Procrastinators' Programs on December 19, 2019


Masters of the Courtroom
Thursday, December 19, 2019
All Day or By the Hour

Earn 7.5 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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Agenda: Masters of the Courtroom

8:30 am - 9:00 am   

Registration Opens


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Jury Selection                            


The Hon. Franz Zibilich, Criminal District Court
Stephen M. Huber, Huber Thomas Marcelle
Jerry Glas, Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP

10:40 am - 11:40 am



‚ÄčThe Hon. Robin Giarrusso, Orleans Civil District Court
The Hon. Rachael Johnson, Orleans Civil District Court
The Hon. Janis Van Meerveld, U.S. District Court - EDLA
Michelle D. Craig, Transcendent Law Group

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Opening Statements 


The Hon. Scott Schlegel, 24th Judicial District Court
Brittany L. Reed, United States Attorney’s OfficeRalph Whalen, Attorney at Law
Ralph S. Whalen, Jr., Attorney at Law

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Key Witness Depositions


The Hon. Danny Knowles, (ret.)
Charles C.  Bourque, Jr., Saint Martin & Bourque
Michael W. McMahon, Daigle Fisse & Kessenich

2:50 pm - 3:50 pm

Cross Examination


Edward F. Kohnke, Law Offices of Richard V. Kohnke Assoc.
Kyle P. Schonekas, Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, LLC
Brian J. Capitelli, Capitelli & Wicker

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Arguments


Edward J. Castaing, Crull, Castaing & Lilly
Bobby J. Delise, Delise & Hall
Jason R. Kenney, Stains & Eppling

5:10 pm - 6:10 pm



The Hon. Wendy Vitter, U.S. District Court - EDLA
Damon S. Manning, Schiff, Scheckman & White
Bryan C. Reuter, Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alford, LLC
Thomas M. Flanagan, Flanagan Partners, 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.