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Wednesday, March 16
 

6:00pm

Welcome Reception
Wednesday March 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level
 
Thursday, March 17
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday March 17, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Continental Foyer Lobby Level

8:00am

9:00am

Creating Compelling Content: Podcasts & Videos
You've heard them on your computer and seen them on your screen, now it's your turn.
But can you do it yourself? What equipment do you need? How do you record and edit audio and video? How much do professionals cost? What options do you have for distribution? Learn how to leverage audio and video to educate and communicate with your clients.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Camras

Adam Camras

CEO, Legal Talk Network
Mr. Camras received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Chief Executive Officer of LAWgical, the company that owns and operates leading legal brands, including Legal Talk Network, ServeNow and ServeManager. The Los Angeles, California native has been involved in legal since 2001 and enjoys learning about the latest technology and trends affecting the industry. Mr. Camras travels the country for speaking engagements... Read More →
avatar for Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell

VP of Delivery Services, Contoural Inc
Tom Mighell is Vice President of Delivery Services at Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies develop information governance, litigation readiness and privacy programs. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tom practiced for 18 years at the firm Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. Tom is the author of four books, including iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (3rd Edition), iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2nd Edition), iPad Apps in One Hour, and The Lawyers... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-5 Lower Level

9:00am

Microsoft Word Power Hour
Knowing how to take advantage of Word's powerful automation and formatting features can help any lawyer serve his or her clients more efficiently and with minimized errors. If you want to master Word, there are certain rules you must follow, none of which are ascertainable by simply using Word. This seminar will cover the issues commonly encountered while drafting simple to complex legal documents. We'll teach you what is going on behind the curtain with Word so you’ll know exactly how to attack drafting issues and fix or avoid the formatting problems plaguing you now.

Speakers
avatar for Barron Henley

Barron Henley

Consultant, Affinity Consulting Group
Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Boulevard Room Second Level

9:00am

Taking the Plunge: Transitioning from a Windows PC to a Mac
Switching from a Windows PC to a Mac is easier than ever! Come learn from our panel of Mac experts not only the benefits of working on a Mac, but also the shortcuts, workflows, software and hardware equivalents, and other tips to make your law firm's transition a wonderful experience!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Floyd

Katie Floyd

Attorney, Ossi, Withers & Harrison, PA
Katie Floyd is a litigator and the co-creator and host of the Mac Power Users Podcast distributed through Relay.fm. Mac Power Users teaches listeners how to get the most from their Apple technology with productivity focused topics and workflow guests. The show is regularly featured as a top technology podcast in iTunes and other podcast clients. Katie is also a member of the Mac Roundtable Podcast featuring a panel of Mac notables. / / Katie is a... Read More →
avatar for David Sparks

David Sparks

Attorney and author, Sparks Law
David Sparks is a sole practitioner business attorney in Orange County, California, where heʼs been eating other lawyersʼ lunch for 22 years using Technology. David has published several books at MacSparky.com about how to be more efficient with technology and practices what he preaches at SparksEsq.com. David is also a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association’s annual TechShow conference and is the co-host of the popular “Mac Power... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-1 Lower Level

9:00am

The Future of Legal Services: Expand Access to Justice and Improve Client Service through Technology
As president of the American Bar Association from 2014 to 2015, William C. Hubbard established the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Join Immediate Past President Hubbard for an overview of the commission's ongoing work with bar leaders, judges, court administrators, practitioners, technologists, innovators, and others to foster new, financially viable models to expand delivery of legal services that meet the public’s needs.

Speakers
avatar for William Hubbard

William Hubbard

Immediate Past President, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
William C. Hubbard served as President of the American Bar Association in 2014-2015. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the ABA's House of Delegates. Mr. Hubbard is a past president of the American Bar Foundation and the American Bar Endowment. He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in London.Mr. Hubbard is Chairman of the Board of the World Justice Project. He is a... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Astoria Room Third Level

9:00am

Truth and Lies of the Internet for Lawyers
Truths and Lies of the Internet for Lawyers: Are you relying on dated and erroneous information to instruct you on how to utilize the Web properly? This panel debunks the myths about lawyers' online presence. We will cover a variety of issues:  client disclosure concerns when blogging; ethical concerns of social media; the solicitation of online reviews on sites like Yelp; and the ethical and SEO ramifications of listing "virtual offices" in legal directories, to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis

Attorney, Lowenthal & Abrams
Jennifer Ellis is a legal ethics attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC. She also manages the firm's online presence and assists the other attorneys in matters related to online evidence. In addition, Jennifer is a law practice marketing consultant who focuses on assisting lawyers and firms with their online marketing, including websites, social media and SEO. Find Jennifer online at... Read More →
avatar for Conrad Saam

Conrad Saam

Director, Mockingbird
Conrad Saam is the founder of Mockingbird Marketing – an agency delivering advanced online marketing exclusively for the legal industry. Prior to Mockingbird, Conrad architected Avvo’s ascendancy from concept to legal directory market leader through advanced search engine optimization tactics. He previously ran the marketing team for the widely popular restaurant app, Urbanspoon. Conrad writes the In-House column for Search Engine... Read More →
avatar for Gyi Tsakalakis

Gyi Tsakalakis

Founder, Attorneysync
Gyi helps lawyers understand how to use the web for client development. As a recovering lawyer, he is familiar with the unique considerations of effectively marketing a law practice online. He founded AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency, to help lawyers get results from the web. He's a proud contributor to Moz's Local Search Ranking Factors survey. He's also a regular contributor at Lawyerist, Attorney At Work and Avvo's Lawyernomics... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Waldorf Room Third Level

9:00am

Egregious Data Security Breaches, Hacks & Leaks
Cybersecurity is a real concern for you and your clients. How and why did the recent data breaches of Sony, the Office of Personnel Management, Anthem, and the Pentagon happen? What can we learn? What makes such targets vulnerable? Who is hacking and why? How is this relevant to your legal department, your practice, and your clients?

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson

President, Sensei Enterprises Inc
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” / / She is a frequent author (sixteen books... Read More →
avatar for David Ries

David Ries

Member, Clark Hill PLC
Dave Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has strongly encouraged attorneys to embrace technology - in appropriate and secure ways. He has been active for years in the ABA Law Practice Division and served on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-3 Lower Level

9:00am

The Automatic Law Firm
Automation is the key to successful practice management, efficiency, and exceptional client service. Our experts will discuss using automated forms to collect data and streamline intake, and even automatically populate routine forms and documents, so you can spend less time doing data entry, and more time practicing law.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Legrand

Andrew Legrand

Founder, Spera Law Group, LLC
Andrew Legrand is the founding partner at Spera Law Group, LLC http://speralaw.com, a cloud and paperless law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. He counsels Small Business Owners on the wide array of challenges they face, and blogs about those issues at http://www.nolasmallbizlaw.com. Andrew is also a speaker and technology consultant for PaperlessChase (http://www.paperlesschase.com), a New Orleans based group of tech geeks who help lawyers make... Read More →
avatar for John Mayer

John Mayer

Executive Director, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
John Mayer has a BS in Computer Science and Masters in Computer Science from Northwestern University and Iliinois Institute of Technology respectively. He has been CALI's Executive Director since 1994. CALI is a 501(c)(3) consortium of US law schools that works at the intersection of technology, legal education and access to justice. CALI is the developer of A2J Author which has been used over 3.5 million times since its inception in 2005.


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-4 Lower Level

9:00am

First Steps in Building Your New Law Firm
Nothing is more important than getting the right start. Lawyers have more considerations than ever when it comes to business entity selection, formation of a business plan, malpractice insurance, security and budgeting. Learn about the critical decisions you will face, and how to solve them.

Speakers
avatar for James Calloway

James Calloway

Director, Oklahoma Bar Association Managment Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association
Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program, where he has served for 18 years. Mr. Calloway served as chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2005 board. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips and has served as co-author of three American Bar Association books on law practice management, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (with Ross Kodner and Sharon Nelson) and Winning Alternatives to the... Read More →
avatar for Fred Rooney

Fred Rooney

Attorney-at-Law, Incubator Consortium
Fred Rooney’s work demonstrates his lifelong commitment to social justice in the United States and abroad. He has been credited with creating the first business incubator model for lawyers and for being a catalyst in the transformation of legal education in the US. His work in the development of post-graduate legal education and the powerful incubator that he began in 2007 is forcing law schools to rethink their responsibility to their... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Washington

Rochelle Washington

Sr. Staff Attorney, The District of Columbia Bar
Rochelle Washington is the Senior Staff Attorney in the Practice Management Advisory Service (“PMAS”) of the D.C. Bar. Rochelle, along with the Assistant Director, Daniel Mills, assists lawyers with the business of starting and managing a law firm. Rochelle developed and organized the inaugural D.C. Bar all-day event, Practice 360°| A Day for Lawyers and Law Firms on May 15, 2015, which featured 20 practical seminars throughout the day... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-2 Lower Level

9:00am

Meet the Author: Ben Schorr
Come and meet Ben Schorr, the author of the following publications:



  • The Lawyers Guide to Microsoft Word 2013

  • The Lawyers Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013

  • Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers


Speakers
avatar for Ben Schorr

Ben Schorr

Chief Executive Officer, Roland Schorr & Tower
Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr & Tower a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology including “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook”, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word” and “OneNote in One Hour”. He’s been a Microsoft MVP for more than 18 years and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - Thursday March 16, 2017 10:00am
LP Book Store Lower Level

10:00am

4 Stages of Law Firm Growth: Understanding Why Happy Lawyers Really DO Make More Money!
How to identify which stage YOUR small firm is in. What to do in which stage...so it doesn't stall-out. What gets your firm to one stage will keep you stuck there if you don't learn when, why and how to "upshift."

Sponsors
avatar for How To Manage a Small LawFirm.com

How To Manage a Small LawFirm.com

How To Manage A Small Law Firm
How To Manage A Small Law Firm  HAPPY LAWYERS MAKE MORE MONEY. What makes most lawyers happy is when their law firm works as a business for them, not being a slave to it. An Inc. 5000 “ Fastest Growing Company" we are the largest provider of outside C.E.O. services exclusively to the solo law firm market, today. 



Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
EXPO Hall Lower Level

10:00am

EXPO Hall Break
Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
EXPO Hall Lower Level

10:00am

Meet the Author: Jennifer Ellis
Come and meet Jennifer Ellis, the author of the following publication:



  • WordPress in One Hour for Lawyers: How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis

Attorney, Lowenthal & Abrams
Jennifer Ellis is a legal ethics attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC. She also manages the firm's online presence and assists the other attorneys in matters related to online evidence. In addition, Jennifer is a law practice marketing consultant who focuses on assisting lawyers and firms with their online marketing, including websites, social media and SEO. Find Jennifer online at... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - Thursday March 16, 2017 11:00am
LP Book Store Lower Level

11:00am

OneNote - The One Bucket You've Been Looking For
OneNote is a free-form note taking tool that will help busy lawyers and their support staff organize, simplify and collaborate to deliver higher quality legal services. Learn how to prepare and organize trial strategy, manage matters and tasks, and collaborate online with your clients.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Mackenzie

Allan Mackenzie

Founder, Efficient.Legal
Author, lecturer and 30 year veteran of the business and technical side of the practice of law, Allan Mackenzie shares his experience as the Director of Information Technology for a Wall Street white collar litigation boutique. Recognized for his “known-nonsense to no-nonsense” approach to practice management and technology, he has acted as architect and implementer of successful strategies that have won the hearts and minds of legal and... Read More →
avatar for Ben Schorr

Ben Schorr

Chief Executive Officer, Roland Schorr & Tower
Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr & Tower a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology including “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook”, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word” and “OneNote in One Hour”. He’s been a Microsoft MVP for more than 18 years and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boulevard Room Second Level

11:00am

Public Service Legal Tech in the Data.Gov Era
Open data, open standards and open source technology are exploding at all government levels. This boom is starting to have an impact on courts, prosecutors, public defenders and many others. This panel of experts will introduce the audience to the opportunities and challenges they see in public service legal tech. They’ll talk about their experiences building new technology for courts, government lawyers, and government law libraries, and they’ll share their views on what shape the future might take.

