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Litigation Lessons for Lawyers


CLE Series on Litigation Strategies & Techniques

 

Topics include:

  • Fencing with the Experts
  • Lessons in Using and Defending Against Emergency Preparedness Immunity
  • Medical Malpractice – Issues on the Front End of the CasePlaintiffs’ and Defense Perspective
  • Tips for Defending Discrimination Suits Brought by the EEOC
  • The Role of the Trial Judge in Mitigating Trial Attorney Unprofessionalism *  **

 

Date   Topic   Speakers
             

October 2

 

Fencing with the Experts

  • Review of admissibility of expert testimony.
  • Using experts in litigation.
  • Taking discovery from experts and securing helpful concessions.
  • Presenting and cross-examining experts at trial
    

Michael R. Fontham, Stone Pigman

         

October10

 

Lessons in Using and Defending Against Emergency Preparedness Immunity

  • The history and purpose of the Louisiana Homeland Security and Disaster Act LSA R.S. 29:721 et seq.;
  • Definitions;
  • Powers of Officials;
  • Penal Provisions;
  • Immunity of Personnel – Willful Misconduct; and,
  • Current Jurisprudence.
 

Thomas Anzelmo, Sr., McCrainie Sistrunk

         

October 24

 

 

Medical Malpractice – Issues on the Front End of the Case: Plaintiffs’ and Defense Perspective

  • case screening
  • prematurity
  • prescription
  • third party medical records
 

John P. Farnsworth, Stone Pigman
Pierre F. Gremillion

         
November 7
 
  Tips for Defending Discrimination Suits Brought by the EEOC   Rachel W. Wisdom, Stone Pigman
         

November 14

 

 

The Role of the Trial Judge in Mitigating Trial Attorney Unprofessionalism

Should trial judges take control of counsel's:

  • Treatment of Witnesses;
  • Treatment of Opposing Counsel;
  • Treatment of Courtroom Personnel;
  • Handling of Exhibits;
  • Responding to Discovery;
  • Additional Issues.
 

The Hon. Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., USDC - EDLA

The Hon. Michael G. Bagneris, CDC

The Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr., 24th JDC

   

* Please note that the location of this program will be held at the USDC, 500 Poydras Street, -C352

   
   

** One Hour of Professionalism for this program.

   

 

Time:  All programs will be held at 12 Noon. 

CLE:  One Hour of Continuing Legal Education credit **

Location:  650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans *

Registration:  NOBA Member Discount - $25; Non Member - $35

Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email Rebekah Burg.  All cancellations must be received in writing to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No refunds for no shows. 

 

 

 

Special thanks to William Treeby for chairing Litigation Lessons for Lawyers.