LSBA Events and Seminars


MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Trust Accounting
Monday, July 23, 2018
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Trust Accounting with Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Counsel's Tammy Northrup, Esq. 
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice! 
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation 
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.   

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TECH TUESDAY - Personal Injury: Effective and Efficient Quantum Analysis
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
TECH TUESDAY:  Personal Injury:  Effective and Efficient Quantum Analysis with Eric Johnson, Esq. 
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.   

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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Client Communication: Do it Effectively and Efficiently
Monday, July 30, 2018
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Client Communication:  Do it Effectively and Efficiently with Shawn L. Holahan, LSBA'S Practice Management Counsel
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE ((and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.   

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TECH TUESDAYS: Protect Your Office with Malpractice and Cyber Insurance, and Avoiding Claims
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
TECH TUESDAY - Protect Your Office with Malpractice and Cyber Insurance, And Avoiding Claims with Madeline C. Rice, Esq.
  • In Person at the Bar Center or via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.   

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Employment Law Update 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m.
Fee: $320

The American workplace continues to be a prolific source of difficult legal issues and claims, and significant changes in labor and employment law have been occurring at a faster pace than ever, particularly with the new administration now running the show. This popular annual seminar will keep employment law practitioners up to date on the latest developments in this dynamic field.

Following the program, the Labor Relations and Employment Law Section invites speakers & attendees to an informal “Happy Hour” at Batch Bar, located in the hotel lobby.

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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Avoiding and Resolving Fee Disputes; Mentoring
Monday, August 20, 2018
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Fee Dispute Resolution and Mentoring 

This seminar will discuss how to avoid and to resolve fee disputes (including the LSBA's fee dispute arbitration program) and will also discuss the LSBA's mentoring program. 
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.

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TECH TUESDAY: Choosing and Using Cloud Technology
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
TECH TUESDAY:  Choosing and Using Cloud Technology with Shawn L. Holahan, LSBA'S Practice Management Counsel.

This seminar will review the factors that you should consider when choosing providers of cloud tehcnology into your law practice. 
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • Register online only.

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LSBA Diversity and Inclusion Managers Summit
Friday, August 24, 2018
Save the Date! 

Please note that this CLE is Invitation Only. 

LSBA Diversity and Inclusion Managers Summit
August 24, 2018
The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans • 921 Canal St. • New Orleans, LA
MANAGEMENT MONDAY: New Ways to Skin a Cat - Getting Paid and Funding Family Law Matters
Monday, August 27, 2018
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  New Ways to Skin a Cat - Getting Paid and Funding Family Law Matters
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.

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TECH TUESDAYS: Get to the Top of Search Results
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
TECH TUESDAY:  Getting to the Top of Search Results
  • In Person at the Bar Center OR via Webcast! Your choice!
  • 10:15 - 10:30 am Registration; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Presentation
  • This session qualifies for 1 hour of LPM CLE (and does not count toward the 4 hr. limitation under Rule 3(d) of Continuing Legal Education).
  • ONLY $10!
  • Register online only.

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Social Media: Law, Policy and Tips
Friday, August 31, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $320

Social media is powerful and has touched almost every aspect of a lawyer’s practice. This seminar will provide lawyers with the latest laws regarding social media and the ethical quagmires that social media may create.
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Tricks of the Trade in Family Law - PART 2
Friday, August 31, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Diverse and distinguished speakers will cover new developments in jurisprudence, custody & adoption law, spousal support, & common traps for Family Law practitioners. Earn Family Law Specialization credits!
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Ethics & Professionalism (Lafayette)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $250/ $275 On-Site

Get your ethics & professionalism credits early!! *Attendance my qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to company underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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Trips, Slips & Major Mishaps - Personal Injury 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018
Co-Sponsored by the LSBA Civil Law & Litigation Section

Hyatt Cenric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $320

Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Causes for the injury may fall under intentional, negligence, or strict liability.  A personal injury case determines whether the defendant is liable for the damages sustained, as well as the nature and extent of the damages. This seminar will cover different aspects of a personal injury case, including case evaluation, experts, motions, mediation, and tips for winning your case. Ethics and professionalism credit included.
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25th Annual Admiralty Symposium
Friday, September 14, 2018
Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $320

REGISTER NOW for this popular annual program! RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair since the program’s inception leads the discussions. Presentation topics personal jurisdiction, prosecuting & defending maritime injury claims, litigating maritime asbestos related claims, punitive damages, and  recent admiralty rulings. The afternoon presentations include ethics, professionalism, and tips from the bench  Leave prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!
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Ethics & Professionalism (New Orleans)
Friday, September 21, 2018
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $250 / $275 On-Site


Get your ethics & professionalism credits early!! *Attendance my qualify your firm for a Loss Control credit on your next professional liability policy written through CNA and administered by Gilsbar. (Subject to company underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)

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The Art of Depositions
Friday, September 28, 2018
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.
Fee: $320 / $345 after Sept. 21

Experienced litigators offer practical advice and best practices for new lawyers and seasoned attorneys. Learn techniques and strategies for mastering the art of depositions.
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ERISA and All that Jazz
Friday, September 28, 2018
LA Bar Center
601 St. Charles Ave. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:15 a.m.
Seminar: 8:15 a.m.-4:15p.m.
Fees: 1/2 Day - $160 / All Day - $320

This CLE offers 2 module options (Act 1 & Act 2), 2 registration options and professionalism (Intermission) credit!

