contact their office.

Zara Zeringue, Family Law Chair

The next Young Lawyer Judge’s Luncheon/CLE is scheduled for June 24th at 12 p.m. in the Bar Association Library at the Covington Courthouse. Judge Devereux will speak on General Motion Practice. The cost is $25, which covers the CLE and a light lunch. The CLE is limited to the first 15 rsvp’s. Please RSVP Judy at

Christina Baldwin, Young Lawyer Chair

Justice of the Peace Courts handle small claims, open accounts, garnishments, JD Rules, evictions, and weddings. The jurisdictional limit is $5,000.00, plus interest, attorney’s fees, and court costs.


A highly experienced paralegal is looking for work on the Northshore. The applicant is experienced in Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. If you are interested in more information on this applicant, please contact Judy at

Curry & Friend, PLC

A growing CBD and Northshore law firm is seeking qualified candidates for the below positions. We offer competitive salary and benefits and an excellent work environment.

Environmental Litigation Attorney

We are looking for a Litigation Attorney to join our Environmental legal team. Minimum five years civil litigation experience preferred with emphasis on complex litigation. A/V rating preferred. Environmental, oil & gas and/or toxic tort experience preferred.
Environmental & Toxic Tort 1st Chair Attorney

We are seeking a 1st Chair Attorney to join our Environmental & Toxic Tort legal team. Minimum eight years defense experience preferred in 1st Chair civil jury trials, complex litigation, and primary case management. A/V rating required. Environmental, oil & gas and/or toxic tort experience preferred. If you are interested in either position please visit the Curry & Friend, PLC website at:

Judy Walz
Executive Director