Procrastinators' Programs on December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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






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 Hayley Landry or

3.  Download the Procrastinators' Programs Registration Form



8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Using Jury Focus Groups and Mock Trials to Win Your Jury Trial 
A discussion on how trial attorneys should use jury focus groups and mock trials to test the case, make adjustments, and identify juror profiles. Lessons learned about jury research from high profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson murder case will be discussed.

Walter F. Becker, Jr., Chaffe McCall, LLP 

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Cell Phone Forensics
This CLE will give an overview of cell phone forensics including challenges, what can be retrieved, the different collection types, syncing, and resource options.

Gavin W. Manes, Avansic 


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

The Do’s and Don’ts From Your Federal Magistrate Judges 
Hear practice tips directly from Judges Knowles, North, Roby and Van Meerveld on how best to manage your federal cases and what to do (and not do) in their courtrooms. 

The Hon. Daniel E. Knowles, III, USDC-EDLA
The Hon. Michael B. North, USDC-EDLA
The Hon. Karen W. Roby, USDC-EDLA
The Hon. Janis van Meerveld, USDC-EDLA

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Domestic Violence: An Examination of Current Laws & Proposed Changes
Kim Sport will discuss current domestic laws, an evaluation of how the laws are being enforced, and a proposed changes going forward. Included is a video called “5 Awake,” which addresses strengthening domestic violence laws, including a proposal to restrict the gun rights of domestic abuser.

Kim S. Sport, Attorney at Law 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A 2017 Update on Sales & Leases 

Marie M. Moore, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, LLC 

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Professionalism: Unpopular Cases, Unpopular Clients and a Sense of Justice
The Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit lawyers from counseling clients to break the law and require lawyers to act properly as officers of the court. What are the assumptions that underpin these Rules? What if lawyers had to operate in a society where the laws were unjust, where the courts were not impartial, and where due process played no role? Nationally-known speaker Mike Rubin, with his unique blend of humor and scholarship and one of the most unusual multimedia presentations you’ll ever see, will challenge your thinking and give you something to ponder.

Michael H. Rubin, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC 

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ethics- Zealous Representation & Judicial Integrity: A Civil Rights Perspective 

Marjorie R. Esman, ACLU of Louisiana
The Hon. Arthur L. Hunter, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court
Ronald L. Wilson, Blake Jones Law Firm, L.L.C.