Our firm is proud to be helping organize a military-themed CLE on October 14, 2016, at the Sheraton in New Orleans. Come join us for an outstanding lineup of speakers and topics!
The program is targeted for Louisiana practitioners who may encounter military members in a case - as their client or as an opposing party. Topics include the military issues related to family law, immigration, criminal law, civil litigation, and labor and employment law.
Three speakers of note will be:
The Honorable Charles A. Blanchard - The former General Counsel of the Army and former General Counsel of the Air Force will talk on Leadership and Professionalism. From clerking at the United States Supreme Court to being the head attorney for two branches of service in the Pentagon, Mr. Blanchard provides incredible insights - don't miss this opportunity!
Mr. Kenan Torrans - A deputy director from the U.S Department of Labor in D.C. will join us to discuss the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Knowledge of USERRA is vital if you ever advise a client who employs a military member.
Colonel (ret.) John Odom - A Louisiana native and retired Air Force JAG, Colonel Odom is one of the nation's leaders on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, having settled millions of dollars in cases as well as having testified on Capitol Hill on the subject. The SCRA has implications across a multitude of practice areas and is a topic that every attorney should be aware of.
Check out the LSBA website to register!
The federal government has low loans available for those affected by flooding in Louisiana, but the window is closing. You must apply for an SBA loan by October 13, 2016.
Loans can be used for flood damaged property, including your home, your belongings, and your business. You do not need to own a business to apply - anyone in the area can qualify.
Interest rates are as low as 1.563%. You may even be able to refinance your existing mortgage with a low interest SBA loan.
Read more here. Visit a disaster recovery center or call the SBA's hotline.