Last Chance Seminar 2022

LACDL's Last Chance Seminar 2022

LACDL's Last Chance Seminar will be held at The Westin Hotel in New Orleans, LA on December 8 - 9, 2022! 

Program Summary
Wrap up your 2022 CLE credits at LACDL's Last Chance Seminar!



Program Agenda

Thursday, December 8, 2022, | General Topics
8:30 - 9:00 am            Registration 
9:00 - 10:00 am          DWI
                                    Hon. Carson Marcantel (Divison A Baton Rouge City Court)
10:00 - 11:00 am        Time Calculations
                                    Jonathan Vining, Liz Deselle, and Angela Griffin (Counsel, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections)
11:00 - 11:15 am        Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm        Daubert and Experts
                                Jarrett Ambeau (Ambeau Law Firm, Baton Rouge)
12:15 - 1:30 pm         Lunch (on your own)    
1:30 - 2:30 pm           AFPD Panel
                                   Panelists: Warner Thompson (EDLa); Marci Blaze (MDLa); Cristie Gibbens (WDLa)
2:30 - 3:30 pm           Civil Asset Forfeiture - The ABC's
                                   Timothy A. Meche
3:30 - 3:45 pm           Break
3:45 - 4:45 pm           Professionalism 
                                   Avery Pardee, LACDL President
6:00 pm                    Cocktail Reception
                                  Hosted by: The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Martinet Societies of New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette; the Louisiana Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association; and Jones Walker LLP
Friday, December 9, 2022 
8:00 - 8:30 am         Registration 
8:30 - 9:30 am         Firearms Law 
                                 Karl Ludwig (Rozas & Associates Law Firm, Baton Rouge)
9:30 - 10:30 am       2022 Legislative Update 
                                 Rep. Joseph Marino III (NP, Dist. 85; Chair, Administrative of Justice Committee; Judiciary Committee; Civil Law & Procedure Committee); Rep. Royce Duplessis (D, Dist. 93; Vice Chair, House & Gov't Affairs; Commerce Committee); Rep. Mandie Landry (D, Dist. 91; Judiciary Committee, Civil Law & Procedure Committee; Natural Resources and Environment Committee)
10:30 - 10:45 am     Break
10:45 - 11:45 am     Defending Criminalized Abortion Cases 
                                 Gwyneth O'Neill & Ellie Schilling (Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, New Orleans)
11:45 - 1:00 pm       Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:00 pm         Crimigration: Interplay by Criminal and Immigration Laws 
                                          Ken Mayeaux (Mayeaux & Associates, Baton Rouge) 
2:00 - 3:00 pm         Topic: TBD
Rebecca Hudsmith (FPD MDLa & WDLa); Claude Kelly (FPD EDLa)
3:00 - 3:15 pm         Break   
3:15 - 4:15 pm         Ethics 
                                 Hon. Wilson Rambo (Fourth Judicial District Court)
4:45 pm                   LACDL Annual Memberhsip 4th Quarter Board Meeting 
6:30 pm                   LACDL 35TH Annual Justice Albert Tate, Jr.  Awards Banquet

LACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Louisiana. If you need out of state credit, please contact the LACDL office at (225) 219-8900 or

Location & Hotel Accommodations
Seminar Location & Hotel Accommodations:

The Westin 
100 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Call 1-888-627-8180 and mention Last Chance Seminar or the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
follow the link
HERE to book directly in the LACDL room block.

Room Block: Expires November 20th 

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) 219-8900.


Sponsorships & Exhibits
For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please download the Opportunities Brochure. Questions? Contact LACDL Staff at (225) 219-8900 or 

Member (2022 Public Defender, Regular, Sustaining, New Attorney) $325
Member Using 6-hr Voucher (2022 Regular) $175
Member Using 12-hr Voucher (2022 Sustaining) FREE
Non-Lawyer (Private Investigator, Paralegal, etc.) $260
Lifetime Member FREE
Student Member FREE
One-Day Only                                                                                         $175                                                                                                                     

Public/Non-Member $385
One-Day Only                                                                                         $175                                                                                                                     

Late Fee: 
Registration received 
after December 4, 2022, without a registration fee included will incur a $50 late registration fee.

Cancelation Policy 
All registration canceled 
after November 30, 2022, will incur a $100 cancelation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancelation after
 December 1, 2021.

No Show Policy

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

CLE Voucher Policy
Members using their vouchers need to contact to have their vouchers accredited to their account and to be registered for the event.

CLE Voucher Cancelation 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 cancelation 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 cancelation, 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.