Jul 28, 2014 3:44 PM

Free Campaign Educational Seminar

Attorney Marta-Ann Schnabel, Chair of the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee announced today that following the August 21-22 qualifying period for the fall 2014 elections, the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee, in conjunction with the Louisiana Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure, will be conducting free educational seminars throughout
the state.

"The first hour, which is directed towards all candidates, will be provided by the Louisiana Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure and will provide information on the Louisiana Campaign Finance Disclosure Act along with instruction as to the proper completion of forms. The second hour, which is directed towards judges, judicial candidates and their campaign managers, will be conducted by the Louisiana Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee and will focus on Canon 7 of the Louisiana Judicial Code of Conduct. All seminars are open to the public. Approval is pending for Continuing Legal Education credit," Schnabel said.

All seminars are 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M., except the seminar in Shreveport, which will take place from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

In Lafayette, the doors will close at 5:00 P.M. and no camera phones will be allowed. Attendees may wish to check with each individual location concerning any restrictions with regard to camera phones or otherwise.

The schedule for the seminars is as follows:

Thursday, August 28 - Lake Charles, Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal, 100 Main Street

Tuesday, September 2 - Monroe, Ouachita Parish Courthouse, Courtroom 3, 300 St. John Street

Wednesday, September 3 - Shreveport, Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal, 430 Fannin Street

Thursday, September 4 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, 1600 N. 3rd Street

Tuesday, September 9 - Alexandria, Rapides Parish Courthouse, Second Floor, 700 Murray Street

Wednesday, September 10 - Lafayette, Lafayette Parish Courthouse, 800 South Buchanan Street

Thursday, September 11 - New Orleans, Louisiana Supreme Court, Fourth Floor, 400 Royal Street

For more information about the judicial campaign and campaign finance free educational seminars, contact Louisiana Supreme Court staff attorney Tracy Buccino at 504.310.2550.



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