Trial Practice (Lafayette)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Practitioners are increasingly aware of the unique challenges and opportunities in the realm of appellate advocacy. Join members of the bench & bar for an in-depth, practical examination of LA appellate practice.

Click APPELLATE PRACTICE 2019 to download the seminar flyer.
likcRegistration Fee
• Advance Registration ..... $320
• After Sept. 27 & On-Site .......... $345

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 Sept. 27. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Sept. 27.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of professionalism and
6.5 Appellate Legal Specialization credits!
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available at local hotels. Search LSBA Member Travel Discounts. 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. Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux • Chief Judge, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles
Thomas M. Flanagan • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans


8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-10:00 a.m. – (1.5 credits)
Mock Argument, Critique and Q & A
Hon. John E. Conery • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles
Hon. Shannon J. Gremillion • 3rd Circuit of Appeal • Alexandria
Hon. D. Kent Savoie • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles
Madeline J. Lee • Bolen, Parker, Brenner, Lee & Engelsman • Alexandria
Victoria R. Murry • Asst. Attorney General • Alexandria

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-11:15 a.m. – (1 credit)
Precedential Value of Writs and “Law of the Case"
Hon. Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux • Chief Judge, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles
Hon. James E. Kuhn (ret.) • Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula
James M. Garner • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert • New Orleans

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – (1 credit)
Nuts and Bolts: Final Judgments, Effectively Making the Record, and Converting Appeals to Writs
Hon. John D. Saunders • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Ville Platte
Hon. Piper D. Griffin • Orleans Parish Civil District Court • New Orleans
Hon. Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux • Chief Judge, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 p.m. – (1 credit)
Appellate vs. Supreme Court Practice
Hon. James T. Genovese • Louisiana Supreme Court • Opelousas

2:15-3:15 p.m. – (1 credit)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive and Helpful Brief
Magistrate Judge Joseph H. Perez-Montes • U.S. Dist. Court, Western District of LA • Alexandria
Martha R. Crenshaw • Attorney at Law • Alexandria
Thomas M. Flanagan • Flanagan Partners • New Orleans

3:15-3:30 p.m.

3:30-4:30 p.m. – (1 credit)
Hon. Robert L. Wyatt • 14th Judicial District Court • Lake Charles

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. *

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