In this issue:

  • Worker's Compensation Insurance - A Necessity
  • NOLA VII Artist-Activist Retreat and benefit concert
  • Six Factors to Consider When Choosing a Mediator
  • Assignment of Accounts Receivable - Trap for the Unwary
  • Inside the Firm

View the April 2011 Issue Here (pdf)

Susan F. Clade, who serves on the board of the non-profit group Sweet Home New Orleans, recently attended the NOLA VII Artist-Activist Retreat and benefit concert. The retreat was hosted by two national non-profit organizations serving the music community: Air Traffic Control (“ATC”), a resource for managers and musicians interested in creating social change collaborations between and among themselves and other organizations; and Future of Music Coalition (“FMC”), an education, research and advocacy organization that identifies, examines and explains the challenging issues at the intersection of music, law, technology and policy for musicians and citizens.

The Louisiana Super Lawyers 2011 list includes H. Bruce Shreves in the overall top 10. Denise C. Puente is listed in the top 25 Louisiana women attorneys and Jay H. Kern is listed under New Orleans Construction/ Surety lawyers.

Visit the Super Lawyers website to view the lists.

David Bienvenu recently presented at the 7th World City Bar Leaders Conference in Montreal, Canada on the involvement of lawyers in disaster relief efforts. His co-panelists were Eiji Yamahara of the International Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association and Christiane Feral-Schuhl, President Elect of the Bar of Paris.

View Mr. Bienvenu's full bio here.

The Louisiana State Bar Association recently presented the David A. Hamilton 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award to SPS&R partner David F. Bienvenu. The Award recognizes a Louisiana attorney who demonstrates a commitment to the provision of legal services to the poor, has made significant contributions to enhance the pro bono movement in Louisiana over their lifetime, and has shown significant leadership and service on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised. The Award was presented at a ceremony at the Louisiana Supreme Court.

View Mr. Bienvenu's full bio here.

David Bienvenu will speak on Professionalism at upcoming LSBA Multi-Topic Seminar in New York on November 20th.

View Mr. Bienvenu's full bio here.

David Bienvenu has been appointed Chair of the ABA Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness.

View Mr. Bienvenu's full bio here.

We are proud to announce that Simon, Peragine Smith & Redfearn, LLP was named in U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the best “Best Law Firms”.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named H. Bruce Shreves as the “New Orleans Best Lawyers Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” for 2011.

Mr. Wilson has been appointed as a member of the External Advisory Board for the Louisiana Coastal Sustainability Studio, an experimental program being developed by LSU's Coastal Studies Institute to develop, coordinate and implement coastal restoration projects in a manner that will maximize efficiency and benefits in an effort to save our rapidly disappearing coast. The first project being developed is associated with the area of Bayou Bienvenue and the Lower Ninth Ward.

View Mr. Wilson's full bio here

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