Procrastinators' Programs on December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 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

Immigration, International Policy and The Trump Administration
A discussion concerning the Trump Administration, immigration policy and business immigration. This includes what political and economic factors impact the current business immigration climate, how U.S. companies can hire foreign talent, and how a foreign national can start a business in the United States.

Brandon E. Davis, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Kristie L. Bowerman, Immigration & Nationality Group
Nain Martinez, Jr., Immigration & Nationality Group  


10:10 am - 11:10 am

Louisiana Business Corporation Act 

Lloyd “Trey” Drury, III, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Recent Trends in Federal and State Court Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation

Douglas J. Moore, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
M. Palmer Lambert, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC
Judge Tiffany G. Chase, LA 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

The Vital Roles of Attorneys Before, During, and After a Data Breach 
This presentation will focus on how an attorney may advise their clients in all phases of a data breach to include preventing data breaches before they happen and lessening the impact of data breaches when they occur.  The presentation will further examine the role of attorneys in the post data breach phase while confronting the ever emerging role of state and federal regulators. 

James “Walt” Green, Phelps Dunbar, LLP

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Notarial Law: Don’t Take it for Granted ‚Äč 
The presentation addresses avoidance of all too common errors which notaries, including attorneys who are notaries, make. Both Louisiana and Federal statutes will be covered. Topics include closing table hints,  as well as the electronic world’s impact on notaries.

Ellen B. Artopoeus, Attorney at Law
Albert J. Derbes, IV, The Derbes Law Firm, LLC

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Professionalism Challenges 
As our interactions are increasingly electronic, and face to face conferences are the exception, how do we maintain professionalism? This hour will discuss obstacles to upholding our oath and thoughts about how to elevate professionalism in an uncourteous world. 

Ann R. Koppel, Flanagan Partners LLP 

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ethics: Representing Fractured & Imploding Businesses

James A. Brown, Liskow & Lewis, APLC