LSBA Events and Seminars


MANAGEMENT MONDAYS: Taking Advantage of New iOS 11 for iPad and iPhone Lawyer
Monday, September 25, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY - Taking Advantage of the New iOS 11 for iPad and iPhone Lawyer.  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Jeff Richardson, Esq., presenting. ONLY $10 - in person or through live webinar (10:30-11:30). Learn about Apple's new iOS 11 for the iPad and iPhone from a litigator's perspective.  ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED.  ON SITE REGISTRATION ONLY.  
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TECH TUESDAY: Think You Dodged a Bullet? You Didn't. Learn to Back Up Your Data
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  Think You Dodged a Bullet?  You Didn't! Learn About Data Back Up Solutions Now! One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Tom O'Connor, Esq. and Craig Bayer REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Advising Elderly & Disabled Clients in an Ever Changing World
Friday, September 29, 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.

Presentations cover all aspects of Social Security Disability, including applying for benefits, different types of benefits, and appealing the decisions. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new Social Security laws and regulations, as well Medicaid planning for long term care. You’ll be able to recognize and report elder abuse. Lastly, you’ll become versed about surrogate decision makers and advance directives, and earn the required professionalism hour.

The course is approved for a total of 6.50 hours of Estate Planning and Administration 6.50 Hours specialization credit.
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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, 6.00 hours of Tax Law specialization credit AND 3.00 hours of Estate Planning & Administration 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

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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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Hanging Out Your Own Shingle
Monday, October 16, 2017
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
555 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This add-on option to the Bridging the Gap program will provide practical "need to know" information about starting a solo practice. 

  
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57th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Oct. 17 & 18, 2017
New Orleans Marriott Hotel - 555 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar, organized by the Louisiana State Bar Association will take place from 17th October to the 18th October 2017 in New Orleans.

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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Federal & State Legislative Updates
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

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

The recent legislative actions have yielded many changes, both federally and statewide. Join Louisiana legislators for a timely discussion to learn what’s going on and how it will impact you.
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MANAGEMENT MONDAY - Is Your Law Office HIPAA Compliant? Steps to Make Sure
Monday, October 23, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Is Your Law Office HIPAA Compliant?  Steps to Make Sure - One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Lyn Savoie, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN
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TECH TUESDAY - Preventive Measures to Protect Against Identity Theft
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  Preventive Measures to Protect Against Identity Theft.  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Melony Knab and Ann Williamson, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Voodoo CLE Seminar - ANATOMY OF A JURY TRIAL
Friday, October 27, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Litigators Beware! Spend a day with members of the bench and bar as they analyze the frightening factors of a trial that can individually or collectively make or break a case.
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MANAGEMENT MONDAYS - What Most Lawyers Don't Know About Business Partnership Agreements
Monday, October 30, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  What Most Lawyers Don't Know About Business Partnership Agreements - One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Andrew Legrand, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN
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TECH TUESDAY - Scary Tech - What to Do When Zombies Eat Your Data
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  Scary Tech - What to Do When Zombies Eat Your Data.  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Craig Bayer and Tom O'Connor, Esq., Presenters - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Workers' Comp 2017: Managing the Challenges of Injury & the Law
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA


Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Join EDWARD “TED” ROBERTS III and JAMES D. HOLLIER, seminar co-chairs, as well as esteemed workers’ comp judges and lawyers well versed in this area. Learn about the most recent legislative developments, updates in caselaw, vocational rehabilitation, and the prominent issues and exception in “course and scope”.
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Dealing with DWI & Disciplinary Actions
Friday, November 3, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA


Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hon. Herbert A. Cade, traffic court judge, serves as seminar chair of this valuable & informative program.

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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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17th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium
Friday, November 10, 2017
The Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

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

Co-Sponsored by LSBA Insurance, Tort, Workers Compensation and Admiralty Law Section
Section Members Receive Discount!
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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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An Evening with the New Orleans Pelicans (Pelicans VS Raptors)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans

Registration: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Seminar: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Game Tip Off: 7:00 p.m.

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

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Advanced Appellate Practice
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Co-Sponsored by the LSBA Appellate Section AND Civil Law & Litigation Section - Section Members Receive $25 Discount!

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.

Practitioners are increasingly aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of appellate advocacy. Join seminar chair THOMAS FLANAGAN, a Supreme Court justice, eight appellate judges, and leaders of the appellate bar for an in-depth, practical examination of appellate practice in Louisiana state courts.

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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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Professionalism Facilitator Training Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Session: 9:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE to all attorneys
CLE credits: 3.00 hours Professionalism (pending approval)

Facilitators are attorney volunteers that give of their time to educate others on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Please join us for a training workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

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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 - November 30 and December 1,2017
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.
Ethics & Professionalism: Watch Your P's & Q's
Friday, December 1, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
By-the-Hour CLE Seminar - 1st presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.
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An Evening with the New Orleans Pelicans (Pelicans VS Nuggets)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
New Orleans Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans

Registration: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Seminar: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Game Tip Off: 7:00 p.m.

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

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29th Annual Summer School Revisited
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Friday, December 8, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Depositions in a Nut Shell
Friday, December 8, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Trial Practice
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA


Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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.
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The Pursuit of Balance: Life & Law
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
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CLE Wrap Up: A Multi-Topic Program
Friday, December 15, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
By-the-Hour CLE Seminar - 1st presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.
2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE
Friday, December 15, 2017
Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, 751 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA

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. 

Fee:  $55.00
CLE credit hours - 6.00 hours, including 1.00 hour Ethics, 1.00 hour Professionalism, and 1.00 hour Law Office Management


For questions, please contact the Member Outreach and Diversity team at diversity@lsba.org.

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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).
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"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 in the Legal Profession
Friday, March 9, 2018
Location:  New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans

Please join the LSBA, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and a host of statewide local and specialty bar associations for the 11th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Profession. The Conclave is scheduled for Friday March 9, 2018 at the New Orleans Marriott. This year’s theme is “Diversity and Inclusion: From Rhetoric to Reality.” 

5.50 CLE Credit Hours (including Ethics and Professionalism)

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Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk? Essential Tips to Keep Your Law Firm Safe
Friday, March 23, 2018
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Healthcare & Medicare: Solving the Puzzle
Friday, April 6, 2018
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CLE during French Quarter Fest: 10th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Immigration Law Update
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Social Security/Disability Law
Friday, April 20, 2018
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2018 CLE during Jazz Fest: Handling the Complex Case - JAZZ IT UP!
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Hanging Out Your Own Shingle
Monday, May 7, 2018
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58th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Ethics & Professionalism Summer Rerun
Friday, June 15, 2018
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New Orleans, LA 70130
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