Procrastinators' Programs on December 28, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 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

Ethics in Negotiations
During this CLE, Lynn Luker will discuss which ethics rules should be considered in negotiations. This includes truthfulness in statements, candor toward the tribunal, the scope of representation of authority, misconduct, dealing with an unrepresented person, the rules of professional conduct and more.

Lynn Luker, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, L.L.C  


10:10 am - 11:10 am

Professionalism Among Generations 

The Hon. Scott U. Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Maritime Law: Recent Developments and Coming Attractions

David B. Sharpe, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard 

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Acquisition of Rights through Expropriation in Louisiana
This CLE will examine the requirements and procedure for acquiring property rights in Louisiana through the use of eminent domain, including recent legislative changes, and will discuss recent Louisiana jurisprudence relating to expropriation.

Matthew D. Simone, Liskow & Lewis, APLC 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2017 Criminal Justice Reform Bills
Criminal Law Update - a review of the new criminal laws following the 2017 Criminal Justice Reform Bills. This will include new drug and theft laws, Habitual Offender changes, sentencing changes for probation and parole and more. 

Joseph A. Marino III, Marino & Ehle LLC
Davidson S. Ehle III, Marino & Ehle LLC

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Where Can I Fish Without Trespassing?
The presentation will be an examination of the ongoing conflict between Louisiana landowners and fishermen. In Louisiana, the term "if you can float it, you can boat it" does not apply, meaning that although an area may be accessible by boat, you do not necessarily have the right to fish on it. This causes a big problem in a state where ever changing wetlands and eroding coastal marshes have changed the landscape dramatically from what it was over 200 years ago when Louisiana was formed and property lines were drawn.

Cayce C. Peterson, The Lambert Firm, PLC 


4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Recent Developments in Multidistrict Litigation
This program will discuss updates from the mass tort/MDL field of practice and will offer practical tips to those lawyers whose clients’ cases may end up as part of an MDL.

Zachary L. Wool, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix