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AWA Annual Dinner Meeting

Thursday January 19, 2017 - Thursday January 19, 2017

1403 Washington Avenue

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Description:

The AWA Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Commander's Palace.

6:00 pm - cash bar
6:30 pm - Dinner meeting begins

Keynote Speaker: Caroline Fayard - Attorney/Former Candidate for U.S. Senate

Wynne Professionalism Award recipient: Judge Mary Hotard Becnel

We will enjoy a special tasting menu:

  • Turtle Soup (a Commander’s classic spiked with sherry)
  • Commander’s Romaine Salad (hearts of romaine, Parmesan, pressed eggs, pecan smoked bacon & French bread Croutons with classic black pepper-buttermilk dressing)
  • Demi Pecan Crusted Fish (Champagne poached jumbo lump crab, spiced pecans & crushed corn sauce)
  • Demi Tournedos of Black Angus Beef (Whiskey smoked onions, roasted mushrooms, Creole smashed new potato & glace de viande)
  • Classic Crème Brulee (a rich vanilla custard with a caramelized Dixie crystal crust)
  • Soda/Iced Tea included

Pricing:
$80/members
$88/non-members
$70/students (student spots limited)

We will also elect 2017 Officers. The slate of officers (unopposed) is as follows:

President: Hillary Barnett Lambert
Vice President: Blair Schilling
Treasurer: Sharonda Williams
Corresponding Secretary: Kelly Barbier
Recording secretary: Megan S Peterson

The following members will be appointed by the Board as committee chairpersons for 2017 and will also serve as members of the board:

Programs – Camille Bryant
Membership – Lindsay Reeves
Public Relations/Historian – Machelle Hall
Community Outreach – Vanessa D'Souza
Food from the Bar (co-chairs) - Ashley Liuzza & Stephanie Graf Gamble

You can register through the form below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the dinner, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, January 16, 2017 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the dinner, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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2016 Fall Outreach Project

As our 2016 Fall Community Outreach Project, the AWA has chosen to support the New Orleans Family Justice Center.

The New Orleans Family Justice Center is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and stalking through prevention and coordinated response by providing comprehensive client-centered, empowerment services in a single location.

The AWA is supporting the New Orleans Family Justice Center through donations of items needed for their Children’s Services “Storyland” play therapy program and other items.  They have established an Amazon.com “Wishlist” that is available now and will wrap up on the day of the AWA Holiday Tea (Thursday, December 15).  AWA members can access the Amazon.com “Wishlist” to easily donate needed items, or bring gifts/gift cards to the Holiday Tea.   The Wishlist can be found by clickinghere.

Please have the items are shipped to:
ATTN: Candice Caccioppi
New Orleans Family Justice Center
701 Loyola Avenue, Suite 201
P. O. Box 50159
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: 504-355-0889

If you would rather provide a cash donation, please send a check payable to "New Orleans Family Justice Center" to our Community Outreach Chairperson, Vanessa D'Souza: 

Vanessa M. D'Souza, Patent Attorney
GARVEY, SMITH, NEHRBASS & NORTH, L.L.C.
3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 3290
Metairie, LA 70002-1767
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* As another one of our 2016 Fall Community Outreach Projects, the AWA has also committed to providing Thanksgiving dinner to the women and children at Metropolitan Center for Women and Children again this year!  Metro offers individual and group counseling and assistance for domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking survivors.  Metro also provides a children’s program, legal information and advocacy, and community outreach for the Greater New Orleans area.  There are currently 15 women and children living at the shelter.  For more information about Metro, click here.
 
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AWA Holiday Tea

Thursday December 15, 2016 - Thursday December 15, 2016

300 Gravier Street

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Description:

Join us for the Annual AWA Holiday Tea on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:00 p.m. at the Windsor Court.

The cost for the Tea is $65/person. Payment must be prepaid! If you do not pay via Paypal, please send payment to AWA directly to:

Linda A. Graffagnini
Litigation Paralegal
Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2800
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

SEATING IS LIMITED. The Windsor Court is requiring a definite headcount by December 12th, so RSVP by noon on 12/12 to reserve your spot!

