2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE

Friday, December 15, 2017

If you prefer not to register online, please click here for the 2017 Natchitoches Lights CLE registration form. Submission instructions are on the form.


Registration Fee: $55.00
Full registration includes access to conference sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, and electronic course materials. Written course materials will not be available.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to diversity@lsba.org. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received in writing before December 1, 2017 will be fully refunded minus a $10.00 administrative fee. If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by December 1, 2017, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed within two weeks of receipt of the cancellation request.

CLE Credit Hours  6.00 - including 3.00 hours Ethics and 1.00 hour Professionalism 


8:15 a.m. -8:45 a.m. - Registration

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks/Sponsor Recognition

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session One “Lawyer Trust Accounting Basics” (1.00 Ethics credit hour)
        • Richard P. Lemmler, Jr., Ethics Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.- Networking Break

10:10 am - 11:10 am - Session Two "Defending Disciplinary Action" (1.00 Ethics credit hour)
        • William N. "Billy" King, Professional Programs Practice Assistance Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA
        • Richard P. Lemmler, Jr., Ethics Counsel, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA
        • Susan Kalmbach, Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, Baton Rouge, LA
        • Damon Manning, Schiff, Scheckman & White LLP, Hammond, LA

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.- Networking Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Session Three “LGBT Law: 2017 Year in Review” (1.00 Professionalism credit hour)
        • Brandon H. Robb, Delaney, Robb & Rubin Attorneys at Law, LLC, Metairie, LA
        • J. Dalton Courson, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, L.L.C., New Orleans, LA

12:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.- Lunch (ON YOUR OWN)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Session Four "Evidentiary and Ethical Issues in Social Media E-Discovery" (1.00 Ethics credit hour)
        • Thomas J. O’Connor, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center, New Orleans, LA

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.- Networking Break

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session Five “Equal Protection in Jury Selection - Batson, Miller-El and Beyond” (1.00 General credit hour)
        • Honorable Scott J. Crichton, Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, Shreveport, LA

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. - Networking Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Session Six “Biomechanics and Injury Mechanisms” (1.00 General credit hour)
        • David J. Barczyk, D.C., Barczyk Biomechanics Institute, Lafayette, LA


 Speakers' Materials

Session One - Lawyer Trust Accounting Basics


Session Two - "Defending Disciplinary Action"


Session Three - "LGBT Law: 2017 Year in Review"


Session Four - "
Evidentiary and Ethical Issues in Social Media E-Discovery"


Session Five -  "
Equal Protection in Jury Selection - Batson, Miller-El and Beyond"


Session Six - "Biomechanics and Injury Mechanisms"



All registrants are invited to attend The Dreams Scholarship 14th Annual Party With a Purpose Toy Drive held at the Historic Prudhomme-Rouquier House, 446 Jefferson Street, Natchitoches, LA at 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Great Food! Live Band! 

To RSVP for the event, please click on the following link:
14th Annual Toy Drive

Need a hotel room? We have a great rate!

The LSBA has reserved a block of rooms at the newly opened Chateau St. Denis hotel at a discounted rate of $209.00 per night (excluding taxes and fees). You are urged to make reservations early, as there are only a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate listed above. The LSBA room block is reserved for seminar attendees only.  In order to reserve a room, please click here

 The GROUP CODE is LSBA

Hotel Reservation/Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card by December 1, 2017 and the credit card will be charged a deposit of one night’s room and tax when reservations are made. Any requests received after December 1, 2017 will be handled on a space and rate availability basis only. Please note that if your plans change and you do not timely cancel your room reservation by November 14, 2017, you are responsible for the room charge.

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