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2020 Annual Convention


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Online registration for all Thursday, March 5, events and the Friday CLE program is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the venues, except for President's Luncheon, which is sold out.



LAJ's 62nd Annual Convention will include a information-filled CLE program, business meetings, and time for networking and fun. Please plan to join your LAJ colleagues on these dates:

CLE Program

Paid registrants for the CLE program may click here to access the page from which speaker materials can be downloaded using the supplied passcode.

Friday, March 6
4th Floor, Gallery, Windsor Court Hotel

Evidence and Procedure Seminar with Louisiana Judicial College
As an LAJ member, you have the exclusive opportunity to co-mingle with members of the judiciary at this educational program LAJ is co-hosting with the Louisiana Judicial College. The Louisiana Judicial College program is being held at the same times as the LAJ Annual Convention Earn CLE credits at an excellent educational program while contributing to your association’s non-dues revenue.

Welcome and Program Overview
    Judge Patricia E. Koch; 9th Judicial District Court; Alexandria; Seminar Chair 
    Judge Allison H. Penzato; Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal; Baton Rouge; Seminar Chair 
    Chief Judge Hunter V. Greene; East Baton Rouge Family Court; Baton Rouge; Seminar Chair
    LAJ President J. Cullens; Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC; Baton Rouge; Seminar Chair

Issues Surrounding Arbitration Clauses in Litigation: An Overview
    Judge D. Milton Moore; Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal; Monroe
    LAJ President J. Cullens; Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC; Baton Rouge

Avoiding Contempt and Improving Dialogue Between the Bench and the Bar
    Judge Juan W. Pickett; 32nd Judicial District Court; Houma
    Brian D. Katz; Herman, Herman, & Katz; New Orleans

C.C.P. 966/67 – Motion for Summary Judgment Practice
    Justice James T. Genovese; Louisiana Supreme Court; New Orleans
    Judge Stephen D. Enright; 24th Judicial District Court; Gretna
    Judge Stephen C. Grefer; 24th Judicial District Court; Gretna
    Donald W. Price; Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Baton Rouge

Rule 702/C.C.P.1425 – Daubert Practice  
    Judge Carl J. Barbier; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana; New Orleans
    Judge Frances J. Pitman; Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal; Shreveport
    Darrel J. Papillion; Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC; Baton Rouge

Additional Medical Examination Legislation and Implementation and Lagniappe Discovery Issues
    Judge Piper D. Griffin; Orleans Parish Civil District Court; New Orleans
    Senator W. Jay Luneau; Louisiana State Senate District 29; Alexandria
    Robert E. Kleinpeter
; Kleinpeter Schwartzberg Boutwell; Baton Rouge

   Judge Roland L. Belsome Jr.; Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal; New Orleans
Michelle D. Craig; Transcendent Law Group; New Orleans


President's Luncheon - SOLD OUT as of 2/26/20
Friday, March 6
Noon-1:30 p.m., 23rd Floor, Windsor Court Hotel
An excellent networking opportunity.


Grand Reception XXIV
Friday, March 6
7-9 p.m., 23rd Floor, Windsor Court Hotel
Join your LAJ colleagues, legislators, judges and other elected officials at this always-special event. 


Section Meetings
Thursday, March 5
4th Floor, Windsor Court Hotel

Workers' Comp Section Meeting
   9:30 - 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, March 5, 2020; Windsor Court Hotel (section members only)

Auto Torts Section Meeting
   11 - 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 5, 2020; Windsor Court Hotel (section members only)

Medical Malpractice Section Meeting
 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 5, 2020; Windsor Court Hotel (section members only)

Women's Caucus Section Meeting
   4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, March 5, 2020; Windsor Court Hotel (open to all members)

Rock 'n' Bowl Event
Thursday, March 5
6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Rock 'n' Bowl, New Orleans

Hosted by LAJ New Lawyer Division and Women's Caucus. Please pre-register.
Rock 'n' Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans
$10 per person event cover fee, includes early bowling, open bar, food and music (late). 

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Bowling (includes bowling shoe rental)
Bowling competition 6:30-8:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.
Music by Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

Board of Governors Meeting
Saturday, March 7
9 a.m.-12 p.m., 4th Floor, Windsor Court Hotel
LAJ members only. No cost, but please pre-register.



Please join LAJ in thanking
the sponsors of Grand Reception

Baron & Budd, P.C., Baton Rouge (website)
Bruno & Bruno, New Orleans (website)
Cossich, Sumich, Parsiola & Taylor, LLC, Belle Chasse (website)
Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews L.C.
, Baton Rouge (website)
Dunahoe Law Firm, Natchitoches (website)
Gregorio, Chafin, Johnson, Tabor & Fenasci, LLC, Shreveport (website)
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC, New Orleans (website)
Morris & Dewett, LLC, Shreveport (website)
Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC, Baton Rouge (website)

Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans (website)
Gaar Law Firm, Lafayette (website)
Gennusa, Piacun & Ruli, Metaire (website)
Kelly & Townsend, LLC, Natchitoches (website)
Landry & Swarr, L.L.C., New Orleans (website)
Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, LLC, New Orleans (website)

Morris Bart, LLC, New Orleans (website)
Broussard & David, LLC
, Lafayette (website)
Broussard & Hart, L.L.C., Lake Charles (website)
Creed & Creed, Monroe (website)
Frank J. D'Amico, Jr., APLC, Metairie (website)
Fayard & Honeycutt, Denham Springs
Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., New Orleans (website)
Galloway Jefcoat, LLP, Lafayette (website)
Gertler Law Firm, LLP, New Orleans (website)
The Law Office of Glenn C. McGovern, Metairie (website)
Sangisetty Law Firm, LLC, New Orleans (website)
Christopher B. Siegrist, ALC, Houma
Tyler & Possa, APLC, Baton Rouge (website)



Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, La.

Click here for the direct booking link for the Windsor Court Hotel. Room rates based on availability. Visit the Windsor Court website.

Rooms are also available at the DoubleTree at the best available rate. Click here for the direct booking link.

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