Advanced Appellate Practice

Co-Sponsored by the LSBA Appellate Section AND Civil Law & Litigation Section - Section Members Receive $25 Discount!

This course is approved for a total of 6.25 hours of Appellate Practice specialization credit AND 6.25 hours of Family Law specialization credit.

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. Through a series of panel discussions, esteemed judges from the Louisiana Fourth and Fifth Circuits will discuss what works (and what doesn’t work) in the areas of writ practice and brief-writing. The panelists will also explore winning oral arguments with a mock argument and critique. Finally, experienced lawyers will discuss the role of the “second chair,” followed by a lively presentation on professionalism in appellate practice.

Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds
• Section Member …. $295/$320 after Nov. 10
• Non-Section Member …. $320/$345 after Nov. 10

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

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Important Note: This program is Paper-Free! 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 electronic device we strongly suggest you charge the 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 $40 and a flash drive can be purchased for $25. Be sure to make your selection by checking the appropriate box on the Registration Form.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Nov. 10. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Nov. 10.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of professionalism.

This course is approved for a total of 6.25 hours of Appellate Practice specialization credit AND 6.25 hours of Family Law specialization credit.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Hyatt Centric Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact Contact: Carol Soler at (504) 266-6362 or Be sure to mention that you are an LSBA member and Corporate Account #: 95147. Availability is not guaranteed. Prevailing rates will apply.

For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137   

8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-8:45 a.m. - (.25 credits)
Program Overview
Thomas M. Flanagan • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans

8:45-9:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Writ Practice: Herlitz, Writ-Grant Considerations, and Law of the Case
Hon. Roland L. Belsome, Jr. • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Hon. Rosemary Ledet • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Jennifer L. Thornton • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford • New Orleans

9:45-10:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Appellate Review: Supreme Court vs. Court of Appeal
Hon. James T. Genovese • Louisiana Supreme Court • Opelousas

10:45-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.-Noon - (1 credit)
The Winning Oral Argument: Mock Argument and Critique
Hon. Paula A. Brown • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Hon. Sandra Cabrina Jenkins • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Kim M. Boyle • Phelps Dunbar • New Orleans
Harry Rosenberg • Phelps Dunbar • New Orleans
Martin A. Stern • Adams and Reese • New Orleans

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
The Role of the “Second Chair” on Appeal
Camille E. Gauthier • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans
Emily E. Ross • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert • New Orleans
Alex B. Rothenberg • Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam,
    Duplantis & Eagan • New Orleans

2:15-3:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
The Winning Brief: Persuading the Court and Following the Rules
Hon. Terri F. Love • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Hon. Fredericka H. Wicker • 5th Circuit Court of Appeal • Gretna
Kelly B. Becker • Liskow & Lewis • New Orleans

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m. - (1 credit - Prof.)
Professionalism on Appeal
Hon. Regina Bartholomew Woods • 4th Circuit Court of Appeal • New Orleans
Hon. Jude G. Gravois • 5th Circuit Court of Appeal • Gretna
Thomas M. Flanagan • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans
Raymond P. Ward • Adams and Reese • New Orleans

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

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. *

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600