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Big Easy Bootcamp: Basic Training for Lawyering in New Orleans


New Admittee CLE and Reception - October 28, 2016

  • Held at the beautiful Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in the French Quarter
  • Earn Ethics, Professionalism & Law Practice (Office) Management CLE from well-respected lawyers and judges
  • Over 6.25 Hours of CLE on How-to-Lawyer in New Orleans
  • 2016 New Admittees get free CLE for Big Easy Bootcamp when they join NOBA for the 2016-2017 year
  • A Reception at the Hermes Bar Honoring the New Admittees Follows the CLE 


Date:  Friday, October 28, 2016

Time:  8 am Registration begins; 8:30 - 4:15 pm CLE; Reception follows

CLE:  6.25 Hours of CLE including 1 Hour of Ethics, 2 Hours of Professionalism, and 1.75 Hours of Law Practice (Office) Management

CLE Location:  Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, 400 Royal Street, 3rd Floor, New Orleans
Arrive early and please bring photo identification.

Reception Location:  Hermes Bar, 725 St. Louis Street, New Orleans


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Morgan Ellis or
  3. Fax NOBA at (504) 525-6549 or
  4. Mail in the Big Easy Bootcamp Registration Form to 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130.  

Cost:   2016 New Admittees - Join NOBA for the 2016-2017 membership year and Big Easy Bootcamp is free! Click here to download the NOBA membership application

NOBA Member Discount, Practicing Less than Two Years - $80

NOBA Member Discount, Practicing Over Two Years - $100

Non Members - $130

Please note: Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund less $15 administrative fee. No refunds for no shows. 


8:00 - 8:25 am Registration  
8:25 - 8:30 am Welcome/Opening Remarks  
8:30 - 9:30 am

Ethics 101

You’ll get practical information on ethics geared to new lawyers. Learn about ethical issues encountered by most new lawyers, the nuances of professional responsibility, attorney-client relationships, confidentiality, malpractice, and the use of social media.

  • Judge Paul A. Bonin, LA Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal  
9:40 -10:40 am

Top 10 Things Every Associate Should Know
What does it take to be a top notch associate? What are the experiences of both plaintiff and defense lawyers? What are the expectations when you practice in a small firm versus a larger firm? 

  • M. Nan Alessandra, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • ​Brian P. Quirk, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
  • ​Charlie Thomas, Huber Slack
10:45 - 11:45 am

Balancing the Scales of Justice and Your Life
Attorneys discuss their varied career paths while offering effective strategies for managing your personal and professional life.

  • Kelly Juneau Rookard, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
  • Danielle Treadway Huft, Herman Herman Katz
  • Ross Molina, AIG
11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch  
12:45 - 1:45 pm

Courtroom Demeanor
Learn about professional conduct in and out of the courtroom. Find out what standards are expected of today’s lawyers from the perspective of the bench.

  • Judge Kern Reese, Orleans Civil District Court
  • Judge Flemmings-Davillier, Criminal District Court
1:50 - 2:35 pm

Nuts and Bolts of Law Practice Management
Learn about running a practice, establishing billing procedures and other law practice management issues. Review this and day-to-day office practices that all attorneys face.

  • Camala Capodice, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
  • Harry Morse, Harry Morse LLC
2:40 - 4:10 pm

Mastering Cocktail Conversation
Hear the answers to questions that your friends will ask you such as getting someone out of jail, needing a will, family, and real estate problems.

  • Harry Rosenberg, Phelps Dunbar, LLP 
  • Rose Sher, Sessions Fishman
  • Carolyn B. Hennesy, Hennesy Law, LLC  


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