LSBA Events and Seminars


MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Basics of Time Capture & Billing, and Dispute Resolution
Monday, August 21, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Basics of Time Capture & Billing, and Dispute Resolution.  Quick and Simple:  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:45am to 12:00pm (presentation 11am to 12pm).  Shawn L. Holahan, Esq., Practice Managment Counsel, Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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TECH TUESDAY: Manage Your Practice Through Document Automation
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  Manage Your Practice Through Document Automation.  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Austin Benton, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Expert Witnesses: Practical Tips and Information from Experts that Lawyers Need to Know
Friday, August 25, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Attorneys know that in many cases, expert testimony is crucial. This seminar presents a gathering of the leading experts in a wide variety of common and specialty fields.
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Specialty Bars Conference - "Changing the Profession from Within"
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ritz Carlton Hotel 
921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

Registration:  8:30 am - 8:45 am

Conference: 8:45 am - 3:40 pm

Cost: $125

This conference is developed with the issues of specialty bars in mind.  This conference, titled "Changing the Profession from Within," offers roundtables with judges, networking with specialty bar members from across the state, and 5.0 CLE credit hours.

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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Managing Ethical Fee Arrangements
Monday, August 28, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Managing Ethical Fee Arrangments  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Kevin Vogeltanz, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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TECH TUESDAY: Manage Your Practice Like a Business and Less Like a Lemonade Stand
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  Manage Your Practice Like a Business and Less Like a Lemonade Stand.  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Austin Benton, Esq., Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Ethics & Professionalism - Lafayette
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

DoubleTree by Hilton
1521 W Pinhook Rd., Lafayette

Registration: Noon-12:30 p.m.
Seminar: 12:30-4:45 p.m.

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 complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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24th Annual Admiralty Symposium
Friday, September 15, 2017
Omni Riverfront Hotel
701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

REGISTER NOW for this popular annual program! RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair since the program’s inception leads the discussions. Leave prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!

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MANAGEMENT MONDAY: Basics of Clear Client Communication
Monday, September 18, 2017
MANAGEMENT MONDAY:  Basics of Clear Client Communication  One hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Shawn L. Holahan, Esq., Practice Management Counsel, Presenter - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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TECH TUESDAY: How to Make Your Practice More Efficient Through The Cloud
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TECH TUESDAY:  How to Make Your Practice More Efficient Through the CloudOne hour LPM CLE; $10 registration fee; in person at the Bar Center and via webinar (link to be provided); 10:15 am to 11:30 am (presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am).  Abid Hussain, Esq. and Chuck Vann, Presenters - REGISTRATION OPEN!
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Ethics & Professionalism - New Orleans
Friday, September 22, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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 complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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Advising Elderly & Disabled Clients in an Ever Changing World
Friday, September 29, 2017
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.

Presentations cover all aspects of Social Security Disability, including applying for benefits, different types of benefits, and appealing the decisions. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new Social Security laws and regulations, as well Medicaid planning for long term care. You’ll be able to recognize and report elder abuse. Lastly, you’ll become versed about surrogate decision makers and advance directives, and earn the required professionalism hour.
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TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING FOR BUSINESSES: What You Need to Know to Minimize the Taxation of a Business
Friday, October 6, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville • New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Maximizing the profitability of a business means maximizing revenue and minimizing costs. An ever increasing business cost is tax, particularly for multi-state businesses. Presenters will discuss the planning that a business should undertake from the moment it organizes as a legal entity until it is transferred as a part of a sale or an estate plan.

The course was approved for a total of 6.00 hours of CLE credit, 6.00 hours of Tax Law specialization credit AND 3.00 hours of Estate Planning & Administration specialization credit.
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2017 Louisiana Justice Community Conference (By Invitation Only)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Crown Plaza
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge


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.

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.

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11th Annual Dispute Resolution Seminar: Harnessing the Power of the Master Mediator
Friday, October 13, 2017
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Are you ready to harness the power of the master mediator? This workshop is for those who are ready to move to the next level of awareness and consciousness, grounded in deeper connection with the participants.  It is for mediators who have achieved a level of success and a respect for other mediation styles and applications, and who are prepared to move beyond the confines of evaluative and facilitative processes of mediation and make a difference with their work – both in the lives of their mediation participants, and in themselves.
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Hanging Our Your Own Shingle
Monday, October 16, 2017
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
555 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

This add-on option to the Bridging the Gap program will provide practical "need to know" information about starting a solo practice. 

