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Build Your Brand - Young Lawyers Conference


 
The Louisiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will present its 2019 Louisiana Young Lawyers' Conference, "Build Your Brand" on Friday, January 18 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel (7000 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA). The conference is open to the first 100 young lawyers who register for a cost of $50.00. Online registration will close at 3 p.m. on Jan. 16, however on-site registration will be available if there are spots available. The conference has applied for 5 hours of CLE credit (including 1 hour of ethics, 1 hour of professionalism and 1 hour of law office management).

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Conference Agenda



9:30 - 10 a.m. Registration 

10 - 10:30 a.m. Networking Bingo
Salon 2

10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Welcome

Dylan T. Thriffiley, YLD Chair 
Alainna Mire, Louisiana Bar Foundation Membership Committee Co-Chair
Scott L. Sternberg, YLD Chair-Elect
Salon 2

10:40 - 11:10 a.m. The Value of Bar Participation
(0.5  hour CLE credit) (Professionalism)
Barry H. Grodsky, LSBA President 
Salon 2

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11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Opening Plenary: Practicing in the Social Media Age (1 hour CLE credit) (Ethics)
Panelists: Danielle "Dani" L. Borel, Franz N. Borghardt & Hayden A. Moore 
Salon 2

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12:10 - 12:20 p.m. Email Break

12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch and Presentation of YLD Awards

Salon 2

12:20- 12:50 p.m. Keynote Address (0.5 hour CLE Credit) (Professionalism)
Keynote Speaker: Tanner D. Magee, Louisiana State Representative • District 53 • Houma
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12:50 - 1:20 p.m. Presentation of YLD Awards
Dylan T. Thriffiley, YLD Chair & Graham H. Ryan

1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Email Break

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Good Associates Make Good Partners: Climbing the Ladder at Your Firm (1 hour CLE credit)
Moderator: Graham H. Ryan
Panelists: Kellen Mathews, Jeff Coreil & Lauren Gardner
Salon 3
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1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Building Your Law Practice from the Ground Up (1 hour CLE credit) (LPM)
Moderator: Adam P. Johnson
Panelists: P. Heath Hattaway, Loren D. Shanklin & Paul "Woody" Scott 
Salon 4
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2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Email Break

SPRINT SESSIONS
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. 
Sprint Session A: Bankruptcy 101 
(0.5 hour CLE credit) 
Panelists: Ryan Richmond & Lacey Rochester 
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Sprint Session B:
Fundamentals of a Transaction

Panelist: Ashley Bynum Donald
Salon 4

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3:10 - 3:40 p.m. 
Sprint Session C: Criminal Law for the Uninitiated
 (0.5 hour CLE Credit)
Panelists: Jeffrey D. Hufft & Joshua Williams 
Salon 3

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Sprint Session D: Modern Day Inclusion in the Workforce (Professionalism)
Panelists: Kristen D. Amond & Travis Broussard
Salon 4
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3:40 - 3:50 p.m. Email Break

3:50 - 4:50 p.m. The Idea Exchange 
(1 hour CLE Credit)
Chat with other attendees about law related topics that interest you in this speed networking format.

• Roundtable Marketing Successes
   Ryan Chenevert 

• Roundtable Your First Courtroom/Boardroom Appearance Stories
   Carrie LeBlanc Jones 

• Roundtable Tech Talk
   Michael S. Finkelstein 

• Roundtable Pro Bono Opportunities
   Rachael M. Mills 

• Roundtable Community/Bar Service
   Sara Johnson 

• Roundtable Building Your Practice Area
   Saul Newsome

Salon 2
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4:50 - 5 p.m. Wrap- Up and Adjourn

Dylan T. Thriffiley & Danielle "Dani" L. Borel
Salon 2


5 - 6 p.m. Networking Reception 

Bienvenue

6 - 7:30 p.m. Reception Honoring 50-, 60- and 70-Year Members
(Open to all registrants)
Salons 1-2

7 p.m. Dine-Arounds
Sign up at the meeting registration desk by 12 noon for the restaurant of your choosing for an evening of camaraderie and food with your fellow attendees and YLD Council members. Dinners are Dutch-treat.
(Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:45 p.m.)


