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2020 Big Easy Bootcamp: Basic Training for Lawyering in New Orleans (Member)

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9:30-10:30 – Making a Good Impression When Approaching the Bench
This CLE will address courtroom demeanor, how to properly utilize your resources in the courtroom, advice on asking the right questions when you have them, and tips on how to make your day in court a successful one.

      The Hon. Dana M. Douglas, NOBA Past President, USDC-EDLA
     The Hon. Kern A. Reese, Orleans Parish Civil District Court

10:45-11:45 – Top 10 Things Every Associate Should Know
What does it take to be a top-notch associate? What are the expectations when you practice in a small firm versus a larger firm? Find out the answers from our legal experts.

      M. Nan Alessandra, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
      Thomas J. Cortazzo, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
      Jason P. Waguespack, NOBA Past President, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, APLC

11:45-12:45 – Lunch Break

12:45-1:45 – Practicing in State and Federal Court
This program will explore the similarities and differences between litigating in State and Federal Court. Learn how, when, and what you need to file in each court, including the necessary documents, the best methods for filing, and when you can expect to be heard.  

      Chloe M. Chetta, Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC
      Rebekka C. Veith, Fishman Haygood, LLP

2:00- 3:00 - Mastering Cocktail Conversation 
Hear the answers to questions that your friends will ask you, whether in a professional or social setting, such as getting someone out of jail, needing a will, family issues, and real estate problems.

      Harry Rosenberg, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
      Hannah D. Adams, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services 

3:15 - 4:15 – Ethical Issues You Will Inevitably Encounter
You’ll get practical information on ethics geared to new lawyers. Learn about ethicalissues encountered by more new lawyers, the nuances of professional responsibility, attorney-client relationships, confidentiality, malpractice, and the use of social media.

      Melissa M. Lessell, Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP


Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 9:30 am - 4:15 pm Online CLE Webinar

CLE:  5 Hours of CLE including 1 Hour of Ethics, 2 Hours of Professionalism, and 2 Hours of Law Practice Management

Live Zoom Webinar

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