Last Chance CLE Conference
December 8-9, 2011
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, La.
(First floor, ballrooms C and D)
13.0 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics and 1.0 professionalism
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Review of Louisiana Law:
Presenting a Claim to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility
Matthew F. Block, Block Law Firm, Thibodaux (Biography)
At What Point Plausible: Circuit Court Cases Applying Twombly and Iqbal
Judge James J. Brady; U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
The Destruction and Immunities of Hurricane Katrina
Joseph M. Bruno, Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans (Biography)
Avoiding Plaintiff's Choice of Forum -- Forum Non and More
Richard J. "Jerry" Dodson; Dodson, Hooks & Frederick, APLC; Baton Rouge (Biography)
Medical Malpractice: What Hath the Judiciary Wrought?
Michael J. Ecuyer; Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC; New Orleans (Biography)
Download materials (paper by Robert David)
Recent Developments in Louisiana Tort Law
Thomas C. Galligan Jr.; President and Professor of Humanities, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H. (Biography)
Evidence in Summary Judgments
Judge James T. Genovese, Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, Opelousas
ETHICS -- The New Lawyer Advertising Rules: Two Years Later
Robert E. Kleinpeter; Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, LLC; Baton Rouge (Biography)
Basile J. Uddo, Attorney at Law, Metairie (Biography)
Proving Economic Losses in Business Cases
Frank E. Lamothe III, Lamothe Lea Aertker LLC, Covington (Biography)
The Louisiana Products Liability Act: Effectively Presenting the Plaintiff's Case
P. Craig Morrow Jr.; Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett; Opelousas (Biography)
The Hazard of Highway Defects in Louisiana
Michael C. Palmintier; deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé; Baton Rouge (Biography)
Update on Civil Procedure
Donald W. Price; Dué, Price, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews; Baton Rouge (Biography)
Slips, Trips, and Falls -- The State of the Law in Louisiana
Alonzo T. "Lonnie" Stanga III; Stanga & Mustian, PLC; Metairie (Biography)
PROFESSIONALISM - Three Levels of Enlightenment: Civility, Professionalism and Ethics
Harry T. Widmann, Harry T. Widmann & Associates, Metairie (Biography)
Winning with the Masters:
Smart People Thinking About People Thinking About People Thinking
Amato A. DeLuca, DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd., Providence, R.I. (Biography)
How to Run Your Own Focus Group
Jaine E. Fraser, Ph.D., Trial Psychology Institute, Dallas, Texas (Biography)
Medicare Set Asides in Liability Settlements ... Has the Time Come?
Matthew L. Garretson, Garretson Resolution Group, Cincinnati, Ohio (Biography)
Basic and Advanced Imaging for Head Trauma: Can Pictures Prove Your Case?
Mark Herbst, M.D., Ph.D.; St. Petersburg Independent Diagnostic Radiology, Inc.; St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Art of Persuasion and Psychology In Civil Trials
Russ M. Herman; Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P.; New Orleans, La. (Biography)
Voir Dire: How to Get the Jury Talking and Keep Them Talking
Joseph H. Low IV, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, Long Beach, Calif. (Biography)
The Art of Advocacy: Lessons from Preachers
Richard W. Morefield Jr.; Bottaro, Morefield, Kubin & Yocum, PC; Kansas City, Mo. (Biography)
Fighting the Daubert Challenges to Experts and Winning
Lawrence P. Wilson, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston, Texas (Biography)
Because conference is scheduled months in advance and trial schedules may vary, program is subject to change.