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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018


these topics were from 2017

(Schedule subject to last minute revision, if needed to accommodate speakers)

8:30 a.m. Registration

8:50 a.m. Welcome - Jim Looney

9:00 a.m. Recent Developments in the Law (What have the courts decided in the last year and is any of it in favor of the defendant?) - Christopher Aberle

10:15 a.m. Break (Needs no explanation)

10:30 a.m. Trials - Becoming a Thing of the Past? (Are pleas the new normal?) - Patrick Fanning

11:30 a.m. Ethics with Questions & Answers - Eric R. McClendon

12:30 p.m. Lunch (included with registration)

1:15 p.m. Telling the Story to Persuade - Fred Reggie

2:15 p.m. Professionalism in Attorney Advertising - A Light Hearted Review - Billy King

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Miller/Montgomery Cases Negotiating a resolution Jane Hogan

4:30 p.m. End of program

*Each presentation is set for 60 minutes (a CLE hour), except the Recent Developments, which is 75 minutes (1.25 CLE) hours.



Christopher Aberle is the Deputy Director of LAP. He also does some post conviction and appellate work under the CJA plan and privately.

Patrick Fanning is a prior member of the local public defender board in the 24th JDC and now on the LPDB board. He practices criminal law, having prosecuted in federal court and for many years on the defense side.

Jane Hogan is now a private attorney in Hammond after working for the 15th JDC PDO handling about 50 writs there and also handling juvenile cases. Since 2016, she has practiced post-conviction law and works as a supervising attorney for the LSU Law School's Parole and Reentry Clinic.

William N. "Billy" King is a practice counsel with the Louisiana State Bar Association where his duties include mediating complaints referred to the Attorney-Client Assistance Program by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and administering the Attorney Diversion Program including the components of diversion such as the LSBA Ethics School, Trust Accounting School, Advertising School, and Law Practice Management School. Prior to that he worked in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Eric R. McClendon is the Screening Counsel within the Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Fred Reggie is an Executive Development Coach. As a guest lecturer at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Fred has worked with law students on the "Application of Storyboarding To Bolster and Enhance Opening Statements at Trial" and "Professional and Social Skills Development".   http://www.fredreggie.com