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CLE by the Hour 2015
/DEC. 9, 10, 17, 18, 29 & 30
    

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9
8 AM  /  Ethics  /  MICHAEL S. WALSH  (practice guide)
9:10 AM  /  Changes in Summary Judgment  / JUDGE GUY HOLDRIDGE
10:20 AM  /  Piercing the Corporate Veil   /  MADISON DeWITT
11:30 AM  /  Recent Developments in Louisiana Civil Procedure  /  WILLIAM D. CORBETT
1:30 PM  /  Current Trends in Tax Advocacy  /  DAVID S. GUNN
2:40 PM  /  Federal (IRS) and Louisiana (LDR) Offers in Compromise  /  TAMI YORK
3:50 PM  /   Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act   /  TOM KIGGANS
5 PM  /  Professionalism: Generational Differences  /  LYNN LUKER

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

8 AM /  Recent Developments in Successions and Donations  /  JOSEPH W. MENGIS
9:10 AM  /  Privacy in the Workplace:  How Reasonable are our Expectations?  / JOHN FENNER
10:20 AM  /  Law Firm Management  / CHAD DUDLEY
11:30 AM  /  Problem with PUD's  / LAURIE MARIEN, RYAN HOLCOMB & FRANK DUKE
1:30 PM  /  Overview of Federal and State Consumer Privacy Laws  /  CHRIS JONES
2:40 PM  /   Setting up a Law Office:  Considerations to Keep in Mind /  WENDY EDWARDS
3:50 PM  /  Professionalism in Domestic Violence Cases   1     2    / BEAU BROCK & WENDY EDWARDS
5 PM  /  Ethics  /  ANDERSON O. DOTSON III   [Materials not available]

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

8 AM  /  Tips from the Bench  /  JUDGE BEAU HIGGINBOTHAM & JUDGE TONI HIGGINBOTHAM
9:10 AM  /  The Law of Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies   /  CHRIS ODINET
10:20 AM  /  From Site Plan to Permit:  Hurdles and Obstacles  /  RANDY ROUSSEL
11:30 AM  /  Interstate Transfers of Water  /  KAI MIDBOE
1:30 PM  /  Professionalism  /  JUDGE JAMES J. BRADY, JUDGE JOHN W. deGRAVELLES, JUDGE SHELLY D. DICK, JUDGE BRIAN A. JACKSON, JUDGE JAY ZAINEY
2:40 PM  /  Navigating the Disciplinary System when You Have a Complaint    / ROBERT KENNEDY
3:50 PM  /  Mediation:  Preparing and Presenting Your Case  /  PAUL MARKS      

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

8 AM  /  Understanding E-Discovery and Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Costs   /  KIM ROY
9:10 AM  /  E-Discovery Wake Up Call:  Security, Analytics & Digital Forensics   /  GAVIN MANES
10:20 AM  /  Use of Digital Technology in the Courtroom   /  KEITH McDANIEL
11:30 AM / Legal Ethics, Questions & Answers (ethics)  / RICHARD LEMMLER JR.
1:30 PM  /  Professionalism:  ABA Model Rule 8.3: Reporting Impairment Related Content 
/  BUDDY STOCKWELL
2:40 PM  /  Calculating Damages for Individuals  /  MADISON FIELD
3:50 PM  /  IT / Cybersecurity   /  MICHAEL RICHMOND

TUESDAY, DEC. 29
[SPONSORED BY TOTAL CARE INJURY & PAIN CENTERS]
8 AM  /  Louisiana Civil Law and Procedure Updates  /  DARREL J. PAPILLION
9:10 AM  /  National Developments & Implications for Louisiana Workers' Comp  /  CHARLES DAVOLI
10:20 AM  /  What's Left of the FTCA? Brief Recollections in Governmental Immunity
in the 21st Century
  /  MICHAEL PALMINTIER
11:30 AM  /  Recent Developments in Legal Ethics  /  DANE CIOLINO
1:30 PM  /  Professionalism:  Avoiding the Glamour of Incivility   /  REBECCA WISBAR
2:40  PM  /  Machine versus Man /  DR. JAY PERNICIARO
3:50 PM  /  Collateral Damage:  When Civil and Criminal Law Issues
Develop and Overlap in Cases
  /  FRANZ BORGHARDT

