Procrastinators' on December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Enjoy topics ranging from entertainment law, maritime, ADR, and bankruptcy to ethics and professionalism - all day or by the hour!

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







8:30 am - 9:00 am        

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am 

New Year, New Problems:  Hot Topics in Legal Ethics 

  • A discussion of selected legal ethics issues including:  lawyer blogging, social media, and Groupon

Leopold Z. S her, Sher Garner

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Proof of Burden and Professionalism at Mediation

  • An exploration of the importance of providing proper proof to support your claim - the documents, depositions and pictures - to the other side PRIOR to the mediation.
  • Surprise at mediation, as it may do at trial (although that is less and less possible), does not work. Provide your opposite side with a basis for settlement. That is professionalism.

J. Gregg Collins, ADRinc.

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

 Recent Developments in Maritime Law

Philip S. Brooks, Jr., Montgomery Barnett
Raymond T. Waid, Phelps Dunbar

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm 

Louisiana Entertainment Law Tax Credits for the Non-Tax, Non-Entertainment Lawyer

Michael P. Arata

Stephanie LeGrange, Louisiana Department of Economic Development

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Products Liability - Navigating the Complex Cases

Celeste Coco-Ewing, Barrasso Usdin
Irving J. Warshauer, Gainsburgh Benjamin

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Hot Topics in ESI & E-Discovery

  • A focus on the hot topics of the day related to e-discovery including an extensive discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of technology assisted review and predictive coding.
  • Other issues include de-duplication, metadata, and a thorough discussion of the most beneficial types of searching.

Dr. Gavin W. Manes, Avansic

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm 

Bankruptcy for Plaintiff's Attorneys

  • What is the effect of bankruptcy on a client’s cause of action?
  • What do lawyers need to know in order to advise as to how to preserve the claim, navigate through procedural pitfalls, and defend against bankruptcy specific defenses that may be raised by defendants? 

Alicia M. Bendana, Lowe Stein


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.


To Register

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


2.  Email CC Kahr or 

3.  Complete the Procrastinators' Programs (sm) Registration Form and email, fax, or mail to NOBA.


Special thanks to Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions for their sponsorship of the Procrastinators' Programs(sm).