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The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present its 2020 Louisiana Young Lawyers' Conference, "Your Practice Your Future" on Friday, January 17 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel (7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA). The conference is open to the first 150 young lawyers who register for a cost of $50.00. Online registration will close at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, however on-site registration will be available if there are spots available. Please note it is the policy of the LSBA that cash will not be accepted for onsite registration. The conference has applied for 5 hours of CLE credit (including 1 hour of professionalism and 2 hours of law office management).

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Conference Agenda



The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present its 2020 Louisiana Young Lawyers' Conference, "Your Practice, Your Future" on Friday, January 17 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel (7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA).  The conference is open to the first 150 young lawyers who register.  Online registration will close at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, however on-site registration will be available if there are spots available. Please note it is the policy of the LSBA that cash will not be accepted for onsite registration.  The program has applied for 5 hours of CLE credit (including 1hour of professionalism and 2 hours of law office management).

 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The Young Lawyers' Conference is open to Young Lawyers ONLY for a a cost of $50. 

Included in Member Registration:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Conference attendance
  • Electronic course materials provided via link*
  • Lunch 
  • Networking Reception


Click Here for 2020 Young Lawyers' Conference Session Materials.

*Important Note: A link to the conference materials will be emailed to your email on record with the LSBA prior to the conference. You may decide to print the materials in advance and bring with you, or download to your electronic device to view in the seminar. If you choose to review the materials from your laptop or other electronic device, we strongly suggest you charge the battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS (LSBA)
Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Monday, January 13, 2020. Cancellations will receive a full refund. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Monday, January 13. If you register on or after Monday, January 13, 2020 no refunds will be given.



CONFERENCE AGENDA


8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration

9 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Bingo (for Prizes!) 

Salon 2
Danielle “Dani” L. Borel • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge

9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Welcome 
Scott L. Sternberg, LSBA YLD Chair • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans

9:40 - 10:40 a.m. Opening Plenary- "Taking Charge of Your Career: Establishing Your Brand and Practice as a Young Lawyer(1 hour CLE credit; Professionalism)
Salon 2 
Moderator:
Graham H. Ryan •  Jones Walker LLP  New Orleans
Panelists
:
Franz N. Borghardt • The Borghardt Law Firm • Baton Rouge
Loren Shanklin Fleshman • Smith Shanklin & Sosa, LLC • Baton Rouge

10:40 - 10:50 a.m. Email Break

10:50 - 11:50 a.m. Marketing Power Hour: An Idea Exchange
 (1 hour CLE credit; LPM)
Salon 3-4
Chat with other attendees about law related topics that interest you in this speed networking format. Make sure you listen for the horn; it sounds every 15 minutes. 
Roundtable Your Brand: Developing Your Elevator Speech and Personal Brand
Collin R. Melancon • Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick  • New Orleans
Roundtable Goal Setting: Developing A Five-Year Career Plan
Francisca M. Comeaux • Centerpoint Energy  • Baton Rouge
Roundtable Tech Talk
Michael S. Finkelstein & Scott Sternberg • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans
Roundtable The Benefits of Pro Bono and Community Service
Jesse C. Stewart • Fishman Haygood, LLP • New Orleans
Roundtable Social Media Marketing
Ryan J. Chenevert • Fletcher, Roy & Chenevert, LLC • Baton Rouge

11:50 - 11:55 a.m. Transfer Break 

11:55 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Presentation of YLD Awards
 
Salon 2

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address- "Succeeding as a Young Lawyer in a Changing Profession" (0.5 hour CLE credit)
Salon 2
Hon. Christopher “Chris” H. Hester • Baton Rouge City Court, Division A  • Baton Rouge

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Presentation of YLD Awards 
Salon 2
Scott L. Sternberg, LSBA YLD Chair • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans
Shayna Beevers Morvant, YLD Awards Committee Co-Chair • Beevers & Beevers, LLP • Gretna

1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Email Break
Sponsored by the LSBA Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Section

1:10 - 2:10 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS (1 hour CLE credit; LPM)
Session A- #firmlife: Advancing at Your Firm 
Salon 3
Moderator:
Danielle “Dani” L. Borel • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Panelists
Kellen J. Mathews • Adams and Reese, LLP • Baton Rouge
Joseph J. Cefalu, III • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Tiffany N. Dupree • Jones Walker LLP • Baton Rouge

Session B- Solo and Small Firm Success: Tips and Tricks for Building Your Practice
Salon 4
Moderator:
Shayna Beevers Morvant • Beevers & Beevers, LLP • Gretna
Panelists
Mary Katherine “Katie” Shoenfelt • Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC • Baton Rouge
Adam P. Johnson • The Johnson Firm • Lake Charles
 

2:10 - 2:20 p.m. Coffee & Cookie Break
Sponsored by the LSBA Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law Section

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. SPRINT SESSIONS (0.5 hours CLE credit)
Sprint Session A- Transactions 101
Salon 3
Moderator:
Kristi W. Richard • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC • Baton Rouge
Panelists:
Ashley Bynum Donald • Legacy Title, LLC • Baton Rouge
Keith J. Naccari • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans