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November Luncheon

Thursday November 17, 2016 - Thursday November 17, 2016

300 Poydras Street

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Description:

The November luncheon will be held on November 17, 2016, Noon, at Cafe Adelaide.

Escape your office for an hour, and come enjoy an informal "meet and greet" lunch with new and old friends!

Cost:
$45/members
$50/non-members
$30/students

Menu:
Choice of: Turtle soup or seasonal salad;
Choice of: shrimp & grits or spiced gulf fish.
Choice of: crème brulee or white chocolate biscuit pudding.

You can register through the form below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the luncheon, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, November 14, 2016 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the luncheon, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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Southeast LA Legal Services -2 Atty Positions

SLLS is hiring for two positions:

  1. Managing Attorney for Disaster Heir Property Collaborative Project
  2. Staff Attorney/LSU Law Student Supervisor for Heir Property Collaborative Project

For more information about job requirements and salary ranges, please click here.

 
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Tulane Law School Adjunct Faculty Appointments

Published on November 2, 2016 by in News

Tulane Law School invites applications from qualified candidates for appointment to its adjunct faculty. Our adjunct faculty includes prominent judges and attorneys who teach semester-long advanced courses in their fields of expertise and participate in our weeklong bootcamp program each January.

We appoint adjuncts on an ongoing basis for each academic term and in a variety of subject-matter and practice areas. Qualified candidates demonstrate an excellent academic record or other evidence of outstanding promise as a teacher, enthusiastic commitment to teaching, and substantial expertise in an area of substantive law or professional training. Adjunct positions are not compensated.

Applications should be sent by email to: Ms. Jane Johnston, Senior Administrative Program Coordinator, at jjohnst1@tulane.edu. Tulane is an EO/AA/ADA employer, and we especially invite applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, veterans and other candidates who will enhance the diversity of the adjunct faculty.

 
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Wynne Professionalism Award Nominations due 11/23

Every year the AWA presents the Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award to a member of the greater New Orleans legal community who exemplifies the ideals and professionalism that Magistrate Judge Wynne so capably displayed in her too short career.

Written nominations for the award must be received by email to info@awanola.org no later than November 23, 2016. To nominate someone, you need only write a short letter stating why the nominee exemplifies the ideals and professionalism of Magistrate Judge Wynne. A tribute to Magistrate Wynn was written by Judge Adrian G. Duplantier for the Loyola Law Review (41 Loyola Law Review 399) and can be accessed here: Wynne Memoriam.

The award will be presented at our Annual Dinner at Commander's Palace on January 19, 2017.

Previous recipients include:

Hon. Robin Giarrusso
Hon. Ann Murry Keller
Janice Foster
Kathryn Venturatos Lorio
Martin Hunley
Hon. Carolyn Gill-Jefferson
Judy Perry Martinez
Hon. Madeline Landrieu
Judy Barrasso
Professor Jane Johnson
Edith Morris
Hon. Jay Zainey
Bernadette D’Souza
Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball
Hon. Fredericka Homberg Wicker
Tania Tetlow
Professor Cynthia Samuel
Carole Neff
Judge Laurie White
Becki T. Kondkar
Julie Schwam Harris

 
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AWA October Luncheon

Thursday October 20, 2016 - Thursday October 20, 2016

841 Iberville Street

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Description:

The October luncheon will be held on October 20, 2016, Noon, at Deanie's Seafood in the French Quarter.

We are excited to welcome as our speaker Tulane Professor, Amy Gajda,  who will speak on: "Hulk Hogan, Newsworthiness, and the Right of Privacy in 2016."

Cost:
$46/members
$51/non-members
$36/students

Menu:
Choice of Seafood Gumbo or Bucktown Blues Salad;
Choice of (1) Fried Mate Plate (2) Broiled stuff shrimp or (3) Crawfish Etouffee.
Dessert is homemade cheesecake.
Iced tea, soft drinks and coffee included.

