NPAP CLE Seminar: Creating Change and Thriving as a Civil Rights Lawyer

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Register now! NPAP's first 2018 CLE seminar will be held at our new headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th with a pre-seminar happy hour gathering on Friday, May 11th. Featured presenters include Michael Avery, John Burton, Danielle Davis, Robert Goodman, Mary Howell, Susan Hutson, Samantha Kennedy, Louise Lipman, Tonya McClary, Jonathan Moore, Iris Roley, Julia Sherwin, and Nikki Thanos.

A National Police Accountability Project CLE Seminar
Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th 2018
NPAP Office, 7th Ward Community Center, Building C
2022 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans LA 70116

sponsored by Kelly Ramsdale & Associated, Inc.: plaintiff-only structured settlement consulting 

FRIDAY, MAY 11TH 2018; 6PM – 8PM

6:00 – 8:00:            HAPPY HOUR; Meet and Greet at the Carousel Bar
                                Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70130

SATURDAY, MAY 12TH 2018; 9AM – 7PM

                                Shuttles departing Hotel Monteleone at 8:15AM and 8:30AM

8:45 – 9:00:            INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
                                Alison McCrary; Executive Director, NPAP, New Orleans LA
                                John Burton; President, NPAP Board of Directors, Pasadena CA
                                Julia Sherwin; Vice-President, NPAP Board of Directors, Oakland CA

9:00 – 10:30:          Creating Reform: Injunctive Relief and Consent Decrees
                                Mary Howell; Attorney, New Orleans LA
                                Susan Hutson; Independent Police Monitor, New Orleans LA
                                Jonathan Moore; Attorney, Beldock, Levine & Hoffman LLP, New York NY

                                Iris Roley; Founder, Black United Front, Cincinnati OH
                                Julia Sherwin; Attorney, Haddad & Sherwin LLP, Oakland CA

                                Moderator: Danielle Davis; Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center, New Orleans LA

10:30 – 10:45:        MORNING BREAK

10:45 – 12:15:        Recent Developments in the Law: Supreme Court
                                and Appellate Roundup with Professor Avery
                                Michael Avery; Professor, Suffolk Law School, New Orleans LA

12:15 – 1:15:          COMPLIMENTARY CATERED LUNCH (Byrd House Catering)

1:15 – 2:15:            Navigating the Ethics of Movement Lawyering
                                Nikki Thanos; Attorney and Consultant, New Orleans, LA
                                 CLE: 1 Hour Ethics Credit

2:15 – 3:15:             Using Taser Trainings and Warnings: Fundamentals
                                 and New Developments in Taser Litigation
                                 John Burton; Attorney, Law Offices of John Burton, Pasadena CA

3:15 – 3:30:            AFTERNOON BREAK

3:30 – 5:00:            Compassion Fatigue: Avoiding Burnout, Processing
                                Vicarious Trauma, and Handling Clients’ Trauma
                                Robert Goodman; Voice of the Experienced, New Orleans LA
                                Samantha Kennedy; Attorney and Capital Mitigation Specialist, New Orleans LA
                                Louise Lipman; LCSW-R, TEP, CGP, Trial Consultant, New York NY
                                Tonya McClary; Chief Monitor over Use of Force Investigations, New Orleans LA
                                Moderator: Alison McCrary, Executive Director of NPAP
                                CLE: 1.5 Hours Professionalism Credits

5:00 – 5:15:            EVENING BREAK

                                BEER, WINE & HORS D’OEUVRES
                                Chartered bus departs back to Hotel Monteleone at 7PM

SUNDAY, MAY 13TH 2018, 9AM – 12PM

9:00 – 12:00:          Interactive Workshop on Trauma and Supporting Clients' Journeys Through the Legal Process
                                Louise Lipman; LCSW-R, TEP, CGP, Trial Consultant, New York NY
                                CLE: 3 Hours Professionalism Credits

                                Bienville C Room, 2nd Floor, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70130

Accreditation: NPAP has applied for 9.5 credit hours via the Louisiana MCLE Board, including 4.5 credit hours for Professionalism and 1 credit hour for Ethics.

Hotel Bookings: Book your hotel room now! The deadline has unfortunately passed for reserving a discounted room at the Hotel Monteleone214 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70130; however, the hotel still has vacancies, and transportation from the hotel to the seminar will be providedReservations may be made by calling (504) 523-3341 or (800) 217-2033.

Financial Hardship Policy and Cancellation Policy: If you are an NPAP member or meet NPAP membership criteria and are unable to attend the seminar due to the cost of registration, please write Our official financial hardship policy and cancellation policies are available at the following link. NPAP strives for its educational programming to be an accessible resource for all those in the civil rights legal community. NPAP Financial Hardship and Cancellation Policies


May 12th, 2018 6:00 AM   through   May 13th, 2018 5:00 PM
2022 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
United States
Event Fee(s)
NPAP/NLG Member Attorney, Non-Profit Attorney $ 275.00
Non-Affiliated Attorney $ 325.00
NPAP/NLG Legal Worker, New Attorney (Less Than 4 Years Experience) $ 150.00
Non-NLG Member Law Student $ 50.00
NLG Member Law Student $ 25.00