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October 2015 Newsletter


Thank you to our September CLE speaker, Paul Lea, who spoke on “Medical Liens & Other Personal Injury Subrogation’s”.

  • Our October lunch/CLE is on Friday, October 16th at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Our speakers this month will be Rene Frederick and Cameron Mary, who will speak on “Criminal Law 101 from the Defense Perspective”. 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.
  • The All Day CLE is November 13th at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 101 Northpark Blvd. Covington, LA. The registration form will be available soon.
  • The Christmas Party is Monday, December 14th at Keith Young’s Restaurant from 7-10 p.m.

Best regards,
Alex Peragine, President


The next Family Law CLE is on October 28th. Judge Dawn Amacker will present on the “Title IV Rules for Family Law Proceedings”. The CLE begins at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $15 for members. Please RSVP Judy at

Zara Zeringue,
Family Law Chair


Young Lawyers Section would like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters of the Court Chase 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run that took place on September 12th. Without your generous contributions, time, effort and support we would not be able to have such a fantastic race day and raise funds to benefit the Youth Service Bureau.

Christina Baldwin,
Young Lawyer Chair


After two generations in business, the Barranger Law Firm will be closing the doors. With two generations in the legal field there is a vast amount of law books covering many years. The family would like to see if there is anyone interested in having any of the law books for their library. Due to the large amount of books, please contact Judy at to schedule a time to look over the books. Again there are many years of books and these would be free and first come first serve.

LSBA Self-Represented Litigant Service Providers Meeting: Self-represented litigants are a national growing trend. In New York, 1.8 million litigants appeared in state court without an attorney. In Connecticut, in 2011, the percentage of cases where at least one party represented himself was 85% in family law and 28% in civil cases. The courts across this State are instituting self-help desks with free forms and assistance. To address some of the issues that arise in dealing with this trend such as limited representation contracts and to discuss services such as LawHelp and LEAP, the LSBA is holding a meeting FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, Crown Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave., 1-888-240-2560. You are welcome to attend and learn about this movement.


/A 3rd year student at Loyola Law in New Orleans is trying to locate a firm on the Northshore to work for until he finishes law school in December 2016. Right now his biggest interest is in real estate, successions and donations, and family law. He currently has legal experience is working the Agricultural Street Landfill Class action Lawsuit in New Orleans. Anyone interested, please contact Judy at for more information.

Judy Walz
Executive Director