We know that you have many choices when it comes to obtaining your CLE credit, but we ask that you please consider giving preference to the LBA’s CLE programs. The revenue from the seminars represents approximately 60% of the LBA’s annual budget. Thank you for supporting the Lafayette Bar Association and its mission.

Please join us for CLE by the Hour 2022. Sessions will be offered in-person and virtually. 

Once you choose a registration type (in-person or virtual) we cannot guarantee any changes to registration type.

*Please note: Cancellation: Funds may be applied towards another session but not refunded.

Click HERE to download the form to register via mail. 

See the tentative schedule below:


December 7th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day! Enjoy lunch today sponsored by IDS! 


Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Alfred Boustany, Dr. Paul Fenn, and Dr. William Brennan 1-hour Spine School
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Ross Rubion Professionalism in Depositions, What Not to Say to Opposing Counsel *Professionalism
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Cary and Angie Bryson Employee Retention Credit
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Clare Rubion The Do's and Don'ts of Judicial Recusal *Ethics
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Jessica Allain Louisiana Construction Law Update
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Hon. Charlie Fitzgerald Tips from the Trial Bench and Appellate Bench
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Dan Regard IDS Lunch Sponsor Fact Crashing
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Chase Manuel "You Are Being Tracked: Fourth Amendment Application to Search of Location Data Following Carpenter v. United States."


December 9th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day!

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Clare Rubion* Legal Ethics and Technology
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Missy Theriot Overview of the Disciplinary System *Ethics
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Allyson Pharr, Acadian Companies
Elena Arcos Knezek, Founding Partner, Knezek Law
Dona Renegar, Partner, Veazey, Felder, & Renegar, LLC
Shannon Dartez, The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation; Karnina Deane, Preis PLC; Dwa Smith, D. Smith Legal
Influence, Networking, and Building Your Personal, Firm, or Corporate Brand
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Holly Lamarche Immigration 101
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Justice Jimmy Genovese Summary Judgment—the Times They Are A Changin’ (what to do and what not to do).
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Maggie Simar Why the Louisiana Bar Foundation is Good for the Profession *Professionalism
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Mark Riley The Safety Squeeze vs Suicide Squeeze: Workers Comp Details That You Need to Be Aware of
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Eric Johnson War Stories from the Front; The Most Interesting Trial Court Results of 2022

December 13th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day!

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Hon. Robert Summerhays What’s New in the Western District and Recent Cases from the Fifth Circuit
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Hon. Scott Privat Avoiding Judicial Pet Peeves *Ethics
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Hon. Sylvia Cooks, Hon. Candyce Perret, Hon. John Conery, Hon. Jonathan Perry, Judge Kyzer, Judge Ortego, Judge Gremillion Recent Jurisprudence in Third Circuit Court of Appeal
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Dr. David Barczyk  Injury Mechanisms and Vehicle Dynamics
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Dwa Smith Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion *Professionalism
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Tammy Northrup Current Developments in Ethics *Ethics
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM April Rolen-Ogden Unleased Mineral Owners
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Whitney Ikerd Demystifying Medical Malpractice


December 15th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day! Enjoy lunch this day sponsored by Taylor Davis at Northwestern Mutual!

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Frank Neuner and Judge Mike Hill Recent Developments in Ethics *Ethics
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Kyle Saltzman Fraud in Business – Learning and Preparing
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Tony Moore Filing in Federal Court. How can the Clerk’s Office help me? Or… Dang! Another Deficiency!
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Christie Smith  Felons, Firearms, and Fixes: Restoring Clients' Gun Rights
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan  Louisiana Law of Partitionc
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Nick Cahanin, Mike Michot and/or Nic Walts Game Changer: Legislative Update
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Paul Hebert Trends in Attorney Regulation Ethics *Ethics
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Ted Anthony Overview of Trademark Rights: Use, Registration and Infringement


December 19th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day! 

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Blake David & Reed Kreger Ellis Trial Court and Appellate Review of Jury Damage Awards
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Jonathan Jarrett Ex Parte Custody
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Jessica Engler Ethical Considerations for Technology Innovations in the Legal Practice *Ethics
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Robert Kallam Jones Act: Seaman Status
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Kyle Gideon Civility-Integrity-Professionalism: Suggestions for Effective and Professional Advocacy from the Trenches. *Professionalism
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Kraig Strenge Employer Tort Liability
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Michael Dalman Med Mal 101: An Introduction to Medical Malpractice
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Tammy B. Scelfo Remote Online Notarization in Real Estate Transactions


December 20th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day! Enjoy lunch today sponsored by Catalyst Bank! 

Time Speaker Topic
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Steven Ramos Simple Transactions to Help You Make Money!
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Geralyn Siefker, Family Justice Center; Emilia Pardo, Asst DA, 15th JDC Domestic Violence: Civil and Criminal Law
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Ryan Goudelock Adjudicated Property
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Joe Zanco (Catalyst Lunch Sponsor) Louisiana Banking Landscape and Law
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Thomas Juneau Mediation: Practical Tips From A Mediator
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Robert Kallam Refresher on our Oath as Lawyers *Professionalism
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Lisa Hanchey & Dawn Fuqua Recent Developments in Louisiana Ethics Law *Ethics


December 29th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day!

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Joseph Placer, Jr. Will Drafting
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Maggie Simar Why the Louisiana Bar Foundation is Good for the Profession *Professionalism
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Steve Jankower Medicaid Planning
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Pat Magee, Pat Magee Law Firm; Patsy Duhon, Assistant District Attorney
St. Landry Parish District Attorney’s Office
Criminal Law for the Civil Attorney
12:20:00 PM 1:20 PM Taylor Ashworth Open and Obvious Doctrine
1:25:00 PM-2:25 PM Hon. Laurie Hulin Best Practices for Criminal Court in the 15th JDC
2:30:00 PM- 3:30 PM Greg Koury Debt Collection, Including Your Unpaid Attorney Fees
3:35:00 PM -4:35 PM Alyshia Boagni Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences


December 30th: Click HERE to register to attend sessions on this day!

Time Speaker Topic
8:00 AM-9:00 AM    
9:05 AM-10:05 AM Dr. Angela White-Bazile Verbiage for Functioning In Dysfunction *Professionalism
10:10:00 AM -11:10 AM Franchesca Hamilton-Acker Avoiding Ethical Risks in a Hybrid Work Environment *Ethics
11:15:00 AM -12:15 PM Stuart Bowie


Please contact Shea Barber, events coordinator, at [email protected] or 337-446-2194 for more information or with any questions.