April 23-24 TennBarU presents … 2010 Law Firm Management Conference inside Program Overview P.1 The Basics Speaker Bios P.2 Producer: Keith Frazier Credit: 6 credits Register Today! P.4 Registration: 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program: TennBarU’s 2010 Law Firm Management Conference is a must attend program for firm managers of both large and small firms. This two-day program and networking oppor- Friday, April 23 tunity includes sessions on law firm economics and hot topics such as alternative fee arrangements, social networking 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. and managing of nontraditional associates. Saturday, April 24 State of the Economy LinkedIn have emerged as powerful internet sites with mil- 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Last year was a tumultuous year in law firms, especially the lions of users, they have shown themselves to have privacy largest ones, where over 10,000 lawyers and staff were laid and security issues that can be troubling to lawyers and oth- Date: April 23 – 24 off. But many law firms have moved past the immediate, cri- ers. This session will focus on use of technology and the in- Location: Chattanooga, sis-driven responses to the decrease in demand for legal serv- ternet in the practice of law and litigation involving The Chattanoogan ices, with firm leaders now considering the question “What’s computers and technology. This session, will provide insight next.” Nationally known consultant, Susan Raridon Lambreth into how social networking can be an “unfriend”ly world for 1201 South Broad Street, of Hildebrandt Baker Robbins, will discuss the likely impact of lawyers. An audience response system will be used to “poll” Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402 known trends and offer thoughts on preparing your firm for po- the group. (423) 756-3400 tentially disruptive changes yet to come. Managing Nontraditional Associates, Partners Alternative Fee Arrangements — Fad or Future and Of Counsel Registration Law firm billing practices have come under pressure as This program will discuss non-traditional associates, partners companies look to reduce legal and other costs. In this ses- and other of counsel arrangements have implications for law $495 TBA Members sion, managers of leading Tennessee firms will look at the firm economics, client satisfaction and firm supervision. This $595 Non-members alternative fee arrangements that have emerged and ana- adaptive program will feature roundtable discussions of var- FREE TBA-member judges, lyze whether they are simply fads or emerging trends in the ious scenarios. profession. Diversity Challenges for a New Decade law makers and law students Late Registration: Please The “Unfriend”ly World of Social Networking Increasing diversity and inclusion in the profession has been for Lawyers discussed since the 1980’s. Why are we still discussing the add $100 if registering ten While social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and topic and what real changes are possible? days or fewer prior to seminar or at-the-door. Law Firm Management Conference Agenda Hotel Registration: Guests Friday, April 23, 2010 may book their rooms on-line 3:30 – 5 p.m. State of the Legal Economy by going to www.chat- 5 – 6 p.m. Break 6 p.m. Reception tanooganhotel.com and click- 7 p.m. Dinner ing the "Book Online" button or Saturday, April 24, 2010 by calling 1-800-619-0018. To 8 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast access the TBA group discount 9 – 10:15 a.m. Alternative Fee Arrangements — Fad or Future 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break please use the Group ID 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The “Unfriend”ly World of Social Networking for Lawyers #347714. 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch/Hotel check out 1 – 2 p.m. Managing Nontraditional Associates, Partners and Of Counsel 2 – 2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Diversity Issues and Challenges for a New Decade Speakers Include: Frazier Bailey Baker Garrett Hampton Lambreth Malone Program Bruce Bailey of the firm’s Board of Directors. She other roles in their firms. She is a concentrates her practice in the Yellow Belt in Law Firm Process Im- Producer concentrates his practice at Cham- bliss, Bahner & Stophel PC in busi- areas of higher education, corpo- provement. ness bankruptcy, media and libel rate transactions, immigration, Keith Frazier health care and government affairs. Melvin Malone law, and litigation. He is certified as is currently chairman of Mller & is a shareholder in the a Business Bankruptcy specialist by Garrett represents several institu- tions of higher education and Martin PLLC. During his tenure as a Nashville office of Ogletree the American