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November 2017 Newsletter


The ALL DAY CLE is on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Southern Hotel, 428 E. Boston Street, Covington, Louisiana. This seminar has been approved for 6 hours of credit by the MCLE, including 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism. Registration is essential to prepare for the amount of food and handouts needed. The registration form is attached, please submit by Friday, November 11, 2017. For members, the cost of this CLE is $185.00, if paid before November 11th; after November 11th the cost is $200.00 and material will be emailed to you after the CLE. For non-members, the cost is $250.00.

All Day CLE Registration Form

To register and pay on line, click on the link below:

*A LSBA representative will be at the CLE from 8:30-1 p.m. to take photos for the Louisiana State Bar Cards. This is free for all members.

*We will once again be taking donation for our annual food drive for the Covington Food Bank. This year they are requesting food items of peanut butter, red beans and rice and canned tuna or chicken. Please bring your items to the CLE with you or call Judy to arrange a pick up. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can bring it to the CLE or mail to 22nd JDC Bar Association, Box 2074, Covington, LA 70434. Please make your checks payable to Covington Food Bank. The Bar Association will match all monetary donations. Please contact Judy if you have any questions at 985-867-4833.

The Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 14th, at Dakota Restaurant from 7-10 p.m. All members and a guest are invited.

René Frederick


Our last Young Lawyer CLE for the year is on November 21st at 12 p.m. at Abita Brewing Co. in Covington. Judge Burris will present the CLE on “Reflections from the Bench”. This CLE is open to all members. The cost of the lunch and CLE is $40. If you plan to attend, please RSVP Judy at or register and pay online at the link below.

Molly Manieri
Young Lawyer Chair


$550 Office available for rent in heart of Old Mandeville. Beautiful, furnished corner office with three windows situated in a professional law office. Wi-Fi, utilities, cleaning service, and use of the kitchen are included. Limited use of the conference room is also included. Furnished secretarial space also available for an additional $150.00 (both for $700.00 per month). Please contact Lisa at (985)727-1664 or


The Clerk of Court of St. Tammany Parish will lead the state by using Tyler’s Odyssey case management system and e-filing solution. Tyler Technologies, Inc. signed an agreement with the Clerk of Court of St. Tammany Parish for Tyler’s Odyssey® unified case management system and e-filing solution. The St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court’s office is the first office in Louisiana to move forward with Odyssey. The solutions are expected to bring greater access to justice for St. Tammany Parish’s constituents. “I have been looking for a strong case management and e-filing solution since I came in to office a year ago. I kept hearing Tyler’s name from other jurisdictions and departments,” said Ms. Henry. “After meeting with Tyler, seeing their level of professionalism, and knowing their proven track record of successful implementations, we are confident their Odyssey solution will revolutionize the way we do business moving forward.” Tyler and the Clerk’s office will work together to achieve two main objectives: make their office’s processes more efficient and effective, and serve the public in a timelier manner. With e-filing, the Clerk’s office can electronically review and accept court case filing from litigants. By implementing both the case management and e-filing solutions, the Clerk of Court’s office will be able to enhance productivity internally, offer greater transparency to their constituents, and bring improved access to justice for their community. The Clerk of Court’s office will benefit from Tyler’s evergreen perpetual licensing approach that provides regular and significant, yet manageable, software enhancements without an additional relicensing fee, ensuring all systems are using the latest technology.

Clerk of Court, Melissa Henry will speak further on this matter at the All Day CLE on November 17th.

Judy Walz
Executive Director