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  Click here to download and/or read the entire May 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 297).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Adapting in the computer age (without
    green tights or a red cap) 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Poles apart 
  • Gail's grammar: desert / dessert 
  • To run or not to run:  BRBA members
    who run marathons 
  • Security Deposit Law in Louisiana residential leases:
    Issues, trends and future developments 


  Click here to download and/or read the entire April 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 296).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Strive mightily toward the ideal of justice 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Don't mess with Smokey 
  • Gail's grammar: Elipsis 
  • Spoliation of evidence
  • Care instructions for your mediator 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Kara B. Kantrow
  • Interview: 19th JDC Commissioner
    Nicole Robinson


  Click here to download and/or read the entire March 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 295).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Telling stories and being heard
  • Messsage from the chair:
    Collection drive for Easter egg hunt supplies
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Win-lose proposition 
  • Gail's grammar: its versus it's 
  • Model Business Corporation Act
  • Summary judgments on open and obvious issue 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Melissa M. Cresson
  • In memoriam:  Sylvia Roberts


  Click here to download and/or read the entire February 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 294).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    From St. Martinville to Brown vs. Board of Education 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Vanilla extracted 
  • Gail's grammar: plural possessive of proper nouns
  • What is a public record?
  • Is ignornace of the law ever an
    acceptable excuse?
  • Attorney spotlight:  
    Chelsea Gomez Caswell 
  • Mock Trial Competition: Feb. 27-28


  Click here to download and/or read the entire January 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 293).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    On the shoulders of giants 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Sporting chance 
  • Gail's grammar: spellcheck 
  • Perils of Non-professionalism
  • Uncovering the coverage:
    "Contractual UM Coverage"
    without liability coverage? 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Brandon J. DeCuir 


  Click here to download and/or read the entire December 2014 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 292).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Don't fear the future 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Getting the last word in 
  • Gail's grammar: numerals, numbers 
  • Beware of post-holiday depression 
  • Year-end tax planning
  • Tax appeal overhaul 
  • Interview:  U.S. Attorney Walt Green
  • Book review:  Speeches


  Click here to download and/or read the entire November 2014 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 291).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Sister Kathleen, Jerry Jones and the Jupiter Jump 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Below the belt 
  • Gail's grammar: prescribe, proscribe
  • Holiday Star Project 
  • Legislative updates in property law
  • The cost of privacy;
    warantless searches of cellphones 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Darrell J. Loup
  • Candidate bios:  2015 Bar Leader Election


  Click here to download and/or read the entire October 2014 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 290).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Judges, Hungry Jack Baker and the Cintas tie 
  • Message from the chair: 
    A win-win situation (Pro Bono)
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    For the first time in forever 
  • Gail's grammar: score
  • New protections for domestic violence victims
  • Handling domestic violence cases
  • Stand up desks:  Stand up and be healthy! 
  • Interview:  Quintillis K. Lawrence,
    Commissioner, 19th JDC 
  • Book review: Michael H. Rubin's 
    The Cottoncrest Curse   


  Click here to download and/or read the entire September 2014 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 289).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Has it really been 30 years?
  • Message from the chair: 
    Fall Expo & Conference (Law Expo): Sept. 11 
  • Tales from the bar side:  
    Pigeon Forage 
  • The "uncalled witness" rule
  • From the playing field to the courtroom:
    Reflections from Baton Rouge attorneys
    who played college sports 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Ryan Chenevert
  • Gail's grammar: electrocution & drowning  
  • What I've learned: Emile Christian Rolfs III 
  • Book review: Fred D. Gray's Bus Ride to Justice   


  Click here to download and/or read the entire June 2014 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 288).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Just try not to be a weirdo 
  • Tales from the bar side:  Hello, Columbus 
  • Talking Turkey: Southern University Law Center
    expands its global footprint with ventures in Turkey 
  • Attorney spotlight:  Scott M. Levy
  • Gail's grammar: avoid deem  
  • Judicial interview: Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks
  • Book review: Larson's
    The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans   


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