Procrastinators' Programs on December 19, 2018


Wednesday, December 19, 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, New Orleans

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


4 Easy Ways To Register!

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

2.  Email Briana Nelms or

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

Ethical Considerations When Preparing For A Big Trial

This program will address ethical challenges faces not only when interviewing and preparing for depositions, but also when preparing witnesses for trial. This includes the usage of social media, competency, and much more.


Stephen J. Herman, Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Professionalism in Trial Practice – Views from the Bench and Bar 

Now that you have heard about ethical challenges faced in trial, it is time to address how to uphold the code of professionalism. This includes proper communication in briefs, letters and emails. The speakers will also discuss the value or having mentors, appropriate (and inappropriate) colloquy between counsel during depositions, professional (and unprofessional) conduct in the courtroom, and professional responsibilities of partners, managers and supervisory lawyers.


The Hon. Rachael D. Johnson, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
Peter E. Sperling, Frilot L.L.C.
Irving J. Warshauer, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, LLC


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Mobile Device Forensics and User Tracking


Gavin W. Manes, Avansic

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Expert Witness Tips, Traps and Recent Cases


Meghan E. Smith, Jones Walker LLP
Adam B. Zuckerman, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Land Use in New Orleans: Planning and Zoning Issues


Theresa R. Becher, City of New Orleans Law Department
Ashley J. Becnel, City of New Orleans
Robert D. Rivers, New Orleans City Planning Commission

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Are You Distressed? Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Counseling for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys
*please note this program was originally scheduled for 4:50 and has moved up up an hour.


Benjamin W. Kadden, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard
Meredith S. Grabill, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

2018 Tax Law Updates
*please note this is a program change.


Jaye A. Calhoun, Kean Miller, 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.