Sprint Session B- Law Clerk Insider
Salon 4 
Moderator:
Micah C. Zeno • Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC • New Orleans
Panelists:
Betty A. Maury • 24th Judicial District Court, Division P • Gretna
Randy James “RJ” Marse, Jr. • Liskow & Lewis, APLC • New Orleans

2:50 - 3:20 p.m. SPRINT SESSIONS (Part 2) (0.5 hours CLE credit)       
Sprint Session C- Criminal Law for the Uninitiated
Salon 3     
Moderator:
Franz N. Borghardt • The Borghardt Law Firm • Baton Rouge
Panelists:
Senae D. Hall • Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office • Shreveport 
Jeffrey “Jeff” D. Hufft • Hufft Law Firm • New Orleans

Sprint Session D- Show me the Money: Managing Student Loans & Financial Literacy 
Valerie E. Fontenot • Frilot, LLC • New Orleans
Salon 4


3:20 - 3:50 p.m. Non-Profit Board Service (0.5 hours CLE credit) 
Salon 2
Moderator:
Rachal Cox Cassagne • Attorney at Law • New Orleans
Panelists
Christopher D. Billings • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Graham H. Williams • Adams and Reese, LLP • New Orleans

3:50 - 4 p.m. Wrap-Up and Adjourn
Salon 2
Scott L. Sternberg, LSBA YLD Chair • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans

4 - 5 p.m. Networking Reception 
Salon 2 & 4




Conference Speakers


Keynote Speaker
Hon. Christopher “Chris” H. Hester • Baton Rouge City Court, Division A • Baton Rouge

Moderators and Speakers
Christopher D. Billings • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Danielle “Dani” L. Borel • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Franz N. Borghardt • The Borghardt Law Firm • Baton Rouge
Rachal Cox Cassagne • Attorney at Law • New Orleans
Joseph J. Cefalu, III • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson • Baton Rouge
Ryan J. Chenevert • Fletcher, Roy & Chenevert, LLC • Baton Rouge
Francisca M. Comeaux • Centerpoint Energy • Baton Rouge
Ashley Bynum Donald • Legacy Title, LLC • Baton Rouge
Tiffany N. Dupree • Jones Walker LLP • Baton Rouge
Michael S. Finkelstein • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans
Senae D. Hall • Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office • Shreveport 
Jeffrey “Jeff” D. Hufft • Hufft Law Firm • New Orleans
Adam P. Johnson • The Johnson Firm • Lake Charles
Randy James “RJ” Marse, Jr. • Liskow & Lewis, APLC • New Orleans
Kellen J. Mathews • Adams and Reese, LLP • Baton Rouge
Betty A. Maury • 24th Judicial District Court, Division P • Gretna
Collin R. Melancon • Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick • New Orleans
Shayna Beevers Morvant • Beevers & Beevers, LLP • Gretna
Keith Naccari • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans
Kristi W. Richard • McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC • Baton Rouge
Graham H. Ryan • Jones Walker LLP • New Orleans
Loren Shanklin Fleshman • Smith Shanklin & Sosa, LLC • Baton Rouge
Mary Katherine “Katie” Shoenfelt • Carleton Hebert Wittenbrink & Shoenfelt, LLC • Baton Rouge
Jesse C. Stewart • Fishman, Haygood, Phelps, Walmsley, Willis & Swanson, LLP • New Orleans
Graham H. Williams • Adams and Reese, LLP • New Orleans
Micah C. Zeno • Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC • New Orleans

Cancellations & Refunds


The Young Lawyers' Conference is open to Young Lawyers ONLY for a a cost of $50. Apologies, no cash payments accepted. 

Included in Member Registration:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Conference attendance
  • Electronic course materials provided via link*
  • Lunch 
  • Networking Reception

*Important Note: A link to the conference materials will be emailed to your email of record with the LSBA prior to the conference. You may decide to print the materials in advance and bring with you, or download to your electronic device to view in the seminar. If you choose to review the materials from your laptop or other electronic device, we strongly suggest you charge the battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS (LSBA)

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Monday, January 13, 2020. Cancellations will receive a full refund. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Monday, January 13. If you register on or after Monday, January 13, 2020 no refunds will be given.

Cancellations & Refunds


The Young Lawyers' Conference is open to Young Lawyers ONLY for a a cost of $50. 

Included in Member Registration:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Conference attendance
  • Electronic course materials provided via link*
  • Lunch 
  • Networking Reception

*Important Note: A link to the conference materials will be emailed to your email on record with the LSBA prior to the conference. You may decide to print the materials in advance and bring with you, or download to your electronic device to view in the seminar. If you choose to review the materials from your laptop or other electronic device, we strongly suggest you charge the battery, as electrical outlets may be limited. Internet access will not be available in the meeting room.


CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS (LSBA)

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Monday, January 13, 2020. Cancellations will receive a full refund. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Monday, January 13. If you register on or after Monday, January 13, 2020 no refunds will be given.

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