Conference Speakers



Tanner Magee

Keynote Speaker

Tanner D. Magee, Louisiana State Representative • District 53 • Houma

Tanner Magee is a lawyer and a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2015.  Tanner lives in Houma and works in various areas of the law.

Welcoming Dignitaries
Dylan T. Thriffiley, YLD Chair • Ochsner Health System • New Orleans
Scott L. Sternberg, YLD Chair-Elect • Sternberg, Naccari & White, LLC • New Orleans
Barry H. Grodsky, LSBA President • Taggart Morton, L.L.C. • New Orleans
Alainna R. Mire, Louisiana Bar Foundation Membership Committee Co-Chair • Alexandria City Attorneys Office • Alexandria

Moderators, Speakers & Panelists
Kristen D. Amond • Fishman Haygood, LLP • New Orleans
Danielle "Dani" L. Borel • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP • Baton Rouge
Franz N. Borghardt • The Borghardt Law Firm • Baton Rouge
Travis Broussard • Durio McGoffin • Lafayette
Ryan Chenevert • Fletcher and Roy  • Baton Rouge
Jeff Coreil • Neuner Pate • Lafayette
Ashley Bynum Donald • Legacy Title, LLC • Baton Rouge
Lauren L. Gardner • Onebane Law Firm • Lafayette
Barry H. Grodsky, LSBA President • Taggart Morton, L.L.C. • New Orleans
P. Heath Hattaway • Attorney at Law • Ruston
Jeffrey D. Hufft • Attorney at Law • New Orleans
Adam P. Johnson • Johnson Firm • Lake Charles
Sara Johnson • Attorney at Law •  New Orleans
Carrie LeBlanc Jones • Shows, Cali & Walsh, LLP • Baton Rouge
Michael S. Finkelstein • Sternberg, Naccari & White LLC • New Orleans
Kellen Mathews • Adams & Reese • Baton Rouge
Rachael M. Mills • Louisiana State Bar Association• New Orleans
Hayden A. Moore • Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC • Baton Rouge
Saul Newsome • Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP • Baton Rouge
Ryan Richmond • Attorney at Law • Baton Rouge
Lacey Rochester • Baker Donelson • New Orleans
Graham H. Ryan • Jones Walker LLP • New Orleans
Paul "Woody" Scott • The Scott Law Firm • Baton Rouge
Loren D. Shanklin • Smith Shanklin Sosa LLC • Baton Rouge
Dylan T. Thriffiley, YLD Chair • Ochsner Health System • New Orleans
Joshua Williams • Assistant District Attorney • Shreveport

Dine-Arounds



7 p.m. Dine-Arounds

(Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:45 p.m.) 
Sign up at the meeting registration desk by 12 noon for the restaurant of your choosing for an evening of camaraderie and food with your fellow attendees and YLD Council members. Dinners are Dutch-treat.



Kona Grill - $$
The unique combination of upscale American food freshly prepared in a scratch kitchen, award-winning sushi and modern bar provides an innovative restaurant concept. https://www.konagrill.com/ 


Marcello's - $$

The Marcello's family of restaurants has arrived in Baton Rouge providing the same five-star quality food and excellent service as they do in New Orleans & Lafayette. Only the freshest ingredients are used and reflect authentic Sicilian cuisine with a touch of Northern Italy. Their wine concept is giving guests the choice to browse the racks and make their selection from value priced wines. 


Roux 61 - $$
Whether it’s a Roux burger, their unique shrimp and alligator cheesecake, or a ribeye seared to perfection at exactly 1800 degrees, every plate is prepared with exceptional skill and passion using the absolute best ingredients.  https://roux61.com/



Stabs Prime Steak and Seafood - $$$
Stabs Prime focuses on fresh ingredients from top cuts of USDA Prime Beef, signature Louisiana Seafood dishes, down to the tasty produce in your salad! https://stabsprime.com/


Superior on Highland - $$
Consistently rated as one of Louisiana's best Mexican restaurants since 1983 and is a landmark serving fine quality foods in a festive Mexican atmosphere. https://highland.superiorgrill.com/





 

Cancellations & Refunds


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

Included in Member Registration:

  • Conference attendance
  • Electronic course materials provided via link*
  • Lunch 


*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 14, 2019. Cancellations will receive a full refund. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Monday, January 14. If you register on or after Monday, January 14, 2019 no refunds will be given.

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