SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES Mike Adams, an independent technology consultant based in New Orleans, specializes in solo and small law firms. Mr. Adams has over 18 years of Management Information Systems experience in law firms. Projects he has managed include virtualization, document management systems, remote access systems, new build outs, firm moves, firm mergers & acquisitions, business continuity, case management systems, intake & conflict of interest systems, telecommunication installations, conversions from WordPerfect to Word, time and billing systems, electronic data interchange, workflow and document assembly. Mr. Adams has focused his information technology career on process improvement utilizing tools of technology to make organizations more efficient. Mr. Adams has been a speaker at American Lawyer Media’s LegalTech events and for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and served as the Tampa city representative for five years. A graduate of Tampa College, Mr. Adams also holds certifications from Microsoft and NEC. Eric K. Barefield is the Assistant Ethics Counsel for the Louisiana State Bar Association. A 1995 graduate of Louisiana State University’s Law School, Mr. Barefield was formerly an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans parish from 1995-1998, and was Deputy Disciplinary Counsel from 1998 to 2005 with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel where his duties involved investigating and prosecuting violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. He joined the LSBA staff in 2005. Craig Bayer is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans. Craig is a certified consultant of Amicus Attorney, PCLaw, TimeMatters, HotDocs and Worldox. He has been a legal consultant at Law Office Technology since 2004. Before that, he was the head of IT for a Baton Rouge based law firm, where he managed the network, as well as several legal specific software packages. After several years he decided to get into consulting full time. He now travels the southeast U.S., consulting regularly in solo firms and large firms, with anywhere from fifty to more attorneys. Craig speaks regularly for the Louisiana State Bar Association on technology topics. He provides software specific training, is a member of several collaborative technology groups, and is a technical whiz on the latest and greatest law office technology standards. Jessica G. Braun has been an attorney with the Civil Law and Procedure Committee for the Louisiana House of Representatives for the past ten years. Mrs. Braun graduated summa cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. degree in 1996, and from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1999. Upon graduation she clerked in the 20th Judicial District Court of Louisiana and practiced insurance defense as in-house counsel for The Hartford before accepting her current position. Jessica participates in many Louisiana State Law Institute Council and Committee meetings, has been a member of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines Review Committee for eight years, makes an annual presentation to the Family Law Section of the local bar association, and coordinates the annual Legislative Legal Seminar. Beau James Brock practices with the firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Boulanger after joining it January 24, 2011. Beau’s primary areas of practice include criminal defense, environmental law, and general litigation. Previously, he was employed at LDEQ as a member of the Secretary’s Executive Staff from 2008-2011. From March 1999–Feb. 2008, he worked as Regional Criminal Enforcement Council for the Environmental Protection Agency, and provided in-house legal oversight to all Federal criminal investigations conducted in Louisiana by the EPA-Criminal Investigation Division. Prior to joining EPA, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish from Oct. 1991 – March 1999 and was lead counsel on over 50 successful jury trials. In 1988, he graduated from Louisiana State University and from the L.S.U. Law Center in 1991. He is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Dean Henry George McMahon Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and is an associate member of the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys. Brock is a frequent lecturer on professionalism, criminal law and environmental law and policy issues. Some of the articles and materials he has published include the following: Don’t Tread on Me! Greenhouse Gases Must Never Choke American Freedom, 3 Regent J.L. & Pub. Pol’y __ (Spring 2011); Leviathan Menacing the Gulf Coast: Catastrophic Consequences May Imperil the Rule of Law, 18 Buff. Envt'l. L.J. ______ (Fall 2010); Modern American Supreme Court Judicial Methodology and Its Origins: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Thought of Roscoe Pound, 33 J. Legal Prof. ______ (Spring 2011); Beau James Brock, Peggy Hatch & Vladimir Alexander Appeaning. Ph.D., Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Communities: Louisiana Wastewater Infrastructure Recovery, 18 U. Balt. J. Envtl. L. _______ (Fall 2010); Hanousek v. United States: Social Engineering Encroaching on Individual Liberty, 245 Around the Bar 18 (May 2010); H. Leggett, B. Brock, The Moral Limits of Jurisdiction, 27 Environmental Forum 32 (May/June 2010); Iconography and the Polite Art of Saying Nice Doggie, The Bencher (July/August 2009, p. 10); A Profile of the District Attorney’s Office, East Baton Rouge, LA, 36 The Prosecutor 42 (March/April 2002); Interview With A Prosecutor: Capitol Punishment Issues in the Capital City, 165 Around the Bar 12 (March 2002); The Current State of Environmental Criminal Enforcement in Louisiana, An Insider’s View, 162 Around the Bar 14 (Dec. 2001); Professionalism Lost: Where have you gone Atticus Finch? Our Nation turns its lonely eyes to you..., 156 Around the Bar 10 (April 2001); and Comment, Mr. Justice Antonin Scalia: A Renaissance of Positivism and Predictability in Constitutional Adjudication, 51 La. L. Rev. 623 (1991). Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He produces, along with Sharon Nelson, the podcast, The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology. This podcast covers numerous legal technology issues. He serves on the ABA Law Practice Management (LPM) Section Council and on the Board for LPM’s Law Practice magazine. Mr. Calloway has been a featured speaker at numerous events including ABA Annual Meetings, nine previous ABA TECHSHOWs and numerous state bar association meetings and seminars. Mr. Calloway served as chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2005 Board. Mr. Calloway publishes the blog, Jim Calloway’s Law Practice Tips, named in the top 100 “websites for lawyers by lawyers” by the ABA Journal magazine in its Blawg 100 for both 2007 and 2008. He also publishes the Starting a Law Practice Web Directory. Mr. Calloway co-authored, with Mark Robertson, the books Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour: Strategies That Work, Second and Third Editions, and with co-authors Ross Kodner and Sharon Nelson, the book, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times. Honorable Susan M. Chehardy serves as a judge on the Louisiana 5 th Circuit Court of Appeal, elected in 1998 as the first woman judge of that court. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School in 1985. Upon graduation she held the position as law clerk for the late Hon. Veronica Wicker for the 85’-86’ term. She then began practice as an associate with the firm of Gauthier, Murphy, Chehardy, Sherman & Breslin, doing primarily personal injury litigation. In 1989 she became a partner in the firm of Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis & Breslin. In 1991, she opened her own general litigation practice Chehardy & Nielsen. In January of 1992 she was appointed judge pro tempore to Division C of the 24th JDC. Later that year in September, she was elected judge of Division N of the 24th JDC. She served on the district court till October of 1998 when she was elected to Division D of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, where she serves to the present. Judge Chehardy is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Jefferson Bar Association and the New Orleans Bar Association. She is also a member of the Fifth Circuit Judges Association, the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Judges Association, the Association of Women Judges and the American Judicature Society. Dane S. Ciolino serves as the Alvin R. Christovich Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Professor Ciolino graduated cum laude from Rhodes College in 1985, and magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1988, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif and served as Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review. He has worked as a law clerk for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and as an associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, and Stone, Pigman, Walther & Wittmann in New Orleans. Professor Ciolino’s principal scholarly and teaching interests at Loyola include Professional Responsibility and Criminal Law & Procedure. He served as reporter to the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics 2000 Committee, as a chairperson of a Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee, as a board member of the Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence, as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association (“LSBA”) Professionalism Committee, as a member of the LSBA Lawyer & Judicial Codes of Conduct Committee and as a member of the LSBA Ethics Advisory Service. Geralyn Datz, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral medicine. She works with Forrest General Hospital and Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Programs in Hattiesburg MS. Dr Datz is a recognized local and national speaker on a variety of topics including depression and anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress, addiction, chronic pain and the impact of chronic medical problems. Dr Datz received her doctorate in psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She specialized in behavioral medicine during her clinical internship at New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center and during her postdoctoral fellowship at LSU in Baton Rouge. Dr Datz has authored several articles and book chapters in her areas of specialty. Davidson S. Ehle, III, is an experienced criminal defense litigator who has won numerous “not guilty” verdicts in Jefferson, St. Tammany, and Orleans criminal courts. Mr. Ehle's criminal practice includes representing clients in state courts of appeal and the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Ehle was an assistant district attorney for the Parish of Jefferson. In 1994 Mr. Ehle was the director of the Louisiana Crime Laboratory Study. The Louisiana Crime Laboratory Study was a comprehensive analysis of every crime laboratory in Louisiana, Virginia, and Florida, including the FBI's as well. The mission of the study was to offer ways to improve production, efficiency, and coordination between the crime labs and prosecuting agencies. Mr. Ehle has been a successful solo practitioner since 2007. Mr. Ehle received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. Joshua Gordon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international trade and finance from LSU, and earned his J.D. from LSU. