Procrastinators' Programs on December 20, 2018


Thursday, December 20, 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 of Witness Preparation

It’s important to properly train and give guidance when preparing your witness. Not giving a witness sufficient context and failure to ensure a witness is effectively prepared can be considered malpractice. This CLE will address how to properly coach your client and avoid ethical issues.                                                                      


Lynn Luker, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Maintaining  Professionalism in High-Stakes Litigation: How to Zealously Represent Your Client Without Risking Your Reputation 

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. Kurt D. Engelhardt, USDC- Eastern District of Louisiana
Gerald E. Meunier, Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C.
Kim E. Moore, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC
Andrea M. Price, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

60 Apps in 60 Minutes


Lauren E. Godshall, Morris Bart, LLC
Rachel M. Scarafia, Kelly Hart & Pitre
John L. Norris IV, Attorney at Law
Sarah E. Segrest-Jay, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore, LLC

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Strategic Planning in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Financial planning for attorneys and clients, settlement strategies, risks and solutions for financial management of settlement proceeds, and tools to maximize financial planning efficiency, reduce tax liability, and make all of the financial pieces of an accident case work together.


Becky M. Gustafson, Northwestern Mutual

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Domestic Violence Legislation: Civil Updates


Kim S. Sport, Attorney at Law
Additional speakers to be announced...

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Domestic Violence Legislation: Criminal Updates


Kim S. Sport, Attorney at Law
Additional speakers to be announced...

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Auto Insurance Law From A-Z



Kristin L. Beckman, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC


CLE Registration Fees

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.