“She Who Must be Obeyed: A Review of Women Lawyers and Judges in Literature and History and Its Effects on Professionalism”
Continuing Legal Education Course
Tuesday, May 14
3643 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Speaker: Alexandra E. Mora
The Law Offices of Alexandra Mora
322 Lafayette St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
The New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council
NOCDC Members: $35
This course will be eligible for one CLE credit hour with one hour of professionalism.
Following the course attendees are invited to a reception featuring 12 international visitors in the legal profession whose work is focused on women and children. (Details will be shared with registrants.)
It's easy to register and pay online below!
The course will be a brief review of women lawyers in the US from the 1600s, historically and in fiction, and the way they've been treated and perceived by men, including the barriers and challenges they have faced. The lecture will also contain a brief discussion of recent changes to the code of professionalism.
Alexandra Mora has a wide variety of experience from her many years of legal work on state and federal levels. She began practicing law in 1995 and spent several years as a staff attorney for a host of national nonprofit organizations, including ACORN and Project Vote, fighting civil rights cases across the country, including voter registration lawsuits and fair housing cases. When she first started working for ACORN and Project Vote, the "motor voter" laws had just been put into effect. Many states refused to fully implement the law--including Louisiana, twice. She took the lead for ACORN and Project Vote, working on lawsuits in Louisiana, New York, Michigan, Illinois and other states to ensure its implementation. She often worked with local counsel in the lawsuits--including the then unknown Barack Obama when he was still practicing law in Chicago. Often, she worked in conjunction with the DOJ on these cases. Now she has her own practice and works on a variety of cases.
Alexandra grew up near New York City, but moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane Law School, where she studied the common law and civil law. She passed the New York and Louisiana bars, but ultimately chose Louisiana as her home, and opened her New Orleans office in 2000. She lives in uptown New Orleans with her daughter and her dog. Alexandra’s family is Latin American, but also has roots in Switzerland. She speaks Spanish, and French.
Alexandra received her J.D. from Tulane Law School, graduating cum laude. At Tulane she won awards for her work on Moot Court, with the Jessup International Law Competition. She was also Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal.
Alexandra Mora has published articles and contributed to treatises. She published an article on maritime law, Navigating the Waters of Forum-Selection Clauses in Maritime Employment Contracts, 12 U.S. F. Mar. L.J. 115 (1999-2000). She and Walter Wolf were state law contributors for Louisiana for a ground-breaking publication by BNA called, “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide”. She has also contributed to publications in other areas of employment law, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. She has successfully resolved numerous employment cases ranging from discrimination to breach of contract, in federal, state and arbitration fora.
Alexandra received her undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana and New York, and is admitted in various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
Besides her work as an attorney, Alexandra Mora was appointed Honorary Consul of Switzerland for New Orleans in 2008. After stepping down as President of the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council or “NOCDC,” Alexandra Mora remains on the board, serving the international community in New Orleans, and hosting visitors from around the world. Diplomacy can be as simple as “one hand shake at a time.” Ms. Mora is also a former Commissioner of the City of New Orleans Planning Commission, and former board member of the Association for Women Attorneys.