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Gordon worked as an associate for three years at Unglesby & Marionneaux in Baton Rouge. In March 2010, Mr. Gordon opened his own office on Baronne Street in New Orleans, with a focus on criminal defense and plaintiff litigation. Mr. Gordon is also a public defender in St. Bernard Parish, where he represents indigents in felony and misdemeanor cases. Steven F. Griffith, Sr. is a graduate of Jesuit High School, Loyola College of Business, and Loyola School of Law. Practicing for 38 years in both civil and criminal venues, he now concentrates primarily in the areas of domestic litigation, commercial litigation, governmental and zoning affairs, real estate litigation, and criminal law. In the governmental area, he was the first Parish Attorney for St. Charles Parish under the Home Rule Charter, has served as an Assistant District Attorney and as attorney for the Sheriff’s Office in St. Charles Parish. He is an elected member of the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates, Past President of the St. Charles Parish Bar Association, and is a member of all of the usual state and federal bar associations. Rodney B. Hastings, a founding member of the Hastings Law Firm, LLC, has a general practice with an emphasis on representing lawyers in all stages of disciplinary proceedings and applicants in bar admissions matters. He is also the founding member of R.B. Hastings & Associates, LLC, which provides assistance to attorneys and business professionals in the areas of computer forensics examinations and electronic discovery management, as well as providing law office technology training and support to legal professionals. Prior to entering private practice, Rodney served as the senior board counsel for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB), the Supreme Court agency responsible for overseeing administrative proceedings involving attorneys accused of engaging in unethical conduct. His LADB responsibilities also included an instrumental role in the development and maintenance of the Disciplinary Board’s website, and publication and outreach projects. He also served as deputy disciplinary counsel and investigated complaints filed against attorneys and represented the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in administrative proceedings involving attorneys charged with unethical conduct. Mr. Hastings also has extensive training in computer forensics and has been an EnCase Certified Examiner since May 2006. Mr. Hastings earned his undergraduate degree at Southeastern Louisiana University and a law degree from Loyola University College of Law. Mr. Hastings is a frequent speaker to lawyers’ groups around the state on ethics, professionalism, computer forensics, and electronic discovery. Joanna B. Hynes has a solo practice in Baton Rouge as the Law Office of Joanna B. Hynes, LLC. She practices primarily family law, and provides will and succession services. Before coming to Louisiana in 2009, she practiced corporate law in New York. In 1997, she obtained a B.A. in English literature from Williams College, and in 2002, she earned a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Hynes is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys. William N. King graduated from Tulane Law School in 1992. From 1993-2000 he was employed as Deputy Disciplinary Counsel with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel where his duties involved investigating and prosecuting lawyers for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. In August of 2000 he joined the staff of the Louisiana State Bar Association as Deputy Practice Assistance Counsel. His duties include assisting in the Louisiana State Bar Association Attorney-Client Assistance Program and the Louisiana State Bar Association Diversion Program. He now serves as Professional Programs Counsel coordinating the alternatives to discipline programs at the LSBA. Additional duties include assisting the LSBA Committee on the Profession, the Client Assistance Fund Committee, the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, the Legal Malpractice Insurance Committee, and the Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee. Raymond P. Ladouceur, JD, MBA, CPA, CFF is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the Association of Attorney-CPAs. He is a graduate of Loyola University of the South and possesses a Juris Doctorate degree and Master’s degree in business administration. The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Ladouceur as a tax specialist, and an estate planning and administration specialist. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has certified him in financial forensics. He conducts the practice of law and public accounting in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. A practitioner highly regarded for his estate planning expertise, he has served as a discussion leader at numerous continuing education seminars. He is the author of Estate and Gift Taxation (A Louisiana Perspective), 2010 Edition and is co-author of Planning for Marriage, Separation, and Divorce (A Louisiana Perspective), 2010 Edition. Mr. Ladouceur is the only person to be named the LCPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader six times. He is the Past-Chairman of the Society's Litigation Support, CPE, Legislation, and Annual Meeting Committees. He is a Past-President of the LCPA, and of the Louisiana Chapter of Attorney- CPAs. Honorable Rosemary Ledet is a native New Orleanian and graduate from St. Mary’s Academy. In 1979, she received a B.A. in communications and in 1985, she obtained a J.D., both from Loyola University. Judge Ledet began her legal career as an Assistant City Attorney. In January 1986, she joined the firm of Berrigan, Litchfield, Schonekas, and Mann where she practiced general civil litigation. In August 1989, still maintaining a part-time law practice, Judge Ledet was appointed Clerk of First City Court, and later elected to that position in March 1990 where she served until her election to the Civil Court bench in 1999. In July 2010, Judge