Inclusion: Moving from A Foot in the Door to a Voice at
the Table |
CLE Seminar #7152160304
|7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
breakfast is included in registration fee.
|8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
||Breakout Sessions: (1.00 CLE Credit
Hour) PLEASE SELECT ONE.|
Session One - Immigration (Ethics) - Capitol Room
"How Immigration Law
Can Impact Your Practice"
From criminal defense, to family law, to all aspects of corporate law,
immigration issues can impact your practice. Attending this panel will
provide insight into the ethical issues of dealing with immigration
matters as well as provide insight into how you can incorporate this
dynamic area of law into your everyday practice.
Session Two - LGBT (Professionalism) - Louisiana Room
"The Illusion of
The U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges provided
lesbian and gay couples with the freedom to marry. However, before the ink
could dry, challenges emerged to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(RFRA). This session examines the professional difficulties and hurdles
advocates encounter in representation of clients in a case that is
emotionally and politically charged.
Session Three - Criminal Law (General) - Governor Room
Eyewitness identifications play an important
role in the judicial system. Applied identification research has
identified key variables affecting the accuracy of eyewitness
identification. In this session, scholars and practitioners explore issues
and challenges that result with identification methods and
|9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mark A. Cunningham • Jones
Walker LLP • New Orleans, LA
|10:00 a.m. – 10:05
|Introduction of Facilitator
Barbara B. Ormsby • Deutsch Kerrigan LLP • New Orleans,
Neuroscience of Decision-Making in the Practice of Law”
(2.0 CLE Credit Hours,
Facilitator: Kimberly Papillon, Esq. • The
Better Mind • Oakland, CA
In this highly interactive
course participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience and how
it affects decision-making in the practice of law.
Neurophysiologic studies will be used to explain what
keeps us from designing effective strategies for cases and
solving problems. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
studies will be used to show what motivates us, scares us, and fools us.
Participants will learn how attorneys make decisions in litigation and
transactional practices. The course will explore how reactions in our
brains affect our assessments of threat, intelligence, veracity, and
competence in a diverse environment. The course will identify ways to
increase fairness guided by science.
|12:15 p.m. – 1:00
|Presentation of Awards and
Recognition of Louisiana Supreme Court
Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson
of Keynote Speaker
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00
|Keynote Speaker |
"The Power of
Expectations: The Impact of Expectations on Performance &
(1.00 CLE Credit Hour, General)
Roderick A. "Rick" Palmore • Senior
Counsel, Dentons US LLP • Chicago, IL
|2:00 p.m. - 2:15
|2:15 p.m. – 3:15
|Best Practices Session (1.00 CLE
Credit Hour, Professionalism)|
"The Difference Between Getting In and Staying In: Moving Toward
Better decisions are made when diverse
individuals participate in the decision-making process. Diversity drives
better business decisions. Panelists discuss the benefits of using
diversity strategically and purposefully to encourage accountability when
it comes to strengthening opportunities for minorities.
|3:15 p.m. – 3:30
|3:30 p.m. – 4:30
|Legal Pipeline Session (1.00 CLE
Credit Hour, General)|
"The Path to Saving the Legal Profession"
pipeline is the educational route to the legal profession for students.
Pipeline programs are the pathway to ensuring continued diversity. This
session will explore the importance of legal professionals leading the
charge in developing, sponsoring, and maintaining pipeline programs.