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New Orleans CityBusiness has honored Professor Mary Algero, naming her in their 12th ‘Leadership in Law’ class.  Algero was among four area faculty members named in their educators category.  A special Leadership in Law insert profiling all honorees will run in the May 27 issue of CityBusiness.  An event will be held to celebrate the winners on May 16 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Clinical Professor Davida Finger moderated a panel discussion during the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.  The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association and took Place February 4-5 at Le Meridien Hotel in New Orleans.  Finger moderated the panel titled “Careers in Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.”

MHAS is a public institution that represents adults with mental health issues as well as children in child in need cases.

The book examines the prominent Jesuit institution across its hundred-year history, from its founding in 1914 through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The agency reviews appeals of decisions made by tax assessors across the state.  Chehardy, a lawyer and former longtime Jefferson Parish tax assessor, will also represent a commission district that encompasses Jefferson, Ascension, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

Wray was hired by Lafourche Parish as a lobbyist. Her Baton Rouge-based business, Top Drawer Strategies, will advocate on tax and budget issues, infrastructure projects, policies, and other special legislation that affects Lafourche Parish. 

Sonya N. Pierre, J.D. ’12, has joined the Entertainment Law practice of Manhattan-based Phillips Nizer LLP. In her new role, she will counsel music, film, television, and sports clients on matters of contract negotiations; production, label, distribution, and joint venture agreements; sponsorship, touring, and endorsement agreements; licensing, merchandising, fashion, fragrance, and cosmetic deals; soundtrack agreements for motion pictures; and literary agreements with book publishers. Pierre is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association. 

The piece details Charbonnet’s efforts to shift non-violent offenders from incarceration to rehabilitation programs.

The Supreme Court halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, perhaps the EPA’s most ambitious effort to control greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act

The article details human rights for prisons as prescribed by the United Nations, and complaints related to denial of those rights.

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