Procrastinators' Programs on December 30, 2019


Monday, December 30, 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: Legal Disrupters - What you Need to Know and Avoid

Who are the new kids on the block and what do they bring to your practice? Plenty, including lots of ethics issues. We’ll review what doing business with these disruptors can do for you and your practice while keeping your law license intact.


Lisa A. Montgomery, Attorney at Law

10:10 am - 11:10 am

Professionalism: Taming the Beast – Effectively Dealing with Difficult Clients and Opposing Counsel in the Age of Technology/Social Media

1) Effectively communicate with difficult clients/opposing counsel with difficult clients via e-mail (includes discussion on responding to the "angry" e-mail, rules for "reply all")

2) Do's and Don'ts of Social Networking with Clients/Opposing Counsel;

3) Rules for texting with opposing counsel/difficult clients (K.I.S.S. method) 

4) Ethical Considerations of Electronic Communication with Difficult Clients/Opposing Counsel 


Ebony S. Morris, Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC
Valerie E. Fontenot, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Recent Developments and Legislative Updates in Criminal Law


The Hon. Jonathan Friedman, Orleans Criminal District Court                          Brian J. Capitelli, Capitelli & Wicker
Samuel H. Winston, Law Office of Sam Winston

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch on Your Own


1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Typical IP Blunders and How To Ideally Avoid Them


Seth M. Nehrbass, Garvey Smith & Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, LLC
Julie R. Chauvin, Garvey Smith & Nehrbass, Patent Attorneys, LLC


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Zoning and Land Use in the City of New Olreans: Navigating the Planning, Council, and Permitting Processes​   


Ashley J. Becnel, Chief Zoning Official, City of New Orleans
Robert D. Rivers, Executive Director, New Orleans City Planning Commission
Adam J. Swensek, Executive Counsel, New Orleans City Council 

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm

Mastering Multigenerational Communication In the Workplace

Private office or open plan? Resident or telecommuter? Traditional or modern? Focused or collaborative? Navigate these overwhelming options to learn how to create blended environments that appeal to a diverse and multigenerational work force. This presentation will provide relevant employment law and practical advice regarding intergenerational workplaces as we learn how communication styles can affect productivity and morale amongst employee and clients.


Camille R. Bryant, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC

4:50 pm - 5:50 pm

Intro to Cannabis Insurance

As more states are legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational use, insurers are responding and growing along with the industry.  We will explore the unique liabilities associated with the evolving business of legal cannabis and identify the challenges insurers are facing with this new type of risk. 


Lauren E. Burk, Phelps Dunbar LLP


CLE Hours & 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.