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2022 North Louisiana Seminar
Friday, February 11, 2022, 7:30 AM CDT
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2022 North Louisiana Seminar

February 11, 2022

Our Annual North Louisiana seminar is having a location change to the Hilton Shreveport this upcoming February 11, 2022!

Deadline to make a hotel reservation is January 27, 2022, rate for 2 queens $139; rate for king $149 plus taxes. Please call reservations 1-318-698-0550 (Group Name: LA Assoc of Defense Counsel)

Join us at the Hilton Shreveport, 104 Market Street, Shreveport LA. Registration for members is $175 and $225 for non-members. We also offer a $25 Texas CLE Credit.

Register here!

North Louisiana Seminar Agenda – February 11, 2022 Shreveport Hilton




7:45 am

Registration and Breakfast



8:20 - 8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

Prof. Dane Ciolino,

LADC Associate Executive Director


8:30 - 9:30 am

Current Strategies for Defending TBI Claims

Donald Armand, Jr., Pettiette, Armand, Dunkelman, Woodley, Byrd and Cromwell, L.L.P. 

Bobby Gilliam, Wilkinson, Carmody & Gilliam

Gerald M. Johnson, Jr., Lunn Irion Law Firm, LLC


9:30 - 10:30 am


Maintaining Professionalism in an Uncertain World

Judge Frances Pitman, Second Cir. Ct. of Appeal and

Judge Mike Pitman, First Judicial District Court


10:30 - 11:45 am

Developments in Federal Procedure and Other Recent Federal Litigation Issues in the Western District

USDC Western District of Louisiana

Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr.

Mag. Judge Mark L. Hornsby

Mag. Judge Kayla D. McClusky

Judge Terry A. Doughty

Judge James D. Cain


11:45 am -12:45 pm



12:45 - 1:45 pm

Practice Group Updates


Dan Lund, Phelps Dunbar, Construction & Commercial Litigation (Practice Group Chair)

 Lori Barker, Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP, Insurance Law (Practice Group Chair)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Recent Developments in Louisiana Civil Procedure and Tort Law


Erica Durr, Sedgwick CMS

Allison Johnson, Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell

Gemma Zuniga, Thomas, Soileau, Jackson & Cole, L.L.P.

2:45 - 3:00 pm




3:00 - 4:00 pm

Effective Strategies and Techniques in Mediation

Steven D. Crews, Upstate Mediation

Theodore J. Casten, Casten and Pearce APLC

M. Shane Craighead, Davenport, Files & Kelly


4:00 - 5:00 pm


Recent Developments in Legal Ethics


Prof. Dane Ciolino,

LADC Associate Executive Director

Clare S. Roubion 

Louisiana Legal Ethics, LLC 




5:00 pm Happy Hour Sponsored by Upstate Mediation

7.5 total credit hours includes 1.0 Ethics 1.0 Professionalism

 A full refund will be given up to a month before the event. A 50% refund will be given up to the week before the event. Refunds will not be given a week from the event. 

Contact: Kimberly Zibilich - [email protected] - (504) 208-5510