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Gun Law in Louisiana

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

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77345CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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From Event: Gun Law in Louisiana, held December 2017.

Program Description

The constitutional protection of individual gun rights has never been stronger, but regulatory and liability concerns can hamper even the most responsible owner. Is your knowledge of federal, state and local law effective enough to protect your client from criminal or civil charges? Let our experienced faculty give you the insight you need. Make sure your clients are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights while avoiding liabilities that can put themselves or others at risk. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
  3. Louisiana Concealed and Open Carry Law
  4. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
  5. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
  6. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
  7. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
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Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Constitutional Components of Firearms Law
    9:00 - 9:45, Written by Owen Courreges and Kim Segura Landry. Presented by Kim Segura Landry in Lafayette and Owen Courreges in Baton Rouge.
    1. The Second Amendment
    2. Other Amendments that Pertain to Firearms Law
    3. Gun Shows and the First Amendment
    4. Search and Seizure Issues and the Fourth Amendment
    5. The Taxing and Commerce Clauses
    6. State Constitutional Amendment
  2. State and Federal Firearms Laws: What Attorneys Need to Know
    10:00 - 11:00, Written by S. Christie Smith IV. Presented by S. Christie Smith IV in Lafayette and Baton Rouge.
  3. Louisiana Concealed and Open Carry Law
    11:00 - 11:45, Written by Morgan Allison and John Kelley. Presented by Morgan Allison in Lafayette and John Kelley in Baton Rouge.
  4. Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
    12:45 - 1:30, Written by George J. Armbruster III. Presented by George J. Armbruster III in Lafayette, and Brian Ebarb and Brad Scott in Baton Rouge.
    1. What is a Title 2 Firearm?
    2. Tax and Purchase Procedures for Title 2 Firearms
    3. Transportation and Use Requirements with Title 2 Firearms
    4. Title 2 Firearms and Entities Exempt from Tax and Purchasing Requirements
    5. Determining if a Title 2 Firearm is on the NFA Registry
    6. Protecting and Transferring Title II Collections: NFA Gun Trusts
  5. Gun Ownership Legal Concerns
    1:30 - 2:30, Written by Owen Courreges. Presented by Joseph C. Larré in Lafayette and Owen Courreges in Baton Rouge.
    1. Restricted and Prohibited Weapons
    2. Persons Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm
    3. Licensing Requirements and Penalties for Breaking Them
    4. Restoration of Second Amendment Rights
    5. Gun Confiscations by Local, State or Federal Officials
    6. Correcting Errors in NICS Background Check
    7. Rules for Transporting Weapons
    8. Understanding Reciprocity with Neighboring States
  6. Liability Concerns for Gun Dealers and Owners
    2:45 - 3:30, Written by Brian Ebarb and Brad Scott. Presented by Joseph C. Larré in Lafayette, and Brian Ebarb and Brad Scott in Baton Rouge.
    1. Criminal vs. Civil Penalties for Firearm Injuries
    2. Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act and Lawsuits Against Firearm Manufacturers
    3. Individual Liability in Accidental Shootings
    4. Child Access Prevention Laws
    5. Stolen Firearm Used in a Crime
    6. Self Defense; Lawful vs. Unlawful Uses of Force
  7. Ethical Considerations When Representing Gun Owners or Dealers
    3:30 - 4:30, Written by Benjamin R. LaBranche. Presented by Kim Segura Landry in Lafayette and Benjamin R. LaBranche in Baton Rouge.
    1. Exceptions to Attorney-Client Privilege Under Model Rule 1.6
    2. Attempt to Commit Crime or Fraud
    3. When Clients are a Danger to Themselves or Others
    4. How to Get Advice About Potentially Breaking Privilege

MORGAN ALLISON is a partner with the law firm of Allison & Allison in Houma. Mr. Allison focuses his practice in the area of estate planning, especially for the special needs community. He earned his B.A. degree from Northwestern State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University. Mr. Allison is gun-rights supporter and concealed carry holder. (Lafayette location)

GEORGE J. ARMBRUSTER III is the owner of Armbruster & Associates, APLC in Lafayette. Mr. Armbruster has a general civil practice, including NFA gun trusts, personal injury, municipal defense, commercial collections, business formation/small business law, wills and probate matters. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, all Louisiana federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Armbruster earned his B.A. degree from Suffolk University, Boston and his J.D. degree from Suffolk Law School. He is also the owner of Armbruster Armory, LLC, a federal firearms licensee and special occupational taxpayer, dealing in items regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934, such as silencers, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and machine guns. Mr. Armbruster is also a NRA certified range safety officer. (Lafayette location)