Ledet was elected without opposition to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal beginning January, 2012. Judge Ledet is a former district director of the National Association of Women Judges and serves on various professional and civic boards. She is actively engaged in the state and local bar associations as a continuing legal education speaker. Judge Ledet served as a member of the Executive Committee, Mentoring Committee, and New Judges Training Committee of the Louisiana District Judges Association as well as the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee. She currently serves as a member of the Supreme Court Rules Committee Richard P. Lemmler, Jr. has been Ethics Counsel for the Louisiana State Bar Association since May 2002. He and his staff are responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the LSBA’s Ethics Advisory Service, providing confidential, informal advice and ethics advisory opinions as needed to the nearly 21,000 lawyer members of the LSBA, including advice and opinions on proposed lawyer advertising. Additionally, Mr. Lemmler works closely with the LSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and its Publications Subcommittee. Prior to the advent of the LSBA’s administration of the lawyer advertising filing and evaluation process, he also worked for several consecutive years with the LSBA Legislation Committee and with the LSBA Subcommittee on Erosion of the Attorney-Client Privilege. He is frequently called upon to speak about legal ethics and has written a number of articles for the Louisiana Bar Journal. He was presented the LSBA President’s Award in June 2007 for his service to the LSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee on the lawyer advertising initiative. Before joining the LSBA staff, he practiced law in New Orleans for 14 years as a solo general practitioner. He also served two consecutive three-year appointments to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, first as a lawyer member of a disciplinary hearing committee and then as chair of a hearing committee. Mr. Lemmler is a native of New Orleans and a product of Jesuit education: a graduate of Jesuit High School (New Orleans), Loyola University (New Orleans) and Loyola University (New Orleans) School of Law. When not working, renovating his mid-century modern home or spending time with his extremely active family, he can usually be found (or, more accurately, not be found while) racing on a sailboat somewhere on Lake Pontchartrain or on the Gulf of Mexico. Charles Lowry is an account executive with Fastcase (www.fastcase.com), a primary law database provided as a member benefit to members of the Louisiana Bar Association. Prior to joining Fastcase, Mr. Lowry held editorial, product development and sales and marketing positions at Matthew Bender, Lexis, Kluwer Law International and American Lawyer Media. He is a graduate of the Athenaeum of Ohio (B.A. philosophy) and the University of Cincinnati (Ph.D. classics). Mr. Lowry has never lived in Louisiana but manages to visit his favorite city, New Orleans, five or six times a year. He was the first post-Katrina volunteer in the New Orleans Public Library after it reopened on October 31, 2005. Mr. Lowry will offer basic instruction in the use of the database during the scheduled Fastcase training. In addition, he will be pleased to talk with attorneys about Fastcase to offer basic or advanced trips through the database or to answer any questions you may have. Before, during and after the conference, Mr. Lowry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 327-8702. Joseph A. Marino, III, is a former President of the Jefferson Bar Association and a practicing criminal defense attorney in Jefferson Parish. Mr. Marino graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A. degree in 1988 and the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 1992. Mr. Marino is a Board member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a certified instructor for the Kenner Police Department. He is an AV rated attorney listed in Martindale-Hubbell. Richard W. Martinez obtained his J.D. from Loyola University Law School in 1985, and an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1981. He served as the first law clerk for Hon. T.H. Kingsmill, Jr. of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the Office of the Chief Counsel Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C. in 1980. Mr. Martinez is a frequent speaker for several associations, primarily the Louisiana Disciplinary Board, on issues including bankruptcy, restructuring distressed entities, discovery abuses, electronic discovery, and trial tactics. He is a member of United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana, the Northern District of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, and the Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the Louisiana State, Federal, and American Bar Associations; the American Bankruptcy Institute; and is the Vice President of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and reorganizations. Jack Newton is co-founder and president of Clio, a leading provider of web-based practice management software. He holds a M.