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2009 Last Chance CLE Conference
New Orleans Hilton Riverside
Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, La.
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10-11, 2009

One- and two-day registered paid participants may use the supplied password to open papers. Ethics- and/or professionalism-only registrants: Click here to access your download page.

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Winning with the Masters 
Use & Propriety of MSAs in Liability Settlements
Matthew L. Garretson, Garretson Firm Resolution Group Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
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Persuasion, Rhetoric and Psychology
Russ M. Herman, Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, New Orleans, La.

Social Networking Web Sites: How to Reap the Benefits and Avoid the Hazards
Robert K. Jenner, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Baltimore, Md.
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Five of My Best Tricks
Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston,Texas
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(Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, Mr. Lanier will not be able to appear at the program.)

Creating the Winning Litigation Strategy
James B. Lees Jr., Hunt & Lees, LC, Charleston, W.Va.
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Sex, Drugs & Violence: Inadequate Premises Security Litigation
John Elliott Leighton, Leighton Law, Miami, Fla.
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"Choice Theory:" A New Way to Try Cases
Mark S. Mandell, Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair, Providence, R.I.
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Finding the Jurors of Your Dreams and Avoiding Those Who Give You Nightmares
Randi McGinn, McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, PA, Albuquerque, N.M.
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Persuading the 21st Century Jury
R. Rex Parris, R. Rex Parris Law Firm, Lancaster, Calif.

Use of Settlement Brochures in Resolving Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Cases
Bernard W. Smalley Sr., Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohen, Feldman & Smalley, P.C., Philadelphia, Pa.
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Damages in the Injured Child Case, Emphasis on Technology Presentation in Trial
Kenneth M. Suggs, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, Columbia, S.C.
Leon Bouknight, Media Experts Group, LLC, Columbia, S.C.
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Review of Louisiana Law

Louisiana Punitive Damages: A Conflict of Tradition
John W. deGravelles, deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, La.
J.  Neale deGravelles, deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, La.
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Professionalism in the Age of Technology: "I didn't think it was loaded."
John H. Denenea Jr., Shearman-Denenea, LLC, New Orleans, La.
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Mandatory Arbitration of Seamen's Claims
Richard J. Dodson, Dodson, Hooks & Frederick, APLC, Baton Rouge, La.
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For the Record: Appellate and Supervisory Jurisdiction of Louisiana's Intermediate Appellate Courts
Judge Bob Downing, Louisiana1st Circuit Court of Appeal, Baton Rouge, La.
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Multi-District Litigation
Judge Eldon E. Fallon, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans, La.
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Louisiana Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. 5th Circuit Louisiana Tort Law in the Last Year (Or So!)
Thomas C. Galligan Jr., Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H.
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Insurance Updates
Soren E. Gisleson, Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, LLP, New Orleans, La.
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Re-Thinking Experts
Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, LLP, New Orleans, La.
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Trying Mass Torts:  Storytelling and Strategies
Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, LLC, New Orleans, La.
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The Ethical Ramifications of Aggregate Settlements
Robert E. Kleinpeter, Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, LLC, Baton Rouge, La.
Elizabeth A. Alston, Alston Law Firm, Covington, La.
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Managing your Case From the Back End: Dealing with ERISA, Medicare and Medicaid Subrogation
Steven Lawyer, Law Firm of Steven V. Lawyer & Associates, PLC, Des Moines, Iowa
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Tort Immunity
Michael C. Palmintier, deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Frugé, Baton Rouge, La.
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Things You May Have Forgotten About Appellate Practice
Judge Jewel E. Welch Jr., Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, Baton Rouge, La.
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Daubert: Practical Applications
J.R. Whaley, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, Alexandria, La.
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Appellate Procedure
Judge Fredericka H. Wicker, Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, Gretna, La.
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Because programs are scheduled months in advance and trial schedules may conflict, certain speakers may be unable to appear. The seminar program is subject to change. In the event you are unable to attend the conference, materials will be mailed to you after the seminar.

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