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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 13-14, 2018, beginning at 7:45 a.m.

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.

Ethics: Thursday,  December 13, at 3:15 p.m.
Professionalism: Thursday, December 13,  at 4:15 p.m.

Download print registration form. Download program agenda.

Last Chance materials download:
One- and two-day paid registrants,
click here to access page from which speaker materials may be downloaded. (Passcode required.)
Ethics- and/or professionalism-only paid registrants,
click here to access page from which speaker materials may be downloaded. (Passcode required.)

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

"Winning with the Masters" speakers to include:
"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 (biography)
Plaintiff Rear-Ends 18-Wheeler — Recovers 8 Figures! How and Why!
    Robert L. Collins
; Robert L. Collins & Associates; Houston, TX
Disposing the Defense Medical Expert
    Michael P. Doyle
; Doyle LLP, Trial Lawyers; Houston, TX (biography)
Maximizing Non-Economic Damages
    Steven C. Laird
; The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.; Fort Worth, TX (biography)
Trial Strategies for Proving Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Joseph H. Low, IV
; The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Long Beach, CA (biography)
Winning Before Beginning
    Keith R. Mitnik
; Morgan & Morgan, P.A.; Orlando, FL (biography)
Direct Exam
    Patrick S. Montoya
; Colson Hicks & Eidson; Coral Gables, FL (biography)
Opening Statement: Focusing Jurors
    Karen R. Roberts
; Roberts Law Offices, P.C.; Tyler, TX (biography)
Birth Injuries: Infant Brain Damage Cases
    Patrick A. Salvi, II
; Salvi Schostok & Pritchard; Chicago, IL (biography)
Closing Argument and Rebuttal: When You Sit Down, They Say: "Yes!"
    John Scarola
; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart, & Shipley, P.A.; West Palm Beach, FL (biography)

Registration fees LAJ members Non members Paralegals, law clerks, public agency attorneys
Two-day (13 CLE credits, including E&P) $610 $660 $450
Thursday only (7 CLE credits, including E&P) $405 $445 $340
Friday only (7 CLE credits) $405 $445 $340
Ethics & Professionalism only $95 $135 $95
Ethics only $50 $75 $50
Professionalism only $50 $75 $50

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


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