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Alberta and has more than 10 years of experience building start-ups and Web applications. He holds three software-related patents in the United States and the European Union. He has spoken at CLE seminars on how practice management systems can be used to help a lawyer practice ethically and competently. Newton also has written and spoken on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in general and specifically on the ethics, privacy and security issues relating to the use of SaaS in the legal market. Gayle O’Connor is a creative communicator and presenter with 20+ years experience in the legal profession who is able to establish a rapport with individuals and groups at all organizational levels. Her experience includes a small and large law firms. Ms. O’Connor was a trial technician for the federal public defenders in a major criminal trial involving the Hells Angels MC, marketing director for legal providers such as CaseLogistix, CourtLink, Catalyst Repository and Ixio. She also has taught legal research at law schools. Ms. O’Connor currently provides internet research training to Japanese executives. Ms. O’Connor has been a featured speaker for years at numerous venues including American Lawyer Media LegalTech Events, ABA TECHSHOW, Online World, Special Libraries Association, Glasser LegalWorks, Washington State Paralegal Association, ABA Litigation Section Meetings, local Bar Associations throughout the US and international organizations such as the Law Society of British Columbia and the New Zealand Law Society. Ms. O’Connor has a knack for knowing the right product for the right job and an uncanny sense of excitement when it comes to teaching others about technology in the legal profession. Whether it’s teaching someone one-on-one or speaking to a large audience, Ms. O’Connor has the ability to speak the language in a way everyone, including lawyers, legal assistants and techies, can understand. Tom O'Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. He is a New England native who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 1972 with a BA in Political Science. After attending law school for one year at The University of Notre Dame, Tom returned to Baltimore and undertook a career as a paralegal specializing in complex litigation. His initial exposure to a document intensive case came several years later when he assisted several public interest firms in Boston with a class action voting rights suit brought on behalf of patients at state hospitals. Over the years he has worked on asbestos litigation, the Keating case, the San Diego Civic Center construction litigation, California class actions against crematoriums, national breast implant litigation, tobacco litigation on behalf of the Attorney General of Texas and various phases of the Enron litigation. Mr. O’Connor’s involvement with large cases led him to become familiar with dozens of various software applications for litigation support and he has both designed databases and trained legal staffs in their use on many of the cases mentioned above. This work has involved both public and private law firms of all sizes across the nation and, over the past several years, has expanded to include electronic document depositories, trial presentation systems and, most recently, electronic discovery. A frequent lecturer on the subject of legal technology, Mr. O’Connor has been on the faculty of numerous national CLE providers and the advisory board of the national American Lawyer Media LegalTech conferences. He is also a member of the American Bar Foundation and former member of the Governing Council of the Law Practice Management Section of the ABA. A prolific writer, with articles in numerous legal publications as well as being the Editor of several legal newsletters, Tom is also the author of The Automated Law Firm, a guide to computer systems and software published by Aspen Law & Business, now in its fourth edition and The Lawyers Guide to Summation, published by the ABA. Mr. Connor returned to law school and earned his J.D. He and his best friend Gayle, along with their son Seamus, the philosopher king of Western Washington University, hope someday to have their own float in a Mardi Gras parade down the Mississippi down in New Orleans, where Mr. O’Connor now resides. Michael A. Patterson is a graduate of the LSU Law Center and is the senior litigation partner with Long Law Firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has received his Certificate and LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the LSU Law Center and, along with Ed Walters, teaches a course in trial advocacy and evidence. He is the author of many legal articles and is the chapter author of Louisiana Trial Procedure, Hearsay. He is currently serving as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is a past president of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, served in the Louisiana State Bar House of Delegates, on the Board of Governors, chaired the Bar Governance Committee and the Section on Bench and Bar. He is past Chairman of the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions. He is an active trial practitioner and mediator. David M. Prados practices in family law and general civil litigation. He is a board certified family law specialist who represents parties in every phase of matrimonial and domestic law, including prenuptial agreements, divorce actions, spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, division of marital property, as well as paternity, tutorship, interdiction, and wills. He works directly with clients to develop a pragmatic and effective manner of representation to resolve the domestic dispute while never losing sight of his duty as an advocate on behalf of his clients. He has worked with mediators, custody evaluators, family counselors, and tax and financial experts to achieve a personal resolution for each individual family situation. Mr. Prados earned his undergraduate and a master’s degree in English from the University of New Orleans, and his law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University. During law school, he was a member of the Loyola Law Review and the Moot Court staff. He authors “Recent Developments in Family Law” for the Louisiana Bar Journal. He is a frequent lecturer on family law topics to law school classes and to continuing professional education seminars. He serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute Child Custody Committee. Mr. Prados has been named a Louisiana “Super