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A Message From Judge Michael Pitman

Dear SBA members:

Judge Frances Pitman and I are planning the SBA’s CLE programs for 2016. 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 SBA’s CLE programs. The revenue from the seminars represents approximately 60% of the SBA’s annual budget. Good attendance at the seminars is essential.
We ask that you please calendar these dates that already have been scheduled for 2016:

- Recent Developments (13 hours): October 13 and 14, 2016
- December CLE by the hour (13 hours): December 13 and 14, 2016

Thank you for your support of the Shreveport Bar.

Recent Developments by the Judiciary

CLE Events

Criminal Appointment for Civil Practice Attorneys

May 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Criminal Appointment for Civil Practice Attorneys

Continuing Legal Education

Friday, May 13, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Caddo Parish Courthouse

3 Hours Louisiana CLE Credit Approved


This CLE will provide practical information on how to effectively represent a client from the time you are appointed through trial. We will walk you through:

  • Your Initial Meeting with the Client
  • Setting of Bail
  • Arraignments
  • Preliminary Examinations
  • Motions to Suppress and Many Other Pre-Trial Motions

We will discuss ways to effectively communicate with the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case and alternatives to prosecution.

 This CLE will have emphasis on:

  • The Role of the Defense Lawyer — the Dos and Don’ts to Providing Effective Assistance
  • The Basic Outlines, Forms and Motions Every Good Lawyer Should Have
  • Conviction and Sentencing Consequences



Honorable Michael Pitman, Caddo Parish District Court Judge
Donald Hathaway, Sockrider, Bolin, Anglin, Batte & Hathaway
Alan Golden, Attorney at Law

Continental Breakfast Will Be Provided and is Included with your Registration Fee.
Space is limited, This Will Sell Out, So Make Your Reservation Now!



Flash Drive with materials and forms will be provided to all participants.


Day of CLE Registration Fees:

SBA Members – $150
Non-Members – $200



Cancellation of registration must be received no later than May 2, 2016. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee.  Cancellations after May 2, 2016 will receive credit, to be used within 1 year at a future SBA CLE seminar

$1755.13 CLE Non SBA Member
$1255.13 CLE SBA Member

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