Speakers
avatar for David Colarusso

David Colarusso

Data Scientist, Committe For Public Counsel Services
David Colarusso is an attorney, software engineer, and former high school physics teacher living in the greater Boston area. He was originally hired by the MA public defender agency (CPCS) as a staff attorney. However, he has recently transitioned to doing data science on their behalf. He is the author of a programming language for lawyers, QnA Markup, and along with teammates William Li and David Zvenyach, he created an app for the determination... Read More →
avatar for Michael  Robak

Michael Robak

Associate Law Library Director, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Michael Robak received his J.D. from Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Michael began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis and subsequently held a number of administrative positions including Marion County Court Administrator. After that he worked as a private practitioner in large and small firm settings as well as his own solo practice. In 2000 he... Read More →
avatar for Adam Ziegler

Adam Ziegler

Managing Director, Library Innovation Lab @ HLS
Adam Ziegler is an attorney and member of the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School where he leads technology projects like Free the Law, Perma.cc and H2O. Before taking that role, he co-founded a legal tech startup named Mootus and represented clients for over a decade at Covington & Burling, Goodwin Procter LLP and Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar LLP, where he was a litigation partner.


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Astoria Room Third Level

11:00am

Security Awareness and Phishing
With over 100 billion emails sent and  received every day, are you and your staff capable of recognizing the difference between valid communications and those with potential malware threats? What are the primary tip-offs to a phishing email, malware or a potential hack?   What should you and your staff look for from an IT perspective? Training is critical! How can you train your employees to detect potential threats? Come and learn the practical tips to help recognize a potential attack that could allow access to your clients’ confidential data.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Davidoff

Sherri Davidoff

CEO, LMG Security
Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the co-author of "Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace" (Prentice Hall, 2012). She has fifteen years of experience as a cyber security professional, specializing in digital forensics, penetration testing and security awareness training. Sherri has authored courses for the SANS Institute and Black Hat, and conducted onsite security training for the Department of Defense, Google... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares

Legal Tech Consultant, LawTech Partners
Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology trainer with her company, LawTech Partners. The firm’s services include consulting and training for law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups and consulting for legal technology startups. | | See her profile on www.tecshow.com.


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

11:00am

The MILO Roundtable
The Macs in the Law Office (MILO) group is a dynamic community with almost 6,000 Mac-using attorneys. In this interactive program, our panel of Mac-Masters will answer legal specific questions submitted both online (#MILORoundtable) and by attendees. If you've ever wondered: "what is the best scanner", "which time and billing program works best on my Mac", "should I be using multiple monitors," or "how can I go paperless and automate legal documents" with my Mac, then don't miss this session.

Speakers
avatar for Victor Medina

Victor Medina

Managing Attorney, Medina Law Group
Victor is geek and lawyer, and an unabashed Apple fanboy. If it’s shiny and new, he buys it is — assuming that there are enough groceries to get through the week. He runs a law firm in Pennington, NJ, as well as a financial services company, all using Macs and other Apple gear. In addition, Victor created and organizes the only national attorney-tech conference just for Mac-using attorneys. It’s called MILOfest and it will take place... Read More →
avatar for Mark Metzger

Mark Metzger

Attorney-at-Law, Law Office of Mark C Metzger
Mark C. Metzger is an attorney in solo practice in Naperville, Illinois (west suburban Chicago), where his practice is focused on three areas: advising businesses on Internet and technology-related contracts and issues; estate planning up to and including Medicaid spend down avoidance; and real estate transactions. He is a recovering trial attorney, which saw him defending and trying cases in fifteen other states and allowed him to see the inside... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

11:00am

Time, Task, Email & Distraction Management - Tame the Digital Chaos
Are you overwhelmed with electronic interruptions, distractions and paper?  Are you even aware of how much time that they cause you to lose?  Stop tech from becoming your time vampire.  Own your technology!  Don’t let it own you! Manage your daily tasks and your technology to improve client communication and achieve your professional goals. Regain control of your law practice… and your life. Learn the pathway to a productive, organized work day … and work life!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Unger

Paul Unger

Affinity Consulting Group
Paul J. Unger is a national speaker, writer and thought-leader in the legal technology industry. He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training. He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)( www.lawtechnology.org/), was former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(www.techshow.com... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Waldorf Room Third Level

11:00am

Typography for Lawyers
Whether you like it or not, people judge your professionalism by how your legal documents look, as much as what they say. If you're someone who notices the little things, who cares about details, and who wants to make a good first impression, then this is the session for you. Typography is about more than just fonts; it's about effectively using white space, headings, tables, styles, and typefaces to make your documents more visually appealing, which translates to being easier to read, and by default, more persuasive. In just one hour you can learn enough typography essentials to put yourself at the head of the pack, and have the sharpest looking legal documents in your county or district.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Butterick

Typography for Lawyers


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

11:00am

Beyond Baby Steps: Technology Infrastructure
What technology questions should be on your radar when starting your own firm? Mac or PC? Local or cloud? Do I need a fax machine? Guidance offered in this session will include frank discussion from experts, and a master checklist of the hardware, software, and services you should consider.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Focht

Brian Focht

Attorney/Blogger, The Cyber Advocate
Brian Focht is a civil litigator specializing in insurance defense, professional malpractice, and business & construction litigation. He is also the author of The Cyber Advocate, a blog dedicated to helping lawyers and legal professionals improve their practice, provide better service to their clients, and increase profits through technology. He also hosts the Legal Technology Review Podcast, which seeks to further the Cyber Advocate's mission... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Washington

Rochelle Washington

Sr. Staff Attorney, The District of Columbia Bar
Rochelle Washington is the Senior Staff Attorney in the Practice Management Advisory Service (“PMAS”) of the D.C. Bar. Rochelle, along with the Assistant Director, Daniel Mills, assists lawyers with the business of starting and managing a law firm. Rochelle developed and organized the inaugural D.C. Bar all-day event, Practice 360°| A Day for Lawyers and Law Firms on May 15, 2015, which featured 20 practical seminars throughout the day... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

11:00am

Empower Your Client Through Technology
Clients enjoy autonomy with their banks, investments, and healthcare providers, why shouldn't lawyers offer the same digital access? We will explore affordable and intuitive tools to provide client portals, notifications, simplified signatures and forms, online bill pay, appointments, and more. Your clients will thank you.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Krause

Jeffrey Krause

Partner, Solfecta, LLC
Jeffrey S. Krause is a Wisconsin attorney and is the founding partner of Solfecta, LCC. Solfecta is a legal technology consulting practice that helps attorneys choose the right technology and use it the right way. Mr. Krause is certified in over a dozen legal specific technology applications and is a frequent author and speaking on a variety of legal technology subjects.
avatar for R. Amani Smathers

R. Amani Smathers

Associate Legal Solutions Architect, SeyfarthLean Consulting
Amani received her JD from the Michigan State University College of Law. There she participated in the ReInvent Law Laboratory (now LegalRnD), which promotes improving the practice of law through the use of technology, data, design, and new delivery models. Her passion for legal service innovation lead her to SeyfarthLean Consulting, where Amani helps legal teams find better and faster ways to do their work by using custom technology tools to... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

11:00am

Meet the Author: David Tollen
Come and meet David Tollen, the author of the following publication:



  • The Tech Contracts Handbook:  Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople


Speakers
avatar for David Tollen

David Tollen

Founder, Sycamore Legal PC
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestselling manual on technology contracts, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015; www.TechContracts.com). / / David is also the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., in San Francisco (www.SycamoreLegal.com). He represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:00am - Friday March 17, 2017 12:00pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

12:00pm

1:45pm

Lawyers as Entrepreneurs: It’s Not Just About Doing Business
Lawyers have always been entrepreneurs, in the sense that
they create and run businesses. But entrepreneurship means much more than
that. It means treating problems as opportunities for action and having
conviction about the upside of change. Our panelists will share their
experiences as lawyer-entrepreneurs and their perspectives on the role of
entrepreneurship within today’s legal industry.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Bradick

Nicole Bradick

Chief Strategy Officer, CuroLegal
Nicole Bradick is Chief Strategy Officer at CuroLegal, a company that works with lawyers to launch and grow next-generation firms through consulting, technology services, and flexible staffing solutions. She was the founder and CEO of Custom Counsel, a nationwide network of freelance attorneys, which was acquired by CuroLegal in 2015. Nicole has been recognized as a 2012 ABA Journal "Legal Rebel" and was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global... Read More →
avatar for Josh Kubicki

Josh Kubicki

Chief Strategy Officer, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The imminent death of BigLaw has been widely reported, but Josh Kubicki sees it differently. / / As a seasoned intrapreneur within the legal vertical, Josh is a firm believer in the capacity of mature organizations to drive innovation and launch new businesses. Drawing from his experience consulting for legal businesses of all shapes and sizes, Josh combines design thinking and Lean startup methodologies to strengthen the organization's... Read More →
avatar for Adam Ziegler

Adam Ziegler

Managing Director, Library Innovation Lab @ HLS
Adam Ziegler is an attorney and member of the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School where he leads technology projects like Free the Law, Perma.cc and H2O. Before taking that role, he co-founded a legal tech startup named Mootus and represented clients for over a decade at Covington & Burling, Goodwin Procter LLP and Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar LLP, where he was a litigation partner.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Astoria Room Third Level

1:45pm

Taming the E-mail Beast Using MS Outlook: Key Strategies for Managing Your E-mail Overload
Every day, we're buried under a continuing stream of both useful and useless e-mail. Without a system for getting "control of the beast", lawyers spend much of their work (and personal) time spinning wheels and feeling highly unsatisfied. If you would like to get control of your e-mail "beast", you should attend this program. Learn a proven system for taming your e-mail account, with strategies for keeping your inbox efficient and under control by building and administering a personal "e-mail infrastructure". You'll learn several key technical tips.

Speakers
avatar for Randall Dean

Randall Dean

Time & E-mail Management Author/Speaker, Randall Dean Consulting & Training, LLC
Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” TM, is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 20 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Boulevard Room Second Level

1:45pm

Tech Terms and Conditions: To What Did I Just Agree?
You just checked YES and accepted terms and conditions just so you can get to the next screen. You didn't read them, or if you did, you didn't read them carefully. So, what did you just do? Learn about this hiding-in-plain-sight minefield and which terms and conditions to avoid.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Leong

Nathan Leong

Attorney, Microsoft
Nathan Leong is an attorney at Microsoft, where he is a trusted advisor in complex SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud computing deals with Fortune 100 US and multinational companies and serves as Privacy Subject Matter Co-Lead. He regularly advises on privacy, data protection, cross-border data transfer, healthcare and financial privacy, and cloud export issues. He also provides front-line legal support for Microsoft’s multibillion dollar 18-state... Read More →
avatar for David Tollen

David Tollen

Founder, Sycamore Legal PC
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestselling manual on technology contracts, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015; www.TechContracts.com). / / David is also the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., in San Francisco (www.SycamoreLegal.com). He represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Waldorf Room Third Level

1:45pm

Breach Response: Security Breaches Inside & Out
The first hour following a data breach is known as the "upchuck" hour. How do you deal with all of the required activities following a breach? This session will dive into the nuts and bolts of how to deal with a data breach. We will discuss topics such as preservation, forensic investigation and analysis, notifications, remediation of the problems, data breach law notifications and credit monitoring, public relations damage control, and legal issues in the context of a law firm or client data breach.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tannenbaum

Andrew Tannenbaum

Cybersecurity Counsel, IBM
Andrew Tannenbaum is Cybersecurity Counsel for IBM. As IBM’s chief cybersecurity attorney, he leads a global legal team that guides the company on a range of cybsersecurity legal, policy, and investigative matters. Andrew is a regular speaker at cybersecurity events, has testified before Congress as an expert on cybersecurity law, and has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Politico, and CSO. / / Prior to... Read More →
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Martin Tully

Partner, Akerman LLP
Martin T. Tully is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP and co-chair of the Akerman’s Data Law Practice. He is a veteran trial lawyer with national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Martin routinely represents clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, defamation, antitrust claims, trade secrets, and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

1:45pm

General Practice to Boutique Firm: Developing a Niche Practice
Developing deep expertise in a specific field of law is beneficial to you and your clients. This session will help you convert your personal passions and interests into a focused and satisfying law practice. Establish yourself as a thought leader in your chosen discipline, while delivering truly exceptional client service.

