21st Annual Admiralty Symposium

REGISTER NOW for this popular annual program! RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair since the program’s inception leads the discussion on topics covering Critical Maritime Lien Issues, key admiralty rulings presented by members of the bench & bar, BP Litigation & Settlement Status, Seaman Status, Maritime Investigations, as well as Maritime Punitive Damages. The program closes with “Ethics at Sea, satisfying the MCLE requirement. Leave prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!
  • Advance Registration ........... $320
  • Section Members* ............... $295
  • After Sept. 12 & On-Site ...... $345

(The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

Section Member discount applies to members of the Insurance, Tort, Workers; Comp. & Admiralty Law Section only.*

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration.

Important Note: This program is Paper-Free! The LSBA is working on ways to reduce the amount of paper we use at seminars and symposia. This is an effort both to be responsible toward our environment and to increase the quality and timeliness of the resources provided through this learning experience. Electronic program materials are accessible via a link where attendees can download/save OR download/print the seminar materials. The link will be sent to the email address of record you provided to the LSBA, prior to the seminar. We suggest you print the materials in advance and bring them with you. If you choose to review the materials from your laptop, we strongly suggest you charge your laptop battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.

A printed manual can be purchased for an additional $40 and seminar materials on a flash drive can be purchased for $25. Be sure to make your selection by checking the appropriate box.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Sept. 12. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Sept. 12.

CLE Credits:

This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1.75 hours of ethics.


Symposium Chair

Richard J. Arsenault • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria

8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-8:45 a.m. - (.25 credits)
Program Overview
Richard J. Arsenault • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria

8:45-9:15 a.m. - (.5 credits)

Plaintiffs and Defendants Beware: Critical Maritime Lien Issues (Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance)
Matthew L. Garretson • Garretson Resolution Group • Cincinnati, OH

9:15-10:15 a.m. - (1 credit)

Key Admiralty Rulings Since Our Last Symposium
Hon. James J. Brady • US Dist. Court, Middle Dist. of LA • Baton Rouge
Hon. Richard T. Haik, Sr. • US Dist. Court, Western Dist. of LA • Lafayette
Richard J. Arsenault • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria
Peggy Giglio • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • Lafayette
Chris Zainey • Williams Law Group • New Orleans

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:15 a.m. - (.75 credits)

Ethical Questions Raised by the BP Oil Spill Litigation
Stephen J. Herman • Herman, Herman & Katz • New Orleans

11:15-Noon - (.75 credits)

Seaman Status
Kenneth G. Engerrand • Brown Sims • Houston, TX
John W. deGravelles • deGravelles, Palmintier, Holthaus & Fruge • Baton Rouge

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:30 p.m. - (1 credit)

Maritime Investigations
M. Ross Cunningham • Rose Walker • Dallas, TX
Steve Taylor •
David O. Walker • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria

2:30-3:30 p.m. - (1 credit)

Maritime Punitive Damages
Hal J. Broussard • Broussard & Kay • Broussard
Blake R. David • Broussard & David • Lafayette
Wes J. Gralapp • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria
Eric D. Holland • Holland Groves Schneller & Stolze • St. Louis, MO

3:30-3:45 p.m.


3:45-4:45 p.m. - (1 credit)
Ethics at Sea — Staying the Course
Richard P. Lemmler, Jr. • LA State Bar Association • New Orleans
Leslie J. Schiff • Schiff, Scheckman & White • Opelousas
Julie Brown White • Schiff, Scheckman & White • Baton Rouge

Those who plan and teach LSBA seminars are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

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