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2017 Last Chance CLE Conference speaker materials
December 14-15, 2017
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. both days.

Click here to download a PDF file that contains all conference materials. (25.3 MB, updated 9:23 a.m., 12/15/17)
You may download individual speaker papers below.

Review of Louisiana Law

   Judge Jay C. Zainey; U.S. District Court Eastern District of LA; New Orleans
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Recent Developments in Louisiana Tort Law
   Dean Thomas C. Galligan Jr.; Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Baton Rouge
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Effectively Presenting the Complex Commercial Case to a Jury
   J. E. Cullens, Jr.; Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC; Baton Rouge
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1442/30(b)(6) Depositions
   J. Neale deGravelles; deGravelles & Palmintier; Baton Rouge
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Updates on Ride-Share Cases
   Maria B. Glorioso; The Glorioso Law Firm; Metairie
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How to Value and Sell a Law Firm When You Are Ready to Retire
   Daniel A. Kramer; Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, L.L.P.; Lake Charles
Laurie-Leigh White; BVA Group; Houston, TX
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Becoming the Ventriloquist: Using Adverse Witnesses to Prove Your Case
   Trey Morris; Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC; Shreveport
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Products Liability: Effective Depositions — Exposing the Shell Game
   P. Craig Morrow; Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, Bassett & Haik; Opelousas
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Recent Developments in Products Liability; Medical Devices
   Michael C. Palmintier; deGravelles & Palmintier; Baton Rouge
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What Everyone Needs to Know About Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Law
   Mark L. Riley; The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation; Lafayette
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Employment Law: Title VII and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law
   Ravi Kishan Sangisetty; Sangisetty Law Firm, LLC; New Orleans
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What We Can Learn from a Computer Nerd in Presenting Our Cases
   Alonzo T. Stanga III; Stanga & Mustian, P.L.C.; Metairie
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   J. Michael Veron; Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC; Lake Charles
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The Opioid Crisis — How Attorneys Are Helping to Solve the Problem
   John Randall Whaley; Whaley Law Firm; Baton Rouge
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Winning with the Masters

Defective Tire/Aging Tire Litigation
   Benjamin E. Baker Jr.; Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Montgomery, AL
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How to Tackle an Inmate Civil Rights Case
   Maren Lynn Chaloupka; Chaloupka Holyoke Snyder Chaloupka Longoria & Kishiyama PC, LLO; Scottsbluff, NE
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Opening Statement: Seizing Momentum from the Outset
   Lance Cooper; The Cooper Firm; Marietta, GA
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Best and Emerging Practices for Collecting and Using Case Data to Secure Optimal Outcomes in Complex Litigation
   Nicholas W. D’Aquilla; Garretson Resolution Group; New Orleans

Decision-Making and Perception
   Stephen J. Herman; Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC; New Orleans

The Art of Persuasion in a High Stakes Jury Trial
   Jeffrey J. Kroll; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.; Chicago, IL

Witness Preparation for Trial – Creating Winning Testimony
   Elizabeth Larrick; Larrick Law Firm; Austin, TX
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Win Your TBI Case During Voir Dire and Opening Statement
   Joseph H. Low IV; The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Long Beach, CA
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Lessons Learned from Our Small Firm Trying a Case in a Small Town
   Randi McGinn; McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya & Love, P.A.; Albuquerque, NM
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Tractor Trailer Cases are Different: From Investigation to Trial
   Marion Munley; Munley Law; Scranton, PA
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Perceptions Really Are Reality
   Eric Oliver; MetaSystems, LTD; Ann Arbor, MI

Building Your General Damages Case and Converting in Your Final Argument
   Brian Panish; Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Los Angeles, CA
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Because trial schedules may vary, the program is subject to change.

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