Post-Conviction Relief Seminar

LACDL's Post-Conviction Relief Seminar

SAVE THE DATE for LACDL's Post-Conviction Relief Seminar, scheduled for September 21, 2018 at Jones Walker in New Orleans, LA!

Program Summary
Learn it to win it with LACDL! 


Program Agenda

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:30 - 9:00 am        Registration & Refreshments

9:00 - 10:00 am      What is PCR? Common mistakes, procedural pitfalls, and
                                preserving federal habeas rights.

Panelists: Rachel Conner (Law Office of Rachel Conner; New Orleans),
Emily Maw (IPNO; New Orleans), and Cristie Gibbens (Federal Public Defender's Office-Lafayette)
Moderator: Avery Pardee (Jones Walker; New Orleans)

10:00 - 11:30 pm     Claims that Win
Panelists: Letty Di Giulio, Law Office of Letty Di Giulio (New Orleans); George Kendall,
Squire Patton Boggs (New York); Erin Tremain, Deputy Director of Central Staff at the
Louisiana Supreme Court. Moderator: Jee Park

11:30 - 12:30 pm     Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 - 2:00 pm       Investigating for PCR
Panelists: Rachel Conner, Law Office of Rachel Conner (New Orleans); Emily Beasley, Gary

Elridges & Assoc. Criminal Investigators (New Orleans); Scott Sternberg, Sternberg,
Naccari & White (New Orleans).  Moderator: Avery Pardee

2:00 - 3:00 pm        DNA: The Science, Procedure, and Defense Theory
Panelists: Richard Davis, IPNO (New Orleans); Huy Dao, IPNO (New Orleans)
Moderator: Richard Davis

3:15 - 4:00 pm        Correcting an Illegal Sentence
Panelists: Jill Pasquarella, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights (New Orleans);
Billy Sothern, Law Office of William M. Sothern (New Orleans) 
Moderator: Jill Pasquarella

4:00 - 5:00 pm         Case Screening and Ethical Fees for PCR
Panelists: Bob Kennedy, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (Baton Rouge); Frank Neuner,
Neuner Pate (Lafayette)
Moderator: Frank Neuner

5:00 - Til                   LACDL Networking Social  

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:

Jones Walker Conference Center
201 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70170
52nd floor

Hotel Accommodations:
Coming Soon!

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

Sponsorships & Exhibits
Thank you to Jones Walker for hosting LACDL's Post-Conviction Relief Seminar! 

Member (2018 Public Defender, Regular, Sustaining) $75
Lifetime Member FREE
Student Member FREE                                                                                                                       

Non-Member $100
New Member Joining
[$70 + 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)
$70 + 2018 Dues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Late Registration 
Registration received after September13,
2018 without a registration fee included will incur a $25 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy 
All registration canceled after September 1,
2018 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. LACDL will not issue a refund for cancellation after September 13, 2018.

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