Speakers
avatar for William Hornsby

William Hornsby

Staff Counsel, ABA
Will Hornsby is counsel in the American Bar Association's Division for Legal Services, where he staffs the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Since joining the ABA staff in 1988, he has provided support to the Standing Committee on Professionalism, the Commission on Responsibility in Client Development, the Committee on Research on the Future of the Law and the ABA Presidential Commission on Access to Lawyers. / / Will has... Read More →
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Andrew Legrand

Founder, Spera Law Group, LLC
Andrew Legrand is the founding partner at Spera Law Group, LLC http://speralaw.com, a cloud and paperless law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. He counsels Small Business Owners on the wide array of challenges they face, and blogs about those issues at http://www.nolasmallbizlaw.com. Andrew is also a speaker and technology consultant for PaperlessChase (http://www.paperlesschase.com), a New Orleans based group of tech geeks who help lawyers make... Read More →
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Jason Marsh

Founder, MARSH8
Jason Marsh, founder of digital marketing agency MARSH8, has been working in the trenches of internet marketing since 2008, generating new business for companies spanning from Broadway to Silicon Valley. When it comes to acquiring new clients online, nationally-known digital marketer Jason knows how to get results for law firms. Internet marketing for lawyers is intensely competitive. He knows what is working right now, and tells it straight... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

1:45pm

2016 Law Firm Economics: New Ways to Bill, Account and Survive in the Current Economy.
The practice of law has become more competitive than ever before. Lawyers are constantly forced to find forward-thinking ways to budget, record time and expenses, bill and collect revenue. This informative session will concentrate on the basics of law firm economics from capturing billable time, alternative billing methods and accurate accounting. If you are thinking of starting your own law practice, or you have an existing firm that hopes to survive this challenging econonmy, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach

Founding Partner, Valorem Law Group
Nicole Nehama Auerbach is a founding partner of Valorem Law Group, a litigation firm formed in 2008 by BigLaw refugees to provide alternative fee arrangements to clients. Prior to Valorem, she practiced for 15 years at an AmLaw 100 firm in Chicago. Nicole has been named “One of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois” by Illinois SuperLawyers and one of “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” in 2005. In addition to litigating cases... Read More →
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Kenneth Grady

Lean Law Evangelist, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Ken Grady is Lean Law Evangelist for Seyfarth Shaw LLP and an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University College of Law. Ken frequently speaks on issues affecting the legal industry, including innovation, technology, leadership, efficiency, and change management. Ken’s articles and posts have been featured in many publications and he is the editor and principal author of the blog SeytLines.com, named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100. He has... Read More →
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Kate Jasaitis

Certified Legal Technology Consultant, Solfecta
Katrina Jasaitis is a certified legal technology consultant with over 15 years of experience in the legal industry. Katrina has consulted law firms and governmental agencies all across the country on law practice management techniques and technology implementations. She received her undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Cincinnati and practiced as a Paralegal for 7 years before becoming certified in a multitude of law... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

1:45pm

How to Hire a Robot - or Using Experts Systems in Today's Law Firm
Expert systems in law practice are starting to take off. But how can you put this technology to work for your firm? Can you/should you build your own system, should you buy one? Who will you use it — you or your clients? We'll take you from zero to hero in understanding how legal expert systems can increase the productivity of your firm, and how you can get started.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Dirkx

Jason Dirkx

Knowledge Management Counsel, Littler Mendelson PC
Jason Dirkx focuses on identifying and integrating new knowledge management technologies with the firm's legal work processes. He works with attorneys, practice groups, other knowledge management attorneys and clients in an effort to provide innovative client services in all areas of labor and employment law. Jason has worked for several other law firms developing and globally deploying legal technologies and services. Prior to law school, he... Read More →
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Michael Mills

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic
Michael Mills is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Neota Logic Inc., developers of a no-code software platform with which lawyers and other professionals build expert systems to automate advice, documents, and processes. / / He attended the University of Chicago Law School, then served as law clerk to a United States District Judge. Mr. Mills was partner in the law firm Mayer Brown. / / At Davis Polk & Wardwell, he led technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

1:45pm

Home-Mac; Work-Mac
Many Mac Attorneys use their Macs and other Apple Devices both at work and at home. This means that your business Mac, iPhone, and iPad often does double-duty as your personal Mac, iPhone, and iPad. How do you keep your attorney-client confidential documents and business records separate from your awesome selfie collection and world-class cat video library? How can you keep a photos library of family photos apart and distinct from your pictures of the accident site survey? Our experts at this session will educate you about the potential pitfalls of this dual-use strategy, inform you about gold-standard policies dealing with BYOD employees, and talk about best workflows and practices to coordinate and sync your personal and professional lives.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Lambotte

Tom Lambotte

CEO, GlobalMac IT
Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on close to a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of Best Practices, working directly with Mac-based law firms and firms switching from PC to Mac, across the country and around the world. Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and Legal Boost: Big... Read More →
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Jeffrey R. Schoenberger

Senior Consultant, Affinity Consulting Group LLC
Jeffrey R. Schoenberger, Esq. is an attorney and consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

1:45pm

Meet the Author: Paul Unger
Come and meet Paul Unger, the author of the following publication:



  • PowerPoint in One Hour for Lawyers


Speakers
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Paul Unger

Affinity Consulting Group
Paul J. Unger is a national speaker, writer and thought-leader in the legal technology industry. He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training. He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)( www.lawtechnology.org/), was former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(www.techshow.com... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:45pm - Friday March 17, 2017 2:45pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

2:45pm

How is the New What: Re-Thinking Legal Work
This session will address a fundamental shift caused by the impact of technology on the practice of law. The real technology innovations today are not about the speed, efficiency, or cost of what lawyers do. They are all about re-thinking how legal work is delivered in the first place.

Sponsors


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level

2:45pm

EXPO Hall Break
Thursday March 17, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level

2:45pm

Meet the Author: David Reis
Come and meet David Reis, the author of the following publications:



  • Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers 

  • Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers (Second Edition)


Speakers
avatar for David Ries

David Ries

Member, Clark Hill PLC
Dave Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has strongly encouraged attorneys to embrace technology - in appropriate and secure ways. He has been active for years in the ABA Law Practice Division and served on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:45pm - Thursday March 16, 2017 3:45pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

2:45pm

Meet the Author: John Simek
Come and meet John Simek, the author of the following publications:



  • Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers

  • Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers (Second Edition)

  • The 2016 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide


Speakers
avatar for John Simek

John Simek

Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.Mr. Simek... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:45pm - Thursday March 16, 2017 3:45pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

2:45pm

Meet the Author: Sharon Nelson
Come and meet Sharon Nelson, the author of the following publications:



  • Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers

  • Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers (Second Edition)

  • The 2016 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide


Speakers
avatar for Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson

President, Sensei Enterprises Inc
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” / / She is a frequent author (sixteen books... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:45pm - Friday March 17, 2017 3:45pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

4:00pm

Small Firms / Big Markets
Smaller firms can't ignore the changes being pressed upon the legal market any longer. Listen to managing partners discuss how their eyes were opened to the dangers and opportunites being pressed upon their firms by the new comptetive forces entering the market. What do these new online legal service providers mean to successful small firms? Are online document production services really taking business away? Should your firm capitalize on exisiting online referral service options?

Speakers
avatar for John M. Stewart

John M. Stewart

Partner, RosswaySwan
John M. Stewart is a Partner at Rossway, Swan, Tierney, Barry, Oliver & Lacey, PL in Vero Beach, Florida and a third generation Florida lawyer. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1992 from the College of William and Mary. He attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1997. Mr. Stewart served on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors of the Florida Bar... Read More →
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Mary E. Vandenack

Vandenack Williams LLC
Mary E. Vandenack is founding and managing partner of Vandenack Williams LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. Mary practices in the areas of tax, trusts and estates, asset protection planning, business succession planning, and tax-exempt entities. Mary is a member of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Section (currently Vice Chair of the Small Firms Committee), Taxation Section, and Business Section. Mary regularly writes and speaks... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Astoria Room Third Level

4:00pm

Surprising, Yet Practical Applications of Excel for Your Law Office
If you are like most lawyers, you're either underutilizing Excel or not using it at all. In this segment, we start with the basics and work our way up from there. You'll learn powerful ways that Excel can improve your work product and make your life easier. Produce flawless estate and guardianship accountings, amortization schedules, real estate closing statements, disbursement schedules, medical bill summaries, and graphical representations of data (pie charts, bar graphs, etc.). We'll also cover many useful formulas for use with dates, numbers, text and logic (IF THEN).

Speakers
avatar for Ivan Hemmans

Ivan Hemmans

Senior Manager of Technical Development, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ivan Hemmans is a Senior Manager of Technical Development at O'Melveny & Myers LLP. He works to demystify new and existing technologies for people at all levels. Read his speaker profile at www.techshow.com.
avatar for Allan Mackenzie

Allan Mackenzie

Founder, Efficient.Legal
Author, lecturer and 30 year veteran of the business and technical side of the practice of law, Allan Mackenzie shares his experience as the Director of Information Technology for a Wall Street white collar litigation boutique. Recognized for his “known-nonsense to no-nonsense” approach to practice management and technology, he has acted as architect and implementer of successful strategies that have won the hearts and minds of legal and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boulevard Room Second Level

4:00pm

The Mac Power Users
It's time to supercharge your Mac skills to become a more productive and efficient lawyer. Our panel of true Mac Power Users will share best practices, workflows, apps, hardware, and other skills for you and your Mac at your firm, on the road, and everywhere in between.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Floyd

Katie Floyd

Attorney, Ossi, Withers & Harrison, PA
Katie Floyd is a litigator and the co-creator and host of the Mac Power Users Podcast distributed through Relay.fm. Mac Power Users teaches listeners how to get the most from their Apple technology with productivity focused topics and workflow guests. The show is regularly featured as a top technology podcast in iTunes and other podcast clients. Katie is also a member of the Mac Roundtable Podcast featuring a panel of Mac notables. / / Katie is a... Read More →
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Jeffrey R. Schoenberger

Senior Consultant, Affinity Consulting Group LLC
Jeffrey R. Schoenberger, Esq. is an attorney and consultant for Affinity Consulting. Prior to joining Affinity, Jeffrey practiced law as an Equal Justice Works / AmeriCorps Legal Fellow for the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. His practice focused on representing homeowners in foreclosure cases, tenants in eviction actions, and individuals in divorce actions. While with Legal Aid, Jeffrey worked with over 130 distressed homeowners in their... Read More →
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David Sparks

Attorney and author, Sparks Law
David Sparks is a sole practitioner business attorney in Orange County, California, where heʼs been eating other lawyersʼ lunch for 22 years using Technology. David has published several books at MacSparky.com about how to be more efficient with technology and practices what he preaches at SparksEsq.com. David is also a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association’s annual TechShow conference and is the co-host of the popular “Mac Power... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

4:00pm

Social Media and Technology Policies in the Workplace
Maybe your paralegal just posted something about your office on Facebook.  Or maybe you stalked a job applicant in LinkedIn, Facebook, or some other site for pre-employment information.  Are you aware of the issues these activities raise?  If you don't have workplace policies covering these issues, it's time you do.  Learn best practices insofar as social media and technology usage in the workplace and why you need  policies.

