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LSBA Events and Seminars

Free 1 Hour CLE Fastcase Webinar
1/15/2014 - 11/5/2014
Earn up to three free CLE credits in 2014 with Fastcase's three-session live webinar internet course. Choose from three new courses: "Introduction to Fastcase"; "Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase," and "Boolean (Keyword) Search for Lawyers."
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Tech Tuesday: "Basic Digital Marketing for Lawyers"
Register and learn the basic “how to’s” and mechanics of social marketing. What should you be doing now to get your name out? Learn how LinkdedIn, Facebook and search engine optimization (SEO), a marketing tool used by many businesses with online presence to increase their website’s visibility and/or rankings on internet search engines such as Google and Yahoo, can enhance your practice. LUNCH INCLUDED!!

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2014 Ethics & Professionalism - New Orleans
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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"We Got You Covered!" - Insurance Litigation Update and Practice Tips from the Pros
Louisiana Lawyers should take advantage of this outstanding CLE program! Timely topics to be addressed by our outstanding panel of speakers include insurance coverage issues, personal injury litigation, and much more. Earn the required Professionalism hour, focusing on “Zealous Advocacy or Crossing the Line”.
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2014 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
10/16/2014 - 10/17/2014
Welcome to the 11th Annual statewide Justice Conference! This is an opportunity for Louisiana's public interest advocates to come together for training on pertinent issues and networking with colleagues from around the state. As always, the LSBA is proud to provide the conference, accommodations and food FREE of charge for legal aid attorneys working with a qualified program.
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Diversity LGBT Subcommittee Presents "Recent Developments: Same Sex Marriage Issues" CLE
Join the Diversity LGBT Subcommittee on Thursday, October 16, for the presentation of a FREE CLE (2.0 hours):  Recent Developments: Same Sex Marriage Issues.   This CLE, presented by Professor Todd Brower, the Judicial Education Director of the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, and local employee benefits expert, Maria Cangemi, of Robein, Urann, Spencer, Picard & Cangemi will highlight updates regarding recent court challenges to same sex marriage bans, as well as Windsor's effects on Pension and Heath/Welfare Funds for LGBT employees.  CLE begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. at The Louisiana Bar Center, 601 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA.
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8th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar: Impasse is a Fallacy
Co-sponsored by the LSBA and the ADR Section ~ SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!!
Join LEE JAY BERMAN for a high energy, seriously practical, advanced workshop for both seasoned and novice mediators. Attendees will leave with 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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54th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
10/28/2014 - 10/29/2014
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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2014 Voodoo Festival Seminar: Litigation Spook-Tacular
A trial can be both frightening and exhilarating! HON. JAMES E. KUHN and ROY CHEATWOOD, seminar co-chairs, have called upon highly experienced members of the bench and bar to walk you thru the daunting and potentially danger-filled lairs of the courtroom. Don't miss this opportunity to gain effective jury trial techniques explained by veteran jury trial lawyers and judges.
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LSBA Energy and Environmental Law Summit
11/6/2014 - 11/7/2014
There is no more dynamic topic in Louisiana at the present time than energy and environmental law. Because of the heightened interest in this topic from in-house and outside counsel within and without the state, the LSBA is presenting its first ever two-day Energy and Environmental Law Summit. ROY C. CHEATWOOD, MATTHEW J. RANDAZZO III and J. MICHAEL VERON, summit co-chairs, have recruited jurists and some of the state’s leading lawyers to give latest information about what is going on in the world of oil and gas and the Louisiana environment.
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2014 Ethics & Professionalism - Bossier City
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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Workers' Comp: Waves of Change - Oceans of Opportunity
Workers’ compensation was introduced as a no-fault program to provide medical benefits and wage replacement to employees injured during the scope of their job. JAMES D. HOLLIER and EDWARD E. “TED” ROBERTS III, seminar co-chairs have gathered knowledgeable members from the bench and bar to discuss challenges, concerns and issues facing practitioners in the ever-changing workers’ compensation arena. Join us as we ride the “waves of change and explore the oceans of opportunity”.
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Reinventing Health Law and Policy: The Louisiana Experiment
Leading health lawyers from Louisiana and beyond and public policy makers will convene to present the latest hot and often controversial topics in health care law and policy in and beyond Louisiana. This program promises interactive discussion of the most important and extensive redesign in health care in the U.S. and Louisiana in its history.
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14th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium
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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11/22/2014 - 11/24/2014
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. Experience it again!

To Register & Reserve a Room (QUEEN BEDS ONLY) at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, you must download a Registration Form. Online registration is not available. ROOM BLOCK EXPIRES OCTOBER 22!!

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Ethics & Professionalism: Watch Your P's & Q's
Beat the End-of-the-Year Rush & Get Your Required Ethics & Professionalism Credit NOW!! CLE Available by the Hour, 1/2 Day or Full Day!!
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26th Annual Summer School Revisited
12/11/2014 - 12/12/2014
Fall is approaching, but the LSBA is hanging on to Summer! Join us for Summer School Revisited, a multi-topic CLE program that highlights presentations from the Summer School held in Sandestin. Earn all of the required CLE credits for 2014!!
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The Pursuit of Balance: Life & Law
Co-sponsored by the LSBA & Lawyers Assistance Program. Finding it harder than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life?? You're not alone. Highly respected speakers share their best strategies in our common “pursuit of balance".
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Trial Practice
Trial practice is the anatomy of a trial and includes various stages. Join ROBERT A. KUTCHER, seminar chair, and an impressive roster of leaders from both sides of the bar, as well as members of the judiciary, as they discuss trial techniques that proved and won their cases. Share their in-depth knowledge and experiences in trial practice while earning the required Ethics AND Professionalism credits.
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Federal Court Practice: Learn from the Masters of the Bench & Bar
Lawyers should take advantage of this outstanding CLE program co-chaired by HON. IVAN L. R. LEMELLE and DARREL J. PAPILLION. Timely topics to be addressed by esteemed members of the Federal bench and Bar include the ADR/Settlement in Federal Court, Conflict Resolution, Federal Jurisdiction, and much more. Attendees will receive 6 hours of CLE, including the required Professionalism hour.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Dazzling Disney CLE During Mardi Gras
2/16/2015 - 2/18/2015
Escape the madness of Carnival and join the fun & excitement in Disney World!! The LSBA is sponsoring a Multi Topic CLE at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa®. Bring your family and friends on a magical gathering while earning ALL of your CLE credits, including ethics & professionalism. DISCOUNTED Hotel & Avis Rental Car rates available soon!
2015 Diversity Conclave Date Set
Save the Date!

The date and location of the 2015 Diversity Conclave are set!  On March 6, 2015, the Eighth Annual Diversity Conclave will be held at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.

More information will follow as we begin to secure sponsors, speakers and workshops.  So keep posted!
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8th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
3/19/2015 - 3/20/2015
SAVE THE DATE!  The LSBA's 8th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference is returning to the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on March 19 - 20, 2015.  Stay abreast of conference news by checking the seminar website as conference planning ensues.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!       

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