**PLEASE NOTE:  The LSBA's FREE COVID webinars will be ending on June 4, 2020.** 

After June 4, 2020, some COVID webinars will remain in the InReach platform for on demand viewing for a fee.


The COVID19 situation is changing rapidly, and we, as lawyers, are having to adapt quickly. These webinars are dedicated to assisting practitioners on a range of topics.
  • AUDIO AND VIDEO ISSUES? Be patient. Webinar platforms globally are having huge surges in use. That said, connectivity issues may be on your end - specifically from your internet provider and/or modem/router. Please ensure that your modem, router and computer have been updated. Ask others in your home or office space not to use the WiFi while you are in the webinar. Close all windows on your device except for the webinar to optimize internet access, whether cellular or WiFi. Familiarize yourself with your device. Your device should have speakers - make sure that you know how to turn on, and increase the volume of, your speakers. 
  • REGISTRATION TIP FOR CLE WEBINARS:  Register early. To do so, click the appropriate link for the desired topic, date and time. This link will bring you to a separate registration page which will require your name, email address and bar roll number. After you do this, you will be emailed your unique webinar link for your device (do not share your webinar link and don't use another's webinar link). Again, register early so you are on time for the webinar. 

Use the email address registered with the LSBA to ensure CLE credit. It is best to register with the device to be used to view the webinar. Be online at 9:45am (presentation will be 10-11). 

  • HOW DO I GET MY CLE HOUR ISSUED?  By Order of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, the limitation on “self-study” credits (as defined in Rule 3(d) of Supreme Court Rule XXX) shall be increased to twelve and one half (12.5) hours annually. Your annual CLE requirement for 2020 can be met online, whether through accredited live or recorded webinars/seminars. Carryover hours for 2021, however, are limited to in person CLE attendance.
    • Please give the MCLE team thirty days to issue your CLE credit and make the necessary adjustments to your CLE transcripts as a result of the recent Order.
    • Your CLE hour will issue if the GoToWebinar attendance report after the webinar reflects a one-hour attendance. If the attendance report shows less than an hour, we will send an email to you to certify the time that you were online. There will be no need to complete a CLE card for these webinars. We will post the CLE credit within 30 days, if not sooner.
  • WILL WEBINARS BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR ON-DEMAND VIEWING? Look for two red asterisks (**) next to the topic below to indicate that the webinar video is in InReach, the platform that the bar uses for on-demand webinars. Free on demand viewing will end June 4, 2020.  Some COVID webinars will remain in InReach for on-demand viewing for a fee.  
  • WHERE ARE THE CLE MATERIALS? Please see the particular webinar blurb for the link to the CLE materials.

LSBA's Practice Management Program

PAST WEBINARS (** means the webinar is available for FREE on-demand viewing in the InReach catalog)
  • HOW TO VIDEOCONFERENCE WITH CLIENTS & DOCUMENTS:  Zoom, Client Portals & Other Tools Click here for materials. Chelsey Lambert 
  • ETHICS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: Ethics Advisory Service – We’re Available to Help When You Need Us Click here for materials. LSBA Ethics Counsel Eric Barefield (; (504) 619-0122); Richard Lemmler (; (504) 619-0144).  
  • **COVID Employment Law Questions under FFCRA & CARES Act: What Benefits Must Employers Give; Which Workers Get Them & How Much  Click here for material. Kevin Vogeltanz
  • ** Accounting for SBA Loans & Tax Issues Related to COVID19 Relief Check here for materials. Philip P. Monteleone, CPA/CFF, CMA CFM and Jennier C. McGinnis CPA, Bourgeois, Bennett, LLC.
  • ** COVID Crisis Balancing Act: How to Manage Click here for materials. Eleanor McAuliffe
  • **REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: Creating a Positive Presence Online Click here for materials. Gayle O'Connor

  • **WORKING REMOTELY & SECURELY: What Lawyers Need to Know Click here for CLE materials. Sharon Nelson and John Simek

  • **Coping with COVID-19 Check here for materials. Lindsey Boudreaux.

  • **Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act: A First Look ** This topic includes guidance for solo person offices.** Click here for CLE materials and here for PPT slide deck. Micah J. Stewart, JD, LLM and Jodie B. Arceneaux, CPA. LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors

  • Keep Calm & Lawyer On Remotely and Effectively: Service Clients, Organize Files and Payment Click here for CLE materials. Mark Homer; Nefra MacDonald (Clio); Amy Mann (LawPay); Kristin Tyler (LawClerk); Maddy Martin ( 

  • **The Science of Change, How to Become Healthier, Happier & More Productive in Your Law Practice Click here for materials. Kirk Vidrine
  • **Business Survival & COVID-19: Employment, Business & Benefits Law Updates Click here for materials. Mark Fijman and Michael Williams; Phelps
  • **Coronavirus Home Office Security: Practical Tips for Securing Your “New” Home Office Click here for materials. Gayle O'Connor and Tom O'Connor  
  • **Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives & Living Wills – Oh My! Click here for materials. Sheila Wilkinson
  • **Adding Insult to Injury: How Not to Get Scammed in the Time of COVID19 Click here for materials. Nicole S. Tygier.

