Procrastinators' Programs on December 11, 2019



NOBA Presents "By Young Lawyers, For Young Lawyers"
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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. Pre-Registration is closed, walk-ins are welcome.

     (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

Expanding Your Practice

How does a Young Lawyer gain clients of their own? Business development tips for Young Lawyers on how to prepare for a client pitchm bring in new clients, and generally expand their practice footprint.


Ebony S. Morris, Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC
Cayce C. Peterson, The Lambert Firm
Katherine Swartout, McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch
Jatavian L. Williams, Glago Williams

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Conquering the Courtrooms of CDC

Do’s and Don’ts Practice Tips with Current and Former CDC Law Clerks



Moderator: Taylor M. Burnham, Morris Bart LLC
Misha M. Logan, Leake & Andersson LLP
Anne S. Lemoine, Judicial Express Fund
Illijana Todorovic, Orleans Civil District Court


11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Ethics: Biggest Mistakes Young Lawyers Make

Join Robin K. Mitchell from the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel as she describes the biggest (ethical) mistakes young lawyers make.



Robin K. Mitchell, LA Attorney Disciplinary Board

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

First Time For Everything

Tips for Preparing for and Taking a Fact/Expert Deposition for the First Time


Valerie E. Fontenot, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC
Krystin M. Frazier-Santiago, Kelly Hart & Pitre
Moderator: Ebony S. Morris, Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC
Shelley K. Napolitano, Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy, LLC

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

I Object!

A young lawyer's crash course in how and when to properly raise, and respond to, objections.


Moderator: Catherine R. Fillippi, Adams and Reese, LLP
Eric Winder Sella, Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett
G. Robert Parrott, II, Adams and Reese, LLP
Erin B. Rigsby, Chehardy, Sherman Williams LLP

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

MDL 101: Everything an Associate Needs to Know About Multi-District Litigation

This presentation will explain the basics about Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) procedure, including how and why an MDL is formed, how it differs from typical litigation procedures, and what to expect if you are asked to work on an MDL.


Ashley L. F. Barriere, Huber Thomas Marcelle
Meera Sossamon, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
Jay M. Mattappally, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC
D. Alexander Onstott, Ciolino, Pritchett & Onstott, LLC

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Professionalism: Maintaining Effective Communication

 How to properly communicate now that we have entered a digital era, while also keeping in mind that some people aren't as tech based. How to effectively communicate with clients, and other lawyers, from both ends of the spectrum. 


Cassie P. Gailmor, Deutsch Kerrigan LLP
Hannah B. Salter,  Cardone Law Firm
Ashley Heilprin, Phelps Dunber 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.


Special thanks to Katie Swartout and Cassie Gailmor, Chairs of the “For Young Lawyers, By Young Lawyers” program.