Friday, April 23, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration/Conference Opening
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Professionalism: Four Judges From Three Courts Weigh In
Joseph Perez-Montes Janis van Meerveld Donna Currault Erin Wilder-Doomes

Louisiana's Code of Professionalism was substantially revised in 2018.  As before, the Code represents aspirational goals for attorneys to implement and maintain standards of civility and professionalism that exceed the minimum mandated by the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct.  Four Magistrate Judges from three Louisiana district courts have repackaged the 15 provisions to focus on best practices in your professional dealings with counsel, the Court, clients, and the larger community.  

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM
EEOC Update

Update on developments in the world of the EEOC, including changes on the Commission and General Counsel's Office, policy issues, budget maters, and litigation trends and developments; discussion of the evolution of LGBT law, including landmark Bostock decision from the Supreme Court in 2020.

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
Labor & Employment Law Update
William Corbett

A review of all the latest statutes, regulations, and case law over the last year in the area of Labor & Employment law, including a glimpse into what's on the horizon.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Discovery Issues
Edward Harold Robert Landry

A panel discussion of discovery issues in the area of Labor & Employment law.