Message from the Chair
Stecklow Cohen Thompson
New York, NY
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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
It means, Let The Good Times Roll, and for anyone that has ever been to New Orleans, Louisiana, this phrase encapsulates the NOLA experience.
On April 7, 2017, the Federal Bar Association’s Civil Rights Law Section and New Orleans chapter cordially invite you to let the good times roll at our first, but soon to be annual, Civil Rights Étouffée CLE. It’s a full day of panels with 6.5 full credits of CLE for a low cost, ranging from $195 for non-FBA members, to $150 for FBA members, and $95 for FBA Civil Rights Law and NOLA Chapter Members. The panelists who will be joining us in New Orleans are some of the best civil rights practitioners from all over the country. We are so proud to have Elissa Johnson and Eden Heilman join us from the Southern Poverty Law Center; Susan Hutson, the New Orleans Police Independent Monitor; Laura Olson, the Chief of the Department of Homeland Security, Civil Rights Immigration Division; Stan Young of Covington & Burling (who was counsel on the Stop & Frisk case in New York City); Caryl Oberman, the premier attorney in special education rights; Mag. Judge Richard Bourgeois of the Middle District of Louisiana, and so many more.
The event is not just about civil rights, but like a properly produced étouffée, this event will give you a tasty blend of civil rights disciplines: from First Amendment policing, to use of force and 1983 litigation, to the cross section of civil rights with immigration, special education, housing discrimination, impact litigation, forfeiture, marijuana laws and more.
This event would not be possible without the support of the NOLA Chapters Executive Director, C.C. Khar, FBA National guided by Maria Conticelli and Josh Albertson, and the Civil Rights CLE team of Theresa Powell, Stephen Haedicke and Darpana Sheth, along with leaders of each panel, including Jeffrey Feinbloom, Ken Gelburd, Elissa Johnson, Bonnie Kift, and David Thompson.
And because no trip to the Crescent City would be complete without a good taste of all things New Orleans has to offer, let us help you divert from the tourist experience found on Bourbon Street. On April 6, 2017, we will be catching world-famous trumpeter Kermit Ruffins at his Thursday night residency at Bulleits in the Treme. After the CLE Friday, we will be participating in a traditional NOLA 2nd line, dancing our way from our amazing hosts at Adams & Reese back to the Sheraton hotel. And all weekend long, you can catch the best music in the best music city at the largest free outdoor music festival in this country: the French Quarter Festival is April 7-9, 2017.
If you attend the FBA Civil Rights Étouffée CLE, you will leave with an array of civil rights knowledge smothered in a taste of New Orleans. And you will understand why in New Orleans, we say:
Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
FBA Civil Rights National Chair
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