Law & All That Jazz 2018


LACDL's 28th Annual Law & All That Jazz Seminar will be held at the Hyatt Centric Hotel in New Orleans, LA on April 26-28, 2018. 

Program Summary

Laissez les bons temps rouler at LACDL's 28th Annual Law & All That Jazz Seminar! Come for the CLE, Stay for the JazzFest!


Program Agenda

Thursday, April 26, 2018

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Refreshments
9:15 - 10:15 am Controlling the Case Through Cross, Bill James
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am What's Hot & What's Not: Defending the Modern Drug Case, Gerald Goldstein
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch, On Your Own
1:00 - 2:00 pm Modern Investigation Techniques for Cellphone, Social Media & Computers, Charles Mittelstadt
2:00 - 3:00 pm Representing People with Autism in Online Sex Offense Cases, Mark Mahoney
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm Cross-examining Experts, Eric Davis
4:15 - 5:15 pm Big Data, Brady & Defenders, Barry Scheck
5:30 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception                                                                                                             

Friday, April 27, 2018

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 - 10:00 am Law & Hip Hop: Defeating Prejudices When the Music Genre Interacts with the Criminal Justice System, Drew Findling
10:00 - 10:10 am Break
10:10 - 11:10 am How to Kill a Murder Case, Nicole DeBorde
11:10 - 12:10 pm Asset Forfeiture: How to Keep the Government from Taking Your Fees & Your Client's Assets, Jeff Zimmerman
12:10 pm - TIL ENJOY JAZZFEST!                                                                                                                       

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 - 10:00 am The Death of Voluntary Consent; Did Your Client Really Say Yes, Juval Scott
10:00 - 10:10 am Break
10:10 - 11:10 am Miller Issues, Lindsay Blouin
11:10 - 12:10 pm Dealing with #MeToo Prosecutors & Victims, Lisa Wayne
12:10 pm - TIL ENJOY JAZZFEST!                                                                                                                        


Seminar Faculty
Ben LaBranche, LaBranche Law Firm (Baton Rouge, LA)

CLE Credits
LACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Louisiana. We will apply for CLE credit in your state of practice. Please select "out of state" upon checkout. Want to confirm your state? Please contact the LACDL office at (225) 767-7640 or

Location & Hotel Accommodations
Seminar Location & Hotel Accommodations:

Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans Hotel
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112


Reservations: (888) 421-1442
Online Reservations

Group rate: $248  (Expires April 6, 2018)
Please mention group code "LACDL 2018 Law & All That Jazz" 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 (2018 LACDL Member) $400
Member Using 6-hr Voucher (2018 Regular Member) $200
Member Using 12-hr Voucher (2018 Sustaining Member) FREE
Non-Lawyer (Private Investigator, Paralegal, etc.) $200
Lifetime Member FREE
Student Member FREE
One-Day Only                                                                          Thursday - $260 | Friday or Saturday Only - $130                       

Non-Member $475
New Member Joining
[$350 + 2018 Dues. Voucher can be used at NEXT seminar attended in 2018.]
2018 Dues: Lifetime $4,000; Sustaining $500 (includes 12-hr voucher); Regular $250 (includes 6-hr voucher); Public Defender $75 (does not include voucher)
$350 + 2018 Dues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Late Registration 
Registration received 
after Friday, April 13, 2018 without a registration fee included will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy 
All registration canceled 
after April 6, 2018 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancellation after
 Friday, April 13, 2018.

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.