Procrastinators' Programs on December 12, 2018


NOBA Presents "E-Discovery Day"
Tuesday, December 12, 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.)


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8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ethics: The Problems You Know About and The Ones You Don’t

The new duty of technical competence, rules you didn’t know existed, devices with ESI you didn’t know existed, preservation issues, and production issues.


Melissa H. Harris, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Vicki A. Elmer, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC

10:10 am - 11:10 am

ESI 101: Back To The Tech Basics

The basics of ESI including creation storage, production and search.


Tom O’Connor, Gulf Coast Legal Technology Center


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

The Critical Importance Of The Rule 26 Conference Or Its Equivalent  

Practical Advice on what to do in preparation for the conference and during the conference, handling specific issues that arise, litigation techniques, exchange protocols, and reporting to the court.


Joseph I. Giarrusso III, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix
Zachary  L. Wool, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

The Nerd Depo: A 30(b) (6) To Discover The Location and Availability of ESI

When to use this  technique, how to prepare for a deposition, and dealing with pushback from witnesses.


Christopher K. Ralston, Phelps Dunbar LLP

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Integrating Digital Forensics Techniques into E-Discovery Processing & Review


Gavin W. Manes, Avansic

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

May It Please The Court: Winning Arguments For A Judge With Little ESI Experience

Federal judges have become familiar with ESI, but a lot of state court judges are not. This CLE will go over the proper protocol when you are in front of a judge who has never dealt with it.


The Hon. Susie Morgan, USDC- Eastern District of Louisiana

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Professionalism: Taking It Back To Your Practice 

A lot of the information provided to you is technical, but it is important to discuss what it all means in your day to day practice. Not only is it necessary to be accurate, but it is important to be professional.


D. Casey Flaherty, Procertas (Professional Certifications and Technology Assessments)  

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 Tom O'Connor, Chair of E-Discovery Day.