Lawyer.” Mr. Prados is a member of the Louisiana State and American Bar Associations. Catherine Sanders Reach is the Director at the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC). She has provided practice technology assistance for lawyers for over nine years with the LTRC. Prior to her work at the ABA she worked in library and information science environments for a number of years. She received a master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 1997. Ms. Reach's professional activities include articles published in Law Practice magazine, Law Technology News and GPSolo magazine. She has given presentations on the use of technology in law firms for national bar conferences, state and local bar associations and organizations such as the Association of Legal Administrators and the Association of American Law Schools. In her articles and presentations she often references trends and statistics gleaned from the Center's annual legal technology survey. Ms. Reach is a member of Beta Phi Mu, an international library and information studies honor society, and the Special Libraries Association, where she was the Director of the Legal Division. She has served on the ABA TECHSHOW Board from 2007- 2009 and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News, Law.com’s LegalTechnology and Law Practice Today. Ken Roy, MD, FASAM, DFAPA received his M.D. Tulane University in 1972, and after an internship, entered Emergency Medicine and then Family Practice. In the 1980’s he developed an interest in Addiction Medicine and became a full time worker in the field of treating addiction. He joined The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in 1984, was certified by ASAM in 1986, and worked to develop addiction treatment programs at several New Orleans area hospitals, an outpatient facility and full spectrum private sector agency. Dr. Roy is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He carries the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University. In April of 1997 he was appointed a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and in May of 2005 he was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA). Dr. Roy admits patients to River Oaks Hospital and East Jefferson General Hospital, maintains a private psychiatric practice and teaches medical students. His primary focus, however, is Addiction Recovery Resources Inc., a private sector, medically directed agency that provides a full spectrum of services from ambulatory detoxification through intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment. Beau P. Sagona is a member of The Derbes Law Firm, L.L.C. in Metairie, Louisiana. He is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an estate planning and administration specialist. A significant portion of his practice involves handling successions which require administration - whether contested or uncontested. He obtained a B.S. in finance with a concentration in risk and insurance from L.S.U. in 1987. He obtained his law degree from L.S.U. in 1990 and has been in private practice since then. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, past president of the Jefferson (Parish) Bar Association, and an active volunteer with the Pro Bono Project (New Orleans location). He is married to the former Gretchen Ann Grieshaber, with whom he has two sons, Daniel and Thomas. Cynthia P. Schmidt obtained her J.D. degree from Tulane School of Law cum laude in 1982. She has worked in both the plaintiff and defense litigation fields. For the past eleven years, she has been with LexisNexis, hired in 2000 initially to train staff, clerks and judges at the United States Fifth Circuit on LexisNexis legal research. She currently specializes in research and solutions consulting for law firms in her Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas territory and is the recipient of the Circle of Excellence Trainer of the Year for LexisNexis for the years 2003 and 2010. Carl Selenberg obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as the University of Louisiana in Lafayette) in 1967. He graduated from Tulane University School of Law in 1970. Since that time, he has been a solo practitioner in Metairie, Louisiana. He practices primarily in the area of successions, wills and trusts. Mr. Selenberg has been an active member of the Solo and Small Firm Section of the LSBA, and currently serves as its Chair. Thomas E. Stirewalt, Jr., a "recovering attorney," provides computer consulting services and assists the practitioner with a “less-paper” office, hardware and software needs. His ability to speak the language of, and to think like, a lawyer, minimizes communication misunderstandings in the process. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, a Ph.D. from Duke University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School. A past chairman of the Sole Practitioners & Small Firms Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Mr. Stirewalt was an active sole practitioner in New Orleans for more than 25 years. He has been involved with computers since graduate school in 1968. He has taught computer/legal application courses at Tulane, Delgado, and the CLE circuit, and is the author of a set of Louisiana Civil Practice forms in computer format, as well as The Completely Do-It-Yourself Uncontested Divorce Kit. J.E. “Buddy” Stockwell, III is the new Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program, Inc. (LAP), a non-profit corporation that serves the public, the Bar and the profession by assisting, on a confidential basis, lawyers or judges whose professional impairment may stem from alcohol/drug abuse, mental health problems or gambling addiction. Prior to his tenure with LAP, he was a solo practitioner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, primarily focusing on Family Law and Child Custody Litigation. In 1989, he earned a B.S. in Management