Masters of the Courtroom on December 13, 2018


NOBA Presents Masters of the Courtroomsm
Thursday, December 13, 2018
All Day or By the Hour

Earn 7.5 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.)


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8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Jury Selection


The Hon. Franz L. Zibilich, Criminal District Court
James M. Williams, Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray
Jason R. Williams, Jason Rogers Williams & Associates, LLC

10:40 am - 11:40 am

Opening Statements


The Hon. Raymond S. Steib, Jr., 24th Judicial District
Edward "Ned" F. Kohnke IV, Law Offices of Richard V. Kohner Associates
Timothy J. Young, The Young Firm

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Motion Practice


The Hon. Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr., USDC - Eastern District of Louisiana 
Mark R. Beebe, Adams and Reese, LLP
Donna P. Currault, Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis and Eagan, LLC

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm Complex Litigation


The Hon. Patrick J. Hanna,  USDC - Western District of Louisiana
Celeste R. Coco-Ewing, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
M. Palmer Lambert, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC

2:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Closing Arguments


The Hon. Barry W. Ashe, USDC - Eastern District of Louisiana 
C. Lawrence Orlansky, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC
Richard W. Westling, Epstein Becker Green, PC

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Honesty, Civility, Competency and Community: What The Professionalism Code Requires of All


The Hon. Janis van Meerveld, USDC-Eastern District of Louisiana
The Hon. Robin M. Giarrusso, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
The Hon. Rachael D. Johnson, Orleans Parish Civil District Court

5:10 pm - 6:10 pm



Richard C. Stanley, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
Richard T. Simmons, Jr., Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, LLP
Steven R. Scheckman, Schiff, Scheckman & White
Kevin R. Tully, Christovich & Kearney       

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.


Special thanks to the “Masters” of Masters of the Courtroomsm: The Hon. Michael B. North and Thomas M. Flanagan