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2018 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Crown Plaza Executive Center 
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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. The event is by invitation only. To be eligible to attend the LA Justice Community Conference free-of-charge, you must be employed full-time by a qualified civil legal aid provider (see list here)

In addition to the regularly scheduled program, the conference will also offer the CINC pre-conference by invitation only on Thursday, October 18 and the Louisiana Bar Foundation Sponsored PRIME Options Training on Friday, October 19. If you would like to register for either of these events, simply add the item to your shopping cart when registering.

To be eligible to attend the CINC Pre-conference free-of-charge, you must:
1) Be employed full-time by a qualified civil legal aid provider (see list); OR
2) Provide contract CINC services for a qualified civil legal aid provider (see list)

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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Protecting Your Office Through Malpractice & Cyber Insurance; Avoiding Claims
Monday, October 22, 2018
ONLINE REG IS CLOSED; IN PERSON WALK-IN REG ONLY
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Protecting Your Office Through Malpractice & Cyber Insurance; Avoiding Claims

•In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
•10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
•If attending in person, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE.  If attending via webinar, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE AND also counts as one of the four technologically assisted hours allowed under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education (webinar link instructions will be sent to the email address on file with the LSBA).
ONLY $10!
•Register online only.
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TECH TUESDAY: Social Media Authentication
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ONLINE REG CLOSED; IN PERSON WALK-IN REG ONLY
TECH TUESDAY:  Social Media Authentication with Gayle O'Connor and Tom O'Connor

•In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
•10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
•If attending in person, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE.  If attending via webinar, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE AND also counts as one of the four technologically assisted hours allowed under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education (webinar link instructions will be sent to the email address on file with the LSBA).
ONLY $10!
•Register online only.
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CLE during Voodoo Fest!
Friday, October 26, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

Fees: $320 / $345 after Oct. 19


Trial Lawyers Beware! Join members of the bench and bar for a “monster mash” as they analyze the disturbing details of a trial that can individually or collectively make or break a case.


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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: THE Most Important Contract You'll Ever Draft: Why Your Engagement Letter is Probably Inadequate (and How to Fix it)
Monday, October 29, 2018

MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  THE Most Important Contract You'll Ever Draft:  WHy Your Engagement Letter is Probably Inadequate (and How to Fix it) with Andrew Lilly
•In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
•10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
•If attending in person, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE.  If attending via webinar, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE AND also counts as one of the four technologically assisted hours allowed under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education (webinar link instructions will be sent to the email address on file with the LSBA).
ONLY $10!
•Register online only.
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LSBA Member Outreach CLE Series (Shreveport)
Monday, October 29, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Center• 400 Caddo Street• Shreveport, LA


The LSBA Member Outreach CLE Series focuses on familiarizing members with the LSBA and services provided.

Date: October 29, 2018
Registration Fee: $35.00
Registration: 1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Please be advised that checks will only be accepted at onsite registration.
CLE: 2:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
CLE Credit hrs: 2.0 CLE credits - This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Professionalism CLE credit and 1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit.

Free Photo Bar ID's will be offered at the CLE Seminar to members that are eligible to recieve an ID (members are eligible if they that have not recieved a photo bar ID in the past). Click here to see photo bar ID rules.
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TECH TUESDAY: E-Discovery with Craig Ball
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
TECH TUESDAY:  E-Discovery with Craig Ball
•In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
•10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
•If attending in person, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE.  If attending via webinar, this session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE AND also counts as one of the four technologically assisted hours allowed under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education (webinar link instructions will be sent to the email address on file with the LSBA).
ONLY $10!
•Register online only.
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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC LAW SECTION - PRACTICE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR XV111
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Friday, November 2, 2018
SAVE THE DATE:  The Government and Public Law Section will be hosting it's annual seminar "Practice in the Public Sector XVIII" on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA  Lunch will be provided on Friday, November 2.  For more information, please contact Christine A. Richard, Program Coordinator/Marketing & Sections at crichard@lsba.org.
Fit to Practice
Thursday, November 1, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Louisiana Bar Center • 601 St. Charles Avenue • New Orleans, LA 
Hosted by the LSBA Diversity Committee's Pipeline to Diversity and Outreach Subcommittee 

"Fit to Practice" focuses on liability and ethics issues in the event an attorney experiences a short or long-term disability. This session is especially relevant to solo and small firm attorneys.

Date: November 1, 2018
Registration Fee: $40.00
Registration: 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Please be advised that checks will only be accepted at onsite registration. 
CLE
: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CLE Credit hrs: 2.0 CLE credits - This program has applied for 1.0 hour of Professionalism CLE credit and  1.0 hour of Ethics CLE credit (pending approval).
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When the Parent Becomes the Child: Advising Caregivers of Elderly Persons
Friday, November 2, 2018
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.

Co-Sponsored by the Trusts, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section -

MEMBERS RECEIVE $50 DISCOUNT!

Approved for 6.25 hours of Estate Planning and Administration Specialization Credit!!

