We scan the Times-Picayune’s legal ads so you don’t have to.

Here’s a list of notable findings from the past week.

Board of Regents seeks new chief – The Louisiana Board of Regents is on the hunt for a new Commissioner of Higher Education, or Chief Executive Officer. The top officer will answer directly to the 15-member policy-making board that coordinates all public higher education in the State, and will replace Interim CEO Tom Layzell, who on Aug. 1 took the place of former embattled CEO Sally Clausen. Clausen resigned after public criticism of a hushed one-day retirement, which granted her a $90,000 payout. Info: 225-342-4253

Health Department wants services for drug-addicted teens and mentally ill – The Department of Health and Hospitals is looking for proposals from public or private organizations that wish to treat drug-dependent mentally ill patients. Facilities must be located in the seven parishes that Region IV serves. The department is also searching for organizations to provide separate facilities for treat drug-addicted teens. Info: 225-342-0777

Is your business disadvantaged? Here’s how to find out – The state Department of Transportation and Development’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program’s goals and conditions are available for public review during normal business hours until Sept. 15 at 1201 Capitol Access Rd. in Baton Rouge. Head to the capital to read them and see if you qualify. The program ensures non-discrimination in the award of Department of Transportation-assisted contracts.

Environmental Quality Department to set biochemical amount – Environmentally-conscious citizens, unite. The state Environmental Quality Department has drafted a Total Maximum Daily Load of biochemical substances for Grays Creek Watershed, which is located in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. The department is taking public comment on the draft through Sept. 9. The draft can be viewed at http://deq.louisiana.gov/portal/default/aspx?tabid=1563.

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Jessica Williams stays on top of the city's loosely organized collection of public schools, with a special emphasis on charter schools. In 2011 she was recognized by the Press Club of New Orleans for her...