2018 CLE during Jazz Fest: The Song and Art of Persuasion

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

This year’s CLE during Jazz Fest program focuses on the art of pesuation. Respected and experienced trial lawyers share their hard earned knowledge on the best tips and techniques for successful persuasion. Speakers will explore strategies for persuading juries, persuading judges through motions and oral arguments, and the persuasive use of experts. Persuasion in mediation, persuasion on appeal through briefing and oral arguments will be discussed with the day ending with some thoughts on persuasion for the professionalism hour. JAMES BROWN, seminar chair, coordinated this program to help lawyers of all skill levels obtain the necessary skills for a successful trial outcome. Young lawyer or seasoned veteran, plaintiff or defense counsel, this program will benefit from this valuable seminar. Don’t miss this day of persuasive skills that will make you more effective in your practice. Earn a maximum of 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including the required 1 hour of professionalism! 

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Jazz Fest Tickets Are No Longer Available!!
 Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds

• Registration Only ............... $320

(seminar registration only; Jazz Fest Tickets NOT included)

After March 22 & On-Site ...... $345

(seminar registration only; Jazz Fest Tickets NOT included)

The Advance Registration fee includes: electronic course materials • seminar attendance • 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.

Important Note: This program is Paper-Free! Electronic program materials are accessible via a link where attendees can download/save OR download/print the seminar materials. The link will be sent to the email address of record you provided to the LSBA, prior to the seminar. We suggest you print the materials in advance and bring them with you. If you choose to review the materials from your 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.

A printed manual can be purchased for an additional $40 and seminar materials on a flash drive can be purchased for $25. Be sure to make your selection by checking the appropriate box on the Registration Form.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than April 20. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after April 20.

This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 hours of CLE creditS, including 1 hour of professionalism.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Reservations Team at (888) 364-1200 or visit www.marriott.com/default.mi.  Be sure to mention Corporate Account #: ABA. 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
aburas@lsba.org           bridget.berins@lsba.org 


Seminar Chair:

James A. Brown • Liskow & Lewis • New Orleans


8-8:30 a.m.

8:30-9:45 a.m. - (1.25 credits)
The Art of Persuading the Jury 
J. Jerry Glas • Deutsch Kerrigan • New Orleans

9:45-10:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
The Art of Persuasion in Mediation
Hon. Sally A. Sushan • U.S. Magistrate Judge (Ret.) • New Orleans
Stephen H. Kupperman • Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver • New Orleans
10:45-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.-Noon - (1 credit)
The Persuasive Use of Experts
Roy C. Cheatwood • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans
Celeste R. Coco-Ewing • Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver • New Orleans

Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
The Art of Persuading the Judge: Motions and Oral Argument
Hon. Nakisha Ervin-Knott • Orleans Parish Civil District Court • New Orleans
Lesli D. Harris • Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann • New Orleans

2:00-3:15 p.m. - (1.25 credits)
The Art of Persuation on Appeal
Hon. Stephen A. Higginson • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit • New Orleans
Shannon S. Holtzman • Liskow & Lewis • New Orleans
Martin A. Stern • Adams and Reese • New Orleans

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m. - (1 credit - Prof.)
Professionalism: Some Thoughts on Persuasion
James A. Brown • Liskow & Lewis • 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.
Louisiana State Bar Association
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