Speakers
avatar for David Colarusso

David Colarusso

Data Scientist, Committe For Public Counsel Services
David Colarusso is an attorney, software engineer, and former high school physics teacher living in the greater Boston area. He was originally hired by the MA public defender agency (CPCS) as a staff attorney. However, he has recently transitioned to doing data science on their behalf. He is the author of a programming language for lawyers, QnA Markup, and along with teammates William Li and David Zvenyach, he created an app for the determination... Read More →
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Sarah Herlihy

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Sarah B. Herlihy is Of Counsel in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices employment litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving the theft of trade secrets, enforcement of restrictive covenants and breaches of fiduciary duty. / / Ms. Herlihy also represents employers with respect to other areas of employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, breach of fiduciary duty... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Waldorf Room Third Level

4:00pm

Legal Survey: Cyber Security and Data Protection Laws
Data security and privacy laws are confusing. To competently advise their clients, lawyers must be informed about local, state, and federal regulations relating to data protection and privacy. Our experts will unravel these mysteries in this primer.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tannenbaum

Andrew Tannenbaum

Cybersecurity Counsel, IBM
Andrew Tannenbaum is Cybersecurity Counsel for IBM. As IBM’s chief cybersecurity attorney, he leads a global legal team that guides the company on a range of cybsersecurity legal, policy, and investigative matters. Andrew is a regular speaker at cybersecurity events, has testified before Congress as an expert on cybersecurity law, and has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, National Journal, Politico, and CSO. / / Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Martin Tully

Martin Tully

Partner, Akerman LLP
Martin T. Tully is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP and co-chair of the Akerman’s Data Law Practice. He is a veteran trial lawyer with national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Martin routinely represents clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, defamation, antitrust claims, trade secrets, and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

4:00pm

Effective Practice Management Systems Yield Focused Lawyering
Practice management systems are about so much more than sending email, and managing your calendar and tasks. When used effectively, practice management systems streamline every aspect of a busy law practice, from client intake and clearing conflicts, to document management and discovery, and even billing and trust accounting. If you're not already using a practice management system, this session will get you on the right path. But even if you're already on the bandwagon, you can still benefit from this session, by learning about the latest tips, tricks, and integrations that help you minimize time spent on redundant tasks like data entry, so you can maximize the time practicing law (and capture your billable time too!).

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly

Director - Law Practice Management Program, State Bar of Georgia
Natalie Robinson Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program and was Chair of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. A Certified Consultant for multiple legal software applications, she speaks and writes extensively on modern law office management and technology. Natalie has personally conducted over 1,000 practice management and technology consulting visits with Georgia law firms. She has given... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

4:00pm

Dashboards and Forecasting
Are you running your law firm like a business? If you are, you should be collecting and leveraging useful information from practice management and time/billing/accounting programs. For example, do you consistently forecast and evaluate profitability? Can you grow your firm? In this highly competitive legal market, you won't be successful by accident. Discover the variety of data mining tools and reports that can make your law firm the lean and efficient business it should be.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster

Affinity Consulting Group
Debbie Foster is one of the Founding Partners of Affinity Consulting Group. Debbie has been working with law firms since 1995, personally helping implement solutions ranging from practice management, time/billing/accounting, document management and general law office management issues. Debbie earned her Lean Six Sigma Certification and has helped law firms understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in their processes. Debbie is a leader... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

4:00pm

All About Clients
You've got clients. Now what? Learn about best practices in developing your engagement letters, conflict checks, fee agreements, and other intake issues. We will discuss client relationship management (CRM) systems to sharpen client communications, improve efficiency, reduce errors, and deliver higher quality legal services.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Fritz

Aaron Fritz

Principal Consultant, Inertia Software Solutions, LLC
Aaron Fritz is a partner at Inertia Software Solutions where he specializes in providing legal technology solutions with a realist / numbers based approach. He's a firm believer that organizations of all kinds, including law firms, must "measure what they manage" to be effective. To that end, his company employs a proactive and methodical approach to servicing legal technology solutions and has developed one of the few analytics / business... Read More →
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Jennifer Ramovs

Director of Education, Affinity Consulting Group
Jennifer M. Ramovs is the Director of Education for Affinity University, Affinity Consulting Group’s online legal technology training division. / / Jennifer graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science, and then earned her law degree from Capital University Law School while working full time as a law clerk at Decker Vonau in Columbus, Ohio. / / Jennifer became a consultant in 2004, specializing in consulting and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

6:00pm

Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the 30th Anniversay of ABA TECHSHOW with a celebration for the books. Come unwind and mingle with attendees and faculty as we celebrate 30 years of legal technology innovation. Delicious food and drinks, mixed with a few surprises, await. 


Thursday March 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level
 
Friday, March 18
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Friday March 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Salon A Foyer Lower Level

9:00am

Champagne Presentations on a Beer Budget
If working within constraints of budget and exsiting technology is required by your clients or office, this informative session is for you. Creating an inexpensive presentation is not synonymous with creating a meaningless presentation. Come and learn from our experts not only what programs can be helpful for your practice, but how to impress potential clients, mediators, arbitrators, judges and juries even when you're on a strict budget.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hindelang

Mark Hindelang

Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Wayne County Prosecutor`s Office
Mark has been involved with technology instruction for over fourteen years. At the University of Michigan, Mark worked to familiarize faculty with new and existing technologies in order to enrich each faculty member’s instructional and research undertakings. / Mark then moved to the University of Michigan in the Division of Student Affairs where he coordinated the migration of student organization administration from paper to a web-based... Read More →
avatar for Josh Hoeppner

Josh Hoeppner

Owner/CEO, PresentationView
Josh Hoeppner, is a high level graphic designer, presentation design specialist, and a trial technology presentation expert. He began his career with Affinity Consulting Group building his experience for 11 years, and began his own company, PresentationView, in 2015. / / Josh has been involved in, and organized, over 100 on-site litigation presentations over his tenure at Affinity. He has prepared countless trial graphics, illustrations... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-1 Lower Level

9:00am

Is Technology a Threat to Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality?
Technological advances challenge the preservation of attorney-client privilege and the attorney's ability to discharge the duty of confidentiality. The routine exchange of e-mails and social media use line the highway of inadvertent disclosure. This session will explore notable thought-provoking cases with solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brown

Phil Brown

Counsel, Professional Development & Competence, Law Society of Upper Canada
Phil graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. (Hons) and an LLB. He was called to the Bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He also holds a post-graduate certificate from Centennial College in e-commerce. / / Phil practised criminal law exclusively as a sole practitioner before joining Legal Aid Ontario as the Coordinator of Lawyer Relations. He was responsible for marketing the Legal Aid Online billing project which automated lawyer... Read More →
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David Tollen

Founder, Sycamore Legal PC
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestselling manual on technology contracts, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015; www.TechContracts.com). / / David is also the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., in San Francisco (www.SycamoreLegal.com). He represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Waldorf Room Third Level

9:00am

Legal Super Powers: Supercharge Microsoft Office with Add-ins and Apps
MS Office has so many features and functions it is mind boggling. Yet, there are hundreds (thousands) of add-ons to expand MS Office programs. What is particularly useful for lawyers? From the simple to sublime come hear what our experts recommend to benefit your firm.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Ambrogi

Robert Ambrogi

Attorney, Law Office of Robert Ambrogi
Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology and the Internet for two decades. He writes the "Ambrogi on Tech" column for the ABA Journal and the award-winning blog LawSites, which the ABA Journal named to its inaugural Blawg Hall of Fame in 2012. Since August 2005, he has co-hosted the award-winning legal-affairs podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, available through the Legal Talk Network. In his... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Sanders Reach

Catherine Sanders Reach

Director, Law Practice Management & Technology, Chicago Bar Association
Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers.Previously she was the Director at the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center for over ten years. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law and in 2013 was inducted... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Boulevard Room Second Level

9:00am

Partly Cloudy to Cloudy - Is Your Practice Ready?
You no longer have to purchase software and servers for your office. Today, you can rent software or server access via the internet and thereby avoid any up-front costs. This process is often referred to as "moving to the cloud." Of course, your client data would also be stored on the rented or hosted servers. In this seminar, we'll explain the associated pros, cons, risks and ethical issues of doing this with your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Alexander

Heidi Alexander

Law Practice Advisor, Massachusetts LOMAP
Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is a Law Practice Management Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology, including ABA Law Technology Today, Attorney at... Read More →
avatar for Jack Newton

Jack Newton

CEO, Clio
Jack Newton is the founder and CEO of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security-, ethics- and privacy-related issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics. / / Jack also co-founded and is President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing... Read More →
avatar for Larry Port

Larry Port

Rocket Matter
Larry Port, Rocket Matter founder and CEO, is a speaker and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession, cutting edge technology, and business processes. Larry speaks to an international audience on technology, productivity, and the business of law and was recognized by Fastcase as one of the 50 top innovators in the field of law. He is the author of two books, The Law Firm of Tomorrow and Legal Productivity and also writes... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Astoria Room Third Level

9:00am

Realtime Collaboration Isn't Just for Conference Rooms Anymore
Do you have to work with others on documents where everyone has to make changes? Are you still emailing it around and chasing people down to get their edits, and then combining pieces into a single document? There are a growing number of tools available that allow multiple people to edit a single copy of a document at the same time. Join us to learn about some of them and what they can do to help save you time.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Nguyen

Adam Nguyen

Co-founder, eBrevia
As a co-founder and COO/CFO of eBrevia, Adam Nguyen is responsible for the company’s strategy, product development, and finance, as well as its daily operation. Adam’s experience extends to founding Ivy Link, an education advisory firm with clients in the US, Europe, and Middle East, and serving as the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm. In addition to operational... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Tobin

Jonathan Tobin

Managing Attorney, Counsel for Creators LLP
Jonathan Tobin is a Los Angeles attorney who works with clients in the arts, media and technology through his law firm, Counsel for Creators. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a software developer and designer for over a decade. His technical and design background gives him the ability to translate legal concepts to his clients, and technical concepts to other attorneys. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Tobin consults with legal... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-5 Lower Level

9:00am

The Deep Dark Web
Think of it as the iceberg of the Internet. Some estimates place the content of the Deep Web at 96% of all Internet information. That means only 4% of the Internet data is indexed by traditional search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. How do you access the Deep Web and can you be anonymous as you traverse areas fraught with dangers? The Deep Web may even contain information to help your case, but how do you find it? Come learn the secrets and challenges of navigating the deep, dark waters of the internet.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Sexton

Amanda Sexton

Director of Corporate Development, DGR - The Source for Legal Support
Amanda Sexton is the Director of Corporate Development at On The Lookout Investigations and DGR –The Source for Legal Support, winners for the past three years of the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual ‘Best Of’ survey. She is currently President of the New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association, a board member of the Legal Vendors Network and attends local and national conferences and training sessions to stay on top of the... Read More →
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John Simek

Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.Mr. Simek... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-4 Lower Level

9:00am

Social Media Is Key to Effective Discovery
Because of the proliferation of its use, social media has become more important as admissible evidence in litigation and regulatory matters scanning topics such as employment and labor, products liabiliity, personal injury, contract disputes, commercial litigation, and so much more.  This program will be a captivating discussion about recent high-profile cases where social media was prominantly involved and will address how social media fits into discovery and your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer Ellis

Attorney, Lowenthal & Abrams
Jennifer Ellis is a legal ethics attorney with the Philadelphia personal injury firm of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC. She also manages the firm's online presence and assists the other attorneys in matters related to online evidence. In addition, Jennifer is a law practice marketing consultant who focuses on assisting lawyers and firms with their online marketing, including websites, social media and SEO. Find Jennifer online at... Read More →
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Sarah Herlihy

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Sarah B. Herlihy is Of Counsel in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She practices employment litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving the theft of trade secrets, enforcement of restrictive covenants and breaches of fiduciary duty. / / Ms. Herlihy also represents employers with respect to other areas of employment litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, breach of fiduciary duty... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-3 Lower Level

9:00am

How to Build a Successful and Profitable Socially ConsciousLaw firm
Twenty years ago, a low-bono law firm seemed impossible. Today, by harnessing technology, you can create an efficient and profitable practice serving the low to moderate income population while providing high quality legal services in a financially sustainable manner. Attend this session to learn how to do well and do good.

