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2010 Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA

Handouts

Wednesday, August 4

NABE Plenary Session: Benefiting From Diversity and Dissent
This session makes the case that differing viewpoints should be embraced and that a climate of safety for robust differences best serves the organization.

SPEAKER | Charlan Nemeth (cjcn123@gmail.com), Berkeley, CA, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Track 1B: Windows 7 Stuff You Should Really Know
This presentation by three widely acclaimed “power users” will give you practical tips and advise you of potential pitfalls of the newest version of Windows.

SPEAKERS | Jim Calloway, Oklahoma City, OK, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association | Nerino Petro, Madison, WI, Practice Management Advisor, State Bar of Wisconsin | Catherine Sanders Reach, Chicago, IL, Director, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center

Track 1C: Marketing LRS in the Era of Google, Tweets & Blogs: Some Things Have Changed and Some Have Not
Opportunities for marketing Lawyer Referral Programs have grown with social media. This panel explores “how to get the word out” using everything from the tried and true to the new and exciting. Blogs, Twitter, Google AdWords, and other social media will be explored, while retaining emphasis on the basics of good business and good marketing.

MODERATOR | Marion Smithberger, Columbus, OH, Foundation Director, Columbus Bar Association

SPEAKERS | Ken Matejka, San Francisco, CA, Managing Partner, Legal PPC – Search Engine Rainmakers | Kalie Moore, Oakland, CA, LRS Program Administrator, Alameda County Bar Association

Track 2A: Cloud Computing: Water Vapor or Powerful Tool?
This presentation will review what cloud computing is, and the ways it can be useful for our bar associations. It will cover cloud e-mail, web hosting, application hosting, member relationship management, and other functions that you may be doing in house. It also will talk about where cloud computing might not be a good fit for your bar, and when it’s just marketing hype.

MODERATOR | Patricia Yevics, Baltimore, MD, Law Office Management Director, Maryland State Bar Association

SPEAKER | Michelle Murrain, Santa Clara, CA, Director of Engineering, Open Issue

Track 2B: Partnering Leaders/Young Lawyers
How do we partner with young members to ensure we are relevant to them? This hour will cover some successful, and some not so successful attempts to reach this all-important group.

MODERATOR | Mary Corbitt, Rochester, NY, Executive Director, Monroe County Bar Association and Foundation

SPEAKERS | Helen D. McDonald, Providence, RI, Executive Director, Rhode Island Bar Association | Laura Myers, Rochester, NY, Associate, Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy, LLP | John Norwine, Cincinnati, OH, Executive Director, Cincinnati Bar Association

Track 3A: Pick Your Poison: Too Active or Not Active Enough – Ways to Motivate Volunteers Toward Productive Activity
This presentation will give tips and techniques for working more effectively with member volunteers and for guiding them in the productive use of staff and other resources.

MODERATOR | Patricia Yevics, Baltimore, MD, Director, Law Office Management, Maryland State Bar Association

SPEAKERS | Maryann Williams, Indianapolis, IN, Director of Sections, Indiana State Bar Association | Lynn Pointer, Nashville, TN, Programs Administrator, Tennessee Bar Association

Track 3B: Why Members Say Your Website Sucks
This panel will explain how to conduct a usability study without having to pay through the nose, five things you must do to keep your site usable for members, and what are the best colors to use (no kidding!).

MODERATOR | Ann Murphy, San Francisco, CA, Director of Communications and Public Relations, Bar Association of San Francisco

SPEAKERS | Deborah Christie, San Francisco, CA, Director of Web Development Services, POP Interactive | Cyd Harrell, San Francisco, CA, Director of Research, Bolt Peters | Lincoln Mead, Salt Lake City, UT, IT Administrator, Utah State Bar

Track 3C: Managing Executive Director Transitions
Whether in the works for a couple of years or due to unforeseen circumstances, are you and your bar prepared for the search, placement, and transition of a new E.D.? Hear from veteran bar execs who have been through it, are going through it, or want to help you get through it. Also, learn of services from the Division for Bar Services that can help at times like these!

MODERATOR | Karen France, Clearwater, FL, Executive Director, Clearwater Bar Association

PANELISTS | Elizabeth Derrico, Chicago, IL, Associate Director, ABA Division for Bar Services | S.J. Kalian, San Diego, CA, Deputy Executive Director, San Diego County Bar Association | Alex Lagusch, Columbus, OH, Executive Director, Columbus Bar Association | Trudy Levindofske, Newport Beach, CA, Executive Director, Orange County Bar Association

Track 4B: Keeping Up, Staying Ahead
In recent years, bar associations have been under increasing pressure from other associations, but also from for-profit entities. This program will help you identify the competition and create action plans for how to keep up and stay ahead.

MODERATOR | Erik Mazzone, Cary, NC, Director, Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association

SPEAKERS | Jim Calloway, Oklahoma City, OK, Director, Management Assistance Program, Oklahoma Bar Association | Rodney Dowell, Boston, MA, Director, LOMAP, Massachusetts LOMAP

Track 4C: Bar Association Bar Foundation “Synergy”
This roundtable discussion will examine how bar associations and foundations were once in partnership, how to reenergize and rebuild that partnership; how to avoid and resolve turf wars, duplication of effort, and bring the organizations back as collaborators.

MODERATOR | Helen D. McDonald, Providence, RI, Executive Director, Rhode Island Bar Association

SPEAKERS | Mary Corbitt, Rochester, NY, Executive Director, Monroe County Bar Association and Foundation | Christopher Manos, Helena, MT, Executive Director, State Bar of Montana | Jeannine McCoy, Concord, NH, Executive Director, New Hampshire Bar Association | Allen Kimbrough, Phoenix, AZ, Executive Director, Maricopa County Bar Association


Thursday, August 5

Track 5A: The Bar Association Movie Studio
Bar associations are producing programs, “commercials” and other video for webcasts and websites. This panel considers the start-up and implementation of such media efforts.

MODERATOR | Marc R. Staenberg, Beverly Hills, CA, Executive Director, Beverly Hills Bar Association

SPEAKERS | David A. Bohm, Cary, NC, Assistant Executive Director, North Carolina Bar Association | Lee Ann Enquist, Eagan, MN, Vice President, Professional Development, Thomson Reuters West Legal Education Center | Florian Zukas, Beverly Hills, CA, Director of Technology, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Track 5B: Doing More With Less: Using Dispute Management to Improve Service Delivery
Dispute management techniques are useful tools that may prevent and minimize these challenges, and even provide side benefits of increased productivity and reduced stress with a positive impact on the overall wellness of the organization.

SPEAKER | Nancy Neal Yeend, Los Altos, CA, Dispute Management Specialist, Y & D Programs, LLC

Track 5C: Playing from the Same Sheet of Music: Tips, Techniques and Tech Tricks for Taming Tough Projects
In order to manage a project successfully through its five stages, there are any number of web-based project collaboration tools which allow you to share files, meet deadlines, assign tasks, and centralize feedback. This panel will help you know what will serve your needs best and what fits within your budget.

MODERATOR | Erik Mazzone, Cary, NC, Director, Center for Practice Management, North Carolina Bar Association

SPEAKERS | Catherine Sanders Reach, Chicago, IL, Director, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center | John Sirman, Austin, TX, Web Manager, State Bar of Texas


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