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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 YLD May Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Location: Winston's Patio and Pub, Metairie, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD June Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Location: Pearl Wine Co., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD July Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Summer CLE and Social 
Date: July 2018 - Date TBD
Location: TBD 
JBA August Luncheon
Date: August 10, 2018
Location: TBD (Westbank)
JBA YLD August Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA September Luncheon
Date: September 14,2018
Location: TBD (Eastbank)
JBA YLD September Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at the 24th JDC
Date: September 26, 2018
Location: JBA Attorney Lounge at the 24th JDC, Gretna, LA
Time:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of the 24th Judicial District Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. 
JBA YLD October Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Date: October 2018 (Date TBD)
Location: TBD

JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 16, 2018
Location: TBD (Westbank)
JBA YLD November Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA Christmas Party 
Date: December 4, 2018
Location: Tlhe Balcony, Metairie, LA
JBA YLD December Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Location: TBD
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
2019 CLE by the Sea
Date: April 3-6, 2019
Location: Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS

Past Events

JBA May Luncheon and CLE
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Location: Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant, Metairie, LA             
Time: 12:00 p.m.
CLE:      1.0 Hour Professionalism (Not Ethics)
Topic: "Public Defense Update and What This Means for You"
Speaker:  Paul Fleming, Jefferson Parish Deputy District Defender
Cost:  Lunch (Early-Bird) $25.00 until May 7, 2018 ; $30.00 Thereafter
JBA YLD April Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: Winston's Patio and Pub, Metairie, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Crawfish Cook-Off
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Location: The Harbor Bar and Grill, 3024 17th St., Metairie, LA
Team registration is open and the form is available HERE
2018 CLE by the Sea 
Date: April 11-14, 2018
Location:  The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, MS

JBA YLD March Wine Down Wednesday co-hosted with NOBA YLS
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Location: NOSH (New Orleans Social House), 752 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
This event is co-hosted with the New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at Jefferson Juvenile Court
Date: March 13, 2018
Location: Jefferson Juvenile Court, 1546 Gretna Blvd., Harvey, LA
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Judges of Jefferson Juvenile Court and the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Please enter the courthouse through the back entrance to avoid going through the metal detector.
JBA March Luncheon and Jefferson Parish Sheriff Candidates Forum
Date: March 9, 2018
Location: Cafe Hope at Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Dr., Gretna, LA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00

 2018 Region 4 High School Mock Trial Competition 
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Location: 24th Judicial District Courthouse, Gretna, LA
Volunteer judges needed. Attorneys who are interested in volunteering as presiding and scoring judges, please register HERE. Various shifts available. 
JBA YLD February Wine Down Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
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.
Cost:       $120.00 per person; $1,200.00 per table                                                
The Jefferson Bar Association Cordially invites you to attend the installation of The Honorable Glenn B. Ansardi, as Chief Judge of the 24th Judicial District Court, Judith Windhorst, as President of the Jefferson Bar Association, and the Jefferson Bar Association Officers. To pay by check or reserve a table, contact Sandra at (504) 837-1850. 
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Location: Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Time:         5:30-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. Tacky sweaters are encouraged! There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
JBA Christmas Party
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 207
Location: The Balcony, Metairie, LA
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 benefiting Boys and Girls Club and The National Alliance on Mental Illness New Orleans ("NAMI"). Join us for food, drinks and door prizes. 
FREE CLE: Re-Entry Court CLE
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Location: Council Chambers, 200 Derbigny St., 2nd Fl., Gretna, LA 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
CLE: 2.5 Hours 
Lunch will be provided from 12:00-12:30 p.m. Please RSVP HERE. Direct question to Amy Duncan with the LSBA ATJ Building Bridges Committee at amy.duncan@lsba.org
JBA Election Luncheon
Date: November 17, 2017
Location: Cafe Hope at Timberlane Country Club 
1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna, LA 70056
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost:        $25.00 for early bird; $30.00 after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
Entree options: 1.) Pecan Crusted Sea Bass w/ Creole Mustard; 2.) Chocolate-Chile Roasted Pork Loin w/ Jalapeno Aji Chilena; OR 3.) Bistro Filet w/ Sauce. Please register online in advance. 
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Location: River Shack (Upstairs), 714 1st St., Gretna, LA
Time:         5:00-8:00 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. There is no charge to attend this event (cash bar). 
FREE CLE: Louisiana's Justice Reinvestment Reforms 
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Location: Westbank Council Chambers, 200 Derbigny St., 2nd Fl., Gretna, LA 
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.)
Speakers: La. State Rep. Walt Leger
La. State Rep. Joe Marino
CLE: 2.0 Hours
Cost:        Free to ALL attorneys.
(JBA Membership is NOT required to attend.)
Please RSVP with the JBA at info@jeffersonbar.com.
JBA Cocktail Party
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Location: The Home of Judith Windhorst and Chip Cahill
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Please RSVP online in advance.
JBA Angola Rodeo Trip
Date: October 22, 2017
Location: Louisiana State Penitentary, Angola, LA
Time: Pick Up - 9:30 a.m.; Drop Off - 7:00 p.m. **Note Time Change**
Cost:        $50.00 per person  
The cost includes round-trip transportation via charter bus and rodeo entry with VIP seating. The $50.00 fee is non-refundable and must be paid in advance. The pick up and drop off location is at the 24th JDC in Gretna near Derbigny and 2nd Street. There are only 40 spots available and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.   
JBA YLD Wine Down Wednesday and Skeeball Tournament 
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Location: The Half Moon Bar, 1125 St. Mary St., New Orleans, 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 (cash bar). Register with Lauren Bridges at LBridges@liskow.com. 
JBA YLD Fall CLE and Luncheon
Friday, October 13, 2017
FREE CLE
Location: Gretna City Hall, 740 2nd St, Gretna, LA 70053
Time: Doors Open at 8:30 a.m., CLE starts at 9:00 a.m.
 Hours: 3.0 Total Hours
 Topics: "Professionalism Panel"
"Avoiding Client Complaints and the Disciplinary System"
"Law Practice Management"
Speakers: Hon. Hans J. Liljeberg and Hon. Stephen D. Enright, Jr.
Damon Manning
Shayna Beevers Morvant
The CLE includes coffee and donuts at registration. Your JBA Membership dues must be up to date to attend the CLE for free. 
 
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).
Wine Down Wednesday with the Young Lawyers Division and Law Students
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Location: Oak Wine Bar, 8118 Oak St., New Orleans, LA
Time:         5:30-7:30 p.m.
All JBA Members are invited to network with the Young Lawyers Division. We have invited law students from all four Louisiana law schools. There is no charge to attend this event. There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 
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   
JBA YLD Coffee with the Court at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
Date: September 12, 2017
Location: Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, 100 Derbigny Street, Gretna, LA
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
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   
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