Masters of the Courtroom (sm) CLE 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017


Strategies for Success Offered by Master Judges, Defense and Plaintiff Lawyers as they explore the issues that arise in complex, multi-party litigation. Ultimately, you’ll be the judge as you “Match Yourself with the Masters.” 


Special thanks to the “Master” of Masters of the Courtroom (sm), the Hon. Lance M. Africk






CLE Hours

Masters of the Courtroom(sm) offers 7.5 Hours of CLE, including 1 Hour of Ethics and 1 Hour of Professionalism each day. 
**Register by the hour of the full day**


3 Easy Ways To Register!

1.  Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

2.  Email Hayley Landry or

3.  Download the Procrastinators' Programs Registration Form




9  - 11:30 am
(2.5 Hours of CLE)
  Jury Selection

The Hon. Lance M. Africk, USDC - EDLA
The Hon. Franz L. Zibilich, Criminal District Court
Fred P. Harper, Jr., U.S. Attorney’s Office

12:30 - 1:30 pm
(1 Hour of CLE)
  Managing Complex Litigation

The Hon. Sarah S. Vance, USDC-EDLA
Kyle D. Schonekas, Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC
Roy C. Cheatwood, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 

1:40 - 2:40 pm
(1 Hour of CLE)
  Motion Practice

The Hon. Mary Ann Vial Lemmon, USDC-EDLA
Christopher K. Ralston, Phelps Dunbar LLP
S. Gene Fendler, Liskow & Lewis, APLC

2:50  - 3:50 pm
(1 Hour of CLE)
  Evidentiary Issues Including Expert Testimony and Business Records

The Hon. Kurt D. Engelhardt, USDC-EDLA
Gerald E. Meunier, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC
Brittany L. Reed, U.S. Attorney’s Office

4 - 5 pm
(1 Hour of Professionalism)

The Hon. Jane Triche Milazzo, USDC-EDLA
The Hon. Nakisha Ervin-Knott, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
Conrad “Duke” Williams III, Williams Law Group 

5:10  - 6:10 pm
(1 Hour of Ethics)

The Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle, USDC-EDLA                                                                                                             
Mark C. Surprenant, Adams and Reese, LLP               
Eva J. Dossier, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC