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. 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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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 


James M. Garner, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, LLC
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.