Diversity Specialty Bars

Diversity Specialty Bars

We are interested in highlighting events and achievements of the specialty bar associations. If you have any event or achievement that you would like publicized, please email Michelle Neal

To update your bar leadership information, please use the attached form.  You are welcome to scan it and email it back to Michelle Neal at outreach@lsba.org, or  to fax it to (504) 566-0930.

Specialty Bar News and Announcements

Upcoming GNO Martinet Events for October
The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society has posted their October event schedule.   For information about any of the upcoming events, contact www.gnomartinet.com

Candidates Forum
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6p.m.
KIPP Central City Academy Cafetorium
2514 Third Street, NOLA 70113

Candidates for Civil District Court, Criminal Court, District Attorney, Juvenile Court, US Congress and US House of Representatives are invited.

Sponsored by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-New Orleans Alumnae Chapter; Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.; National Council of Negro Women - New Orleans Chapter; National Pan-Hellenic Council-Greater New Orleans; Pontchartrain Chapter of the Links, Incorporated

Louisiana Judicial Council - NBA Worship Service

Sunday, October 5th at 7:30 a.m.
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Rev. Moses Gordon, Pastor
2805 General Taylor Street ~ New Orleans, LA 70115
Martinet will join the Louisiana Judicial Council - NBA for its annual church service sit-in.

October General Body Meeting and Installation of Officers
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Louisiana Supreme Court
400 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
4th Floor Courtroom
Reception following!

Association for Women Attorneys Hosts October Luncheon
The AWA October luncheon will be held on October 16, 2014, noon, at Tableau (616 St. Peter Street). Speakers will be Chris Ralston,  a partner in Phelps Dunbar LLP's New Orleans, and Laura Tuggle, Executive Director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), who will speak on: "Louisiana Campaign to Preserve Civil Legal Aid and Why it Matters".

For more information about this event, please click here.

Volunteers Needed for Baton Rouge Martinet Pro Bono Clinic
The Baton Rouge Martinet Legal Society needs volunteers for their pro bono program currently housed at the Leo S. Butler Center in Baton Rouge. Any attorney interested in participating in Martinet's Pro Bono program should contact Courtney Humphrey at cimking@hotmail.com.

National Bar Celebrates its 25th With Regional Issues Symposiums
The National Bar Association’s (NBA) first Annual Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon and Issues Symposium was held in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1989. The Symposium, established as a tribute to Wiley A. Branton, a stalwart in the Civil Rights arena, was first held in his hometown. Since 1989, the NBA has used this Symposium as an avenue to discuss pressing social, legal, and political issues affecting our communities.

During the 2014-2015 bar year, the NBA will host the 25th Annual Issues Symposium. In honor of this milestone, four Issues Symposiums will be held from October 10- November 7, 2014:


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Selects New Orleans for 2015 Conference!
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected its annual convention host cities for 2014-2016. The Annual NAPABA Convention will be held in:
• 2014: Scottsdale, Arizona
• 2015: New Orleans, Louisiana
• 2016: San Diego, California

"We are pleased to announce the host cities for the 2014-2016 Annual Conventions," said Wendy Shiba, president of NAPABA. "We look forward to expanding NAPABA's presence, engaging membership, and working with NAPABA's affiliates and the local communities in these host cities."


National Directory of Women Lawyers and Women-Owned Law Firms
The National Association of Women Lawyers is inviting all female attorneys (regardless of AWA membership) to list themselves or their women-owned firms in the NAWL's Edition of the National Women's Directory of Women Lawyers and Women-Owned Law Firms. The directory is a national publication which focuses on marketing and connecting women lawyers and women-owned law firms with legal departments and fellow women lawyers in a cost effective way.

This publication is distributed to over 500 legal departments, all NAWL programming, and many more. For more details and pricing go to: www.nawl.org 

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