Not every lawyer can say he’s been immortalized onscreen by John Travolta. But can he boogie in tight white pants? Not that movie, silly, so put away your disco ball.  Jan R. Schlichtmann, played by Travolta in “A Civil Action,” will be on hand at the 6th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium to share war stories about handling large-scale litigation that brought him to the big screen.

The symposium will be held in New Orleans in October, just about the time everyone is only too happy to say goodbye to three-shirt days of infinite perspiration.  Help the city celebrate by attending the 6th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort Symposium sponsored by the Louisiana Bar Association on October 20, 2006.

CAFA is on the agenda, and that panel features Edward F. Sherman, Moise F. Steeg, Jr. Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School.  (Editor’s Note:  See the CAFA Law Blog analysis of Professor’s Sherman’s Law Review article on CAFA posted on September 1, 2006).  Panels focusing on pharmaceutical litigation, and pre-certification communication with putative class members are among the sessions that round out the day-long program.