Lawyers practicing elder law are instrumental in navigating challenging circumstances aging clients face or clients caring for an elderly loved one. This may include discussing the legal implications about advanced directives, end of life decisions, and POAs; Medicaid planning, claims and appeals; advocating the rights of nursing home residents; reporting elder abuse; and planning for long term care. This program will address these issues and provide sound advice from lawyers well versed in this area.


Don't Miss Section Meeting! Section Members are invited to attend the Trust, Estate, Probate and Immovable Property Law Section's meeting and luncheon. Lunch Provided by Section! Non-Section members may contact LSBA to join Section.
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Advanced Family Law Hot Topics
Friday, November 2, 2018
ADVANCE FAMILY LAW HOT TOPICS
 
(Sponsored by the Family Law Section)

Registration - 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Seminar - 9:00 a.m.-4:50 p.m.

Crown Plaza Airport / 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner

The LSBA Family Law Section presents Advanced Family Law Hot Topics.  Join us November 2, 2018 for a seminar designed for attorneys, judges, hearing officers, custody evaluators and other professionals who want a better understanding of advanced Family Law topics.  This program will impact your practice with insightful tips from the working judiciary.  Seasoned professionals will provide valuable information on new Family Law rules and procedures, and other hot topics.
 6.5 hours of Family Law Specialization CLE credit, including 1 hour of Ethics has been applied for. 

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Workers' Comp. Roundup: The Latest What's, When's, How's and Why's
Friday, November 2, 2018
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. • Baton Rouge

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

This annual Workers' Comp CLE provides essential updates, guidance, and advice for Louisiana attorneys, employers, HR professionals, insurers, consultants and others who need the latest and most accurate information. Register and connect with leading workers’ comp attorneys.
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Standing Out before Standing Up: A Guide to Written and Oral Arguments from the Benches & Trenches
Monday, November 5, 2018
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.
Fee: $320 / $345 after Oct. 26

There is an art to brief writing and oral argument. Courtroom lawyers must do these two things well. Speaking and writing persuasively involves knowing what to include and omit so that the judge will focus closely on your argument. Presenters from the bench and bar will highlight and address the many nuances of written and oral arguments.

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An Evening with the New Orleans Pelicans - Pelicans v. Bulls!
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
New Orleans Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr. • New Orleans

Registration: 3:00 p.m.
Seminar: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Game: 7:00 p.m.

Get your Ethics & Professionalism CLE credits, then stay for the Pelicans v. Bulls game in the Hub Club. Food & drink included!

CLE with the New Orleans Pelicans! JOIN THE FLOCK!! The LSBA is Swooping Down into the Smoothie King Center for an exciting CLE with the NEW ORLEANS PELICANS!! Join the LSBA for 2 hours of CLE followed by an exciting time with the Pelicans. Earn 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism. Registration includes one (1) HUBCLUB Level ticket to the watch the game. Enjoy delicious food and complimentary sodas, wine & beer while cheering the Pelicans to victory! LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. Registration and tickets are on a “first come/first serve” basis.
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18th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium
Friday, November 9, 2018
JW Marriott Hotel
614 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 7:30-8 a.m.
Seminar: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by National Board of Trial Advocacy

This symposium features the nation’s leading complex litigation academicians, jurists and members of the bar. These are the folks that are writing about, presiding over and litigating the most significant cases in the country.

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Energy & Environmental Law Summit
Friday, November 16, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • 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. Hear from leading attorneys in the oil and gas arena.
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New York, New York Multi-Topic CLE
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018
InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel
300 W 44th St. • New York

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Back By Popular Demand!! 4-Day CLE ... Stay a little longer and enjoy New York's great sightseeing, museums & galleries, world class music & Broadway shows, awesome dining & spectacular shopping, kid friendly, and much more!
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Advanced Appellate Practice
Friday, November 30, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the Civil Law and Litigation Section - SECTION MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT!

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

Practitioners are increasingly aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of appellate advocacy. Join seminar chairs JUDGE SYLVIA COOKS and THOMAS FLANAGAN, twelve (12) sitting appellate judges, and several leaders of the appellate bar for an in-depth, practical examination of  appellate practice in Louisiana.

Approved for 6.25 hours of Appellate Practice Specialization credit.
Approved for 6.25 hours of Family Law Specialization credit.
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Prove It! Evidence Law in the Trenches
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

In a world increasingly dominated by social media and cloud-based data, where do the lines exist in the development and collection of evidence. This one-day seminar brings together a faculty of experienced practitioners and jurists to provide a fresh and practical perspective on the essential fundamentals of every litigated dispute.


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E-Discovery Boot Camp
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the Civil Law and Litigation Section ~ Section Members Receive DISCOUNT!

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

E-discovery is a process comprised of linked actions that begin when a lawsuit is reasonably foreseeable and ends when documents are presented in court. Vastly important, this legal process serves a vital function to our entire legal justice system. With a “boots on the ground” approach you will learn how it all started, how ESI has changed litigation, document & data management, production and costs, as well as privilege and ESI admissibility. Ethics & professionalism credit included.

