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March 2016 Newsletter


Thank you to Roger LaRue, who spoke at our February CLE on the ever-changing Medicare Secondary Payer Act. At the February CLE, we had two raffle drawings, congratulations to Patrick Murray who won two tickets to the LA Bar Foundation Gala; and to Peter Englande who won two tickets to the Chef Soiree.

Our March CLE will be held at Keith Young’s Restaurant on Friday, March 18th. Our guest speakers will be Robin DeLeo and Heather Alexis, who will speak on “Bankruptcy 101 from the Creditor and Debtor Perspective.” As experienced practitioners from both ends of the spectrum, their insight is bound to be plentiful.

Lunch will start at Noon and the cost is $25; the CLE begins as 12:30 and is $15 for members. Please RSVP to Judy at if you plan to attend so that we can ensure that we have enough handouts for everyone, the restaurant can have enough food and seating, and we can get started on time.

If you have any questions, concerns or recommendation, please feel free to contact me or one of the other officers.

Elizabeth Sconzert


If you have not already done so, is time to renew your membership for 2016! The membership form link is below. This year the membership cards will be “blue” and your 2015 yellow membership cards are expired. We have added new sections, so if you want to be a part of any of the sections, please mark it on your membership form.


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 $15, for members, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for the rest of the monthly meetings: April 15th, May 20th, June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 21st and November 18th (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 2016 Bench Bar & Badge Build is set for Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14th, more information will follow soon.

Jessica Karr
Community Outreach Chair


We are planning a cocktail hour in the near future and specific information will be sent out soon. If you know of anyone who might be interested in the formation and purpose of this section, please let them know or have them forward their email to Judy and we will contact them.

Debra Henkels
Criminal Law Chair


The All Day Family Law CLE will be held on Friday, April 22nd at the Courtyard Marriott in Covington. This will be six hours of Family Law Specialization Credit, but is open to all members. We are in the process of scheduling speakers and we will send out the registration form as soon as it is complete.

Jesmin Finley
Family Law Chair


The Women in Law section is off and running, with a high level of participation and enthusiasm. Our next meeting will be a cocktail hour on March 17th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, at Seiler Bar. We invite all members of the bar association to attend, regardless of section membership or gender. If you are interested in being part of our section, please check that section on your membership form.

Christie Forrester and Kelly Brian
Women in Law Co-Chairs


Red Mass will be held on May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at SSA Chapel. There will be a reception following at the law office of Alan Zaunbrecher 406 N. Florida Street, Suite 2, Covington, LA 70433. Everyone is invited.


We recently received a resume from an experienced Litigation Paralegal looking for work in the Covington/Mandeville area. Anyone interested please contact Judy at for more information.


The Village Shops Office Building located at 209 Highway 22 West in Madisonville has available several sized offices for rent starting at $600.00/month, which includes receptionist, phones, copy machine, internet, etc. There is a shared space including a large conference room, kitchen, etc. There are four (4) other attorneys located in this space. If interested, please call 985-792-5220 and ask for Judy.

Judy Walz
Executive Director