Procrastinators' on December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 14, 2016
All Day or By the Hour

NOBA Presents "For Young Lawyers, By Young Lawyers"

Earn 7 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism

Conveniently located at the Pan Am Building, 11th Floor Auditorium, 601 Poydras Street, New Orleans

Early Bird Pricing and Reduced Rates for New Orleans Bar Association Members





3 Easy Ways To Register!

1.  Call the Bar Office at (504) 525-7453 or

2.  Email Morgan Ellis or

3.  Download Procrastinators' Programs (sm) Registration Form.




8:30 am - 9:00 am        

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ethics: Avoiding Malpractice Mistakes - What Every Young Lawyer Should Know

Moderator: Caitlin R. Byars, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Ashley J. Heilprin, Phelps Dunbar LLP
Michael S. Finkelstein, Didriksen Law Firm
Cassie E. Preston, Deutch Kerrigan LLP
Alexandra Navarre-Davis, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Behind the Scenes with Law Clerks

Moderator: Arthur R. Kraatz, Phelps Dunbar LLP

Zachary W. Jarrett, USDC-EDLA (for The Hon. Lance Africk)  
Sara Guruswamy, Civil District Court (former clerk for The Hon. Bernadette D'Souza)
Monique D. Nolan, Civil District Court (for The Hon. Robin Giarrusso)            
Micah C. Zeno, 24th JDC (for The Hon. June Darensburg)

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Work/Life Balance May Not Exist, But You Can Still Enjoy Both

Moderator: Carmelite Bertaut, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC

Scott L. Sternberg, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Dan Chiorean, Odom & DesRoches, LLC
Skylar C. Rudin, Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC
Avery B. Pardee, Jones Walker LLP

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 

30 Practice Tips in 60 Minutes

Moderator: Camille R. Bryant, McGlinchey Stafford. PLLC

Graham H. Ryan, Jones Walker LLP
Will Snowden, Orleans Public Defenders
Cayce Peterson, The Lambert Law Firm
Ashley J. Becnel, City of New Orleans


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Trying a Case on a Shoestring Budget

Moderator: Gerald J. Hampton, Jr., Attorney General's Office

James V. King III, Quinn Alsterberg
Kelsey L. Jarrett, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP                                         

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Professionalism: Play Nice in the Sandbox, and Other Kindergarten Lessons for Lawyers

Moderator: Ryan Area, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP    

Kelly Juneau Rookard, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC​
Stephanie G. Gamble, Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel, LLC
Joseph I Giarrusso III, Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Kimberly Silas, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 

Legal Ramifications of Pokemon Go!

Moderator: Eric W. Sella, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett 

Jeffrey A. Clayman, Phelps Dunbar LLP
Kelly E. Brilleaux,  Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC​    


CLE Hours

Register by the hour of the full day.

Procrastinators' Programs (sm) offers 7 Hours of CLE including 1 Hour of Ethics and 1 Hour of Professionalism each day.


3 Easy Ways To Register!

1.  Call the Bar Office at (504) 525-7453 or

2.  Email Morgan Ellis  or 

3.  Download Procrastinators' Programs (sm) Registration Form.

*Special thanks to Ashley Heilprin and Kelsey Jarrett, Chairs of the "For Young Lawyers, By Young Lawyers" program