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A Law Library of Louisiana
Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society
The Louisiana Colonial Documents
Digitization Project




Presented by Howard Margot
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 11:30 to 12:30
Courtroom, Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal Street, NOLA

One Hour CLE

On Tuesday, June 12th, the Law Library of Louisiana and the Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society will co-sponsor a free one hour CLE program at the Louisiana Supreme Court, presented by Howard Margot entitled, “The Louisiana Colonial Documents Digitization Project.”  Mr. Margot will examine Louisiana’s colonial legal system and familiarize participants with details of the Louisiana colonial documents digitization project, focusing on the processes of 18-century legal record-keeping, and highlighting specific documents that illustrate the legal system in action.


Immediately following the CLE program will be a reception to open the Law Library’s Tricentennial Exhibit and to commemorate the library’s 180th year. Please join us on the 1st floor foyer for sandwiches, cake, and other refreshments!


Howard Margot, a land-records archivist and database curator at The Historic New Orleans Collection, holds a master’s degree in French literature and linguistics from Tulane University and has spent the last eighteen years working with Louisiana’s French and Spanish colonial records, first as an assistant archivist at the New Orleans Notarial Archives and more recently as lead consultant for the Louisiana State Museum’s colonial records digitization project. When he isn’t transcribing and translating colonial and early-mid 19th-century manuscripts, much of his work at the Collection involves the preservation and dissemination of records, surveys, plans, and drawings documenting 300 years of French Quarter architecture.

Send RSVPs for the CLE to, and let us know if you’d like to stay for the reception.
To attend the reception only, or if you have questions about this event, please contact Miriam Childs at

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