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30
 8 AM  /  Employment Law Update  /  ERIC MILLER
 9:10 AM  / Privacy Issues in Criminal Law  /  JOHN McLINDON
 10:20 AM  /  Tips on Effective Communication during Voir Dire  /  RANDY A. PIEDRAHITA
 11:30 AM  /  Federal Tax Update  /  JOHN PILAND
 1:30 PM  /  Professionalism  /  KAREN MURPHY
 2:40 PM  /   Law Office Practice /  SCOTTY CHABERT
 3:50 PM  /  The Disciplinary Process & How to Avoid Complaints (Ethics)  /  JULIE BROWN WHITE




FALL EXPO & CONFERENCE 2015 - CLE MATERIALS

Legislative Update / H. Alston Johnson III - 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Ethics / Charles "Chuck" Plattsmier - 2-3 p.m.

Professionalism / Panel - 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.


BENCH BAR CONFERENCE 2015

CLE MATERIALS 


Thursday, July 23, 2015


Please note:  All CLE materials are password-protected and case-sensitive (lowercase).

THE LAW OF ROBOTS:  NEW RULES FOR A NEW ERA OF MACHINES
2 - 3 PM - Speaker:  Edward J. Walters III


PRIVACY IN THE WORKPLACE:  HOW REASONABLE
ARE OUR EXPECTATIONS OF PRIVACY?

3 - 4 PM - Speakers:  John Fenner and Kyle Ferachi


UNREASONABLE SEARCHES AND SEIZURES IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
CLE Materials:   Outline - Part One - Part Two (includes Exhibits 1-10 below):
  Section 1 (Exhibits 1-3,6-8) - Exhibit 4 (file too large to upload) - Exhibit 5  - Exhibit 9 - Exhibit 10  
4:15 - 5:15 PM - Speakers:  James Boren and Frank Holthaus


MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA'S LOCAL RULES,
AMENDMENTS & THE CIVIL PRO BONO PILOT
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
5:15 - 6:15 PM - Speakers:  Judge Shelly D. Dick and Donna Gregory



Friday, July 24, 2015
WHO POLICES THE POLICE, AND HOW, AND WHY?
CLE Materials:   PowerPoint Slides
 Part One     Part Two     Part Three     Part Four     Part Five
8 - 9 AM - Speakers:  Magistrate Judge Richard Bourgeois,
U.S. Attorney J. Walter Green and Marci Blaize


INVASION OF THE PRIVACY SNATCHERS: COMMON LAW
AND STATUTORY CLAIMS FOR INVASION OF PRIVACY
CLE Materials:    Part One     Part Two 
9 - 10 AM - Speakers:  Professor Bill Corbett and Professor John Church


    COUNSELING THE CLIENT ABOUT THE INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE LIKE
10:15 - 10:45 AM - Speaker:  David Bateman   -   NO MATERIALS


AN OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL
& STATE CONSUMER PRIVACY LAWS
10:45 - 11:15 AM - Speakers: Chris Jones and Brent Cobb


PRIVACY, PUBLICITY & TRADEMARK RIGHTS
11:15 - 11:45 AM - Speaker: Stephen Doody


PROFESSIONALISM:  YOU CAN'T DO THAT, CAN YOU?
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Speakers: Edward J. Walters Jr. and Michael Patterson



Saturday, July 25, 2015
PRIVACY CONCERNS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND IN THE SCHOOLS
8 - 8:45 AM - Speaker: Edward Harold


RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ETHICS
8:45 - 9:45 AM - Speaker: Dane S. Ciolino


TIP OF THE SPEAR: THE LATEST ON CYBERSECURITY
AND HACKING FROM THE FTC, CONGRESS & COURTS

9:45 - 10:45 AM - Speaker: Megan Brown


SEXTING, TEXTING & THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET
11 - 11:45 AM - Speaker:  David Ferris


ROUNDTABLE ON HOW PRIVACY ISSUES
AFFECT THE LAWYER   -   NO MATERIALS
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Speakers:  Professor Bill Corbett,
Professor John Church and Megan Brown