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 6-7, 2018! 

Program Summary
Wrap up your 2018 CLE credits at LACDL's Last Chance Seminar!


Program Agenda

Thursday, December 6, 2018, | General Topics
8:30 - 9:00 am            Registration & Refreshments
9:00 - 10:00 am          Defense Strategy: How to Think Outside the Box
                                    Nandi Campbell
10:00 - 11:00 am        Legislative Update
                                    Representative Joe Marino (State Rep. for Jefferson Parish)
11:00 - 11:15 am        Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm        False Identifications
                                    Jee Park (IPNO, New Olreans)
12:15 - 1:30 pm          Lunch (on your own)    
1:30 - 2:30 pm            Substance Abuse & Defense Lawyers [Professionalism]
                                    Billy Ross
2:30 - 3:30 pm            Asset Forfeiture
                                    Tim Meche
3:30 - 3:45 pm            Break
3:45 - 4:45 pm            Ballistics
                                    Charles Watson
 Friday, December 7, 2018, |  Federal Defense & White Collar Defense Split Tracks 
8:00 - 8:30 am         Registration & Refreshments
8:30 - 9:30 am         FEDERAL DEFENSE (FD): So You've Been Raided?
John McLindon (McLindon Law Firm, Baton Rouge) and Glen Petersen (Hymel, Davis, & Petersen,
Baton Rouge);  

8:30 - 9:30 am         WHITE COLLAR (WC): Overview of Federal White Collar Cases:
                                 Trends and Charging Decisions in Each Louisiana District 

Panelists: Lane Ewing (former AUSA, MDLa, Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm, Baton Rouge); 
Sean Toomey (former AUSA, EDLa, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans); Dustin Talbot (Western District of La. Assistant Federal Public Defender); Mark Upton (Assistant Federal Defender); Matt Chester (Baker,
Donelson; New Orleans; former AUSA,
Moderator: Avery Pardee (Jones Walker; New Orleans)

9:30 - 10:30 am        FD: Get Me Out of Jail! 
Sam Scillitani (Eastern District of Louisiana Assistant Federal Public Defender); Arthur Lemann IV (Arthur A. Lemann III & Associations, Inc, New Orleans)
9:30 - 10:30 am        WC: Health Care Cases: Fighting Fraud Detection
                                 Technology and Pill Mill Cases 

Panelists: Sara Johnson (Law Office of Sara A. Johnson, New Orleans); Walter Becker
(Chaffe McCall, New Orleans); Valerie Jusselin (Assistant Federal Defender,
Eastern District of Louisiana

ModeratorAvery Pardee (Jones Walker; New Orleans)

10:30 - 10:45 am       Break
10:45 - 11:45 am       FD: Professionalism with the Court
Hon. Brian A. Jackson (Federal District Judge, Middle District of La.) and Hon. Jay C. Zainey
(Federal District Judge, Eastern District of La.)

10:45 - 11:45 am       WC: Political Corruption: Representing Public Officials in Louisiana
Elton Richey (Elton B. Richey & Associates, Shreveport); Stephen Haedicke
(Law Office of Stephen J. Haedicke, New Orleans); John 
McLindon (Walters, Papillion,
Thomas, Cullens, LLC, Baton Rouge)
Moderator:  Catherine Maraist 

11:45 - 1:30 pm        Lunch (On Your Own)  |  LACDL 4th Quarter Board & Membership Meeting 
1:30 - 2:30 pm          FD: You Filed What? 
Dustin Talbot (Western District of La. Assistant Federal Public Defender) and Mike Fiser
(Fiser Law Firm, Baton Rouge)

1:30 - 2:30 pm         WC: Tax Crimes: How to Figure it Out and Fight it Out
Panelists: John Butler (Law Office of John Clayton Butler, Metairie); Michael Magner
(Jones Walker, New Orleans); Walt Green (Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge)
ModeratorAvery Pardee (Jones Walker; New Orleans)

2:30 - 3:30 pm         FD: You Want My Client to Plead to What?
Tommy Damico (Damico and Stockstill, Baton Rouge) and David Rozas
(Rozas and Rozas, Baton Rouge)

2:30 - 3:30 pm         WC: Sentencing, Litigating Loss Calculations, &
                                 Forfeiture: What's Different About White Collar

Panelists: Catherine Maraist (Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson; Baton Rouge)Brian Capitelli
(Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans); David Arena
ModeratorCatherine Maraist

3:30 - 3:45 pm        Break
3:45 - 4:45 pm        FD: He Got You Credit for Time Served? [Ethics]
Ian Atkinson (Shonekas, Evan, McGoey, & McEachin, New Orleans); Paul Fleming (Fleming Law Firm, Metairie)
3:45 - 4:45 pm        WC: Joint Defense Agreements & Internal Investigations [Ethics]
Panelists: Avery Pardee (Jones Walker; New Orleans); Michael S. Walsh
(Taylor Porter; Baton Rouge); Jim Boren (Law Office of James E. Boren; Baton Rouge);
Sam Winston (Law Office of Sam Winston, New Orleans)

Moderator: Catherine Maraist

6:30 pm                  LACDL 33rd Annual Justice Albert Tate, Jr.  Awards Banquet
Register for the Tate Banquet ONLY here!


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

Group rate: $155 Wed/Thurs; $235 Fri (Expires November 23, 2018)
Please mention group code "LACDL 2018 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 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 Public Defender, Regular, Sustaining) $325
Member Using 6-hr Voucher (2018 Regular) $162.50
Member Using 12-hr Voucher (2018 Sustaining) 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 + 2018 Dues. Voucher MUST be used at this seminar.
2018 Dues: Lifetime $4,000; Sustaining $500 (includes 12-hr voucher); Regular $250 (includes 6-hr voucher)                                                      
$225 + 2018 Dues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Late Registration 
Registration received 
after December 4, 2018, without a registration fee included will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy 
All registration canceled 
after November 30, 2018, will incur a $100 cancellation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancellation after
 December 1, 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.