Specialty Bars Conference - "Changing the Profession from Within"

August 26, 2017 • Ritz Carlton Hotel921 Canal Street • New Orleans, LA

If you prefer not to register online, please click here for the 2017 SBC Attorney Registration Form. Submission instructions are on the form.

Registration: 8:30 am - 8:45 am

Conference: 8:45 am - 3:40 pm

Cost: $125

CLE Credits Hours: 5.0 hours (including Ethics and Professionalism)

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

Registration Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations received in writing before August 12, 2017 will be fully refunded minus a $30.00 administrative fee. If written confirmation of cancellation is not received by August 12, 2017, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed within two weeks of receipt of the cancellation request.

8:30 am - 8:45 am - Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am - Welcoming Remarks/Sponsor Recognition

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Session One (1.0 Professionalism credit hour)  "Preparing for the Future:  Louisiana Justice Reinvestment" 

Speaker Materials for Session One:

10:10 am - 11:10 am - Session Two (1.0 Ethics credit hour) "Defending Disciplinary Action"

  • 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, Hammond, LA

 11:10 am - 11:20 am - Networking Break

11:20 pm - 12:20 pm - Session Three (1.0 Ethics credit hour) "Immigration: a 360° Perspective"

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Session Four (1.0 Professionalism credit hour) "Women as Agents of Change in the Judicial Process"

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm - Networking Break

2:40 pm - 3:40 pm - Session Five (1.0 Law Office Management credit hour) “The Future of the Legal Profession: Making Strides with Technology”


Speakers' Materials

Session One - "Preparing for the Future: Louisiana Justice Reinvestment"

Session Two - "Defending Disciplinary Action"

Session Three - "Immigration: a 360° Perspective"

Session Four - "Women as Agents of Change in the Judicial Process"

Session Five - "The Future of the Legal Profession: Making Strides with Technology"

The LSBA has reserved a block of rooms at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans at a discounted rate of $133.00 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.

Hotel Reservation/Cancellation Policy:
In order to reserve a room, please do the following:

To make an Online Reservation:
Book your group rate for the 2017 Specialty Bar Conference here.

To make a Reservation by Phone:
Contact Central Reservations at 800-826-8987 and request the group block rate URD.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card by July 25, 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 July 25, 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 more than 72 hours prior to arrival, you are responsible for the room charge.

We hope you can join us and look forward to your continued support of the LSBA's Diversity programs.

 For more information, contact: Member Outreach and Diversity team members by email:

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