25th Annual Admiralty Symposium

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $320

for this popular annual program! RICHARD J. ARSENAULT, seminar chair since the program’s inception leads the discussions. Presentation topics include personal jurisdiction, prosecuting & defending maritime injury claims, litigating maritime asbestos related claims, punitive damages, and  recent admiralty rulings. The afternoon presentations include ethics, professionalism, and tips from the bench  Leave prepared with a solid understanding of the latest issues on the high seas!

Click Admiralty Symposium to download seminar flyer.

Registration Fee, Cancellations and Refunds
• Early Registration .......... $320
• After Sept. 7 ............... $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. 7. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Sept. 7.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.75 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of professionalism.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Windsor Court Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Reservations at (800) 262-2662 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   



Richard J. Arsenault

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria


8:00-8:30 a.m.

8:30-8:45 a.m. - (.25 credits)
Program Overview
Richard J. Arsenault • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria

8:45-9:30 a.m. - (.75 credits)
What Admiralty Practitioners Need to Know About Personal Jurisdiction
Eric D. Holland • Holland Law Firm • St. Louis, MO
Dustin Carter • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria
J. Neale deGravelles • deGravelles & Palmintier • Baton Rouge
John G. Yadamec • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans

9:30-10:15 a.m. - (.75 credits)
Practical Procedural Advice in Prosecuting and Defending Maritime Injury Claims
Hon. John W. deGravelles  • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans
Blake R. David • Broussard & David • Lafayette
Jeff R. Tillery • Jones Walker • New Orleans

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30 -11:00 a.m. - (.5 credits)
Litigating Maritime Asbestos Related Claims; On May 14, 2018 the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in a case dealing with allegations of asbestos exposure aboard shipyards and U.S. Navy vessels.
Darlene M. Jacobs • The Law Offices of Darlene M. Jacobs • New Orleans
Lynn Luker • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford • New Orleans
Lindsey A. Cheek • The Cheek Law Firm • New Orleans
Wesley J. Gralapp • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria

11:00-11:30 a.m. - (.5 credits)
Punitive Damages; When and how are they recoverable
Stephen J. Herman • Herman, Herman & Katz • New Orleans
Alan K. Breaud • Breaud & Meyers • Lafayette
Jerome H. Moroux • Broussard & David • Lafayette

11:30 a.m.-noon - (.5 credits)
A Review of Recent Admiralty and Maritime Rulings
Hon. Jay C. Zainey • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans
Hon. Richard T. Haik, Sr. (Ret.) • Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett • Opelousas
Peggy Giglio • Attorney at Law • Lafayette
Richard T. Haik, Jr. • Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett • Opelousas
J. Christopher Zainey, Jr. • Huber, Slack, Thomas and Marcelle • New Orleans

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

1:15-2:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Professionalism -  The Key to Quality
Hon. Dee D. Drell • US Dist. Court, Western Dist. of LA • Alexandria

2:15-2:45 p.m. - (.5 credits)
What Is a Maritime Contract in the Oilfield?
Kenneth G. Engerrand • Brown Sims • Houston, TX

2:45-3:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Maritime Practice Tips from the Bench and Trench: Discovery through Trials and Resolution
Hon. Daniel E. Knowles III • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans
Hon. Jane M. Triche-Milazzo • US Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of LA • New Orleans
Michael S. Koch • Neblett, Beard & Arsenault • Alexandria
Jean Paul P. Overton • Superior Energy Services, Inc. • Houston, TX

4:00-5:00 p.m. - (1 credit - Ethics)
Ethics Guidance for Admiralty Practitioners
Richard C. Stanley • Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford • New Orleans
Leslie J. Schiff • Schiff, Scheckman & White • Opelousas
W. Chase Gore • Taylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe • Baton Rouge
Gary J. Russo • Jones Walker • Lafayette

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.

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