Procrastinators' on December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Enjoy topics ranging from insurance, labor & employment, criminal law, and social media  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

Insurance Law: Bad Faith Penalties for Good Faith Conduct

  • Analysis of recent development in insurer bad faith laws including the trend of finding insurers in bad faith because of follow-up adjustment efforts

Adrianne L. Baumgartner, Porteous Hainkel
David A. Strauss, King Krebs & Jurgens

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Crimes of Fashion: SEC Violations, Criminal Counterfeiting, Labor Law Violations
and More in the Fashion Industry

  • A discussion of criminal counterfeiting of fashion, SEC and IRS violations by designers/design houses, labor law issues, and more… 

The Hon. Karen Roby, USDC-EDLA
Samantha P. Griffin, Stone Pigman
Lesli D. Harris, Stone Pigman
Michael Q. Walshe, Stone Pigman

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Handling Employee Theft in Non-Compete Cases

Joseph F. Lavigne, Jones Walker

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Real Estate and Title Litigation 

David A. Martinez, Steeg Law Firm
Ryan M. McCabe, Steeg Law Firm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Social Media as Evidence

  • Social media has become a primary method of communication. 
  • An exploration of issues such as defining social media as a communication in the rules of evidence and obstacles to authentication

Morgan S. Daniels, Daniels Law

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

The Duty to Supervise Non-Lawyer Employees and More Ethics Tidbits

Elizabeth A. Alston, Ethics by Alston

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

The Aprofessional Appellate Advocate

  • First, we will distinguish the "aprofessional" advocate from the unprofessional advocate.
  • Second, we will examine and critique the aprofessional appellate advocate, one who is without any sensibility about the impact of his or her arguments for the development of caselaw.
  • And finally, we will suggest criteria by which the appellate advocate develops a genuine professional, obligated to client and to society.


The Hon. Paul A. Bonin, Louisiana Court of Appeal - 4th Circuit



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 MAPS for their sponsorship of Procrastinators' Programs (sm).