St Bernard Post

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 Issue 38 - 2018 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Read our newspaper online at For Advertising rates Please Contact Our Office At 504-278-7910 OFFICE 504-278-7910 ® St. Bernard Business and ProfessionalWomen’s Club Activities St. Bernard Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its monthly meet- ing on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Port Building, second floor, Chalmette. The Man and Woman of the Year Gala will be held on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Sigur Civic Center North Ballroom, beginning with a cash bar from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. and dinner and ceremonies at 7 p.m. Tickets for the gala are on sale from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12. No will call or tickets sold at the door. The cost is $55 with tables of 8 or 10 people. Please contact Wanda Alcon at 504-451-3694 for tickets. Sheriff James Pohlmann Photo Courtesy of Wanda Alcon Rotary President Cindi Mistrot Present a $500 check Rotarians Lionel Guillot, Billy Mcgoey along with current Rotary President Cindi Mistrot pres- ent a $500 check to local Driven Youth Organization members Danny Bourgeois, Robert Show- alter and Dr. Duplantis. Photo Courtesy of Sean Warner. Free Legal Advice Available at St. Bernard Library Oct. 25 From St. Bernard Parish Library The St. Bernard Parish Library is participating in the fifth annual “Lawyers in Li- braries” statewide program in partnership with the Loui- siana State Bar Association (LSBA). The Supreme Court of Louisiana and the LSBA support this annual volunteer attorney project held during National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, which is scheduled for Oct. 22 – Oct. 27. Participants in the free ASK A LAWYER event set for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at the St. Bernard Parish Li- brary, 2600 Palmisano Blvd., Chalmette, can receive free, limited legal services on a va- riety of non-criminal topics. Half-hour appointments can be scheduled from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. by calling the li- brary at 504-279-0448. Ap- pointments are encouraged but walk-ins are also wel- come. Attorneys will be available for one-on-one consultations. The individual sessions will be held in the library’s foyer. Participants can have ques- tions answered on subjects such as Bankruptcy, Civil Lawsuits, Collection Matters, Custody, Divorce, Evictions, FEMA/Disaster Benefits, Food Stamps, Foreclosures, Housing, Medicaid, Social Security, SSI/SSDI, Succes- sions, Taxes and Wills. “Often these legal issues affect families’ safety, hous- ing, medical care, custody, and other core needs. ‘Law- yers in Libraries’ and other Access to Justice initiatives are vital to ensure that peo- ple receive justice, are able to identify their legal options, and have access to the court system, regardless of finan- cial circumstance,” explained Louisiana Supreme Court Justice James T. Genovese, co-chair of the Louisiana Ac- cess to Justice Commission. The Lawyers in Librar- ies program has consistently grown since being launched See LIBRARY , page 3 Photo Courtesy of St. Bernard Parish Library St. Bernard Port Installs Newest Member to Board of Commissioners From St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District Becoming a member of the St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Ter- minal District’s Board of Com- missioners is something Larry M. Aisola Jr. feels passionately about. “It gives me another oppor- tunity to help in the develop- ment of St. Bernard Parish,” said Aisola, a lifelong resident of St. Bernard who resides in Violet. Aisola, the newest member of the board of commissioners, was installed in August and will serve a five-year term. “Having dedicated individu- als like Mr. Aisola serve on the Board of Commissioners is vital to the continued success of the Port,” said Drew Heaphy, the St. Bernard Port’s executive direc- tor. Aisola has served as as- sistant district attorney in St. Bernard Parish since 2014. He also is the founder and manag- ing partner of the Law Office of Larry M. Aisola, Jr., L.L.C., a lit- igation firm that serves the state in the area of personal injury, wrongful death, and 18-wheeler injury. He earned a bachelor’s de- gree from Southern University at New Orleans and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Aisola is a member of the American Bar Association and the 34th Judicial District Court Bar Association. He also is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern American Bar Association. Heaphy said members of the Board of Commissioners meet on the second Tuesday of every month to vote on Port contracts, agreements and policies. The commissioners are volunteers who do not collect a salary, he said. Each year, Heaphy said, the Port handles millions of tons of bulk, break-bulk and general cargo transfers, to and from thousands of barges and hundreds of cargo ships from around the world. Photo Courtesy of St. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal District Larry M. Aisola, Jr.