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Food from the Bar Raffle

Food from the Bar Raffle - Benefitting the 2016 Food from the Bar Campaign!

Raffle tickets: $10/each
Drawing: 7/29/16, 1 pm
Ticket sales end: 7/29/16, Noon

Click here to buy tickets.

FOOD FROM THE BAR RAFFLE PRIZES
(Check back soon for more prizes!)

* Audubon Park Golf Course - Round of Golf for 4, including cart

* Audubon Clubhouse Cafe - $100 gift certificate

* Belle Main Spa - Gift certificate for Manicure

* Company Burger - $50 gift certificate

* Freret Street Yoga - 5-class certificate

* Fulton Alley - $50 gift card, 2 Koozies, two 1/2 hour bowling cards, 2 drink tickets

* Midway Pizza - $50 gift certificate

* Omni Royal Orleans & The Rib Room - one night hotel stay & dinner for two

* Paris Parker Uptown - Cut & Color (3 packages)

* PJ's Coffe - $30 gift card

* Rusty Nail Keg Party

* SÖPÖ - $200

* Stacks Restaurant Gift Certificate

* Windsor Court Hotel - Two-night stay

Winners will be notified via email.

Questions?

Please contact Camille Bryant at 596-2763 or cbryant@mcglinchey.com or Kathryn Gsell at 504-729-28280/kgsell@secondharvest.org

 
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2016 Food from the Bar Campaign and Kick Off Party

The Association for Women Attorneys is hosting the 5th Annual New Orleans Food from the Bar Campaign. In 2015, we raised nearly $31,000 to support Second Harvest during the challenging summer months, and we hope to raise even more this year. This campaign is part of a food drive by legal communities across the country, in which participants raise funds for and donate food to local food banks. Food from the Bar helps Second Harvest replenish food bank supplies in anticipation of higher demand during summer months when demand is high and inventory is low.

How it works

We challenge your firm to sponsor the event and to participate in a competitive food and fundraising drive intended to inspire a little healthy competition between our law firms and to support the Food from the Bar campaign.

The campaign will begin with a kick-off party on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Café Adelaide (free valet parking). $30/person. Click here to purchase tickets. 

During the campaign, which begins on Monday, July 18, 2016 and ends on Friday, July 29, 2016, your firm will be awarded points for firm sponsorships, individual attorney and staff financial donations, and food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank. Real time donations can be made to Second Harvest directly through the participating firm’s individual Food from the Bar website that will be set up by Second Harvest, or can be made by cash, check and/or food donations that will be picked up during the week of July 29th. Online raffles of great prizes will occur during the drive, and your participation in the raffles will be counted towards your firm’s points. Click here for more information about the raffle and to purchase raffle tickets! The firms with the highest score overall and per capita at the end of the drive will each win a snoball party at their office!

For more information about the Challenge and to access sponsorship forms, click here.

