Articles | 01/23/2018

Our New Orleans Jazz Fest Legal Conference – April 25-28, 2018

Even though it is not quite time to pack your bags, we can’t wait to have you join us at the GLSA/GPSolo conference April 26-28, 2018.  NOLA, here we come!  For those of you who are jazz lovers, you will be delighted to hear that the conference occurs during Jazz Fest, which runs from April 27-29 and May 3-6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Gentilly Boulevard, about three miles from our hotel. The music lineup and ticket prices have just been announced. 

You will fall in love with the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.  It is ideally situated downtown, close to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and the Riverwalk.  With the Canal Street streetcars close by, you can easily go virtually anywhere you want in the city.  If you want to rest and relax instead, the rooftop pool and sun deck are at your fingertips. But as usual, the incredible physical setting is just the beginning of what we are offering.

Wednesday evening will start with a Meet and Greet at 6 p.m.  We plan to have a guided walking tour that evening – a late night French Quarter tour where you will learn about how “emergency lawyers” manage tourists gone wild and get CLE at the same time.  We will start the official conference on Thursday with the ever popular “State of the Industry” panel.  Immigration Rights, Building Your Business with Legal Plans, Implicit Bias and “Beyonce’s Time Management Tips” are some of the topics. Additional sessions on Protecting Assets and Long-Term Care Issues, Legal Plan Design and Traffic Tickets and Undocumented Students are also being offered.

Friday’s CLEs include Customer Service Delivery Tips with Jean Clauson and Will Petersen of ARAG.  Saturday’s schedule includes morning yoga, a Cemetery Law CLE program onsite in the Garden District, and Online Branding which will be an ethics session.  Throughout the conference, there will also be a number of sessions specifically designed for the Trustees in the audience.

As usual, we plan to have a number of sessions devoted to technology.  These will include How to Build and Run a Virtual Law Office, Designing User Experiences/Tech Competency, Cybersecurity, Reaching Out to Rural and Urban Communities Using Simple Legal Technology and Video Marketing and Branding, in addition to our ever-popular 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes.

The planned activities include the opportunity to schedule private appointments in advance with various plan administrators, so you can have one-on-one time with the largest of the legal services plans.  Daily breakfasts, Pub crawls, a Crawfish Boil and Poboy Luncheon, Dine Arounds and so on will further your conference experience.  On Friday night, you have the option of participating in a cocktail crawl in the Bywater neighborhood or continuing to dance and sing the night away as the Jazz Fest trickles into other neighborhoods.

As in the past years, the attendees will be treated to enlightening substantive sessions, numerous networking opportunities and great speakers.  Sign up now and start imagining the fun that you will have three months from now!

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