LSBA Secret Santa Project

For the eighth straight year, MBLB participated in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Secret Santa Project.  In conjunction with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the LSBA helps to brighten the holidays for children and families in need through this generous program.  MBLB believes this is an extremely worthy cause and always enjoys wrapping the presents for the children!

“Human Resource Law from A to Z.”

  On November 16, 2016 MBLB attorneys Patrick Babin and Daniel Sullivan conducted a continuing education session as part of the National Business Institute’s recent seminar, “Human Resource Law from A to Z.”  The topic was “Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims,” which covered jurisdiction, claims handling, medical issues, average weekly wage calculation, establishing suitable alternate employment, and attorney’s fees for the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act as well as the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.   

Associates Caitlin Byars and Eric Sella : Panels at the New Orleans Bar Association “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2016″

CLEAssociates Caitlin R. Byars and Eric Winder Sella will be serving on two different panels at the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) “Procrastinators’ Programs CLE in New Orleans 2016,” being held on December 14 from 9-10am at the Pan Am Building. Caitlin will be a panelist for a CLE on “Avoiding Malpractice Mistakes: What Every Young Lawyer Should Know,” while Eric will be on the “Legal Ramifications for Pokemon Go!” panel.

Caitlin, whose practice focuses on claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, Jones Act, and War Hazards Compensation Act, is active in NOBA as well as several other organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, Women’s International Shipping & Trade Association and Association of Women Attorneys. Her recent presentations include “Determining The Responsible Employer and Carrier” for the Annual Longshore Conference and “The Lowdown on the High Seas – Overview of Maritime Law,” both of which were held at the Loyola University College of Law.

Eric, whose practice areas include trucking, transportation, and automobile litigation, admiralty and maritime, casualty and insurance defense, and insurance coverage litigation, moderated the “Trying a Case on a Shoestring Budget” panel for last year’s “Procrastinators’ Programs,” and often emcees other programs for NOBA, a nod to his sense of humor. He emceed the New Orleans Bar Association Bench Bar Conference in Spring 2016 as well as the “Big Easy Bootcamp CLE: Basic Training for Lawyering in New Orleans” in October 2015.