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2015 8th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession
3/6/2015
On March 6, 2015, the Eighth Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession will be held at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans.  This year's theme is  Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights: Moving the Pendulum Forward, and promises to offer several hours of engaging and thought-provoking CLEs, breakout sessions and panel discussions. 
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2015 LSBA Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Annual Seminar
3/13/2015
This event will provide 4.75 CLE hours, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism. A continental breakfast and full lunch are included. For registrants who are staying overnight, there will be an AA meeting at the hotel Thursday night. Breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in Salon 1 and the seminar will follow at 8:30 a.m. Click http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eaegi5nf38e64c46&llr=8hl94usab for more information and to register!
8th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference
3/19/2015 - 3/20/2015
Until March 15, 2015, only $300 for 14.5 CLEs (<$21/hr.); breakfast/lunch both days; Thursday's networking reception; four topic tracks (substantive law, office management, legal tech, ethics, professionalism, quality of life, & marketing tips & tips on law as a business); raffles and prizes; and free advice from tech vendors & consultants - ALL DEDICATED TO THE SMALL OFFICE PRACTITIONERYou know you want to go!

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French Quarter Fest CLE: 7th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
4/10/2015
Register for this popular CLE program held during French Quarter Fest weekend! The White Collar Crime Symposium features speakers who are former AUSAs from the Eastern, Middle & Western District of LA. FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson joins the program, along with Richard W. Westling, 1st Assistant US Attorney and Hon. Brian A. Jackson, US District Court for the Middle District of LA. Enjoy a Buffet Lunch at the Sheraton's Roux Bistro with Keynote Speakers Hon. Leon A. Cannizzarro, Jr., James D. "Buddy" Caldwell, and more.
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Opportunities for Young/New Practitioners in Social Security Disability Law
4/17/2015
Third in the Disabilities-Related Legal Issue Series - Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI or SSDI) is vital to the well-being of disabled individuals who are unable to work. Lawyers play a vital role in this process by advocating for clients’ rights to awards, and ensuring that cases are adjudicated properly. This session will provide an overview of social security appeals, and include practical tips for ensuring high-quality representation and soliciting immediate business. The information and resources provided are particularly pertinent to relatively new practitioners and/or those looking to expand their practice into this area which, perhaps surprisingly, can be quite rewarding financially.
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Immigration Hot Topics - Understanding Myths & Realities
4/17/2015
The issue of immigration continues to be a “hot topic” for Americans. Immigration opens a multitude of legal issues that need to be explored, discussed and resolved. Join ASHLEY FORET DEES, seminar chair, and experienced lawyers in the field of immigration law as they discuss timely topics including the Conrad 30 Waiver Program, immigration relief for children, the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, immigration lawsuits in federal court and more. Register now and understand the myths and realities in the ever-changing field of immigration law.

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Reading the Bankruptcy & Consumer Law Compass: Where Exactly Are We?
4/17/2015
When it comes to bankruptcy and consumer law, the Bayou State has quite a few legal protections in place. Bankruptcy can be a daunting process, whether you're working with individual or a business and no two bankruptcies are the same. Louisiana’s consumer laws are intended to safeguard citizens in commercial transactions, and protect them from financial harm. Join us as we explore the mortgage crisis, hot topics in bankruptcy from the creditor’s and debtor’s side, as well as bankruptcy’s impact on domestic law.
DAVID A. SZWAK, seminar chair, has gathered experienced members of the Bar who will present with clear direction these timely topics.


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2015 Jazz Fest CLE - DEPOSITIONS: Swinging with the Masters of the Bench and Bar
4/24/2015
This year’s Jazz Fest CLE program focuses on the many aspects of achieving successful depositions. Respected members of the bench and experienced trial lawyers share their hard earned knowledge on the best strategies and techniques for preparing your client, defending the deponent, dealing with Lawyer Misconduct, Rule 30 (b)(6) and more! JAMES BROWN, seminar chair, coordinated this program to help lawyers of all skill levels obtain the best results for effective depositions. Young lawyer or seasoned veteran, plaintiff or defense counsel, this program will assist you in your pre-trial preparation and trial thereafter. Don’t miss this day of trial skills that will make you more effective in the courtroom.
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Business on the Bayou: Tax Credits & Economic Development in Louisiana
5/1/2015
Join ROB WOLLFARTH, seminar chair, and speakers from the legal arena and business community for a day exploring the current tax credits and economic development in Louisiana. Approved for 6 CLE credits, including Ethics AND Professionalism!
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54th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
5/5/2015 - 5/6/2015
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! Bridging the Gap has been planned to acquaint recent law school graduates with many of the practical aspects of a law practice and to afford newly admitted active members of the Louisiana Bar the opportunity to obtain their mandatory continuing legal education.

Join us for this two-day program 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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LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - Lake Charles
5/8/2015
FOUR CORNERS SEMINAR - Lake Charles  TBA
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - Covington
5/15/2015
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - Covington  TBA
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - West Monroe
5/21/2015
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - West Monroe  TBA
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - Shreveport
5/22/2015
LSBA "FOUR CORNERS" SEMINAR - Shreveport - TBA


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