 
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2016 Law Student Awards

Published on May 19, 2016 by in Initiatives, News

As one of its initiatives in the legal community, the AWA has committed to award $500 annually to an outstanding law clinic student from each of the two local law schools, whose work has focused on issues important to the AWA.
At Tulane, the $500 award is given to the most outstanding student in the Domestic Violence Law Clinic(as chosen by the Director of the Clinic).
At Loyola, the $500 award is given to the most outstanding student in the family law section of the Loyola Law Clinic (to be selected by the family law attorney/advisor at the Clinic).
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Our 2016 AWA Recipient from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Family Law Section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice is Courtney M. Hollier. Courtney was chosen her outstanding clinic work and community service in the Family Law area. Professor Cheryl Prestenback Buchert, Supervisor of the Family Law Section, said “In my fourteen years of teaching law school, Courtney is one of my very best students who possesses the professionalism, work ethic, intellect, and skills to be a great and compassionate attorney.” Courtney represented indigent clients in custody, divorce, interdiction, and succession cases, and logged over 400 clinic hours this school year. Courtney was also a class leader and assisted Professor Buchert in teaching a Succession class. In addition to her clinical work, Courtney serves as the Symposium Editor for the Journal of Public Interest Law Board and coordinated the Public Interest Week events in Spring 2016, which included panels of attorneys presenting on "Children's Advocacy and Domestic Violence" and "Immigration and Children's Rights". She serves as the Fundraising Chair of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Board, which raised money for the New Orleans Mission and collected food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Courtney also volunteered as a Judicial Intern for Judge Bernadette D'Souza in CDC and at Project SAVE for the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
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Our 2016 award recipient from the Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic is Kristin Siegel. Kristin was an exceptional advocate for her clients during her time as a student-attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic. She successfully represented three Clinic clients during the academic year, working closely with other student attorneys to help domestic violence survivors obtain protective orders and child custody. In her first case, Kristin represented a domestic violence survivor whose abuser had three prior domestic violence convictions, including one for strangling her in front of her young children. Despite the criminal convictions and a protective order, the client's abuser continued stalking her, forcing the client to relocate to another part of the city. Kristin and her co-counsel advocated for the client through the criminal justice system, helping to make sure that the batterer's protective order violations were enforced by the police. They also represented the client in civil court, where the client was awarded sole custody of her two young children and a permanent order of protection. In Kristin's second case, she, along with co-counsel, represented another domestic violence survivor in a contested trial for a protective order and child custody. In trial, Kristin showed an impressive ability to think quickly on her feet, and was thoughtful, skilled, and professional. At the conclusion of trial, the client was awarded a protective order and custody of her children. Finally, during her final few weeks of law school, Kristin volunteered to help with a case that was going to trial after exams. After lead counsel had to leave due to a personal emergency, Kristin quickly did the work necessary to get up to speed on a complex case that involved three years of litigation. She volunteered to take on witness directs, cross-examination, and opening statement six days before trial. With each of these clients, Kristin showed enormous empathy, compassion, and commitment. Kristin's dedication to her clients, and her support of fellow student attorneys in the Clinic, has been extraordinary.

Congratulations Courtney and Kristin!

 
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Job post: Clinical Instructor, Tulane University School of Law Civil Litigation Clinic

Published on May 18, 2016 by in News

The Tulane University School of Law Civil Litigation Clinic is seeking applications for a Civil Clinic Instructor.  For a full description of the position and application information, please see click here.

 
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June Luncheon

Thursday June 16, 2016 - Thursday June 16, 2016

616 St. Peter

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Description:

The AWA June luncheon will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016, noon, at Tableau.

Join us for an exciting panel discussion on "Transitions in the Practice of Law."

  • Transitioning into Practice: Barry Grodsky of Taggart Morton will speak about the LSBA’s Transition Into Practice Program (TIPS)
  • Transitioning from Associate to Partner: Tiffany Davis of Liskow & Lewis will speak about transitioning from an associate to partner (i.e. owning the business, accounting, managing associates, managing partner relationships, etc.)
  • Transitioning after Becoming a Partner: Deb Kuchler of Kuchler Polk will address setting goals and maintaining fulfillment in your career after the transition into partnership (i.e. finding new areas of law, changing firms/jobs, client development, managing partner relationships, adding new partners, etc.)

Please invite your summer law clerks/students to attend this informative session. Special student price of $25 (men and women welcome!).

Cost:
$48/members
$53/nonmembers
$25/clerks & students

Menu:
Spinach & roasted pear salad
Choice of: (1) BBQ shrimp and grits or (2) roasted gulf fish
Dessert: Choice of (1) tart a la bouille or (2) vanilla bean crème brulee

You can register through the link 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, June 13, 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.

Register

 
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AWA May Luncheon

Thursday May 19, 2016 - Thursday May 19, 2016

930 Tchoupitoulas Street

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Description:

The AWA May luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, noon, at Calcasieu.

Speaker: Attorney Scott Sternberg, member of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Body Camera Implementation Task Force, will speak about proposed legislation by the task force.