Speakers
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Michael Robak

Associate Law Library Director, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Michael Robak received his J.D. from Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Michael began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis and subsequently held a number of administrative positions including Marion County Court Administrator. After that he worked as a private practitioner in large and small firm settings as well as his own solo practice. In 2000 he... Read More →
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Fred Rooney

Attorney-at-Law, Incubator Consortium
Fred Rooney’s work demonstrates his lifelong commitment to social justice in the United States and abroad. He has been credited with creating the first business incubator model for lawyers and for being a catalyst in the transformation of legal education in the US. His work in the development of post-graduate legal education and the powerful incubator that he began in 2007 is forcing law schools to rethink their responsibility to their... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon A-2 Lower Level

9:00am

Meet the Author: Steve Best
Come and meet Steve Best, the author of the following publication:



  • The Lawyers Guide to PCLaw Software


Speakers
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Steve Best

Affinity Consulting Group, LLC
Steven J. Best is a an attorney and a founding partner of the Affinity Consulting Group, a well-known and well respected law office practice management consulting company. After practicing law for eleven years, Steve left the active practice of law and became a law practice management consultant founding his own company. Steve consults with law firms throughout the United States on law office procedure, practice and technology as well as... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 9:00am - Friday March 16, 2018 10:00am
LP Book Store Lower Level

10:00am

EXPO Hall Break
Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
EXPO Hall Lower Level

10:00am

Meet the Author: Tom Mighell
Come and meet Tom Mighell to learn "All Things iPad." He's the author of the following publication:



  • iPad in One Hour for Litigators, Second Edition


Speakers
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Tom Mighell

VP of Delivery Services, Contoural Inc
Tom Mighell is Vice President of Delivery Services at Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies develop information governance, litigation readiness and privacy programs. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tom practiced for 18 years at the firm Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. Tom is the author of four books, including iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (3rd Edition), iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2nd Edition), iPad Apps in One Hour, and The Lawyers... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - Friday March 16, 2018 11:00am
LP Book Store Lower Level

10:30am

General Marketing - Websites, Blogs, Social Media
It's hard to argue against the power of your online presence these days. All lawyers should be familiar with the options, benefits and potential pitfalls of their online personas and properties. Attend this session to learn where to start and where to end up!

Speakers
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Jason Marsh

Founder, MARSH8
Jason Marsh, founder of digital marketing agency MARSH8, has been working in the trenches of internet marketing since 2008, generating new business for companies spanning from Broadway to Silicon Valley. When it comes to acquiring new clients online, nationally-known digital marketer Jason knows how to get results for law firms. Internet marketing for lawyers is intensely competitive. He knows what is working right now, and tells it straight... Read More →
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Gyi Tsakalakis

Founder, Attorneysync
Gyi helps lawyers understand how to use the web for client development. As a recovering lawyer, he is familiar with the unique considerations of effectively marketing a law practice online. He founded AttorneySync, an online legal marketing agency, to help lawyers get results from the web. He's a proud contributor to Moz's Local Search Ranking Factors survey. He's also a regular contributor at Lawyerist, Attorney At Work and Avvo's Lawyernomics... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A-2 Lower Level

10:30am

Getting HIP to HIPAA
Law firms with access to protected health information (PHI) may be classified as “business associates” under HIPAA rules and hence subject to privacy, security, and breach-notification requirements.  Failing to comply with HIPAA may subject you or your firm to monetary penalties and indemnification claims from clients if PHI is lost, mishandled, or stolen. Learn what steps your firm needs to take to protect PHI stored at your office, or on any personal or storage devices.

Speakers
avatar for James Calloway

James Calloway

Director, Oklahoma Bar Association Managment Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association
Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program, where he has served for 18 years. Mr. Calloway served as chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2005 board. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips and has served as co-author of three American Bar Association books on law practice management, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times (with Ross Kodner and Sharon Nelson) and Winning Alternatives to the... Read More →
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Holly Carnell

Attorney, McGuireWoods LLP
Holly focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. She primarily counsels healthcare clients, hospitals and health systems on a variety of matters, including structuring transactions, affiliation agreements and compliance matters. Holly also provides guidance to various provider clients regarding the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, the HITECH Act, and legal issues related to electronic health records. Holly also... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Waldorf Room Third Level

10:30am

How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology and Processes
Are you the procedure manual? Do others in your office handle things you would have no clue how to perform on your own? Do you have a succession plan? If your server/laptop/phone failed in the night could you restore files and software? Do you know how to run an open matters report in your practice management software? There are several easy technologies you can use to help document firm procedures and information. We will look at options to document and share information firm-wide, best practices for making it work, and some of the procedures that should be documented.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Ramovs

Jennifer Ramovs

Director of Education, Affinity Consulting Group
Jennifer M. Ramovs is the Director of Education for Affinity University, Affinity Consulting Group’s online legal technology training division. / / Jennifer graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science, and then earned her law degree from Capital University Law School while working full time as a law clerk at Decker Vonau in Columbus, Ohio. / / Jennifer became a consultant in 2004, specializing in consulting and... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Sanders Reach

Catherine Sanders Reach

Director, Law Practice Management & Technology, Chicago Bar Association
Catherine Sanders Reach is Director, Law Practice Management and Technology for the Chicago Bar Association, providing practice technology assistance to lawyers.Previously she was the Director at the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center for over ten years. In 2011 she was selected to be one of the inaugural Fastcase 50, celebrating 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the field of law and in 2013 was inducted... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Boulevard Room Second Level

10:30am

The Road Warrior's Tool Kit: Do You Need the Kitchen Sync
Frequent travelers often develop strategies for packing suitcases and bundling cables when beginning any travel adventure. Whether you’re planning for an overnight stay or hitting the road for several weeks or months, join us for a lively discussion about things to consider adding to your bag the next time you pack it. We’ll talk about cables, bags, adapters, chargers, dongles, and more. And, we look forward to hearing your best travel tips.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Fritz

Aaron Fritz

Principal Consultant, Inertia Software Solutions, LLC
Aaron Fritz is a partner at Inertia Software Solutions where he specializes in providing legal technology solutions with a realist / numbers based approach. He's a firm believer that organizations of all kinds, including law firms, must "measure what they manage" to be effective. To that end, his company employs a proactive and methodical approach to servicing legal technology solutions and has developed one of the few analytics / business... Read More →
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Ivan Hemmans

Senior Manager of Technical Development, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Ivan Hemmans is a Senior Manager of Technical Development at O'Melveny & Myers LLP. He works to demystify new and existing technologies for people at all levels. Read his speaker profile at www.techshow.com.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A-5 Lower Level

10:30am

Managing a Diverse Computing Environment Windows and Macs in Your Firm
As law firms grow, their environments become more diverse, both in terms of personnel and the technology that empowers them. Many firms have solved the smartphone question by turning to Mobile Device Management systems. However, how can you manage Apple computers in a PC environment? Is it more expensive? More troublesome? Join us to learn about tools that can help deploy firm software, security patches, as well as manage settings across an enterprise in a consistent way.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Lambotte

Tom Lambotte

CEO, GlobalMac IT
Tom Lambotte is CEO of GlobalMacIT, the only company in the world that specializes in providing IT support to Mac-based law firms. His methods are based on close to a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of Best Practices, working directly with Mac-based law firms and firms switching from PC to Mac, across the country and around the world. Tom is the author of Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms and Legal Boost: Big... Read More →
avatar for Ben Schorr

Ben Schorr

Chief Executive Officer, Roland Schorr & Tower
Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr & Tower a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology including “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook”, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word” and “OneNote in One Hour”. He’s been a Microsoft MVP for more than 18 years and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A-4 Lower Level

10:30am

Expand Your Practice with On Line Dispute Resolution Technology
Technology is not only changing society, it is changing the way we resolve disputes. Mediation and arbitration are rapidly moving online. Consumers, businesses, and legal service providers increasingly expect to be able to resolve any issues that arise 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, right from their laptops and tablets. In this session we'll talk about the latest and greatest in Online Dispute Resolution and see demos of cutting edge systems, as well as exploring how lawyer and law firms can benefit from the growth of ODR by finding new opportunities and caseloads.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Ambrogi

Robert Ambrogi

Attorney, Law Office of Robert Ambrogi
Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer and legal journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology and the Internet for two decades. He writes the "Ambrogi on Tech" column for the ABA Journal and the award-winning blog LawSites, which the ABA Journal named to its inaugural Blawg Hall of Fame in 2012. Since August 2005, he has co-hosted the award-winning legal-affairs podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer, available through the Legal Talk Network. In his... Read More →
avatar for Colin Rule

Colin Rule

COO, Modria.com
Colin Rule is Co-Founder and COO of Modria.com, an ODR provider based in Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2011 he was Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal. He has worked in the dispute resolution field for more than two decades as a mediator, trainer, and consultant. He is currently Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution at UMass-Amherst (odr.info) and a Non-Resident Fellow... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Astoria Room Third Level

10:30am

Graphic Design 101 for Litigators
This session will deal with the development, creation, and editing of infographics and other graphics for use in litigation. Today's sophisticated judges and juries demand not only top-notch oral advocacy but professional, well-designed, and thoughtful trial graphics as well. We will examine not only key concepts and ground rules of good graphic design but will also teach the attendees how to use tools like photoshop, GIMP, Illustrator, and Pixelmator. Put power in your trial graphics!

Speakers
avatar for Phil Brown

Phil Brown

Counsel, Professional Development & Competence, Law Society of Upper Canada
Phil graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. (Hons) and an LLB. He was called to the Bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He also holds a post-graduate certificate from Centennial College in e-commerce. / / Phil practised criminal law exclusively as a sole practitioner before joining Legal Aid Ontario as the Coordinator of Lawyer Relations. He was responsible for marketing the Legal Aid Online billing project which automated lawyer... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan

Fellow & Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). / / She is a lawyer (JD, Stanford Law 2013) who also was a fellow at the d.school, where she launched the Legal Design Initiative, an R&D lab for legal services. She teaches project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and design of... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A-1 Lower Level

10:30am

E-Discovery CaseLaw Update
A comprehensive review of 2015/2016 Federal court cases with seminal holdings in the E-Discovery field. Presenters will highlight the impact of the recent 2015 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Discovery in case law analysis. Topics will include spoliation and sanctions, TAR and Predictive Coding, a now commonplace method of culling through the mass of electronic information, Information Governance and how it converges with E-Discovery as well as other timely topics.   A required program for all litigators with a new twist annually.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Blaustein

Stacey Blaustein

IBM Corporation Corporate Liti
Stacey Blaustein is an attorney in the Corporate Litigation Department of the IBM Corporation in Armonk, NY where she manages the E-Discovery program for Corporate Litigation, is integrally involved in topics of E-Discovery, Cross-Border Discovery, and Data Privacy issues, and handles many aspects of regulatory matters and third party subpoenas for the company.Stacey speaks and writes frequently on these topics, recently at ALM Conference on... Read More →
avatar for Sharyn Procaccio

Sharyn Procaccio

VP, Asst. General Counsel, Hunt Companies, Inc.
Ms. Procaccio currently serves as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for Hunt Companies, Inc. Her primary responsibilities include managing the company’s involvement in litigation, and other legal matters, including compliance, and information governance. Ms. Procaccio advises the company on pending and threatened litigation as well as risk mitigation and exposure. She also provides her legal expertise to the company for regular... Read More →
avatar for Jon Talotta

Jon Talotta

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jon is Global Co-Group Leader for Corporate/Securities Litigation at Hogan Lovells LLP. He focuses his practice on complex litigation, arbitration and investigations, primarily involving regulated areas: corporate governance, securities, privacy, consumer protection, and intellectual property. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the U.S.; in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A-3 Lower Level

11:30am

Four Pay-Per-Click Advertising Strategies for Law Firms

Are you one of the many attorneys who are discovering that pay-per-click advertising is far more complex and sophisticated than anticipated? Attend this lunch n’ learn session to learn what really goes into creating a successful PPC ad campaign and the four ways your law firm can use PPC to bring in more qualified clients.


Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B-3 Lower Level

11:30am

Gain Efficiencies, Minimize Stress and Reduce Risk by Leveraging Technology Designed for Litigators!

In a recent survey, 90% of attorneys said accuracy is most important when drafting documents and 80% agreed that drafting software mitigates risk. Learn how adopting technology solutions can make you more accurate and efficient leading to better client service. It’s time to set your firm apart from the rest.


Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

11:30am

How to Punch Above Your Weight Using Legal Know-How

Small law firms can often be at a disadvantage compared to their larger competitors. However, these disadvantages can be overcome by leveraging the right technology and tools. During this session you’ll learn how to use legal know-how to become more efficient, develop new business, train your associates to be more efficient, and more.



Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B-5 Lower Level

11:30am

Is Crowdsourcing Changing the Way Lawyers Practice?

Tools like Wikipedia, Waze, and Yelp have many convinced that crowdsourcing is the future. But will it work for law? Hear from Casetext CEO Jake Heller about crowdsourcing in the legal tech community, how it’s already impacting the way you practice, and how you can prepare for the future.


Sponsors
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Casetext

Casetext is a free legal research and publishing website that’s quickly becoming the best place to understand the law. Search state and federal law, for free, annotated by insights from the country’s leading attorneys, academics, and law firms. Armed with the power of the best legal minds, you'll be unstoppable.



Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B-1 Lower Level

11:30am

Managing to Key Performance Metrics and Improved Lawyer Efficiency. How Effective is Your Firm?

Changes in the legal industry continue to drive the need for improved reporting metrics in law firms. How effective is your firm at managing to key profitability and productivity metrics? Attend this session to learn how ProLaw helps you manage key performance metrics and improve client service while capturing more billable time.


Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B-4 Lower Level

11:30am

Simplify Management of Your Business, So You Can Focus on Building Your Practice and Profitability

Learn about how technology will help you manage the challenges of running a law firm. Hear valuable industry insights about how you can overcome these challenges with Practice Management solutions and cloud technology. Keep your client information organized and secure, while increasing your realization rate with Firm Central.


Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

11:30am

Simplify Your Small Law Firm with Word & Outlook Integration
Do you wish your law firm could be more efficient, or keep better track of little details? Smokeball links Microsoft Word and Outlook together. Creating document, email or task templates for every repetitive item you perform. So you can get in, get to work, and get back to what matters most; serving your clients. Confident that you haven't missed a thing.

Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

11:30am

The Happy Lawyer's Guide to Running Your Firm like a Business

Chances are you're running it like a law practice, and not like a law business. This entertaining and informative lunch & learn session will show you how to earn more, stress less, take better care of clients, and get what you deserve from your law practice.


Sponsors
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LexisNexis

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. 



Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

11:30am

The Technology Precedent for Modern Law Firms

Join some of the most respected practice management advisors in the country in this lunch-and-learn session as they discuss best practices to grow your practice and use technology to increase efficiency. Hot topics to be discussed include time and billing, case file content, document storage, and task management.


Sponsors
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Citrix

Citrix ShareFile
Citrix ShareFile is a cloud-based storage service offering fast, easy and secure file sharing on any device, anywhere. This customizable solution integrates with tools you already use and provides law firms of all sizes with unlimited storage, instant notification and access to files from any smartphone or tablet with a secure mobile app.



Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B-2 Lower Level

11:30am

Thomson Reuters Introduces eDiscovery Point

Discover what attorneys and litigation support managers are high-fiving about. Thomson Reuters’ eDiscovery Point. This new platform’s benefits include simultaneous upload and processing of data within minutes, accurate search results within seconds, and many time and costs saving functionalities. Come learn how eDiscovery Point will make ediscovery easier for you.


Sponsors


Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

11:30am

Lunch 'N Learns / EXPO Hall Break
Friday March 18, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level

12:45pm

Keynote Address: Cindy Cohn

The TECHSHOW Board is incredibly proud to welcome Cindy Cohn, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) as our keynote speaker.  Cindy is the Executive Director of this very important, non-profit organization dedicated to defending civil rights and liberties in this new, digital world.  The EFF champions privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and the development of new technologies.

The National Law Journal named Ms. Cohn one of 100 most influential lawyers in America in 2013, noting: “[I]f Big Brother is watching, he better look out for Cindy Cohn.” She was also named in 2006 for “rushing to the barricades wherever freedom and civil liberties are at stake online.” In 2007 the National Law Journal named her one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America. In 2010 the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California awarded her its Intellectual Property Vanguard Award and in 2012 the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded her the James Madison Freedom of Information Award.


Speakers
avatar for Cindy Cohn

Cindy Cohn

Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. | | Read her profile at www.techshow.com



Friday March 18, 2016 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level

1:45pm

EXPO Hall Break / Meet the Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Cohn

Cindy Cohn

Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography. | | Read her profile at www.techshow.com


Friday March 18, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level

1:45pm

Meet the Author: Heidi Alexander
Come and meet Heidi Alexander, the author of the following publication:



  • Evernote as a Law Practice Tool


Speakers
avatar for Heidi Alexander

Heidi Alexander

Law Practice Advisor, Massachusetts LOMAP
Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is a Law Practice Management Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology, including ABA Law Technology Today, Attorney at... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 1:45pm - Friday March 16, 2018 2:15pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

2:15pm

Passport to Prize Drawings
Friday March 18, 2016 2:15pm - 2:30pm
EXPO Hall Lower Level

2:30pm

Atticus Finch, and Access: Bringing Quality and Affordable Legal Services to the Masses
The spirit of Atticus Fitch lives on and the mission of giving a voice to all before the law remains a central reason that many become lawyers. And, yet, statistics reveal time and again that lawyers' repeated and valiant efforts to expand access to legal services have failed. In this session expect thoughtful, engaging dialogue tackling some central issues that have faced the profession for decades and some that are just now emerging.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Britton

Mark Britton

CEO and Founder, Avvo Inc
Mark Britton / Mark is the founder and CEO of Avvo (www.avvo.com), the leading online legal marketplace connecting consumers and lawyers. Prior to founding Avvo, Mark was the executive vice president of Worldwide Corporate Affairs of InterActiveCorp Travel (IACT) and Expedia, Inc. (NSDQ: EXPE). In this position, Mark oversaw all accounting, finance, strategy, corporate development, legal, human resources and government relations functions for the... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan

Fellow & Lecturer, Stanford Law School
Margaret Hagan is a fellow at Stanford Law’s Center on the Legal Profession and a lecturer at Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). / / She is a lawyer (JD, Stanford Law 2013) who also was a fellow at the d.school, where she launched the Legal Design Initiative, an R&D lab for legal services. She teaches project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and design of... Read More →
avatar for John Mayer

John Mayer

Executive Director, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
John Mayer has a BS in Computer Science and Masters in Computer Science from Northwestern University and Iliinois Institute of Technology respectively. He has been CALI's Executive Director since 1994. CALI is a 501(c)(3) consortium of US law schools that works at the intersection of technology, legal education and access to justice. CALI is the developer of A2J Author which has been used over 3.5 million times since its inception in 2005.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Astoria Room Third Level

2:30pm

E-Signatures, Authentication and Contracts
Are you concerned about e-signatures' trustworthiness?  They are binding and enforceable under the state Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA) and since 2000, under the federal Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN).   But, do you know how and why they work?  Ease your mind and learn about authentication, esignature services, audit trails and custodial issues related to evidence.

Speakers
avatar for George Bellas

George Bellas

Attorney, Bellas & Wachowski, Attorneys
George Bellas, Senior Partner in the Chicago law firm of Bellas and Wachowski, has been involved in many complex auto products liability cases, class actions and complex commercial lawsuits across the country. George was honored as one of the recipients of the Steven Sharp Public Service Award by AAJ in 2001 for his work in rollover litigation which helped advance the public’s knowledge of the Ford Explorer and Firestone tires safety issues... Read More →
avatar for Dan Puterbaugh

Dan Puterbaugh

Associate General Counsel, Adobe Systems
Dan Puterbaugh is Director and Associate General Counsel for Adobe Systems, a global leader in digital marketing and media solutions. / / Puterbaugh and his team support Adobe’s Document Cloud. Document Cloud includes Adobe Acrobat DC and Reader DC, as well as a suite of cloud-based document services including Adobe eSign. He also oversees many of Adobe’s business development efforts and strategic agreements. He joined Adobe Systems in 2008... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Waldorf Room Third Level

2:30pm

Encryption is Now Cheap and Simple and Ethically Required... Maybe
More than half of all Americans had their data exposed to hackers from July 2014-July 2015. Now that encryption is simple to use - and inexpensive, there increasingly is a rise in the number of legal ethicists who believe that encryption (in some cases) is ethically required under Model Rules 1.1 and 1.6. Texas led the way in drafting an ethics opinion that other states may well follow. Let our experts decrypt the mysteries of encryption for you so that you can securely protect your confidential data.

Speakers
avatar for David Ries

David Ries

Member, Clark Hill PLC
Dave Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation. He has used computers in his practice since the early 1980s and since then has strongly encouraged attorneys to embrace technology - in appropriate and secure ways. He has been active for years in the ABA Law Practice Division and served on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board... Read More →
avatar for John Simek

John Simek

Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.Mr. Simek... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

2:30pm

Five Easy Ways to Better Protect Your Clients' Data and Communications
Do you wish you were more savvy about encryption, information security, and safeguarding the confidentiality of your clients' sensitive information, but don't know where to start? In this workshop, we'll teach you five very simple things you can do to significantly improve the security of your clients' data and communications. We'll cover easy-to-use apps that secure communications, hard-disk encryption, good password practices, two-factor authentication, and creating good policies to guard against accidental disclosure, hacks, and other data breaches.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Hofmann

Marcia Hofmann

Principal, Zeitgeist Law PC
Marcia Hofmann (@marciahofmann) is the founding principal of Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique law practice focusing on computer crime and security, electronic privacy, free expression, and intellectual property. Prior to that, she was a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she continues to serve as special counsel. She is also an adjunct professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law.
avatar for Whitney Merrill

Whitney Merrill

Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Whitney Merrill is an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in San Francisco, California where she works on consumer protection issues involving technology. She received her Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. She specializes in information security, computer crime, privacy, surveillance, and Internet law. Her recent research... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

2:30pm

Meetings With Clients Made Easy And Convenient
Today's web conferencing options are inexpensive, easy to use and feature-rich. If you've ever wanted to discuss a document with a client in real time, hold an impromptu meeting or conduct a deposition remotely, then you need to explore your web conferencing options. Learn about your options and the robust functionality they offer.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Alexander

Heidi Alexander

Law Practice Advisor, Massachusetts LOMAP
Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is a Law Practice Management Advisor at the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP), where she advises lawyers on practice management matters and provides guidance in implementing new law office technologies. She frequently makes presentations to the legal community and contributes to publications on law practice management and technology, including ABA Law Technology Today, Attorney at... Read More →
avatar for Kate Jasaitis

Kate Jasaitis

Certified Legal Technology Consultant, Solfecta
Katrina Jasaitis is a certified legal technology consultant with over 15 years of experience in the legal industry. Katrina has consulted law firms and governmental agencies all across the country on law practice management techniques and technology implementations. She received her undergraduate degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Cincinnati and practiced as a Paralegal for 7 years before becoming certified in a multitude of law... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boulevard Room Second Level

2:30pm

Opening, Closing, and Everything in Between: Organizing Your Visual Evidence
Few things are more difficult than cogently distilling a complex case into a time-limited opening statement or closing argument to be presented to a lay finder of fact. Critical to success are simplification, organization, and sound design. This presentation will discuss not only how to simplify and digitally organize complex facts, but also how to create slides that rely on principles of good graphic design and presenation.

