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2015 Ethics & Professionalism - Lafayette
9/8/2015
Save money on your malpractice premium* and enhance the quality of your practice while earning the required Ethics & Professionalism credits. *Attendance may qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to company underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)

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Estate Planning - Trending Topics for 2015
9/11/2015
Same Sex Marriage ... Navigating the Domicile Maze ... Medicaid, Long Term Care & the Affordable Care Act ... LA Trust Code ... Advocacy & Professionalism ...  Join SUSAN BURKENSTOCK, seminar and section chair, and learn about the estate planning topics trending in 2015!

The course was Approved for a total of
6.00 hours of Estate Planning and Administration specialization credit.

Co-sponsored by the LSBA and the Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section ~
SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!


Thank you AMERICA'S HOME MORTGAGE, seminar sponsor, for their generosity & participation!!
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22nd Annual Admiralty Symposium
9/18/2015
Lawyers practicing in Admiralty Law should not miss this outstanding CLE program chaired by RICHARD ARSENAULT! Our impressive panel of speakers will addressed timely topics that will leave you prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!

Co-sponsored by the LSBA and the Insurance, Tort, Workers' Compensation & Admiralty Law Section ~
SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!
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MARKETING MONDAYS: Reaching an Untapped Niche - The Limited Scope Representation
9/21/2015
MARKETING MONDAYS:  Getting Down to Business!  Reaching an Untapped Niche: The Limited Scope Representation.  Spend an hour at the Bar Center and learn how to expand your practice with limited scope representation.  Sara Pfieffer, Esq. will be presenting.  Only $10.00!!  Space is limited.  Register now! 

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Introduction to Special Needs Planning
9/24/2015
The Diversity Committee's Pipeline Subcommittee and Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities Committee (LSPD) have come together to launch the 2015-16  three-part CLE series focusing on disabilities-related legal issues. The first in the series, titled "Introduction to Special Needs Planning," is for those who are interested in best serving clients with special needs - and their families. Carole Cukell Neff, estate planning specialist, will be the featured speaker.

Date: September 24, 2015
Registration Fee: $25.00, lunch is included
Registration: 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
CLE: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
CLE hrs: 1.00 Professionalism CLE credits (pending approval)


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2015 Ethics & Professionalism - New Orleans
9/25/2015
Save money on your malpractice premium* and enhance the quality of your practice while earning the required Ethics & Professionalism credits. *Attendance may qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to company underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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2015 Energy and Environmental Law Summit
10/1/2015 - 10/2/2015
With the rapid developments in the energy and environmental law arena, this summit is a MUST for all oil and gas practitioners.

J. MICHAEL VERON & ROY C. CHEATWOOD, summit co-chairs, have invited some of the state’s leading lawyers to give attendees the latest information about what’s going on in the world of oil and gas and Louisiana’s environment.
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The Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges: What Does the Future Hold?
10/8/2015
The LSBA Diversity Committee's LGBT Subcommittee is proud to host a FREE two-hour CLE. The seminar, titled "The Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges: What Does the Future Hold?" will address issues that are developing as a result of the landmark Supreme Court decision allowing gay couples to marry.  Presenters  Ryan P. Delaney, (Delaney and Robb), Scott J. Spivey (Landry and Spivey), and Rachel W. Wisdom (Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC) will discuss topics such as adoption, divorce, step-parent adoption, estate planning, and employment benefits.  The seminar will be held at the Louisiana Bar Center (601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans) on Thursday, October 8 from 2:30 P.M. -  4:45 P.M.  A networking reception for LGBT attorneys and law students will begin at 5:00 P.M.
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2015 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
10/8/2015 - 10/9/2015
Save the dates for the 12th Annual statewide Justice Conference!
        
For two days, public interest advocates will come together to learn, network, and collaborate with justice community members from around the state. In addition to regular conference programming, this year we will distribute two Civil Legal Aid Awards to recognize colleagues who have developed innovative ways of delivering legal services and provided exemplary service to those most in need. Please take a few moments to submit your nominations at www.lsba.org/ATJ/.

As always, the Louisiana State Bar Association is proud to provide the conference for civil legal aid attorneys working with a qualified program.


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9th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar: Mediating in the Red Zone - New Plays to Score Settlements
10/16/2015
Co-sponsored by the LSBA and the ADR Section ~ SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!

