LSBA Events and Seminars


Employment Law Update 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Registration - 8:00-8:15 p.m.
Seminar - 8:15-4:15 p.m.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans


The American workplace continues to be a prolific source of difficult legal issues and claims, and significant changes in labor and employment law have been occurring at a faster pace than ever, particularly with the new administration now running the show. This popular annual seminar will keep employment law practitioners up to date on the latest developments in this dynamic field.  Don't Miss It!


The Employment Law Section invites speakers and attendees to an informal "Happy Hour" at the Pelican Bar, located in the lobby of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
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Expert Witnesses: Practical Tips and Information from Experts that Lawyers Need to Know
Friday, August 25, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Attorneys know that in many cases, expert testimony is crucial. This seminar presents a gathering of the leading experts in a wide variety of common and specialty fields.
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Specialty Bars Conference - "Changing the Profession from Within"
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ritz Carlton Hotel 
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

Registration:  8:30 am - 8:45 am

Conference: 8:45 am - 3:40 pm

Cost: $125

This conference is developed with the issues of specialty bars in mind.  This conference, titled "Changing the Profession from Within," offers roundtables with judges, networking with specialty bar members from across the state, and 5.0 CLE credit hours.

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Ethics & Professionalism - Lafayette
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

DoubleTree by Hilton
1521 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette

Registration: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Seminar: 12:30-4:45 p.m.

Get your ethics & professionalism credits early!! *Attendance my qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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24th Annual Admiralty Symposium
Friday, September 15, 2017
Omni Riverfront Hotel
701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

REGISTER NOW for this popular annual program! RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair since the program’s inception leads the discussions. Leave prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!

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Ethics & Professionalism - New Orleans
Friday, September 22, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Get your ethics & professionalism credits early!! *Attendance my qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES: What You Need to Know to Minimize the Taxation of a Business
Friday, October 6, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Maximizing the profitability of a business means maximizing revenue and minimizing costs. An ever increasing business cost is tax, particularly for multi-state businesses. Presenters will discuss the planning that a business should undertake from the moment it organizes as a legal entity until it is transferred as a part of a sale or an estate plan.

The course was approved for a total of 6.00 hours of CLE credit AND 6.00 hours of Tax Law specialization credit.
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2017 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Crown Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge


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, 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.

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

This year, we are also offering CINC pre-conference by invitation. If you would like to register for the pre-conference in addition to the Justice Community Conference, simply add the item to your shopping cart.

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11th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar: Harnessing the Power of the Master Mediator
Friday, October 13, 2017
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Are you ready to harness the power of the master mediator? This workshop is for those who are ready to move to the next level of awareness and consciousness, grounded in deeper connection with the participants.  It is for mediators who have achieved a level of success and a respect for other mediation styles and applications, and who are prepared to move beyond the confines of evaluative and facilitative processes of mediation and make a difference with their work – both in the lives of their mediation participants, and in themselves.
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Ethics & Professionalism - Bossier City
Friday, November 3, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

Horseshoe Bossier City
711 Horseshoe Blve., Bossier City

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Get your ethics & professionalism credits early!! *Attendance my qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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2017 Energy & Environmental Law Summit
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If your practice includes oil and gas matters, this summit is a MUST. With the rapid developments in the energy and environmental law arena, attendees will gain valuable information that will enhance their practice.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK Multi-Topic CLE!!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!! Mark Your Calendar - Nov. 18-21, 2017
The LSBA is headed back to the Big Apple!
Book Your Airfare Early & Save

NEW THIS YEAR...
The LSBA has added a 4th day of CLE!! You'll be able to earn more CLE credit while enjoying your visit to NY a little bit longer!

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Government and Public Law Section - Practice in the Public Sector XVII
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Friday, December 1, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!  Mark Your Calendar - November18 and December1,2017
The Government and Public Law Section will be hosting their Annual Seminar - Practice in the Public Sector XVII at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE
Friday, December 15, 2017
Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, 751 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA

SAVE THE DATE!!

The LSBA's Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession is hosting the 2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel. 

Need a hotel room? We have a great rate!
The LSBA has reserved a block of rooms at the newly opened Chateau St. Denis hotel at a discounted rate of $209.00 per night (excluding taxes and fees). You are urged to make reservations early, as there are only a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate listed above. The LSBA room block is reserved for seminar attendees only. 
In order to reserve a room, please click here www.chateausaintdenis.com

The GROUP CODE is LSBA.

Hotel Reservation/Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card by December 1, 2017 and the credit card will be charged a deposit of one night’s room and tax when reservations are made. Any requests received after December 1, 2017 will be handled on a space and rate availability basis only. Please note that if your plans change and you do not timely cancel your room reservation by November 14, 2017, you are responsible for the room charge.

For questions, please contact the Member Outreach and Diversity team at diversity@lsba.org.
11th Solo, Small Firm & Tech Conference
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018
SAVE THE DATE!!

The 11th Annual Solo, Small Firm & Tech Conference will be February 15-16, 2018 (the Thursday and Friday after Mardi Gras), at the Sheraton New Orleans.  The ONLY conference offering the full CLE requirement and dedicated to the small office practitioner!  Exhibitor inquiries can be directed to Shawn Holahan (shawn.holahan@lsba.org).
"Historic Charleston" - Multi-Topic CLE
Monday, February 26, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
SAVE THE DATE!! Mark Your Calendar for "Historic Charleston"
Feb. 26-28, 2018
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Book Your Airfare Early & Save!
2018 Conclave on Diversity - Save the Date!
Friday, March 9, 2018
Location:  New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans

SAVE THE DATE!



The 11th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Profession is scheduled for Friday March 9, 2018 at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans. Check back frequently for updates.  Questions can be directed to the Member Outreach and Diversity team at diversity@lsba.org.
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