March 17, 2004
The Coalition for Litigation Justice, Inc., the Tulane Federalist Society and the Tulane Law Review will be hosting a symposium entitled “Asbestos & Toxic Torts – With a Louisiana Twist” on Friday, March 19 at Tulane University Law School from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be five panel discussions:
• “Merit Selection of Judges in Louisiana - Has The Time Come?”
• “Louisiana Judges Discussion - ‘What Works and What Doesn’t in Asbestos Dockets’”
• “Emerging Toxic Torts”
• “Academic Roundtable Discussion: ‘Can the American Tort System Handle Mass Litigation Cases Such as Asbestos? Should It?,’”
• “Orleans Parish Designated by American Tort Reform Association as Judicial Hell Hole-Deserved or Not?”
The symposium participants include prominent local and national lawyers representing the views from the plaintiff and defense bars, local judges Carolyn W. Gill-Jefferson and Roland Belsome, and Tulane University Law School professors, including former Dean Edward Sherman.
The symposium is free and open to the public. There is also Continuing Legal Education credit available; those who would like to register for CLE credit should contact Kaye Courington of Duncan, Courington & Rydberg, L.L.C. at 504-524-5566. General inquiries can also be directed to Ms. Courington.