OWEN COURREGES is an attorney at Owen Courreges, Attorney at Law. He is an experienced litigation attorney, and he specializes in litigation, appellate advocacy, environmental law, family law, and personal injury law. Mr. Courreges is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree in political science from Rice University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. (Baton Rouge location)

BRIAN EBARB is a senior trial attorney with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. As a senior trial attorney, Mr. Ebarb is involved in the investigation and prosecution of single and multiple defendant criminal cases through trial and any required appellate process. Prior, he served as an assistant district attorney with the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Ebarb earned his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center. (Baton Rouge location)

JOHN KELLEY is an assistant attorney general with the Louisiana Department of Justice. As an assistant attorney general, Mr. Kelley’s practice is primarily focused in medical malpractice law. He is a member of the Jefferson Parish Bar Association and Baton Rouge Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Southern University Law Center. Mr. Kelley also serves as a firearms instructor with Shooting Adventures in Baton Rouge. (Baton Rouge location)

BENJAMIN R. LaBRANCHE is an experienced Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyer. He has represented persons accused of serious felony offenses and misdemeanor crimes in federal court, state court, and Baton Rouge City Court. He also speaks Spanish and is one of the few Spanish speaking attorneys in the Baton Rouge area. Mr. LaBranche has also given lectures at both the LSU and Southern University law centers in Baton Rouge on criminal defense topics such as indigent defense, search and seizure, trial skills, and DWI/DUI defense. He is also a member of the Federal CJA panel for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and has experience trying jury trials in federal court. In 2009, he was elected by the Baton Rouge Bar of Criminal Justice to serve as its president and still holds that position today. He sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the National Criminal Defense College. Mr. LaBranche earned his B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Southern University Law Center. (Baton Rouge location)

JOSEPH C. LARRÉ is the owner of the Joe Larré Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Larré focuses his practice in the areas of DWI/DUI defense, criminal defense (including guns and weapons charges), and auto injury. Mr. Larré is admitted to practice law in the Federal Eastern and Middle District Courts of Louisiana, and Chitimacha Tribal Court. He is a member of the Jefferson Parish Bar Association, Lafourche Parish Bar Association, St. Charles Parish Bar Association, Italian American Bar Association, and the Covington Bar Association. Mr. Larré earned his B.S. degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and his J.D. degree from Southern University. (Lafayette location)

BRAD SCOTT is the owner and an attorney at Brad Scott, Attorney & Counselor at Law LLC and Louisiana Criminal Appeals, LLC. Mr. Scott’s primary areas of practice include estate planning, firearms and gun trusts, criminal defense and appellate work, and general litigation. Mr. Scott graduated from Tulane University, earning a degree in finance. He then spent four years working as a financial analyst and a compliance officer before returning to Tulane to become an attorney. After prosecuting cases in Orleans Parish for four years, Mr. Scott opened his own practice to serve the needs of the community. (Baton Rouge location)

KIM SEGURA LANDRY is a sole-practitioner in Gonzales, practicing as Kim Segura Landry, APLC. Ms. Segura Landry focuses her practice in the areas of criminal, civil litigation, family law, successions, contract law, collections, and attorney/judicial discipline matters. Ms. Segura Landry is also a certified family law mediator. She has served as a CLE coordinator and presenter for the 23rd JDC for the past seven years. Ms. Segura Landry is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the 23rd Judicial District Court Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. degree from Southern University Law Center. (Lafayette location)

S. CHRISTIE SMITH IV is the managing attorney for the Louisiana Expungement Assistance & Advocacy Center, a division of his private law practice that offers legal services to clients needing criminal expungements throughout Louisiana. He is also a senior partner with SmithBush LLP. He is board-certified in criminal trials and civil trials by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and death penalty lead counsel certified by the Louisiana Supreme Court/Louisiana Indigent Defense Assistance Board. Mr. Smith has been recognized in the Top 50 Louisiana Super Lawyers list published by Thomson-Reuters Super Lawyers Magazine; and is named to Wooodward-White's Best Lawyers in America. He is widely-published and frequently lectures in the legal community or testifies before the legislature on emerging issues in trial and constitutional law. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center. (Lafayette and Baton Rouge locations)

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