from LSU, and in 1993, he received a J.D. from LSU where he was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Board and selected to participate in the Robert M. Tullis Moot Court Competition. Prior to opening his own firm, he practiced as an associate with Roy, Kiesel & Tucker while representing the RTC and FDIC in bank failure cases. He has earned 121 hours of accredited study in substance abuse counseling. He actively served on the LSBA Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for over fifteen years prior to accepting the position as LAP’s Executive Director and, over the years, he has been a frequent speaker, LAP monitor, and has assisted in interventions involving lawyers and judges. Ernest E. Svenson graduated from Loyola Law School in 1985 and then spent two years clerking for the Honorable Adrian Duplantier in the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has practiced commercial litigation since then, first for a well-respected New Orleans law firm, and more recently as a solo practitioner. He has started several weblogs, including PDFforLawyers.com and DigitalWorkflowCLE.com. His “Ernie the Attorney” site (ernietheattorney.net) was chosen by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law weblogs two years in a row. He believes that the practice of law is largely an "information processing business" and tries to help lawyers find more efficient ways to process their information. Paul Tellarico was born on Long Island in New York. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on a gymnastics scholarship, and competed on the second place National LSU gymnastic team in 1976. He also attended law school at LSU, where he was president of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and a member of the Second Place National F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Team. After graduation from LSU Law School, he was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1989 and joined the Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, becoming a partner in 1993. Paul has been admitted to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts in Louisiana as well as the Supreme Court of United States. He is involved in litigation in all types of personal injury including admiralty, products liability, FELA, class action and mass tort litigation. Additionally, he has spoken on these topics at numerous continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. David Walker is a limited partner of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, having joined the firm in 1985 after a judicial clerkship. Mr. Walker is recognized by his peers and has been selected for inclusion in “Louisiana Super Lawyers” for 2007 through 2011. Focusing on personal injury and consumer litigation, Mr. Walker has decades of experience and has been counsel in over one thousand litigated cases, and has been retained in over two thousand injury cases. David is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas, and admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught courses in negligence and offshore injury and lectured on trial techniques. He is a member of the Louisiana and Texas State Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, the Louisiana Association for Justice (President’s Advisory Counsel 1989-1995), Master of the Bench of the Crossroads-American Inns of Court, and the AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. John Randall Whaley is a partner with Neblett, Beard, & Arsenault, where his focus is complex litigation and serious injury and death claims. J.R. is an experienced litigator, having tried many cases and class certification issues in both state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as having argued in many appellate courts. J.R. is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Due to the nature of his practice, J.R. has also been admitted pro hac vice in many courts throughout the country. He was graduated from LSU with degrees in history and political science and was graduated from LSU Law School, where he won the prestigious Flory Trial Competition during his senior year. In addition to his busy litigation practice, J.R. regularly speaks to other attorneys and students on important legal issues and is a consistent contributor to legal publications throughout the country. Julie Brown White is a partner in the law firm of Schiff, Scheckman, & White LLP. The members of the firm practice law in the areas of legal and judicial ethics as well as other lawyer related issues. The firm has offices in New Orleans, Opelousas and Baton Rouge, where Ms. White’s office is located. She represents lawyers in all stages of disciplinary proceedings and bar admissions matters. Ms. White was a prosecutor for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel from 1998-2006. In 2006, she opened her solo practice in Baton Rouge primarily in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer discipline. She earned a B.A. in history from LSU in 1987, and a law degree from Ole Miss in 1990. She practiced in Baton Rouge in the area of civil litigation for several years, primarily as an associate for the firm of deGravelles, Palmintier & Holthaus, before joining the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in 1998. Ms. White is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys. She is a former member of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. She is a frequent speaker to lawyers groups around the state on ethics, disciplinary and professional responsibility issues. She has served as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Practice Assistance and Improvement Committee since 2007 and was appointed as chairman of the committee in 2010. She served on the certifying board for the Louisiana State Paralegal Association and assisted in writing the ethics portion of the exam for Louisiana Paralegals.