Procrastinators' Programs on December 23, 2019


Monday, December 23, 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 of Client Recruitment and “Poaching”

This CLE will discuss the ethical considerations in the recruitment of clients and possible pitfalls related to the so-called “poaching” of clients from other lawyers. Topics will include contact with represented persons, in-person recruitment of clients, and related issues.


Arthur R. Kraatz, Phelps Dunbar LLP

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Professionalism: Admitting our Mistakes: Owning Up to Lawyer Missteps and the Perilous Consequences to Trying to Bury Pofessional Error
The nuances of professionalism in the context of practicing lawyers. The CLE also takes a microscopic look into legal malpractice and the ethical behavior legal professionals should exhibit in order to avoid ethical issues.


The Hon. Tiffany G. Chase, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lori W. Jupiter, Louisiana Supreme Court

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Summary Judgment: Winning Strategies and Recent Developments

This program will explore recent court decisions that apply and interpret the summary judgment articles, as amended in recent years, with a focus on practical takeaways for litigants to prevail on—or defeat—summary judgment.


Graham H. Ryan, Jones Walker LLP

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Social Media Part 1: Ethics and Effective Use in Litigation
As the use of social media becomes more pervasive as a form of communication, data sharing, and conducting business, legal issues concerning this evolving technology continues to expand. With millions of people sharing photographs, thoughts and information about their daily lives on social media, litigators must stay abreast of how to ethically gather social media information during discovery and effectively us it as an evidentiary tool in litigation.

• What are the ethical concerns when using social media as an investigative tool? 
• What are the discovery obligations with respect to your clients and their social media data? 
• What are various examples of case law that exist with regards to authenticating social media evidence? 
• How can you effectively use social media in litigation?                       

If you are interested in these questions and more join us for this exciting discussion featuring family law practitioner, Brooke Tigchelaar, labor and employment attorney, Atoyia Harris, and commercial litigator, Ashley Heilprin.    


Atoyia S. Harris, Poskauer Rose, LLP
Ashley J. Heilprin, Phelps Dunbar LLP
Brooke C. Tigchelaar, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann, LLC

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Social Media Part 2: Discovery
This CLE will address discovery requests for information from social media accounts – including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram – and recent court rulings on motions to compel production of such information.  It will also discuss collection and production of social media accounts and authentication of social media evidence.


Brett S. Venn, Jones Walker LLP

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

A Guide to the Legalities of Bicycle Riding and Crashes in Louisiana
Learn the key aspects of liability in crashes, what laws apply to people who ride, and technology and insurance considerations.


Charlie M. Thomas, Huber Thomas & Marcelle LLP

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Cybersecurity 101
A general overview of cybersecurity's role in risk management, insurance law, data privacy, and litigation.


Dominik J. Cvitanovic, Brettner Cvitanovic


CLE Registration Fees

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.