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The Ultimate CLE Experience

With 24 dynamic credit courses from which to choose, it's no wonder that LAJ's Last Chance CLE Conference is Louisiana's ultimate CLE experience. You can't help but be impressed with the highly acclaimed national and Louisiana faculty that's assembling for this conference. You choose the courses you want and earn 13 CLE credits, including ethics and professionalism.

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Registration fees

     Members $565; non-members $650; paralegals, law clerks and public agency attorneys $445
     Members $385; non-members $425; paralegals, law clerks and public agency attorneys $325
Ethics and professionalism only
     Members $95; non-members $130
Ethics or professionalism
     Members $55; non-members $ 75

Review of Louisiana Law:

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

Evidence in Summary Judgments
  Judge James T. Genovese, Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal, Opelousas

Presenting a Claim to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility 
   Matthew F. Block
Block Law Firm, Thibodaux (Biography)

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)

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:

Reaching Jurors with Their Agenda, Through Their Eyes
  J. Jude Basile,
The Basile Law Firm, San Luis Obispo, Calif. (Biography)

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)

Recent Developments in Louisiana Tort Law
  Thomas C. Galligan Jr.;
President and Professor of Humanities,
  Colby-Sawyer College, New London, N.H. (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, LLP; 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)

The Cognitive Path to Punitive Damages
  R. Rex Parris,
R. Rex Parris Law Firm, Lancaster, Calif. (Biography)

Reenactments, Rules & Reptiles, Oh My!
  John D. Sloan Jr.;
Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm; Longview, Texas (Biography)

Fighting the Daubert Challenges to Experts and Winning
  Lawrence P. Wilson, The Lanier Law Firm, Houston, Texas (Biography)

Dealing with the  Difficult Judge
  John P. Zelbst;
Zelbest, Holmes & Butler; Lawton, Okla. (Biography)

Because conference is scheduled months in advance and trial schedules may vary, program is subject to change.

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