Bankruptcy Institute serves numerous clients in various Commissioner of the Tennessee Deakins where he represents and the Committee on Continuing corporate transactions. Her immi- Regulatory Authority, Melvin Mal- management in the area of Legal Education and Specialization gration practice is concentrated on one presided over many telecom- labor and employment law of the Tennessee Supreme Court. employment, business, investment, munications arbitrations and with an emphasis on employ- He has also been active as a medi- entertainment, physician and em- presented testimony before Con- ment litigation. Frazier ator and arbitrator. ployer education-related immigra- gress on telecommunications is- served as the managing shareholder of the firm’s Beverly Baker tion issues. sues. In addition to is chief diversity officer at Ogletree telecommunications providers and Nashville office from 2001 – Deakins and has practiced in the Phillip Hampton utilities, he provides counsel to 2005. In 2005 he was elected is the president and founder of Log- area of employment law — coun- builders, start-up companies, retail to the firm’s five-member icForce Consulting, LLC, a legal seling and litigation for over 20 merchants, religious organizations, Board of Directors which is technology consulting firm. He has years. She has handled wrongful professional athletes, non-profits responsible for the manage- over 20 years of experience in the termination and promotion cases, and others on a host of legal mat- ment of the firm’s 37 offices. field of information technology and discrimination claims (age, race, ters. Frazier also is active in since 1995 has consulted with nu- gender, disability, etc.), wage and civic and professional activi- merous law firms and government Karen Neal hour disputes and racial and sexual ties. He served in the past as agencies in the areas of practice practices in the areas of public fi- harassment claims. Baker assists President of the Tennessee management systems, technical lit- nance and general municipal law. employers in development of poli- Bar Association Young igation support, computer forensics, Her primary focus is in the area of cies and programs including em- Lawyer’s Division and he cur- electronic data discovery, and trial municipal bonds issued by state and ployee handbooks, conducting rently serves as the Section presentation technologies. local governmental entities. She internal investigations, and Delegate to the House of Del- negotiating employment-related Susan Lambreth joined Bass Berry & Sims in 1993, egates for the ABA Labor and agreements, such as non-compete is a Vice President with Hildebrandt having practiced in another Nashville Employment Section. On the covenants, confidentiality agree- Baker Robbins and has consulted to firm and in the office of the Ten- civic front, Frazier previously ments and severance agreements law firms for over 25 years. She con- nessee Attorney General. While in served on the Nashville to comply with state and federal sults on leadership, practice man- the Attorney General’s office from Chamber’s Board of Gover- employment laws. She conducts agement and strategic issues 1982-1986, she worked with the on-site employee and management affecting the future of law firms and State Treasurer’s office, the State nors and Executive Commit- training on diversity and other em- the profession. She is well recog- Comptroller’s office and the Depart- tee. He remains active with ployment issues affecting the work- nized as the nation’s expert on prac- ment of Finance and Administration. the Nashville Chamber and place. tice group management and has She also co-authored the Local Gov- he additionally provides vol- written two books on this subject, ernment Public Obligations Act of unteer service to other non- Stacey A. Garrett along with numerous articles. She 1986, which provides the statutory profit organizations in the is a founding member of Bone has taught leadership skills to over authority for the issuance of most Nashville area. McAllester Norton PLLC and chair 3,500 partners in practice leader or city and county debt in Tennessee. Neal Ramsey Reed Shearon Stevens Thornton Ashworth Prior to that time, she served as a with an additional focus on busi- stop web-based application sys- Executive law clerk to the Hon. John T. Nixon, ness development and client rela- tem for MCLE accreditation of CLE District Judge. Neal graduated from tions. Prior to joining the firm, courses. Producer the University of Virginia in 1976 Reed practiced commercial litiga- with high honors and from the Uni- tion with the Nashville office of Deborah Stevens Gail Vaughn Ashworth versity of Virginia School of Law in is the managing shareholder of is president of the Tennessee Miller & Martin PLLC. She re- 1979. She is