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Jefferson Bar Association

The object and purpose of the Jefferson Bar Association is to assist and serve its members in the practice of law, promote the administration of justice, uphold the honor of the courts and the legal profession, promote the professional competency of attorneys through continuing legal education, increase public understanding of and respect for the law and encourage collegiality among its members.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
JBA August Luncheon and CLE
Date: Friday, August 25, 2017
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA 
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Speaker: The Hon. Stephen Windhorst
CLE: 1.0 Hour
Topic: "Jury and Appeal Issues"
Cost:        Lunch $25.00   
Space is limited. Please register in advance. 
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
Date: August 29, 2017
Location: Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, 100 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal Judges. There is no charge to attend this event. Join us for coffee, donuts, and conversation. 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: September 15, 2017
Location: Heritage Grill, Metairie, LA 
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Speakers: Lisa Romback, Executive Director, and Meghan Goldbeck, Development Director, of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (“NAMI”) New Orleans
Cost:         Lunch $25.00   
1st Biennial Federal Bench and Bar Conference
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Orleans 
Time: 7:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
The United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana is pleased to announce the 1st Bienniel Federal Bench and Bar Conference. The conference is free to members of the Eastern District of Louisiana Bar who are in good standing and includes at least seven hours of CLE credit. In addition to the training and educational programs being offered, attendees will receive complimentary refreshments including a continental breakfast, lunch and reception following the program. Seating is limited, so we encourage anyone who is interested in attending to apply as soon as possible. Please click HERE for more information including a copy of the tentative agenda along with instructions for applying. Use password "fbbc2017" when prompted.
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Friday, October 13, 2017
FREE CLE
Location: Gretna City Courthouse, 327 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, LA
Time: Doors Open at 8:30 a.m., CLE starts at 9:00 a.m.
 Hours: 3.0 Total Hours (pending)
 Topics: TBD (Ethics, Professionalism, and Law Practice Management)
The CLE includes coffee and donuts at registration. 
 
LUNCHEON
Location: Tony Mandina's Restaurant, 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, LA
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for JBA Young Lawyers and $25.00 for all other Attorneys
Entree options: Chicken Lindsey or Veal Parmesan (includes bread pudding for dessert).
JBA Cocktail Party
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Location: The Home of Judith Windhorst, 3740 Lake Michel Court, Gretna, LA
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Please RSVP online in advance.
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 17, 2017
Location: TBD (Westbank) 
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Lunch $25.00   
JBA Christmas Party
Date: December 5, 2017
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
2018 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Location: Antoine's Restaurant, 713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
RSVP:       Sandra at (504) 837-1850                                                                    
The Jefferson Bar Association Cordially invites you to attend the installation of Judith Windhorst, as President of the Jefferson Bar Association, and the Jefferson Bar Association Officers.
2018 CLE by the Sea 
Date: April 11-14, 2018
Location:  The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Past Events

Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Location: River Shack, 714 1st St., Gretna, LA
Time:         5:00-7:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. 
Pro Bono Project Free 1 Hour Professionalism CLE
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Location: Division N, 3rd Floor of the 24th JDC, 200 Derbigny St., Gretna 
Time:         2:00-3:00 p.m.
CLE: 1.0 Hour Professionalism
Speakers:   LSBA Access to Justice Self-Represented Litigation Counsel Michael Schachtman and Managing Attorney Kathleen Legendre
Topic: "Assisting Pro Se Visitors at the 24th JDC Domestic Self Help Resource Center"
Please join the Pro Bono Project in Judge Enright's courtroom for a free 1-hour Professionalism CLE. To register please visit HERE. When an attorney attends one of the Pro Bono Project's free CLEs, the Pro Bono Project requests that you register to volunteer either for a case, or in this instance, at the Self Help Resource Center. 
JBA YLD Wine Down Wednesday at the SLLS Bar Exam
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Location: Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Time:         5:30-8:30 p.m. (Quiz starts at 6:30)
Cost: Individuals - $21.99; Teams of Up to 4 - $84.99
JBA YLD Summer CLE & Social
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:  The Rampart Room, 1009 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA
Cost:  Free to JBA Young Lawyers; $10.00 for all other JBA Members
Topic:       "Legislative Updates" 
CLE: 1.0 Hour
Speakers: Panel: Sen. Danny Martiny, Rep. Joe Marino, and Rep. Stephanie Hilferty
Moderator: Clancy DuBos 
A 1-hour social will follow the CLE. Thank you to our Sponsors: Jones Walker and Liskow & Lewis
JBA YLD Wine Down Wednesday & Joint Socil with NOBA YLS
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-7:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Divisions from the JBA and New Orleans Bar Association. There is no charge to attend this event. 
JBA May Luncheon
Date:            Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA 
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Lunch $25.00   
Speaker:      Richard Tompson
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Location: The Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time:         5:30-7:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. 
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Location: Winston's Pub, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-7:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend. 
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Location: 24th Judicial District Courthouse, Gretna
2017 CLE by the Sea 
Date: March 30-April 1, 2017
Location:  The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
JBA March Luncheon
Date: March 10, 2017
Location: Andy's Bistro, Metairie (pending
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:              Lunch $25.00
Speaker:        Joseph Lopinto   
JBA YLD Joint Social with NOBA YLS
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Location: Cellar Door, 916 Lafayette Street, New Orleans 
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The JBA Young Lawyers Division is co-hosting a social with the New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. We encourage all JBA Young Lawyers to attend this joint networking event. We have the second floor event space and balcony. 
JBA February Luncheon
Date: February 10, 2017
Location: Red Maple, Gretna, LA 
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Lunch $25.00   
 2017 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition 
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Location: 24th Judicial District Courthouse, Gretna, LA
 JBA Installation of Officers
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Location: Antoine's Restaurant, 713 Saint Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Time: Cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $120.00 per person
RSVP:       Sandra at (504) 837-1850                                                                    
The Jefferson Bar Association Cordially invites you to attend the installation of David L. Colvin, as President of the Jefferson Bar Association, and the Jefferson Bar Association Officers.
Louisiana Re-Entry Court Legal ProBono Project CLE for Volunteers
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Location: U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
CLE: 3.0 Hours (pending
Tentative Agenda includes: Introduction to Re-Entry Court and Keys to Successful Re-EntryIntroduction to the Re-Entry Legal Pro Bono ProjectHandling Child Support Matters for Re-Entry; and Handling Traffic and Other Misdemeanor Matters for Re-Entry. To register fill out and return the Registration Form to Amy Duncan at amy.duncan@lsba.org with any inquiries. 
JBA Christmas Party
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Location: The Balcony, 4738 Utica St., Metairie, LA 70006
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

All JBA members are invited to attend the last JBA event of the year, the Annual JBA Christmas Party! There is a donation for charity raffle benefitting Boys and Girls Club. Please join us for food, drinks and door prizes.

DONATIONS TO BENEFIT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA.
Please make checks payable to Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana. 
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 18, 2016
Location: Red Maple Restaurant, Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Lunch $25.00           
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. We have invited the Hon. Jennifer Van Vrancken, Councilwoman, District 5, to attend as our special guest in addition to the local judges.
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Friday, October 28, 2016
FREE CLE
Location: Second Parish Courthouse
Time: Doors Open at 8:30 a.m., CLE starts at 9:00 a.m.
 Hours: 3.0 Total Hours 
 Topics: Professionalism: "Domestic Professionalism Panel" featuring 24th JDC Commissioner Bailey, Hearing Officers Karl Hansen, Paul Fiasconaro, W. Paul Weidig and Lisa Matthews
Ethics: "Ethics—Fee Dispute Resolution and Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship" presented by William "Billy" King, LSBA Professional Programs Practice Assistance Counsel
LPM: "The 10 Keys to Building a Hyper-Streamlined Law Firm" presented by Ernest "Ernie" Svenson
LUNCHEON
Location: Tony Mandina's Restaurant
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for JBA Young Lawyers and $25.00 for all other Attorneys
JBA Wine and Cheese Party
Date: October 7, 2016
Location: The Home of Greg and Marian Gremillion
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost:        Free to JBA Members
JBA September Luncheon
Date: September 30, 2016
Location: August Moon Restaurant, 875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        Lunch $25.00            
Topic:              "Introduction to 24th JDC Specialty Courts"
Panel:  Judge June Berry Darensburg, Judge Ellen Kovach, Judge Lee Faulkner, Jr., Judge Scott Schlegel
CLE:   1.0 Hour
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at the Louisiana Supreme Court
Date: September 21, 2016
Location: Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.