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September 2017 Newsletter

DEAR MEMBERS:

Our CLE this month will be on Friday, September 15th at Dakota Restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Michael DeShazo who will talk on “Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Necessary or Nuisance?” 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 judy@22ndjdcbar.org if you plan to attend.

Click on the link below to register and pay for the September 15th Lunch & CLE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-15-2017-monthly-cle-tickets-37467573521

Our October CLE will be on Friday, October 20th at Dakota Restaurant. Our guest speaker will be John Linder who will talk on “Updated in Criminal Law”.

Click on the link below to register and pay for the October 20th Lunch & CLE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-20-2017-monthly-cle-tickets-37467787160

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
President

THE JUDGES OF THE 22ND JDC CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND
2017 OPENING OF COURT FOR THE 22ND JDC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 AT 9:00 A.M.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH JUSTICE CENTER
701. N. COLUMBIA STREET, COVINGTON
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW IN THE THIRD FLOOR JURY POOL ROOM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Saturday, September 16th is our 8th Annual Court Chase Race/walk which benefits Youth Service Bureau. We look forward to seeing you and your family at this fun event.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Justice Level:
Talley Anthony Hughes and Knight
Blue Williams, LLP
Varuso Group

Judge Level:
Alan Zaunbrecher for Judge
Brown Forensic Accounting
Rene Frederick & Associates

Magistrate Level:
Truitt Law Firm LLC

Barrister Level:
Tranchina and Mansfield
Porteous, Hainel & Johnson
Magee, Zeringue, & Richardson Attorneys
Daigle Fisse & Kessenich Law Office

Clerk Level:
Iberia Bank
Peragine Law Firm
William H. Burris Law Firm
Great American Cookies
Sheriff Randy Smith
Varuso Homes, LLC
Hoffman Divorce Strategies
Resource Bank
St. Tammany Clerk of Court
Rusty Pelican
K. Louque Law Firm
Morgan Stanley
Hoffman Divorce Strategies
Joshua Allison Law Firm
St. Tammany Parish Government Legal Department
Sensible Meals, Inc.
All American Healthcare
Mellow Mushroom
Gilsbar

In Kind:
Northshore Dermatology
Patton’s Caterers
Ross Lagarde
Bayou Yoga
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Alpha Spine & Wellness
Canoe and Trail Adventures
Youth Service Bureau
Abita Roasting Company
Bradley & Almerico Law Firm
Alliance Graphics
Youth Service Bureau

Rachael Catalanotto
Community Outreach Chair

EMPLOYMENT

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 – lbw@mcsalaw.com.

SAVE THE DATE:

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

HURRICANE HARVEY AID

1) Some members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office are part of Team Cajun Invasion. They are collecting relief items to be delivered to the flood victims in Texas. They have asked for

  • cleaning supplies
  • hand sanitizer
  • baby wipes, diapers
  • work gloves
  • heavy duty garbage bags
  • first aid items
  • toiletries
  • new bed sheets
  • new towels
  • soap

If you would like to donate some of these relief supplies, you can give them to Deputy Brittany Haulard at the courthouse or at the law office of Spell & Spell, 1225 N. Columbia Street, Covington. (If no one is at their office, you can leave it on the porch.)

2) The law firm of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, 30th Floor 1100 Poydras
Street New Orleans, LA 70163-3000 has three attorney offices and two secretarial/ paralegal stations for members of the bar who are victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please contact SPR&R managing partner, Sue Kohn at suek@spsr-law.com; (504)569-2906

3) If you need assistance in filing motions for extensions, continuances, etc. in both Louisiana State and Federal Courts, please contact Nisha at : ns.law@mac.com

4) If you need people to help with hands on assistance in Texas, please contact Ellen at: elle@barretttitle.com

ONLINE DIRECTORY
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 judy@22ndjdcbar.org.

  • 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 www.22ndjdcbar.org and look to see the various possibilities.

Website Premium Directory Listing Link:
http://22ndjdcbar.org/premium-listing-sign-up/

Judy Walz
Executive Director
985-867-4833