a member of the Na- Lewis King who practices in the Bar Association and manages ceived her law degree from the tional Association of Bond Lawyers area of tort and commercial litiga- the Nashville law firm of University of Tennessee College of and has served on panels at the bond tion. She has served as lead trial Gideon & Wiseman PLC. She Law, where she served as chair of attorneys’ workshop. counsel and successfully defended earned undergraduate and the Speaker Series, co-chair of the product liability claims and other masters degrees at Tennessee Bart Pickett College of Law Development catastrophic injury cases, including is a 2007 graduate of University Council and editor for the Ten- Technological University and medical malpractice claims and her law degree from Vander- of Tennessee College of Law, nessee Law Review. Reed is a trucking lawsuits. Stevens repre- bilt University. who currently clerks for the Hon- member of the Tennessee and sents several major automotive orable Joe P. Binkley, Jr., Judge Nashville Bar Associations, the manufacturers and has served as of the Fifth Circuit Court of David- Tennessee Lawyers’ Association their lead trial counsel for cases son County. for Women (TLAW) and a board across the country. In addition, she member of the Marion Griffin Willliam Ramsey Chapter of the Lawyers’ Associa- has defended professional liability is a member of the firm Neal and claims and has represented major tion for Women (LAW), currently Harwell PLC. He joined the firm in insurance companies in the prose- serving as president-elect. Reed is 1981. The primary focus of his. pro- cution and defense of insurance the former chair of LAW’s mentor- fessional practice is complex civil and coverage cases. ing program with Vanderbilt Uni- criminal litigation. Ramsey has had versity Law School, and she Gif Thornton extensive involvement in securities currently serves on the Alumni Ad- is president of the firm and a part- litigation and in securities and busi- visory Council at the UT College of ner on the Governmental Relations ness dispute arbitration, both as an Law. She is a former associate Team at Adams & Reese. He serves arbitrator and an advocate. He also member of the Harry Phillips as legislative counsel to a number maintains a significant entertain- American Inn of Court of businesses, as well as trade as- ment law practice, primarily repre- sociations and governmental enti- senting artists and entertainers. He David N. Shearon ties with interests at the Tennessee has lectured extensively on the use serves as Executive Director for General Assembly. In addition, he of technology in the practice of law, both the Tennessee Commission represents clients before regulatory litigation involving computers and on Continuing Legal Education and boards and administrative agencies technology, and the impact of the In- Specialization and The Tennessee of local, state and federal govern- ternet on the practice of law, gener- Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protec- ment. He has extensive experience ally, and on litigation, specifically. tion. He is also President of in the areas of public utilities, Candice Reed Form1.org Inc., a not-for-profit en- telecommunications, energy, health manages the Nashville, Ten- tity formed by CLE sponsors and care, insurance, transportation and nessee office of Counsel On Call, MCLE regulators to create a one- public safety. TIME-DATED MATERIAL TENNBARU T E N N E S S E E L E G A L C O M M U N I T Y F O U N D AT I O N NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. Postage 221 Fourth Avenue North Suite 400 PAID Nashville, TN 37219-2198 Nashville, TN Permit No. 4735 Address Service Requested Law Firm Management Conference HOW TO REGISTER Complete this page and mail to TennBarU CLE, 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219 or fax to 615-297-8058. You may also sign-up online at http://www.tennbaru.com or by phone at 800-899-6993 or 615-383-7421 INFORMATION Name: BPR# (required):: E-mail: (We will send an e-mail confirmation of your registration.) Telephone: Prepaid CLE for REGISTRATION TBA Members ❍ Member fee $495 ❍ Non-member $595 (includes membership) $ TBA members receive 3 (Includes reception, dinner, breakfast and lunch.) hours of free TennBarU CLE ❍ Late Registration: Please add $100 if registering ten days or fewer prior to seminar or at-the-door. programming. To find out if you have prepaid credits PAYMENT available to use, go online ❍ Check ❍ American Express ❍ Visa ❍ Mastercard ❍ Discover Total Amount Due: $ to TBA Membership Cen- tral at Card#: https://www.tba2.org/ members/ Expiration Date: member_central1.php Signature: or call the TBA at (615) 383-7421. Join us for the 2010 Law Firm Management Conference.
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