Module 1 (Act 1): ERISA for the General Practitioner, scheduled the first half of the day, covers ERISA as it affects the practice of a general practitioner, such as in employment cases, disability cases, family law, and certain tort and medical malpractice cases. The session will provide attendees information that will help them avoide missteps when ERISA issues surface, often un-expectantly, as well as practices to avoid triggering ERISA issues through over-pleading.
Module 2 (Act 2): Cutting Edge Recent Developments of Interest, scheduled the second half of the day, will cover ERISA recent developments for the experienced ERISA practitioner.

Register for Module 1 only, Module 2 only, or both modules. Attend in-person (space limited to 25) OR via webcast.
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Boomer/Elder Law CLE
Friday, October 5, 2018
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.

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12th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar
Friday, October 12, 2018
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Hanging Out Your Own Shingle
Monday, October 15, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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58th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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2018 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Friday, October 19, 2018
Crown Plaza Executive Center 
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JULY 2018

For two days, public interest advocates will come together to learn, network, and collaborate with justice community members from around the state. In addition to regular conference programming, we will distribute two Civil Legal Aid Awards to recognize colleagues who have developed innovative ways of delivering legal services and provided exemplary service to those most in need.

As always, the Louisiana State Bar Association is proud to provide the conference for civil legal aid attorneys working fulltime with a qualified program.

To be eligible to attend free-of-charge, you must either:
1)  Be employed full-time by a qualified civil legal aid provider (see list) OR
2)  Provide contract CINC services for a qualified civil legal aid provider (see list)

This year, we are also offering CINC pre-conference by invitation. If you would like to register for the pre-conference in addition to the Justice Community Conference, simply add the item to your shopping cart when registration opens.
Law Practice Management CLE
Friday, October 19, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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CLE during Voodoo Fest!
Friday, October 26, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Workers' Comp. 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. • Baton Rouge

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Written/Oral Argument
Monday, November 5, 2018
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.

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18th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium
Friday, November 9, 2018
JW Marriott Hotel
614 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 7:30-8 a.m.
Seminar: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by National Board of Trial Advocacy

This symposium features the nation’s leading complex litigation academicians, jurists and members of the bar. These are the folks that are writing about, presiding over and litigating the most significant cases in the country.

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Energy & Environmental Law Summit
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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New York, New York Multi-Topic CLE
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Tuesday, November 20, 2018
InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel
300 W 44th St. • New York

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Advanced Appellate Practice
Friday, November 30, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Evidence Law Seminar
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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E-Discovery CLE
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Motions, Motions, Motions ...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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Ethics & Professionalism: Watch Your P's & Q's
Friday, December 7, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CLE by-the-hour! More information coming soon ...
Trial Practice CLE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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.

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Pursuit of Balance: Life & Law
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 rue Iberville • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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30th Annual Summer School Revisited
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information coming soon ...
Natchitoches Lights CLE
Friday, December 14, 2018
Save the Date!

Natchitoches Lights CLE Seminar
December 14, 2018
Chateau Saint Denis Hotel • 751 Second Street • Natchitoches, LA

Hosted by Louisiana State Bar Diversity Committee's Specialty Bars Subcommittee 

Dazzling Disney! A Multi-Topic CLE Seminar
Monday, March 4, 2019 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Walt Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way • Lake Buena Vista, FL

Registration: 7-7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE !! More information coming soon ...
2019 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession
Friday, March 8, 2019
Save the Date! 

2019 Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession  
March 8, 2019
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel • 500 Canal St. • New Orleans, LA
Better Lawyering thru Technology
Friday, March 29, 2019
LA Bar Center
601 St. Charles Ave. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information coming soon ...
Bankruptcy Law CLE
Friday, April 5, 2019
LA Bar Center
601 St. Charles Ave. • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information coming soon ...
12th Solo, Small Firm & TECH Conference (April 9-10, 2019; Sheraton NOLA)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
LSBA'S 12th ANNUAL SOLO, SMALL FIRM & TECH CONFERENCE (April 9-10, 2019, Sheraton NOLA)!!

Same venue, but at a later time in the year and with a Tuesday/Wednesday combination!  SAVE THE DATE!   You KNOW you want to go!! 

Please send all topic, speaker and exhibitor inquiries to Shawn L. Holahan
Immigration Law CLE
Friday, April 26, 2019
New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information coming soon ...
CLE during Jazz Fest
Friday, April 26, 2019
New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information coming soon ...
Ethics & Professionalism Summer Rerun
Friday, June 14, 2019
New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30-10:40 a.m.

2 Hour CLE! More information coming soon ...
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600