Join TRACY ALLEN and ERIC GALTON, nationally and internationally recognized mediators. Tracy is a mediator, arbitrator and ADR service provider who has worked in conflict management for over twenty-five years. Eric is considered by many to be a pioneer and defining force in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Since 1989 he has mediated over seven thousand cases, employing a variety of mediation styles. Attendees will leave renewed, refreshed and motivated to start applying new tools towards successful mediations. ADR Section Members invited to attend ADR Section Annual Meeting (open to ADR Section Members only; includes lunch).
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55th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
10/20/2015 - 10/21/2015
ATTENTION: 2015 NEW ADMITTEES & YOUNG LAWYERS!!
Join us for this two-day program designed for "newly admitted" lawyers, presented by skilled, highly respected practitioners and jurists to learn practical information that hopefully will serve you well throughout your legal careers.

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Examining the Fine Lines: Motions and Exceptions
10/23/2015
Effective use of motion practice can be as important as —and sometimes may be even more important than —preparing for the trial. HON. JAMES T. GENOVESE, HON. GUY P. HOLDRIDGE and LYNN LUKER co-chair this valuable seminar covering topics that include Motions in limine, summary judgment, pre-trial judgments, discovery problems, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to hone your skills with informative presentations by members of the bench and bar.

Co-Sponsored by the Civil Law and Litigation Section ~ SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!
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2015 Voodoo Fest CLE: Bewitching Trial Techniques
10/30/2015
Don't miss this valuable seminar and walk away effective trial techniques backed by veteran trial lawyers and judges. Learn what other successful lawyers already know. Join us for a day of courtroom presentation skills like no other!
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2015 Ethics & Professionalism - Bossier City
11/6/2015
Save money on your malpractice premium* and enhance the quality of your practice while earning the required Ethics & Professionalism credits. *Attendance may qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to company underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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Advanced Appellate Practice
11/6/2015
Practitioners are increasingly aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of appellate advocacy. Join seminar chair THOMAS FLANAGAN, eight sitting appellate judges, several leaders of the appellate bar, and the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company for an in-depth, practical examination of appellate practice in Louisiana state courts. 

This program is co-sponsored by the LSBA Appellate Section ~ SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!

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15th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium
11/13/2015
Complex litigation unquestionably presents high stake challenges for litigants. The good news is that it also provides both the bench and bar with an opportunity for creative thinking. RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair, brings together power hitters from around the country, as well as leaders from both sides of the complex litigation bar, and esteemed members of the judiciary, to share ideas and explore critical developments, trends and perspectives.
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The ABC's of DWI Detection & Defense
11/20/2015
Detection of alcohol in mororists is both the most difficult task and the most important in the DWI enforcement effort. DWI Defense is also difficult. There are many techniques and equipment to detect Alcohol Breath Concentration already in use nationwide by law enforcement. Attendees will take away a new perspective on the ABC's.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK Multi-Topic CLE!!
11/21/2015 - 11/23/2015
New York is... Great Sightseeing, Museums & Galleries, World Class Music and Broadway Shows, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Extravaganza, Festivals & Street Fairs, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Spectacular Shopping, Awesome Dining, and much more!! New York City has it all. AND... LSU Basketball team will be in NY at the 2015 Legends Classic!! Experience it all!

To Register & Reserve a Room at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, you must download a Registration Form. Online registration is not available. ROOM BLOCK EXPIRES OCTOBER 18!!

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So This Is What Bankruptcy Is About! ~ NEW DATE!!
12/17/2015
This year has been a busy year in the bankruptcy arena. The Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court have issued rulings that change how lawyers get paid in bankruptcy, how liens are treated in bankruptcy, and helped define (or further complicate, depending on your view) what matters can be heard in bankruptcy court. Come hear how the lawyers who deal in this area day in and day react to these changes as well as how they adjust their strategies depending on the venue and the nature of their representation.

Co-sponsored by the LSBA and the Bankruptcy Law Section ~
SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!

This program may qualify for Bankruptcy Law Specialization credit through the American Board of Certification.

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SAVE THE DATE!! LSBA's Ninth Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
2/25/2016 - 2/26/2016
The LSBA will be holding its 9th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, Feb. 25-26, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., NOLA (next to the Dome).  You know you want to go!  Fifty experienced national and regional speakers with four tracks of relevant topics at the only conference dedicated to the small office practitioner for 14.5 hrs. of CLE at a low cost.  What's not to like?  Interested in presenting a topic?  Suggestions for a topic?  Want to be an exhibitor?  Let us know. 
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SAVE THE DATE!! CLE in Sonoma's Wine Country
2/29/2016 - 3/2/2016
We invite you to join us again as we return to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa for the Louisiana State Bar Association's “The LSBA Uncorked: A CLE Adventure in California’s Wine Country” program.
Save the Dates & Enjoy Great Rates — Feb. 29-March 2, 2016!!

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LSBA Seminar - Lake Charles TBA
5/6/2016
LSBA Seminar - Covington TBA
5/13/2016
LSBA Seminar - West Monroe TBA
5/19/2016
LSBA Seminar - Shreveport TBA
5/20/2016


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