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Big Easy Bootcamp: Basic Training for Lawyering in New Orleans


New Admittee CLE and Reception - October 20, 2017

  • Held at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • 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
  • 2017 New Admittees get FREE CLE for Big Easy Bootcamp when they join NOBA
  • A reception at the Ace Hotel for the new admittees follows the CLE 



Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017

Time:  8:30 am Registration begins; 9:00 - 4:45 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:  
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
600 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
*Please bring photo identification.

Reception Location:  
Ace Hotel New Orleans (lobby bar)
600 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


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

2017 New Admittees - Join NOBA and Big Easy Bootcamp is FREE! Click here to download the NOBA membership application

NOBA Member Discount, Practicing Less than Two Years - $100

NOBA Member Discount, Practicing Over Two Years - $120

Non Members - $150

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. 


8:30 - 8:55 am


8:55 - 9:00 am

Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00 - 10:00 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 Bonin, LA Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal  
10:10 -11:10 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? 

  • Speakers TBA
11:15 - 12:15 pm

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.

  • Speakers TBA
12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 - 2:30 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.

  • Speakers TBA
2:35 - 3:20 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.

  • Speakers TBA
3:25 - 4:55 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
  • Tyler Douglas, Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver L.L.P.
  • Third speaker TBA 


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