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  Click here to download and/or read the entire February 2016 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 304).

    Inside this issue:
  • Letter from the president: 
    What can the BRBA do for your practice?
    Amazing things!
  • Tales from the bar side: 
    Kindred souls
  • Gail's grammar: E-mail, e-mail, email
  • Authentic act requires physical presence
    of notary and witness
  • Interview: Lewis S. Doherty III
  • Interview: Rolando Urbina
  • Bar Luncheon: Feb. 17, 2016


  Click here to download and/or read the entire January 2016 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 303).

    Inside this issue:
  • Letter from the president: 
    A return to civility 
  • Message from the chair: 
    Mock Trial
  • Tales from the bar side: 
    My bad
  • Gail's grammar: Reign, Rein
  • The new domestic violence laws:
    How they affect your practice
  • In his own words: What (the heck)
    is wrong with the IRS?


  Click here to download and/or read the entire December 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 302).

    Inside this issue:
  • Letter from the president: 
    Glad I answered the phone
  • Tales from the bar side: 
    Open letter
  • Gail's grammar: Hyphenating
    adjective phrases 
  • Interview with Laurie Kadair
  • An early Christmas present? Amendments
    to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Out of the law


  Click here to download and/or read the entire November 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 301).

    Inside this issue:
  • Letter from the president: 
    Too big for your britches?
  • Tales from the bar side: 
    Name-calling
  • Gail's grammar: Oxford commas 
  • Holiday Star Project
  • Louisiana notaries public
  • Taking a bite out of tax avoidance
  • BRBA softball tournament


  Click here to download and/or read the entire October 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 300).

    Inside this issue:

  • Ipse dixit: 300 issues of Around the Bar!
  • Letter from the president: 
    With apologies to all
  • Tales from the bar side: 
    What goes around, flows around 
  • Gail's grammar: Aver
  • New CLE credit for pro bono 
  • SLLS provides critical legal help
    for the most in need
  • Reynolds v. Bordelon:  Clearing the muddy
    waters of spoliation
  • Exploring new horizons: Mexican energy reform
  • Legislative updates


  Click here to download and/or read the entire September 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 299).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Baton Rouge: A port in the storm
  • Tales from the bar side: Par for the courses 
  • Gail's grammar: Complement, compliment 
  • Civil Pro Bono Pilot Project underway 
  • Changes in summary judgment law
  • Bad faith insurance law
  • In Memoriam: Dennis Whalen
  • Interview: Clerk of Court Michael L. McConnel
  • 2016 Bar leader nomination forms 


  Click here to download and/or read the entire June 2015 issue of Around the Bar (Vol. 298).

    Inside this issue:

  • Letter from the president: 
    Magna Carta, the American Dream and the Rule of Law
  • Tales from the bar side: Digging in the rain
  • Gail's grammar: One and the same 
  • Social media's influence on court decisions
  • Amendments adopted to the local rules for the
    Middle District of Louisiana
  • Attorney spotlight: Christopher K. Odinet
  • Interview: Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois Jr. 


  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: Ellipsis 
  • 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


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