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2018 Last Chance CLE Conference speaker materials
December 13-14, 2018
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. (68.5 MB, updated 10:26 a.m., 12/14/18)
You may download individual speaker papers below.

Review of Louisiana Law

Wait, ETHICS in Social Media?!? YES!
    Chief Judge Susan M. Chehardy
; Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal; Gretna 
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Louisiana Torts Today — An Update and Ideas
    Dean Thomas C. Galligan, Jr.
; LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Baton Rouge 
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Professionalism — Civility Matters
    Helen H. Babin
; Gertler Law Firm, LLP; New Orleans 
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Make New Law by Being Creative, Determined ... and a Little Hard-Headed
    Aaron Broussard
; Broussard & Hart, L.L.C.; Lake Charles 
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Bad Faith Insurance Claims
    Benjamin H. Dampf
; Whaley Law Firm; Baton Rouge 
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Emerging Legal Issues in Special Damages — Collateral Source, Finance Agreements, and More
    Robert E. Kleinpeter
; Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, L.L.C.; Baton Rouge 
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Dealing with Health-Care Provider Liens
    M. Palmer Lambert
; Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.; New Orleans 
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Civil Procedure Rules and Caselaw
    Rock Palermo, III
; Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC; Lake Charles
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"Not So Fast" — Recent Favorable Jurisprudential Developments
    Michael C. Palmintier
; deGravelles & Palmintier; Baton Rouge 
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Deposition Practice Pointers
    Lauren R. Pilié
; Morris Bart, LLC; New Orleans 
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Medical Malpractice Liability and the Peer Review Privilege
    Kara Hadican Samuels
; Kara Hadican Samuels & Associates, LLC; New Orleans 
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Trial and Error: Litigating Through Setbacks
    Ravi Kishan Sangisetty
; Sangisetty Law Firm, LLC; New Orleans 
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Inadequate Security on the Premises
    Kea Sherman
; Sherman Law Firm, LLC; New Orleans 
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Current Developments in Labor and Employment Law 
    J. Arthur Smith, III
; Smith Law Firm; Baton Rouge 
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Winning with the Masters

"Do You Want to Protect Your Medicare Benefits?" Preserving a Client's Benefits in 2019
    John V. Cattie, Jr.
; Cattie, P.L.L.C.; Charlotte, NC 
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Plaintiff Rear-Ends 18-Wheeler — Recovers 8 Figures! How and Why!
    Robert L. Collins
; Robert L. Collins & Associates; Houston, TX
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Disposing the Defense Medical Expert
    Michael P. Doyle
; Doyle LLP, Trial Lawyers; Houston, TX 
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Maximizing Non-Economic Damages
    Steven C. Laird
; The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.; Fort Worth, TX 
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Trial Strategies for Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Joseph H. Low, IV
; The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Long Beach, CA 
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Winning Before Beginning
    Keith R. Mitnik
; Morgan & Morgan, P.A.; Orlando, FL 
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Direct Exam
    Patrick S. Montoya
; Colson Hicks & Eidson; Coral Gables, FL 
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Opening Statement: Focusing Jurors
    Karen R. Roberts
; Roberts Law Offices, P.C.; Tyler, TX 
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Birth Injuries: Infant Brain Damage Cases
    Patrick A. Salvi, II
; Salvi Schostok & Pritchard; Chicago, IL 
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Closing Argument and Rebuttal: When You Sit Down, They Say: "Yes!"
    John Scarola
; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart, & Shipley, P.A.; West Palm Beach, FL 
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Because trial schedules may vary, the program is subject to change.

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