Personal Injury Speedway - Racing to Victory Lane

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Co-Sponsored by the LSBA Civil Law & Litigation Section - Members Receive $25 Discount

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Fee: $295 Section Members/ $320 Non-Section Members

Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, has two basic issues—liability and damages. This seminar will cover different aspects of a personal injury case, including case evaluation, experts, motions, mediation, and tips for winning your case. Experienced trial lawyers share their hard earned knowledge on the best tips and techniques for successful trial preparation and winning outcome. Ethics and professionalism credit included. 

Click PERSONAL INJURY to download seminar flyer.
Registration Fee, Cancellations and Refunds

• Section Members ............... $295 / $320 after Nov. 29
• Non-Section Members ............. $320 / $345 after Nov. 29
(The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Printed seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Nov. 29. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Nov. 29.

CLE Credits:  This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Reservations at (888) 627-7033 or email Be sure to mention Louisiana State Bar Association. Availability is not guaranteed. Prevailing rates may apply.

For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137   


Hon. Ronald J. Sholes (ret.) • Adams and Reese • New Orleans
Stephen J. Herman • Herman, Herman & Katz • New Orleans


8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:15 a.m. – (.75 credits)
Preparing for the Victory Lap – Case Evaluation and Initial Planning
Brian D. Katz • Herman, Herman & Katz • New Orleans
Gerald A. Melchiode • Melchiode Marks King • New Orleans

9:15-10:15 a.m. – (1 credit)
Putting Together the Best Pit Crew - Experts & Pre-Trial Motions
Lynn Luker • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford • New Orleans
A. Kirk Gasperecz • Adams and Reese • New Orleans
Darrel J. Papillion • Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens • Baton Rouge

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m. – (1 credit)
Race it, Break it, Fix it, Repeat -  Best Effective Use of Mediation to Increase Your Chances of Settlement
Hon. Sally A. Shushan (ret.) • Attorney at Law • New Orleans
Thomas R. Juneau Sr. • Juneau David • Lafayette
Donald C. Massey • Couhig Partners • New Orleans

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

12:45-1:45 p.m. – (1 credit)
It’s Race Day! – Strategies and Tips for Winning at Trial
Hon. Ronald J. Sholes (ret.) • Adams and Reese • New Orleans
Kim M. Boyle • Phelps Dunbar • New Orleans
J. Rock Palermo • Veron, Bice Palermo & Wilson • Lake Charles

1:45-2:30 p.m. – (.75 credits)
Pre- and Post- Race Inspections – Views from the Bench
Hon. Sidney H. Cates IV • Orleans Parish Civil District Court • New Orleans

2:30-2:45 p.m.
2:45-3:45 p.m. – (1 credit; Ethics)
Penalties, Infractions and Violations -  What it Takes to Be Your Best on the Track
Michael E. Ecuyer • Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer • New Orleans
Charles B. Plattsmier • LA Attorney Disciplinary Board • Baton Rouge
Richard C. Stanley • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford • New Orleans

3:45-4:45 p.m. – (1 credit; Professionalism)
Standing Tall in the Winners Circle – Good Manners and Minding Your Behavior
Judy Y. Barrasso • Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver • New Orleans
Thomas M. Flanagan • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans

Those who plan and teach LSBA seminar are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. *

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