Procrastinators' Programs on December 18, 2019


Wednesday, December 18, 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

Ethics: A Lawyer’s IOLTA Trust Account Basics
Bill Provensal will present best practices to avoid inadvertently violating the rules and the procedure for remitting unknown and unclaimed funds.


S. William Provensal, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Professionalism: How to Get Involved in the HELP Program
Judge Zainey will present on the Homeless Experience Legal Protection (HELP) Program and how lawyers can contributed to this program, which provides legal consultation and notary services at 5 local homeless centers.

The Hon. Jay Zainey, United States District Court, EDLA, Section A

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Special Masters and Other Creative Ways to Resolve Divorce Litigation
The presentation will focus on how to effectively use special masters and other alternative dispute resolution options to resolve divorce cases without protracted court proceedings.


Frank P. Tranchina, Jr., Tranchina and Mansfield 

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Strangulation—The Precursor to Domestic Abuse Homicides


Kim Sport, United Way of SE Louisiana
Dr. Eliana Soto, Medical Director of the Hope Clinic Center
Andy Mahony, New Orleans Family Justice Center

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Professional Negligence Claims: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
This session will focus on negligence claims against lawyers, insurance agents, and accountants from the plaintiff and defense perspective.

J.R. Whaley, Whaley Law Firm
Scott Loeb, Loeb Law Firm

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Damages Litigation - Diminution of Business Value, Business Interruptions and Lost Profits
Learn how to measure damages sustained by businesses and business owners due to various causes of action.  This session will discuss lost profits in the past and future and how those profits impact the value of a business.


Riley J. Busenlener, Chaffe & Associates Inc.

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Simple Estate Planning Tips for Non-Estate Lawyers

This hour is intended for lawyers not practicing regularly in the area of estate planning.  I will present guidelines for the drafting of simple wills, the pitfalls to avoid, and the most important questions to ask clients.  We will also cover the value of powers of attorney and living wills/medical directives.


Patricia A. Garcia, Law Offices of Patricia A. Garcia


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.