Procrastinators' Programs on December 17, 2019


Tuesday, December 17, 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.)


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8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Professionalism in Trial Practice – Views from the Bench and Bar

The Hon. D. Nicole Shepard, Civil District Court, Division J
Peter E. Sperling, Frilot LLC
Irving J. Warshauer, Gainsburgh Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer LLC

10:10 am - 11:20 am

Drug & Medical Devices A Year in Review

Camala E. Capodice, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Environmental Law & Practice 2020

A round-up of environmental law and practice news, including an important Clean Water Act decision from the 5th Circuit, environmental justice activity in Louisiana, and advice on managing environmental data collection in complex matters.

Moderator: Michele H. DeShazo, Kulcher Polk Weiner LLC
Lauren E. Godshall, Tulane University Law School
Rachel M. Scarafia, Kean Miller LLP
Meghan E. Smith, Jones Walker LLP

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Selected Insurance Issues in the Oil & Gas Context

This CLE will discuss basic insurance issues common to oil and gas operations, casualties and dis putes, the challenges associated with professional liability exclusions, control of well insurance,  pollution, anti-indemnity acts, and other special issues, and how oil and gas insurance claims are      handled.


Harold Flanagan,  Flanagan Partners LLP
Matt Jones, Liskow & Lewis

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes

A fast-paced hour of advice on how to improve your practice through the use of technology. Apps, shortcuts, devices, and tricks any lawyer can use will all be covered.



Parker N. Smith, Oschner Health Systems
Lauren E. Godshall, Tulane Law School
Andreja Boutte Swafford, Christovich & Kearney LLP
J. Robert Warren, II, Morris Bart, LLC
Sarah E. Segrest-Jay, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore LLC


3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Is it Reviewable?: Ensuring Issues are Properly Preserved for Appeal

The topic will cover various issues that can arise during litigation, particularly at trial, in which it is critical to take the proper steps if a litigant wants to challenge the trail court’s decisions on appeal.  Failing to take these steps at the time - from ensuring that disputes are part of the official record or proffering evidence excluded by the Court - can result in the appellate court refusing to consider these issues on appeal, even if meritorious.


Thomas P. Owens, Jr., Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Ethics: Tips for Risk Management From an Ethical Perspective - A Key to Your Profession

During this presentation, Nan Alessandra will review key rules from the Rules of Professional Conduct and address  their application in your day to day practice. She will provide 16 tips on a pragmatic approach to risk management from an ethics perspective in a wide variety of situations that implicate the Rules of Professional Conduct.

M. Nan Alessandra, Phelps Dunbar 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.