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Motions, Motions, Motions ...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

More information coming soon ...
Ethics & Professionalism: Watch Your P's & Q's
Friday, December 7, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

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

BEAT the End-of-the-Year RUSH!! Get Your Ethics & Professionalism Credits ~ Available By-the-Hour ($90/CLE credit hour)
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An Evening with the New Orleans Pelicans - Pelicans v. Grizzlies!
Friday, December 7, 2018
New Orleans Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr. • New Orleans

Get your Ethics & Professionalism CLE credits, then stay for the game in the Hub Club. Food & drink included!

CLE with the New Orleans Pelicans! JOIN THE FLOCK!! The LSBA is Swooping Down into the Smoothie King Center for an exciting CLE with the NEW ORLEANS PELICANS!! Join the LSBA for 2 hours of CLE followed by an exciting time with the Pelicans. Earn 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism. Registration includes one (1) HUBCLUB Level ticket to the watch the game. Enjoy delicious food and complimentary sodas, wine & beer while cheering the Pelicans to victory! LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. Registration and tickets are on a “first come/first serve” basis.
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Pursuit of Balance: Life & Law
Monday, December 10, 2018
Registration: 7:45-8:15 a.m.
Seminar: 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

If you're finding it harder than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you're not alone. Join us as highly respected speakers share their best strategies in our common “pursuit of balance”.

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Trial Practice CLE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Fee: $320 / $345 after Nov. 30

Always popular, this seminar will teach winning trial skills– from successful techniques of persuasion, closing statements and use of expert witnesses, through drafting an effective appeal, spoliation, and professionalism in the courtroom.

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30th Annual Summer School Revisited
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Fees: $445 / $470 after Dec. 7

BACK TO SCHOOL! Join the LSBA for Summer School Revisited, a multi-topic CLE program that highlights presentations from the Summer School held in Sandestin. Topics include: criminal law & procedure • family law • arbitration • cyber security • state civil procedure • real property law • drating insurance provisions • best practices in transcations • sexual harassment issues • admiralty law developments • and much more, including Ethics & Professionalism. Get all of the required CLE credits before the Dec. 31st deadline!!

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2018 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Chateau Saint Denis Hotel
751 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA
Hosted by Louisiana State Bar Diversity Committee's Specialty Bars Subcommittee 

Date: December 14, 2018
Registration Fee: $55.00
Registration: 8:15 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.
Please be advised that checks will only be accepted at onsite registration.
CLE: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
CLE Credit hrs: 5.0 CLE credits - This program has applied for 2.0 hours of Professionalism CLE credits, 2.0 hours of Ethics CLE credits, and 1.0 General CLE credit (pending approval).


For questions, please contact the Member Outreach and Diversity team at diversity@lsba.org.
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CLE WRAP UP! Multi-Topic & By-the-Hour CLE
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m.

AVOID the CLE Blues & BEAT the End-of-the-Year RUSH!! ~ CLE Available By-the-Hour
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Dazzling Disney! A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar
Monday, March 4, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

Walt Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way • Lake Buena Vista, FL

Registration: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Seminar begins at 8:00 a.m.

Escape the madness of Mardi Gras and bring your family and friends on a magical gathering at the Walt
Disney World® Resort. Let the magic begin!

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • REGISTER NOW!!  Due to the popularity of our Disney table service restaurants, dining availability may be limited or not available without advance reservations. Register ealy to make reservations up to 180 days prior to your visit!!

  • DISCOUNT THEME PARK TICKETS!  Purchase dicounted theme park tickets once you're registered!

  • BOOK YOUR FLIGHT! As this is the week of Mardi Gras, members are urged to book their flights early to obtain best airfares.

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2019 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession
Friday, March 8, 2019
Location:  Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

Please join the LSBA, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and a host of statewide local and specialty bar associations for the 12th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Profession. The Conclave is scheduled for Friday March 8, 2019 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. This year’s theme is “Strides in Diversity: Opening Doors for the Next Generation.”

5.00 CLE Credit Hours (including Ethics and Professionalism) Pending Approval 

Better Lawyering thru Technology
Friday, March 29, 2019
LA Bar Center
601 St. Charles Ave. • New Orleans

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

More information coming soon ...
Bankruptcy Law CLE
Friday, April 5, 2019
LA Bar Center
601 St. Charles Ave. • New Orleans

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

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12th Solo, Small Firm & TECH Conference (April 9-10, 2019; Sheraton NOLA)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
LSBA'S 12th ANNUAL SOLO, SMALL FIRM & TECH CONFERENCE (April 9-10, 2019, Sheraton NOLA)!!

Same venue, but at a later time in the year and with a Tuesday/Wednesday combination!  SAVE THE DATE!   You KNOW you want to go!! 

Please send all topic, speaker and exhibitor inquiries to Shawn L. Holahan
Immigration Law CLE
Friday, April 26, 2019
New Orleans

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

More information coming soon ...
CLE during Jazz Fest
Friday, April 26, 2019
New Orleans

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

More information coming soon ...
Ethics & Professionalism Summer Rerun
Friday, June 14, 2019
New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30-10:40 a.m.

2 Hour CLE! More information coming soon ...
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600