Speakers
avatar for Randall Juip

Randall Juip

Owner, Foley, Baron, Metzger, & Juip PLLC
Randy is an active trial attorney and an owner/member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, P.L.L.C., a 19-attorney, full-service law firm with Michigan offices in Livonia and Ann Arbor, and an Indiana office in Carmel. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation including the defense of hospitals, physicians, and other professionals, civil rights defense, business litigation, medical practice management consulting, public relations, and crisis... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

2:30pm

E-Discovery and Mobile Devices: The Forensic Cell Phone
The use of personal devices raises many complex issues in E-discovery. The use of a mobile device in a corporate environment complicates discovery including privacy, security, cloud, preservation, and data collection. The mobile platform must be considered in early case assessment. Learn how to identify the issues involved in mobile device usage and litigation and how to handle the issues and successfully navigate through mobile device usage and collection. This presentation will also cover the use of this evidence at trial relative to discovery, admissibility issues, and ultimate presentation to the finder of fact.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hindelang

Mark Hindelang

Asst. Prosecuting Attorney, Wayne County Prosecutor`s Office
Mark has been involved with technology instruction for over fourteen years. At the University of Michigan, Mark worked to familiarize faculty with new and existing technologies in order to enrich each faculty member’s instructional and research undertakings. / Mark then moved to the University of Michigan in the Division of Student Affairs where he coordinated the migration of student organization administration from paper to a web-based... Read More →
avatar for Howard J. Reissner, Esq.

Howard J. Reissner, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer, Planet Data
Mr. Reissner co-founded Planet Data in 2001 and is involved in every aspect of the organization, including strategic planning, development and implementation of technology, but most importantly is his focus on client relations. A former practicing lawyer, he has extensive experience in providing technology and e-discovery services and solutions to the legal industry. / / He is a well known figure in the international legal industry, speaking at... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

2:30pm

Fundamentals of the Paperless Office
Imagine anytime/anywhere access to your digital content. No matter your firm's size or legal discipline, you can smoothly make the shift to an efficient, low-stress paperless practice even if your computer skills are limited to doing e-mail and surfing the Web. Topics of discussion in this session will include: myths about becoming paperless, the simple affordable hardware and software you need, avoiding common mistakes most lawyers make in transitioning to a paperless filing system, when you need to engage an expert to help, and engaging your staff to appreciate a less paper environment.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Duhon

Nancy Duhon

Owner, Duhon Technology Solutions LLC
Nancy Duhon grew up in the heart of Cajun culture in Lafayette, Louisiana. She moved to Washington, DC to attended Georgetown University, and eventually became the office administrator for a small law firm there. She moved to her current home in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University School of Law. Nancy is admitted to practice in Georgia and Louisiana. While still a law school student, Ms. Duhon began a technology consulting company which... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Krause

Jeffrey Krause

Partner, Solfecta, LLC
Jeffrey S. Krause is a Wisconsin attorney and is the founding partner of Solfecta, LCC. Solfecta is a legal technology consulting practice that helps attorneys choose the right technology and use it the right way. Mr. Krause is certified in over a dozen legal specific technology applications and is a frequent author and speaking on a variety of legal technology subjects.


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

2:30pm

Meet the Author: Allison Shields
Come and meet Allison Shields, the author of the following publication:



  • How to Do More in Less Time


Speakers
avatar for David Tollen

David Tollen

Founder, Sycamore Legal PC
David Tollen is the author of the American Bar Association’s bestselling manual on technology contracts, The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts, for Lawyers and Businesspeople (ABA Publishing / IP Section 2015; www.TechContracts.com). / / David is also the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., in San Francisco (www.SycamoreLegal.com). He represents buyers and sellers in cloud computing... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 2:30pm - Friday March 16, 2018 3:30pm
LP Book Store Lower Level

3:45pm

All-Star Slide Design Shootout
We're under the gun, and we're going to do this live! Experts in presentation and graphic design will be given one joint set of facts, some really horrible powerpoint slides, and information and graphics, and will use fifteen minutes to create an original, 5 mintue presentation. After, they'll share with the audience the what, the how, and the why of what they put together. This is a great opportunity to see how some masters of slide design and advocacy can take the mundane and turn it into something incredible! (Moderator: Randy Juip)

Speakers
avatar for Josh Hoeppner

Josh Hoeppner

Owner/CEO, PresentationView
Josh Hoeppner, is a high level graphic designer, presentation design specialist, and a trial technology presentation expert. He began his career with Affinity Consulting Group building his experience for 11 years, and began his own company, PresentationView, in 2015. / / Josh has been involved in, and organized, over 100 on-site litigation presentations over his tenure at Affinity. He has prepared countless trial graphics, illustrations... Read More →
avatar for Randall Juip

Randall Juip

Owner, Foley, Baron, Metzger, & Juip PLLC
Randy is an active trial attorney and an owner/member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, P.L.L.C., a 19-attorney, full-service law firm with Michigan offices in Livonia and Ann Arbor, and an Indiana office in Carmel. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation including the defense of hospitals, physicians, and other professionals, civil rights defense, business litigation, medical practice management consulting, public relations, and crisis... Read More →
avatar for David Sparks

David Sparks

Attorney and author, Sparks Law
David Sparks is a sole practitioner business attorney in Orange County, California, where heʼs been eating other lawyersʼ lunch for 22 years using Technology. David has published several books at MacSparky.com about how to be more efficient with technology and practices what he preaches at SparksEsq.com. David is also a frequent speaker at the American Bar Association’s annual TechShow conference and is the co-host of the popular “Mac Power... Read More →
avatar for Paul Unger

Paul Unger

Affinity Consulting Group
Paul J. Unger is a national speaker, writer and thought-leader in the legal technology industry. He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training. He served as Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)( www.lawtechnology.org/), was former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(www.techshow.com... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A-1 Lower Level

3:45pm

Communication is Key to a Happy GC
In-house lawyers can make for the easiest client or the most challenging. As the hired gun for in-house counsel, you are typically hired for your expertise in particular legal issues and to manage legal risk, but your success may be just as dependent on how effectively you can communicate with your client on non-legal issues. From handling billing and collection issues to counseling on tough strategic choices, if you can communicate well with in-house counsel, they can be your gateway to creating a long-term relationship as their trusted advisor and legal counsel. Join our all-star panel of GC’s to learn how to establish and develop strong partnerships with in-house counsel through better communication.

Speakers
avatar for Alon Rotem

Alon Rotem

Rocket Lawyer
Alon Rotem is General Counsel at Rocket Lawyer, responsible for managing all legal and corporate affairs at Rocket Lawyer, including corporate, litigation, commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, ethics/compliance and global matters. / / Prior to joining Rocket Lawyer, Alon practiced law at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served as the company’s outside legal counsel since 2010. At Goodwin Procter, Alon practiced in the business department... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Astoria Room Third Level

3:45pm

Data is the New Oil – Lessons from Standard Oil, Smart Diapers, and Uber for Law Firms
The entire world is changing, as industries as diverse as advertising, stock trading, medicine, and sports are using analytics to achieve maximum results, often in unexpected ways. Law is no different. In this session, we will explore the frontiers of these tools in practice, from contract drafting to forum shopping, and from case valuation to legal research. The session will discuss how analytics (and law firm data that is often discarded) can replace hunches and anecdata with metrics and measurement for strategic advantage.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Nguyen

Adam Nguyen

Co-founder, eBrevia
As a co-founder and COO/CFO of eBrevia, Adam Nguyen is responsible for the company’s strategy, product development, and finance, as well as its daily operation. Adam’s experience extends to founding Ivy Link, an education advisory firm with clients in the US, Europe, and Middle East, and serving as the Chief-of-Staff and Legal Officer of Vantage Properties, a 350-person real estate investment and management firm. In addition to operational... Read More →
avatar for Ed Walters

Ed Walters

CEO, Fastcase
Ed Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a legal publishing company based in Washington, D.C. Fastcase is one of the world’s largest legal publishers, serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world. He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches The Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology. / / Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A-2 Lower Level

3:45pm

Essential PDF Skills for Lawyers
Whether combining multiple documents, extracting pages, filling out forms, or signing documents, the PDF format provides a paper equivalent with the convenience and speed of electronic documents. Plus, you are definitely not limited to Adobe Acrobat for supercharged software to create, manipulate and manage PDF documents. From commenting and review to converting to PDF/A to redaction, learn how to work with PDF documents with the ease and functionality of the paper - only better.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Duhon

Nancy Duhon

Owner, Duhon Technology Solutions LLC
Nancy Duhon grew up in the heart of Cajun culture in Lafayette, Louisiana. She moved to Washington, DC to attended Georgetown University, and eventually became the office administrator for a small law firm there. She moved to her current home in Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University School of Law. Nancy is admitted to practice in Georgia and Louisiana. While still a law school student, Ms. Duhon began a technology consulting company which... Read More →
avatar for Barron Henley

Barron Henley

Consultant, Affinity Consulting Group
Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Boulevard Room Second Level

3:45pm

I Found It on the Internet: May I Use It?
So you found interesting info online. It's PERFECT and you want to share it with the world.  Before you do, do you know the risks? Do you know what to ask? Is it defamatory? Are there copyright issues? What are about trademarks and trade secrets? This session will provide basic considerations when using info found online.

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Merrill

Whitney Merrill

Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Whitney Merrill is an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in San Francisco, California where she works on consumer protection issues involving technology. She received her Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. She specializes in information security, computer crime, privacy, surveillance, and Internet law. Her recent research... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Tobin

Jonathan Tobin

Managing Attorney, Counsel for Creators LLP
Jonathan Tobin is a Los Angeles attorney who works with clients in the arts, media and technology through his law firm, Counsel for Creators. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a software developer and designer for over a decade. His technical and design background gives him the ability to translate legal concepts to his clients, and technical concepts to other attorneys. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Tobin consults with legal... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Waldorf Room Third Level

3:45pm

Passing Your IT Security Audit
Clients are increasingly auditing law firms to ensure they are properly protecting their valuable information on law firm networks and managing appropriate risks. Passing an IT Security Audit can be a daunting task, including rigorous review of computer and network settings, documenting policies and procedures for enforcing compliance. Our presenters cover comprehensive incident response planning, identification of data loss prevention or intrusion detection software, regular security training of all law firm employees, obtaining cyberinsurance and considerations of 3rd-party penetration testing.

