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October 2017 Newsletter


Our CLE this month will be on Friday, October 20th at Dakota Restaurant. Our guest speaker will be John Linder who will talk on “Updated in Criminal Law”. 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.
Click on the link below to register and pay for the October 20th Lunch & CLE:

Eventbrite - October 20, 2017 Monthly CLE

Our All Day CLE will be on Friday, November 17th at the Southern Hotel. This CLE will include both Ethics and Professionalism CLE credit. The form will be posted soon.

René Frederick


Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Court Chase:

First Place Male: Steve Linn
First Place Female: Jennifer Mclaughlin

First Place Team: G Springs
Slow Justice Team: CASA
First Place Stroller: Sam Baumgartner

To view pictures from the Court Chase, please click the link below:

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair


The Slidell Bar Association would like to invite everyone to attend a CLE it is hosting on October 5, 2017, at Noon at Nola Grill 1375 Gause Blvd, Slidell. The topic is “Legislative and Caselaw Updates”, presented by Ernie Anderson. The costs is $30 for non-members with lunch included. The CLE is approved for one hour with specialization credit pending. Please put this date on your calendars and plan to attend.

Some of you may have received a recent email from Leah Rosa of Assurance Recovery Monitoring, who is now providing substance abuse and recovery monitoring services. Judges Amacker and Devereux have asked me to convey to the Family Court attorneys that while there is clearly a need for these type of services in Family Court substance abuse cases, the Judges and Hearing Officers are aware that there are choices of local providers for the services and they cannot and do not promote or encourage the use of any particular provider.

Angela Cox Williams
Family Law Chair


Hosted by Police Unity Tour and Chafunkta Brewing Company
Saturday, November 4, 2017
All proceeds help fund Team St. Tammany n the 2018 Police Unity Tour
Register at


Any members of the 22nd JDC Bar Association who are Veterans of the Armed Forces who would be interested in being part of a 22nd JDC Veteran’s Law Society, please email Sam Baumgartner at


McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch LLC is seeking an associate attorney for the Covington, LA office. The ideal candidate would have one to five years experience. The firm is seeking a highly motivated associate with strong research and writing skills. Graduates in the top third of their law school class are preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to Mr. Lance Williams –

An attorney living in Puerto Rico is seeking a job in the Mandeville/Covington area. She is currently a public defender with the Puerto Rico State Public Defender Office in San Juan. However, she has a young child and cannot foresee continuing to raise her child in Puerto Rico while the country rebuilds following Hurricane Maria. She is willing to take a job as a law clerk until she can take the LA Bar exam.

She graduated from Loyola undergrad and then received her Masters of Arts in Latin American Literature from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico before graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. While in law school she was the editor of the Law Review and participated in numerous moot court and pro bono groups. She has numerous publications in both legal and literary periodicals. She passed the PR bar exam in March 2012, scoring in the top 3%. CV is available upon request.

She can be in the US in the next week or two to begin work. If you are hiring or know of someone who is, please contact Kelly at


A New Orleans attorney, who is from the U. S. Virgin Islands, needs our help.
He was able to travel to the Virgin Islands to assist his family members who still live there.
His family is requesting batteries (D,C,AA, AAA, etc.), portable radios, flashlights, tarps, generators, Off or Deet, non-perishable goods etc. for themselves and for other families who are victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.
His family experienced some property damage. Logistics for sending requested relief materials can be obtained by directly contacting him at :

The son of a St. Tammany Parish attorney has been living in the Virgin Islands. The company for whom he was working is no longer in business but he has decided to stay for now and help by volunteering. He is able to temporarily stay at the church he his helping .
SOLACE Request : The only chain store around at this point in the Virgin Islands is a KMart and she is asking for gift cards to assist him.
If you can assist, please directly contact her at :


ABA/Federal Trial Judges Educational Summit
October 16-18
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, LA

The program is entitled “ANATOMY OF A FEDERAL TRIAL: Judges and Lawyers Jambalaya—Trial Techniques Designed, Developed, and Demonstrated by a Faculty of Federal Trial Judges and Top Trial Attorneys.” The program will encompass vignettes of various phases of a federal trial based on a fact pattern, followed by interactive roundtable discussions led by federal judges and experienced lawyers. The topics will include pre-trial motions, admissibility of evidence, examination of experts, closing arguments, damages, attorney’s fees, appeals and ethics. I have attached a program outline.

ABA Program Outline
ABA Conference Cost/Info

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 website at and look to see the various possibilities.

Website Premium Directory Listing Link:

Judy Walz
Executive Director