  
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57th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Oct. 17 & 18, 2017
New Orleans Marriott Hotel - 500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar, organized by the Louisiana State Bar Association will take place from 17th October to the 18th October 2017 in New Orleans.

Join us for this two-day program presented by skilled, highly respected practitioners and jurists to learn practical information that hopefully will serve you well throughout your legal careers.


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Federal & State Legislative Updates
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

The recent legislative actions have yielded many changes, both federally and statewide. Join Louisiana legislators for a timely discussion to learn what’s going on and how it will impact you.
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CLE during Voodoo Fest!
Friday, October 27, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Workers' Comp
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DWI & Disciplinary Actions
Friday, November 3, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ethics & Professionalism - Bossier City
Friday, November 3, 2017
Joint program co-sponsored by LSBA & Gilsbar Specialty Insurance Services, L.L.C.

Horseshoe Bossier City
711 Horseshoe Blve., Bossier City

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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 complany underwriting guidelines: Call 1-800-GILSBAR for details.)
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17th Annual Class Action/Complex Litigation Symposium
Friday, November 10, 2017
The Ritz Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
2017 Energy & Environmental Law Summit
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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.

If your practice includes oil and gas matters, this summit is a MUST. With the rapid developments in the energy and environmental law arena, attendees will gain valuable information that will enhance their practice.

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Advanced Appellate Practice
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Co-Sponsored by the LSBA Civil Law & Litigation Section - Section Member Receive $25 Discount!

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.

Practitioners are increasingly aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of appellate advocacy. Join seminar chair THOMAS FLANAGAN, a Supreme Court justice, seven appellate judges, and leaders of the appellate bar for an in-depth, practical examination of appellate practice in Louisiana state courts.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK Multi-Topic CLE!!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!! Mark Your Calendar - Nov. 18-21, 2017
The LSBA is headed back to the Big Apple!
Book Your Airfare Early & Save

NEW THIS YEAR...
The LSBA has added a 4th day of CLE!! You'll be able to earn more CLE credit while enjoying your visit to NY a little bit longer!

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Government and Public Law Section - Practice in the Public Sector XVII
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Friday, December 1, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!  Mark Your Calendar - November 30 and December 1,2017
The Government and Public Law Section will be hosting their Annual Seminar - Practice in the Public Sector XVII at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Ethics & Professionalism: Watch Your P's & Q's
Friday, December 1, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
By-the-Hour CLE Seminar - 1st presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.
29th Annual Summer School Revisited
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Friday, December 8, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Depositions in a Nut Shell
Friday, December 8, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Trial Practice
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Pursuit of Balance: Life & Law
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel
800 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
CLE Wrap Up: A Multi-Topic Program
Friday, December 15, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St., New Orleans, LA

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
By-the-Hour CLE Seminar - 1st presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.
2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE
Friday, December 15, 2017
Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, 751 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA

The LSBA's Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession is hosting the 2017 "Natchitoches Lights" CLE on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Chateau Saint Denis Hotel. 


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

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11th Solo, Small Firm & Tech Conference
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Friday, February 16, 2018
SAVE THE DATE!!

The 11th Annual Solo, Small Firm & Tech Conference will be February 15-16, 2018 (the Thursday and Friday after Mardi Gras), at the Sheraton New Orleans.  The ONLY conference offering the full CLE requirement and dedicated to the small office practitioner!  Exhibitor inquiries can be directed to Shawn Holahan (shawn.holahan@lsba.org).
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"Historic Charleston" - Multi-Topic CLE
Monday, February 26, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
SAVE THE DATE!! Mark Your Calendar for "Historic Charleston"
Feb. 26-28, 2018
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel

Book Your Airfare Early & Save!
2018 Conclave on Diversity - Save the Date!
Friday, March 9, 2018
Location:  New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans

SAVE THE DATE!



The 11th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Profession is scheduled for Friday March 9, 2018 at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans. Check back frequently for updates.  Questions can be directed to the Member Outreach and Diversity team at diversity@lsba.org.
Cyber Security: Are YOU at Risk? Essential Tips to Keep Your Law Firm Safe
Friday, March 23, 2018
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Healthcare & Medicare: Solving the Puzzle
Friday, April 6, 2018
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CLE during French Quarter Fest: 10th Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Immigration Law Update
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Social Security/Disability Law
Friday, April 20, 2018
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2018 CLE during Jazz Fest: Handling the Complex Case - JAZZ IT UP!
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Hanging Out Your Own Shingle
Monday, May 7, 2018
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58th Bi-Annual Bridging the Gap Seminar
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Ethics & Professionalism Summer Rerun
Friday, June 15, 2018
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