  • **Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: Discussing End-Of-Life Decisions with Your Clients Click here for materials. Forms: General (Durable) POA; Health Care POA; Living Will DeclarationLaura E. Fine

  • **Basic Troubleshooting with Working at Home: Router, Modem, WiFi, VPN, Internet Access & Speed, and Other Issues that You Need to Know About Click here for materials and here for answers to webinar questions. Tom O’Connor

  • **The Courts and COVID: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, 24th Judicial District Court, Clerks of Court Click here for 24th JDC materials and here for 5th Circuit materials. Judge Scott U. Schlegel (24th Judicial District), Jon A. Gegenheimer (Clerk of Court, 24th Judicial District Court); Chief Judge Susan A. Chehardy (Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal); Curtis Pursell (Clerk of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal).

  • **Now, More Than Ever: Building a Balanced, Healthy Life during COVID Click here for materials. Sheila M. Wilkinson
  • **Zoom Training for Lawyers and Using It Securely Click here for materials. Sharon Nelson and John Simek.
  • Virtual Appearances & Scheduling at the 24th JDC No materials.  Judge Scott U. Schlegel (24th JDC)
  • The Coming COVID Tsunami: The Small Business Bankruptcy Click here and here for materials. Katie Lasky

  • Contract Disputes from COVID-19 & Force Majeure Click here for materials. Graham Ryan

  • Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law Click here for materials.  Lisa A. Montgomery

  • Jury Trials in COVID World: Online, In Person, Jury Selection & Alternative Methods Click here for materials Betty Dunkum
  • The Resilient Lawyer: A Guide for Self-Care Click here for materials. Buddy Stockwell
  • Office 365: Now, More Than Ever, is the Time to Learn! Click here for materials. Tom O’Connor

  • Cybersecurity: A Practical Approach Click here for materials. David V. Meyer

  • SEO Basics: Drive Traffic to Your Website & Convert Contacts to Clients. Click here for materials.  Megan Hargroder

  • Review of Recent Emergency Rules Re: Final Arrangements, Funeral Homes & Cemeteries During COVID19 Click here for materials. Ryan Seidemann
  • Traversing the Maze of COVID-19 Eviction Stays and Moratoriums Click here and here for materials. Hannah Adams, Barry Grodsky and Judge Doug Saloom
  • Ethics & Social Media: Special Issues During COVID19.  Click here for materials. Arlene D. Knighten
  • Build Trust with Potential Clients through Effective Online Communication: Your Story and Their Story Click here for materials. Megan Hargroder
  • Recent Changes in the Bankruptcy Code for Small Businesses in the Era of COVID-19. Click here for materials. Andrew Mendes and Christine Lama

CANCELLED (**rescheduled to June 4, 2020; scroll down for time and to register**) - REVISITED - E-Signatures: When You and Your Client Cannot Meet – STATE OF THE LAW (1 hr CLE) with Jason Anders

Appellate Practice: COVID-19 Impact and other Updates (1 hr CLE)

  • Click here for materials
  • Presenter: Donald J. Miester Jr. is the Appellate Practice Chair at Taggart Morton, LLC. A graduate of Tulane Law School, he was an Associate Editor of the Tulane Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. He served as the elbow law clerk to two federal judges, and has handled writs and appeals in a variety of state and federal courts throughout his nearly 30-year career.
  • DATE, TIME AND REG LINK: WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020; 9:45 – 11:00; click here to register

Emergency Planning for Lawyers Who Are Unable to Practice During COVID (1hr LPM CLE)

  • Click here for materials (if not highlighted, check later)
  • Presenter: Leonor “Lee” Prieto established Prieto Law Firm, LLC which focuses on elder law, end of life planning, successions, family law, and personal injury. She is the Vice Chair of the LSBA’s Solo and Small Firm Section and has volunteered with the Pro Bono Project, the Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana, and the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. As a practicing attorney and small business owner, Lee understands the unique challenges facing solo practitioners and the hard work required to build and run a successful solo law practice.
  • DATE, TIME AND REG LINK: THURSDAY, June 4, 2020; 9:45 – 11:00; click here to register
REVISITED - E-Signatures: When You and Your Client Cannot Meet – STATE OF THE LAW (1 hr CLE)
  • Click here for materials
  • Presenter: Jason Anders, armed with a law degree from LSU Law School and an M.B.A. in Finance from Baylor University, he opened his solo practice in March 2019, where he focuses on business, contract, and succession litigation. Prior to hanging his own shingle, he was a partner with Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, LLP, in the Business Practice Group. He can be reached at
  • DATE, TIME AND REG LINK: THURSDAY, June 4, 2020; 2:45 - 4:00; click here to register.
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