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Last Chance CLE Conference


Online registration for this program is closed.
Onsite registrations will be accepted at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on December 15 and 16.

With more than 20 dynamic credit courses from which to choose, it’s no wonder that the Louisiana Association for Justice Last Chance CLE Conference is Louisiana’s ultimate CLE experience. You can’t help but be impressed with the highly acclaimed  faculty that’s assembling for this conference. 

You choose the courses you want to attend and earn CLE credits, including Ethics and Professionalism, at this two-day conference that allows you to move freely between "Winning with the Masters" and "Review of Louisiana Law" programs.

Accredited in Louisiana and Texas.

Download print registration form.     Download program agenda.
Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:15 p.m. both days.

Materials download. (Paid registrants will be sent a password for use when downloading and opening materials.)
Confirmed and paid one- and two-day registrants:
     Click here to access a page from which you can download your materials.
Confirmed and paid ethics- and/or professionalism-only registrants:
     Click here to access a page from which you can download materials.

"Review of Louisiana Law" speakers to include:

   Judge Roland L. Belsome Jr.; 4th Circuit Court of Appeal; New Orleans
Panel on Collateral Source and New Decisions on Insurance
   Judge John W. deGravelles; U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana; Baton Rouge
   Robert E. Kleinpeter; Kleinpeter & Schwartzberg, L.L.C.; Baton Rouge (Biography)
   Donald W. Price; Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Baton Rouge

Changes in Summary Judgment
   Judge James T. Genovese*; 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal; Opelousas
   *Elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court in November.
Recent Developments in Louisiana Tort Law
   Dean Thomas C. Galligan Jr.
; Paul M Hebert Law Center; Baton Rouge (Biography)

How to Maximize Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Roderick Alvendia; Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, Attorneys at Law; New Orleans (Biography)
   Jeanne K. Demarest; Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, Attorneys at Law; New Orleans (Biography)
   J. Bart Kelly, III; Alvendia, Kelly & Demarest, Attorneys at Law; New Orleans (Biography)
Human Injury Mechanisms and Threshold
   David J. Barczyk, D.C.; Barczyk Biomechanics Institute; Lafayette (Biography)
Surviving Arbitration
   Joseph M. Bruno Sr.; Bruno & Bruno; New Orleans (Biography)
Class Action Update
   Lawrence J. Centola III; Martzell, Bickford & Centola, APC; New Orleans (Biography)
   J. Lee Hoffoss Jr.; Hoffoss Devall, LLC; Lake Charles (Biography)

Taking Depositions
   Ryan E. Gatti; The Senate of Louisiana, Gatti & Merckle Law Firm; Bossier City (Biography)
Neutralizing the Opposing Expert
   Dennis Hennen; Hennen & Hennen, LLP; Monroe (Biography)
Voir Dire
   Michael Eugene Lillis; Sangisetty Law Firm, LLC; New Orleans (Biography)
   Ravi Kishan Sangisetty; Sangisetty Law Firm, LLC; New Orleans (Biography)
A New Approach to Winning Jury Trials in Police Cases
Glenn C. McGovern; Glenn C. McGovern, Attorney at Law; Metairie (Biography)
Royalty Litigation
   Michael Gregory Stag
; Smith Stag, LLC; New Orleans (Biography)

   J. Michael Veron; Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC; Lake Charles (Biography)

"Winning with the Masters" speakers to include:

Being, Telling, Showing: The Use of Metaphors, Analogies & Examples in Trial
   Rainey Booth; Littlepage Booth; Houston, TX (Biography)
Why Do Jurors Blame the Victim?
   Quentin D. Brogdon; Crain, Lewis & Brogdon, LLP; Dallas, TX (Biography)
Addressing MSA Issues in Liability Claims : What Are You Waiting For?
   John V. Cattie Jr.; Cattie, P.L.L.C.; Charlotte, NC
So the Client Rear-Ended an 18 Wheeler?
   Robert L. Collins; Attorney at Law; Houston, TX (Biography)
Using Industry Regulations and Rules to Win Trucking Cases
   Joseph A. Fried; Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC; Atlanta, GA (Biography)
Communicating with Conservatives: From a Conservative Trial Lawyer
   Geoff Hamby; Bailey & Oliver Law Firm; Rogers, AR (Biography)
The Zen Lawyer: Winning with Mindfulness
   Michael J. Leizerman; EJ Leizerman & Associates, LLC; Toledo, OH (Biography)
Visual Storytelling: Thinking Outside the Box
   Zoe Littlepage; Littlepage Booth; Houston, TX (Biography)
Cool Things Forensics and E-Discovery Can Do
   Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D.; Avansic; Tulsa, OK (Biography)
Innovating Taking and Use of Video Depositions for Trial and Settlement
   Thomas McGrath; McGrath Law Firm; Huntsville, AL (Biography)
Plain-Talking Jurors
   Charles J. Zauzig III; Zauzig Trial Group; Woodbridge, VA (Biography)

Registration costs
Two-day registration:
     LAJ members, $585; Non-members, $655; Paralegals, law clerks, public agency attorneys, $445
One-day registraton:
     LAJ members, $385; Non-members, $425; Paralegals, law clerks, public agency attorneys, $325
Ethics and professionalism only
     LAJ members, $95; Non-members, $130
Ethics or professionalism only
     LAJ members, $55; Non-members, $75

Because program is planned months in advance and trial schedules can vary, agenda is subject to change.



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