You can register through the form below.* With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal, or you can print out an invoice to bring to the luncheon, along with your payment. (Please do not mail checks to our P.O. Box.) You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Monday, October 17, 2016 at noon.*

*The AWA is required to guarantee an attendance number and pay for all guarantees. Thus, if you do not attend the luncheon, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your reservation. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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2016 Food from the Bar Results

The AWA is excited to announce the Food from the Bar Campaign raised #33,960 and 2,179 lbs. of food for Second Harvest Food Bank!  Special thanks goes out to Camille Bryant & Stephanie Graf Gamble for co-chairing this year’s campaign.

First place overall goes to McGlinchey Stafford! They had great participation across their firm and hosted their third annual “Anti-Hunger Games” competition. By raising over $16,000, McGlinchey Stafford has won an office snowball party.

Staines & Eppling is the winner for the per capita contest and has also won an office snowball party.

Overall, this campaign raised $33,960 and 2,179 lbs. of food for Second Harvest Food Bank, which is most appreciated and will be put to good use, ensuring that children and families in south Louisiana get the nutrition they need. Food from the Bar continues to grow each year and we look forward to further expansion in 2017. Second Harvest will send each firm a letter detailing the firm’s contribution to the campaign.

Special thanks to the following firms for their sponsorship, support and participation in this year’s campaign:

Baker Donelson
Baldwin Haspel
Barrasso Usdin
Galloway Johnson
Gordon Arata
Huber Slack
Irwin Fritchie
Jones Swanson
Kean Miller
McGlinchey Stafford
Newman Mathis
Phelps Dunbar
Plauche Maselli
Sessions Fishman
Sher Garner
Simon Peragine
Smith Stag
Staines & Eppling
Starnes
Winsberg & Arnold

Finally, thank to our raffle prize donors:

Audubon Clubhouse Café
Audubon Park Golf Course
Belle Main Spa
Company Burger
Freret Street Yoga
Fulton Alley
Midway Pizza
Omni Royal Orleans
Paris Parker Uptown
PJ's
Rusty Nail
Sopo
Stacks
Windsor Court

 
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AWA Annual Ethics & Professionalism CLE

Tuesday October 3, 2017 - Tuesday October 3, 2017

201 St. Charles Avenue

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Description:

Join the AWA for our annual Ethics & Professionalism CLE Program. You pick: One hour or both - lunch or not!

October 3, 2017
11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Jones Walker (201 St. Charles Ave., 52nd Floor)

11:00 - 12:00 pm - 1 hr. CLE (Ethics) - Lauren Godshall, Morris Bart, LLC – “Ethics of Keeping Your Confidential Data Safe.” New technologies are cropping up every day, and with them, new threats to security. Are you taking the necessary steps to preserve confidentiality and protect clients' data? Ms. Godshall will draw on her extensive litigation experience to discuss attorneys ethical duties to take competent and reasonable measures to safeguard client data.

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Optional lunch

12:30- 1:30 pm - 1 hr. CLE (Professionalism) - Judge Tiffany Chase, Civil District Court: “Admitting Our Mistakes: Owning Up to Lawyer Missteps.” Lawyers provide human services, and mistakes are inevitable. How a mistake is handled once it occurs, however, is critical. Judge Chase will discuss real-case examples of results obtained by lawyers being forthright about their errors contrasted against outcomes where lawyers hid and compounded their mistakes. This presentation will foster an attitude of accountability for professional error.

Member pricing:
$20 per hour
$20 lunch
$55 two hours and lunch (member discount)

Non-Member pricing:
$30 per hour
$20 lunch
$80 two hours and lunch

You can register through the form below.* Please choose the correct combination:  member/non-member; one or two hours; lunch or not. With online registration, you will be given the option of paying online via Paypal or you can print out an invoice to bring, along with your payment, to the CLE program.

You can also register with Linda at lgraffagnini@shergarner.com or 299-2211 by Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5 pm.*

* If you are ordering lunch, please note that the AWA will place lunch orders by this RSVP date, and is required to pay for all orders. Thus, if you do not attend the CLE program, or cancel after the RSVP deadline, you are still required to pay for your lunch. The AWA regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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