Fit to Practice - Second in a Three-Part Series

Second Session in a Three-Part CLE Series on

Disability-Related Issues:

Fit to Practice

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA

1.0 Hour Professionalism, 1.0 Hour Ethics Credits

$25.00, Lunch included

In partnership with the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the second in this three-part series, titled "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. 


Substance abuse, physical and mental health disability issues affect people of all professions - and lawyers are no exception. In addition to the personal challenges of those suffering from these issues, this brings potential risk to the attorneys as they handle important matters and continue to work in the profession. This session will discuss the risks and ethics/liability issues that attorneys with disabilities face. In addition, it will offer resources available in Louisiana to help practitioners, and give practical advice on avoiding personal and vicarious liability during this process.

Date:                   Thursday, January 29, 2015

Location:             Baton Rouge Bar Center, 544 Main Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70801

Cost:                    $25.00

CLE credit:          2.0 hours - 1.0 hour Professionalism, 1.0 hour of Ethics

Registration:       11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and CLE:   11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served and is included in the fee.

Event Schedule and Presenters:

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Registration

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Bryan Jenkins, Benefits Consultant with Gilsbar Association Sales

12:00 noon - 12:30 pm - Richard P. Lemmler, Jr., Ethics Counsel, LSBA

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Julie Brown White, Partner, Schiff, Scheckman & White, LLP

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - J. E "Buddy" Stockwell, III, Executive Director, Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP)

To register online, please click on the button in the upper right hand corner of this page.  To register by fax or pay by check, please print this form and send/mail according to the form's instructions.   

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation for registration with a request for refund must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than January 23, 2015.  Cancellations received after that day will be assessed a $10 administrative charge.  Absolutely no refunds will be made after January 23, 2015.

The LSBA is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.  Please contact the LSBA if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this conference.  Contact Michelle Neal at

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