Cost:
$47/members
$52/nonmembers

Menu:
Seasonal Green Salad with Gruyere Beignets
Choice of: (1) Grand Dad’s Chicken and Dumplings or (2) Baked Gulf Fish
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Bourbon Anglaise

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, May 16, 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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April Luncheon

Thursday April 21, 2016 - Thursday April 21, 2016

622 Conti Street

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Description:

The AWA April luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, noon, at Salon Restaurant by Sucre.

Speaker: Judge Desiree Charbonnet, New Orleans Municipal Court, will speak on her human trafficking diversion program, CROSSROADS. For more info, click here.

Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot ASAP!

Cost:
$37/members
$42/nonmembers

Menu:
Salad
Choice of: (1) Steak and egg poutine or (2) Pork Schnitzel sandwich
Dessert: Miniature dessert selection
Iced Tea or soda

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, April 18, 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.

Register

 
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March Luncheon

Thursday March 17, 2016 - Thursday March 17, 2016

201 Royal Street

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Description:

The AWA March luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016, noon, at Mr. B's.

SpeakerDerwyn Bunton, Chief District Defender for Orleans Public Defenders Office, will speak to us about current issues involving the overburdened public defender caseload and how local attorneys can help.

Cost:
$48/members
$53/nonmembers

Menu:
Mr. B’s Luncheon Salad
Choice of: (1) Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta or (2) Grilled Fish of the Day
Dessert: Bread Pudding
Iced Tea

You can register through the link 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, March 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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February Luncheon

Thursday February 18, 2016 - Thursday February 18, 2016

301 Tchoupitoulas Street

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Description:

The AWA February luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016, noon, at Restaurant August.

Speaker: Mark Suprenant (Adams & Reese) will speak to us about the New Orleans Bar Association's Public Interest Law Fellowship. 

Cost:
$50/members
$55/nonmembers

Menu:
sunchoke, leek & potato soup
Choice of: roasted drum (fennel, citrus, sauce Maltaise) or rabbit cavatelli (cotija, roasted chilis)
Dessert: blonde chocolate ganache (cranberry, ricotta and stracciatella)
Iced tea

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, February 15, 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.

Register

 
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Job post: Domestic Violence Clinical Instructor – Tulane Law School

Published on January 14, 2016 by in News

TULANE LAW SCHOOL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLINIC

VOCA PROJECT ATTORNEY/CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Tulane University School of Law and the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic are seeking applications for a Domestic Violence Attorney/Clinical Instructor to begin in January 2016. This attorney position is funded by a VOCA grant to provide civil legal advocacy to domestic violence survivors. Responsibilities will include direct client representation on civil legal matters such as protective orders, custody, other family and poverty law related issues. The Project Attorney will work closely with third-year law students licensed to practice under Louisiana’s student practice rule, and will directly supervise and oversee student work on the Project Attorney’s cases. Project Attorney is also responsible for coordinating and managing outreach projects, partnerships, and on-site Clinics at other community programs. This position requires frequent public speaking.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a Juris Doctorate, a sound academic record, practice experience representing clients in domestic violence cases, and an ability to mentor student-attorneys. Ideal candidates will possess demonstrable experience and/or expertise in working with domestic violence survivors, three years or more of courtroom litigation experience, excellent research and writing skills, experience with public speaking or professional training, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively engage the public along all demographics, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not required. Although there is a strong preference for a candidate already admitted to the Louisiana bar, applicants who are eligible to sit for the February 2016 bar exam will be considered.

Application Instructions
The Domestic Violence Clinic provides free civil legal services to indigent clients in state courts in the metropolitan New Orleans area. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, list of three references (include telephone numbers) and a brief explanation of the applicant’s interest in domestic violence advocacy and clinical supervision. Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the appointment is made, but will be reviewed immediately and considered on a rolling basis. Applications should be received by February 22, 2016 for consideration.

Tulane Law School is committed to diversity and equality in employment. Contact: Becki Kondkar, Director, Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

 
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