Procrastinators' Programs on December 27, 2018


Thursday, December 27, 2018
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

Discounted CLE rates for NOBA Members! Not a member? CLICK HERE to join.

4 Easy Ways To Register!

1.  Call the NOBA Office at (504) 525-7453 

2.  Email Briana Nelms 

3.  Download the Procrastinators' Programs Registration Form

4.  Register for the full day directly online. 
     NOBA Members click here
     NON Members click here
     (Please note: There is a 3% fee for all credit card transactions. We take everything but American Express)

View CLE Registration Fees


8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ethics: Your Word is Not Always Your Bond – Put it in Writing


Edward W. Trapolin, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC


10:10 am - 11:10 am



To Be Announced...

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Developments in Federal Removal Jurisdiction—“Arising Under,” CAFA Amount in Controversy, Master Limited Partnerships, and Learning the Hard Way


 Tad Bartlett, Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, LLC 

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Tax Incentive Updates

This presentation will discuss the latest statutory and regulatory updates to a number of tax incentives, such as the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, Quality Jobs Rebate, and Enterprise Zone Program. 


Angela W. Adolph, Kean Miller, LLP

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Bankruptcy Crash Course: How Bankruptcy May Affect Your Practice? 

This CLE will discuss how you deal with the insolvency/bankruptcy defense in mediation or settlement discussions. It will also explore bankruptcy related issues that concern Estate Planning, Successions, Domestic Law and other non-bankruptcy practice areas.


Frederick L. Bunol, Derbes Law Firm, LLC

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

How to Help Protect Your Clients against Intellectual Property and Information Technology Surprises


Julie R. Chauvin, Garvey Smith Nehrbass, LLC
Seth M. Nehrbass, Garvey Smith Nehrbass, LLC

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Labor & Employment: Navigating the Swampy Waters of Louisiana’s Non-Compete Law 

A close look at the requirements of La. R.S. 23:921 and advising clients on the benefits of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.


Joseph F. Lavigne, Jones Walker LLP

CLE Registration Fees

The Procrastinators' Programs (sm) offers 7 Hours of CLE including 1 hour of Ethics and Professionalism. 

Registration Options NOBA Member Discount Non Member Rate

Full day registration 

$250.00    $370.00
Per hour registration $40.00   

The New Orleans Bar Association will accept written requests for a refund of registration fees, but a $20 administrative fee will be assessed. All cancellations must be received two full days prior to the CLE in order to be eligible for a refund. No refunds for no shows.