Last Chance Seminar

LACDL's Last Chance Seminar

LACDL's Last Chance Seminar will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA on December 7-8, 2017. 

Program Summary
Wrap up your 2017 CLE credits at LACDL's Last Chance Seminar!  


Program Agenda
Thursday, December 7, 2017

8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
8:30 - 9:30 am Louisiana Case Law Update
Doug Nichols
9:35 - 11:05 am Defendant's Perspective/Client Communications  **PROFESSIONALISM
Bruce Reilly & Dolfinette Martin
11:15 - 12:15 pm NGBRI at Trial
Dr. Sarah Deland
12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 - 2:30 pm Crime Lab: Fundamentals of Forensic Library
Anna Dugar
2:35 - 3:35 pm Civil Rights in Criminal Cases: The good, The Bad & The Ugly
Gary Bizal & Stephen Haedick
3:40 - 4:40 pm DOC Time Calculation
Jonathan Vining
5:30 - 7:00 pm                 LACDL 4th Quarter Board Meeting

Friday, December 8, 2017
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
8:30 - 9:30 am Technology & Law Practice  **LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Michael Idoyaga
9:35 - 11:35 am Crimmigration, Limited English Proficiency & Interpreters
Andrew Dafoe & Annemarie Vizcaino
11:35 - 1:00 pm          Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 - 2:00 pm Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts & Appellate Tips
Jee Park & William Snowden​
2:15 - 3:15 pm Criminal Justice Reform & Legislative Update
Representative Joe Marino
3:30 - 4:30 pm Substance Abuse & Ethics **ETHICS
Billy Ross
6:30 pm Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Awards Banquet

Seminar Faculty

Aubrey Harris, Aubrey Harris Law Firm (New Orleans, LA)
Miles Swanson, Attorney at Law (New Orleans, LA)
Doug Nichols
Bruce Reilly
Dr. Sarah Neland
Tracy Dibianto
Gary Bizal
Stephen Haedick
Alanah Odoms
Michael Idyogo
Andrew Dafoe
Jee Park
William Snowden
Billy Ross


CLE Credits
LACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Louisiana. If you need out of state credit, please contact the LACDL office at (225) 767-7640 or

Location & Hotel Accommodations
Seminar Location & Hotel Accommodations:
Bourbon Orleans Hotel

717 Orleans Street
New Orleans, LA 70116


Reservations: (504) 532-2222
Online Reservations 

Group rate: $155 Wed/Thurs; $235 Fri (Expires Wednesday, November 15, 2017)
Please mention group code "LACDL 2017 Last Chance Seminar & Tate Banquet Room Block" to receive the applicable discount rate. 
Rooms/discounted rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

Questions? Contact LACDL Staff, Jamee Steele, at or (225) 767-7640.


Sponsorships & Exhibits
For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please download the Opportunities Brochure. Questions? Contact LACDL Staff Jamee Steele at (225) 767-7640 or


Member (2017 Public Defender, Regular, Sustaining, Affiliate, Partner) $325
Member Using 6-hr Voucher (2017 Regular, Sustaining, Affiliate) $162.50
Member Using 12-hr Voucher (2017 Partner) FREE
Non-Lawyer (Private Investigator, Paralegal, etc.) $260
Lifetime Member FREE
Student Member FREE
One-Day Only  $175                                                                                                                     

Non-Member $385
New Member Joining
[$225 + 2017 Dues. Voucher can be used at NEXT seminar attended in 2017.]
2017 Dues: Lifetime $2,000; Partner $350 (includes 12-hr voucher); Sustaining $250 (includes 6-hr voucher); Regular $150 (includes 6-hr voucher)
$225 + 2017 Dues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Late Registration 
Registration received 
after Wednesday, November 29, 2017 without a registration fee included will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy 
All registration canceled 
after November 23, 2017 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancellation after
Thursday, November 30, 2017.

No Show Policy

LACDL will not issue a refund for "No Shows".

CLE Voucher Policy

CLE Voucher Cancellation Policy (applies to those using CLE Voucher Only): It is the policy of LACDL that if a person, for good cause,  is unable to attend a CLE seminar after registering for the seminar and after the date for cancellation without penalty has passed, the following rules shall apply: 
(1)    If the individual has not yet received the seminar materials and was to attend the seminar using an LACDL membership voucher, that voucher will still be available for future use;
(2)    If the individual was to attend the seminar using an LACDL membership voucher and the individual has received the seminar materials prior to cancellation, the voucher will still 
be available for future use but the individual will be assessed the cost of the materials, which must be paid prior to attendance at any future seminars. 
For purposes of this policy, good cause includes professional commitments such as court appearances that had not be
en set at the time of registration for the seminar; illness, or other emergency situations that were not foreseen at the time of registration for the seminar.