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Davidoff

Sherri Davidoff

CEO, LMG Security
Sherri Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the co-author of "Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace" (Prentice Hall, 2012). She has fifteen years of experience as a cyber security professional, specializing in digital forensics, penetration testing and security awareness training. Sherri has authored courses for the SANS Institute and Black Hat, and conducted onsite security training for the Department of Defense, Google... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Nelson

Sharon Nelson

President, Sensei Enterprises Inc
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” / / She is a frequent author (sixteen books... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A-4 Lower Level

3:45pm

To Connect or Not To Connect: Public Networks, HotSpots, and VPN
Connecting to public hotspots when traveling is always an act of faith. You’ve probably heard that, “guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on ….” And that if you’re on an unpatched device, you might be prone to attacks on compromised or hacker-controlled networks. During this session, we’ll share strategies and best practices for getting online and staying safe when away from your trusted networks.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Sexton

Amanda Sexton

Director of Corporate Development, DGR - The Source for Legal Support
Amanda Sexton is the Director of Corporate Development at On The Lookout Investigations and DGR –The Source for Legal Support, winners for the past three years of the New Jersey Law Journal’s annual ‘Best Of’ survey. She is currently President of the New Jersey Professional Process Servers Association, a board member of the Legal Vendors Network and attends local and national conferences and training sessions to stay on top of the... Read More →
avatar for John Simek

John Simek

Vice President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., an information technology, digital forensics and information security firm located in Fairfax, VA. Mr. Simek has a national reputation as a digital forensics technologist and has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States. He holds a degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.Mr. Simek... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A-5 Lower Level

3:45pm

Cross Border Discovery
As an everchanging concept, litigators must remain acutely on top of cross-border discovery issues and challenges. With the international transactions becoming more and more prevalent, discovery challenges across the fast changing world are more and more relevant in your practice. Learn about the various cross-border discovery laws from the EU , the newest initiatives in the Mideast, laws in India, Asia and Latin America. Our experts will review best practices for cross-border discovery and resources to use for relevant information.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Blaustein

Stacey Blaustein

IBM Corporation Corporate Liti
Stacey Blaustein is an attorney in the Corporate Litigation Department of the IBM Corporation in Armonk, NY where she manages the E-Discovery program for Corporate Litigation, is integrally involved in topics of E-Discovery, Cross-Border Discovery, and Data Privacy issues, and handles many aspects of regulatory matters and third party subpoenas for the company.Stacey speaks and writes frequently on these topics, recently at ALM Conference on... Read More →
avatar for Cinthia Motley

Cinthia Motley

Partner, Sedgwick LLP
Cinthia Granados Motley is a member of Sedgwick's cybersecurity leadership team. Cinthia understands the threats that cybersecurity presents nationally and abroad, as well as the importance of a complete cybersecurity program. She is experienced in representing clients in data security and privacy litigation. She has developed a comprehensive service for clients to manage this process from pre-event to post-event. She routinely acts as incident... Read More →
avatar for Jon Talotta

Jon Talotta

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jon is Global Co-Group Leader for Corporate/Securities Litigation at Hogan Lovells LLP. He focuses his practice on complex litigation, arbitration and investigations, primarily involving regulated areas: corporate governance, securities, privacy, consumer protection, and intellectual property. He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the U.S.; in... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Salon A-3 Lower Level

5:00pm

Plenary 1: Can They Hear Me Now? Practicing Law in an Age of Mass Surveillance – (Non CLE)
This panel will address what the profession has learned from the Snowden disclosures about the reach of state surveillance into attorney-client conversations, and what lawyers need to learn about cybersecurity in order to protect privilege and confidentiality.

Moderators
avatar for David Lat

David Lat

Managing Editor, Above The Law
David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches more than 1 million unique visitors a month. David’s writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges. Before entering the media world, David worked as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Hofmann

Marcia Hofmann

Principal, Zeitgeist Law PC
Marcia Hofmann (@marciahofmann) is the founding principal of Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique law practice focusing on computer crime and security, electronic privacy, free expression, and intellectual property. Prior to that, she was a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she continues to serve as special counsel. She is also an adjunct professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law.
avatar for Christopher Soghoian

Christopher Soghoian

American Civil Liberties Union
Dubbed the “Ralph Nader of the Internet” by Wired and one of Politico’s top “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics,” Christopher Soghoian is “the most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers” (The Economist), “who have risen to prominence by showing how tedious technical flaws can affect ordinary people.”Soghoian is the Principal Technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology... Read More →
avatar for Ben Wizner

Ben Wizner

Director, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Ben Wizner (@benwizner) is the Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. For nearly fifteen years, he has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level

6:00pm

Taste of ABA TECHSHOW Dinners

Pick a technology; pick a Chicago restaurant; or pick a host. No matter what you pick, the choice is yours with the Taste of ABA TECHSHOW.

Registrants have the opportunity to participate in this Dutch-treat event where we make dinner reservations throughout the city of Chicago and each dinner is based on a technology topic with a host in the field.

Visit the Taste of TECHSHOW page on TECHSHOW.com to register for a dinner, find the full list of hosts, restaurants, and times. Online registration ends March 10th, register for a dinner at the Conference Concierge onsite.


Friday March 18, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, March 19
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Saturday March 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Continental Foyer Lobby Level

9:00am

Plenary 2: Technology: Fight, Flight, Friend or Follow? – (Non CLE)
There’s no denying that the legal services marketplace is being driven by technology these days. Changes in the delivery of legal services are requiring lawyers to rethink their role in today’s marketplace and to reconsider their relationship with technology. At the same time, lawyers still have to struggle to balance their professional interests and their mandatory obligations. Are rules, traditions and core values at odds with lawyers adapting to technological innovation and how do you manage it all? Attend this enlightening plenary to hear from four very different lawyers, with four very different stories about their journey to “techfulness.”

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Linares

Adriana Linares

Legal Tech Consultant, LawTech Partners
Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology trainer with her company, LawTech Partners. The firm’s services include consulting and training for law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups and consulting for legal technology startups. | | See her profile on www.tecshow.com.

Speakers
avatar for Ramon Abadin

Ramon Abadin

President of the Florida Bar, Partner, Sedgwick LLP
Ramón A. Abadin is a partner in the Miami office of Sedgwick LLP, where he focuses on complex commercial, insurance and corporate litigation. An active trial lawyer, Mr. Abadin has tried more than 30 cases to verdict. In 2015, he was installed by his peers as a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor reserved for less than one percent of Florida lawyers. / / Mr. Abadin is the current president of the Florida Bar... Read More →
avatar for Michele DeStefano

Michele DeStefano

FOUNDER + DIRECTOR, LAWWITHOUTWALLS PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI VISITING PROFESSOR, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL VISITING FACULTY LEAD, CENTER ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Universtiy of Miami School of Law
Recently recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel, Michele researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. She presents regularly at law firms, corporations, law schools, and legal organizations on Innovation, Teaming, Collaboration, Compliance and Ethics, Technology and Education, and Litigation Funding. In addition to teaching courses on the Changing Legal Profession, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics... Read More →
avatar for John M. Stewart

John M. Stewart

Partner, RosswaySwan
John M. Stewart is a Partner at Rossway, Swan, Tierney, Barry, Oliver & Lacey, PL in Vero Beach, Florida and a third generation Florida lawyer. Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1992 from the College of William and Mary. He attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1997. Mr. Stewart served on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors of the Florida Bar... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level

10:15am

Android and iOS Apps: Common Grounds
Can't we all simply get along? With the proliferation of cross-platform Apps, the answer is increasingly YES! Our expert panel will offer iOS illumination and Android amazement by profiling Apps designed for both platforms as well as single platform all-stars which will be useful in your legal practice. Come, learn, and cheer your mobile device of choice!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Focht

Brian Focht

Attorney/Blogger, The Cyber Advocate
Brian Focht is a civil litigator specializing in insurance defense, professional malpractice, and business & construction litigation. He is also the author of The Cyber Advocate, a blog dedicated to helping lawyers and legal professionals improve their practice, provide better service to their clients, and increase profits through technology. He also hosts the Legal Technology Review Podcast, which seeks to further the Cyber Advocate's mission... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly

Director - Law Practice Management Program, State Bar of Georgia
Natalie Robinson Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia’s Law Practice Management Program and was Chair of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. A Certified Consultant for multiple legal software applications, she speaks and writes extensively on modern law office management and technology. Natalie has personally conducted over 1,000 practice management and technology consulting visits with Georgia law firms. She has given... Read More →
avatar for Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell

VP of Delivery Services, Contoural Inc
Tom Mighell is Vice President of Delivery Services at Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies develop information governance, litigation readiness and privacy programs. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tom practiced for 18 years at the firm Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. Tom is the author of four books, including iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (3rd Edition), iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2nd Edition), iPad Apps in One Hour, and The Lawyers... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Richardson

Jeffrey Richardson

Partner, Adams and Reese / iPhone J.D.
Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP, where his practice primarily involves representing defendants in class action and complex litigation, appellate litigation and products liability litigation. Mr. Richardson is also the publisher of iPhone J.D., the oldest and largest website devoted to the use of iPhones and iPads by attorneys. Mr. Richardson graduated from Emory University in 1991, summa cum laude... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Salon A-1 Lower Level

10:15am

Outlook Tips and Tricks
For many lawyers, Microsoft Outlook is the practice center for calendaring, tasks, and communication with the outside world. But are you using Outlook to its full potential? This session will cover the basics of what you need to know to take full advantage of Microsoft Outlook's powerful features for a successful law practice, including modifying the default settings, customizing the ribbon, working effectively with calendars, setting up mail rules, searching through messages, and much, much more. You'll have a new "Outlook" after this session with practical tips and tricks that you can put into practice immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Foster

Debbie Foster

Affinity Consulting Group
Debbie Foster is one of the Founding Partners of Affinity Consulting Group. Debbie has been working with law firms since 1995, personally helping implement solutions ranging from practice management, time/billing/accounting, document management and general law office management issues. Debbie earned her Lean Six Sigma Certification and has helped law firms understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in their processes. Debbie is a leader... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Salon A-5 Lower Level

10:15am

Planning For Monday Morning: Roundtable Workshop
TECHSHOW is designed to expose lawyers to many solutions for common law practice problems and challenges. By the end, you might feel a little overwhelmed by all of the information you've gathered. This session is designed to help you make sense of it; and formulate a plan to execute upon returning to your office. Get decision-point roadmaps and answers to your final questions via multiple break-out sessions led by experts in accounting, case/matter management, document and e-mail management, paper reduction, document generation efficiency, server and network issues, legal-appropriate hardware, cloud and security.

Speakers
avatar for Barron Henley

Barron Henley

Consultant, Affinity Consulting Group
Mr. Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm which handles all aspects of law practice automation including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level

11:30am

60 Tips, Tricks, Gizmos, Gadgets and Sites in 60 Minutes - (Non CLE)
Now that you’ve absorbed three days of non-stop legal technology sessions, enjoy our final session that provides quick advice on the best sites for lawyers. This year the panel will feature past chairs of ABA TECHSHOW.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Best

Steve Best

Affinity Consulting Group, LLC
Steven J. Best is a an attorney and a founding partner of the Affinity Consulting Group, a well-known and well respected law office practice management consulting company. After practicing law for eleven years, Steve left the active practice of law and became a law practice management consultant founding his own company. Steve consults with law firms throughout the United States on law office procedure, practice and technology as well as... Read More →
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Adriana Linares

Legal Tech Consultant, LawTech Partners
Adriana Linares is a law practice consultant and legal technology trainer with her company, LawTech Partners. The firm’s services include consulting and training for law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups and consulting for legal technology startups. | | See her profile on www.tecshow.com.
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Britt Lorish

Partner, Affinity Consulting Group
Britt is a Partner with the Affinity Consulting Group, where she specializes in time/billing/accounting, practice management and speech solution software, as well as providing technology and management consulting to law firms all over North America and the Caribbean. Britt is a former litigation paralegal and a former law firm network administrator. / / Britt is a graduate of the University of Tampa (B.Sc. Criminology/Pre-Law). She is a member of... Read More →
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Tom Mighell

VP of Delivery Services, Contoural Inc
Tom Mighell is Vice President of Delivery Services at Contoural, Inc., where he helps companies develop information governance, litigation readiness and privacy programs. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tom practiced for 18 years at the firm Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. Tom is the author of four books, including iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (3rd Edition), iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2nd Edition), iPad Apps in One Hour, and The Lawyers... Read More →
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Sharon Nelson

President, Sensei Enterprises Inc
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, information security and information technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Nelson is the author of the noted electronic evidence blog, Ride the Lightning and is a co-host of the Legal Talk Network podcast series called “The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology” as well as “Digital Detectives.” / / She is a frequent author (sixteen books... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Continental Ballroom Lobby Level