"Historic Charleston" - Multi-Topic CLE


(Online Registration Not Available)
Welcome to Charleston! Relax… Sit back… Take a deep breath… Ahhhh!

Experience sophistication and warm Southern charm set against the backdrop of wrought-iron fences, narrow cobblestoned streets and moss-draped oak. Explore this unforgettable city while enjoying newly refreshed rooms and suites at the the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, boasting an eclectic blend of contemporary and vintage furnishings, accented by the haint blue ceilings for which Charleston is famed. 

At this multi-topic seminar, attendees can earn all of the required CLE credits (including ethics & professionalism) while networking with colleagues in picturesque surroundings. When the sessions have adjourned for the day, enjoy the many things to do in the historic city: from standing on the site of the first shot in the Civil War, coming face to face with a giant sea turtle, touring an antebellum mansion, or climbing aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. Whether you're looking for top brands or one-of-a-kind boutiques, you can find them in Charleston’s endless shopping opportunities. Many visitors come to Charleston with only one thing on their mind: food. Festive dockside oyster roasts, high-end restaurants, outdoor cafés, and fresh from the dock seafood make very meal an event. Want a little more action? Famous golf courses, top-rated tennis courts, pristine beaches, monumental battleships and beautifully preserved architecture barely scratche the surface of attractions in Charleston. 

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Members are urged to book their flights early to obtain best airfares.The renovated and expanded Charleston International Airport (CHS) makes it more enjoyable and easier than ever for you to get here.

Registration Fee
• until Friday, Feb. 1 ............................................................. $730
• after Friday, Feb. 1 & On-Site**............................................ $760

(**On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. No printed materials will be available.**)

Member Registration includes: Seminar attendance, continental breakfast on mornings of meetings, coffee breaks, and electronic program materials provided via link.

Seminar Materials
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 device’s battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.

Cancellations & Refunds (LSBA)
Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Friday, Feb. 1. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Friday, Feb. 1.

Hotel Accommodations
The room rate at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is $218/night (single/double occupancy excluding hotel room tax of 13.5% and $1 taxable destination fee per room night occupied). The above rates will be honored only from Feb. 20-March 2, 2018, subject to availability. Members are urged to register early, as there are only a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rates listed above.
Cut-off date for reservation is February 1, 2018. Reservation requests received after this date are subject to guest room availability. Prevailing rates will apply. The LSBA room block is reserved for seminar attendees only. In order to reserve a hotel room (2 rooms maximum allowed), you must be registered for the seminar.

Check In/Check Out
Check in is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 11:00 a.m.. If arriving early, sleeping rooms may not be available. Luggage may be stored with the hotel's guest services staff.

Reservation Confirmation - Cancellation - (Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel)
All reservation requests will require a credit card or a deposit for one (1) room night via check made payable to Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled in accordance with hotel’s cancellation policy, currently 24 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to date of arrival at no charge.

About the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
Located in Downtown Charleston, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel is located within an easy walk to all the Historic District has to offer, including St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Charleston City Market. Within the hotel, you can enjoy a swim in the outdoor saltwater pool, pay a visit to the modern fitness center or savor all-day dining at 1KEPT. The hotel's on-site Navigator would also be happy to help you explore historic Charleston like a local. Experience great shops and boutiques located on King Street. Discover fabulous finds and exclusive name brands in
Historic Charleston. Whatever brings you to this unforgettable city, the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel will make sure your stay is special.

LE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 14 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics and 2 hours of professionalism.


7:30-8:00 a.m.

8:00-9:00 a.m. - (1 credit)
Federal Diversity Jurisdiction and Remand
Hon. Ivan L. R. Lemelle • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA • New Orleans

9:00-10:00 a.m. - (1 credit)
Suits Against the State for Breach of Contract
Justin P. Lemaire • Stone Pitman Walther Wittmann • New Orleans

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:15 a.m. - (1 credit)
Insurance: My Policy Says What?
John E. McAuliffe, Jr. • Frederick A. Miller & Associates • Metairie

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Think You have a Simple Lease? Think Again. Special Topics in Lease Law
Barry H. Grodsky • Taggart Morton • New Orleans

12:15-1:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Expert Witness: Preparing for Depositions and Trials
Chauntis Jenkins Floyd • Porteous Hainkel & Johnson • New Orleans


7:30-8:30 a.m. - (1 credit)
Are You Mediating or Just Wasting Your Time: What To Do – and Not To Do – Before, During, and After Mediation
Darrel J. Papillion • Walters Papillion Thomas Cullens • Baton Rouge

8:30-9:30 a.m. - (1 credit - Prof.)
The LSBA: Serving Our Members in Many Ways
Dona K. Renegar• Veazey, Felder & Renegar • Lafayette

9:30-9:45 a.m.

9:45-11:15 a.m. - (1.5 credits)
Burden of Proof and Standard of Review
Hon. James E. Kuhn (Ret.) • Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula

11:15-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - (1 credit - Ethics)
Ethics: Louisiana’s High Road in the Carolina Low Country
Joseph L. “Larry” Shea, Jr. • Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea • Shreveport

7:30-8:30 a.m. - (1 credit)
Getting the Most Out of Your Opening and Closing
Robert A. Kutcher • Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais • Metairie

8:30-10:00 a.m. - (1.5 credits)
Burden of Proof and Standard of Review (continued)
Hon. James E. Kuhn (Ret.) • Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:15 a.m. - (1 credit)
A Dozen (Or So) Oil and Gas Issues and Other Tidbits of Interest to the Real Estate Lawyer
Patrick S. Ottinger • Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C. • Lafayette

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - (1 credit - Prof.)
A Historical Look at Codes of Professionalism and Current Issues Faced by the Legal Profession
Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr. • 24th Judicial District Court • Gretna 

For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-572
Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137
aburas@lsba.org           bridget.berins@lsba.org
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