Procrastinators' Programs on December 27, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 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

Recent Developments in Legal Ethics
Professor Ciolino will provide an update on current issues in legal ethics, including conflicts that can arise in the representation of government entities and employees. He will assist attendees with resolving those issues in every day practice.

Dane S. Ciolino, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law 


10:10 am - 11:10 am

Fool Me Once, Shame on You (and other Thoughts on Professionalism) 

Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman & Katz


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Effective E-Discovery in Modern Commercial Litigation: An Introduction To E-Discovery Search Technologies and How To Use Them
This program will approach the following questions. Why has discovery become so burdensome in modern commercial cases? What are the basic steps of e-discovery? What are the common types of e-discovery search and classification technologies available today? How do I select the best tools for the task? And how do I use them to more effectively and cost-efficiently reach client goals?

Sean P. Brady, Flanagan Partners LLP
Charles-Theodore Zerner, Flanagan Partners LLP

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation Issues 
This session will offer an update on claims including exclusive remedy, third party claims, prescription, independent contractors, borrowing employer/special employer, and statutory employer.

Christopher S. Mann, Jones Walker LLP

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Reform Bills​ ​ 
Louisiana Supreme Court attorney Alanah Hebert will review the criminal justice reforms passed during the 2017 Legislative session including the new drug and felony sentencing laws, amendments to the habitual offender law, probation and parole changes, the Felony Class Task Force, and other key pieces of the criminal legislative reform package.

Alanah E. Odom Hebert, Louisiana Supreme Court  

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Evidentiary and Ethical Issues in Social Media E-Discovery

  • What are the ethical pitfalls to avoid when using social media in discovery?
  • How do spoliation rules apply to social media materials?
  • How reliable and representative are such materials really? How prejudicial?
  • What are the implications of the metadata underlying social media postings?
  • What impact does social media have on one’s right against self-incrimination?
  • What about attorneys communicating through social media?

Tom O’Connor, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Issues Keeping Maritime Clients Up At Night

Raymond T. Waid, Liskow & Lewis, APLC
Benjamin S. Allums, USDC-EDLA
Kathleen Harrison, Hornbeck Offshore Services