Since his graduation from law school, Mr. Katner started his own law firm and was director of the Trial Advocacy program at Tulane. In private practice, he worked as an indigent defender, and has handled general civil and criminal cases including several death penalty cases. He is currently on the Board of the National Association of Counsel for Children, and on the Board of the Children's Bureau; he has served on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, and the Jefferson Parish Juvenile Services Advisory Board. He is the faculty founder of the Tulane University Vietnamese Association, of Tulane's Collegiate Organization for AIDS Prevention, and Tulane's student chapter of the National Association of Counsel for Children. He has served as legal advisor to the Louisiana Children's Code Project and Covenant House in New Orleans. He sits as an ad hoc judge in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. He is director of the Juvenile Law Clinic, and he has taught Trial Advocacy, Legal Profession, Advanced Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Introduction to Forensic Child Psychiatry at the Medical School. His publications may be found in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, the William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, the University of Texas' American Journal of Criminal Law, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, and the Tulane Law Review.
Professor Katner's CV
Fall 2014 - Juvenile Litigation Clinic
Spring 2015 - Sabbatical