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March 2017 Newsletter


Thank you to Cameron Mary for presenting at our February CLE. Our CLE this month will be on March 17th and our speaker will be Frank Tranchina, who will speak on “Affective Mediation in Family Law Cases”. 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.

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

Rene Frederick, President


If you have not already done so, it is time to renew your membership for 2017! 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. Below is the Membership link.

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Please join us for the Investiture Ceremony for the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal which will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Misdemeanor Courtroom of the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center.


The Chef Soiree, to benefit Youth Service Bureau, is set for Sunday, March 19th. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Youth Service Bureau. The Youth Service Bureau President & CEO, Mary Slazer, is looking for volunteers on Saturday March 18th to set up for the Chef Soiree. If you are available to help set up, please contact Mary Slazer at

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair


Those of you may or may not be aware that last year we added a Criminal Bar Section to the Bar Association. If you practice any criminal law, or are interested in learning criminal law, I invite everyone to join. Your annual bar membership covers the cost of joining the criminal law section. We will be holding CLE’s you may find informative, as we all often receive questions from family, friends and clients in the course of our practices. Attached is the bar membership form, please check the Criminal Law section if you wish to join this section and receive information regarding upcoming events and notices.

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Michael Bradley & John Almerico
Criminal Law Co-Chairs


Our All Day Family Law CLE is set for Friday, March 31st at the Southern Hotel in downtown Covington. I am excited about our venue and speaker lineup. This day will be full of informative CLEs for all family law practitioners. The Southern Hotel is a smaller venue than we have had in the past, and in order to prepare for food and seating, it is extremely important to register prior to March 24th. The registration form is attached.

Register online:

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Print form and mail in:

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On May 9th Judge Childress will present a CLE titled “Veterans Court for Family Law Practitioners”. This CLE will be held in the Bar Association Library from 8:30-9:30. The cost is $15 for members. Please RSVP Judy at if you plan to attend.

Angela Cox Williams
Family Law Chair


Come join the Women in Law Section for coffee on March 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Parish Emergency Operations Center Media Room, 510 E. Boston St. Covington. This will be an opportunity to meet fellow members, network and discuss any events you would like the section to plan for 2017. Please RSVP Judy at if you plan to attend.

Kelly Rabalais
Women In Law Chair

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:

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Judy Walz
Executive Director