August 05, 2014

Program Descriptions | YLD Events at 2014 ABA Annual Meeting

All panels are listed in Eastern time at the Sheraton Boston. View CLE Accreditation. Date, time and location are subject to change.


Thursday, August 7, 2014


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor

Being Inclusive: Partnering with Diverse and Special Interest Entities

Presented by the: YLD Affiliate Assistance Team

Join the Affiliates Assistance Team as it hosts a panel discussion on partnering with diverse and special interest entities. Presenters will give insight into an array of topics, including developing joint programming, reaching and engaging more diverse audiences, and partnering on initiatives, such as publications, service projects, and legislative action. The panel will be followed by moderated roundtable discussions on topics, including building partnerships, developing sponsorships, and incorporating diversity into your young lawyer organization’s governance structure.

 Moderator: Anna RomanskayaStark & D’AmbrosioSan Diego, CA

Speakers:
Claudia E. Castro, YLD Rep, National Hispanic Bar Association, Washington, D.C.
Katherine M. Larkin-Wong, Chair, Ms. JD, San Francisco, CA
Lance Phillip Timbreza, The LGBT Bar, Washington, D.C.


Friday, August 8, 2014


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor

CLE PROGRAM: Bullyproof: The Impact of Bias and How it Leads to Bullying

Presented by the: YLD Public Service Team, YLD Diversity Team, and the Commission on Disability Rights

The panel will address bias issues and how perception of “other” qualities of peers can lead to bullying. The panel will discuss the types of biases that exist and current statistics regarding demographics experiencing heightened bullying. The panel will then provide information on how this problem can be addressed in schools, workplace and other areas of life where bullying is a problem.

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Program Chairs: Roula Allouch, Smith Rolfes & Skavdahl Company LPA, Cincinnati, OH
Elizabeth J. PalmerRosen Rosen & Hagood LLCCharleston, SC

Speakers:
Jodie Elgee, Boston Public Schools Counseling and Intervention Center, Roslindale, MA
Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea, Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, IL
V. Paul Poteat, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Robert O. Trestan, Anti-Defamation League, Boston, MA


9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor

CLE PROGRAM: Starting Points - Practical Legal Technology for the Young Lawyer

Presented by the: YLD Member Service Project Team

This program will explore new and innovative technology to enhance the practice of law for young lawyers regardless of your practice setting. By examining apps, software, cloud based technology, social media and more, participants will learn how to enhance their substantive practice, client relationships, and marketing potential.

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Program Chair: Michael B. DePetrillo, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA

Speaker:
Graham H. Ryan, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Liberty Ballroom B, 2nd Floor

Career Advice Series: Top Issues to Master for a Thriving Career

Presented by the: YLD Membership Board and the ABA Career Center

This event offers you a chance to discuss practical tips on work-related topics and career strategies with several top lawyers and legal career consultants, in person at no cost. A full-group session will be followed by round table discussions and individual Q&As. This is the type of program that you can’t afford to miss! Experienced advisors will be on hand to cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Charting Your Course
  • Showcasing Your Value
  • Building a Book of Business
  • Dealing With Dollars and Sense
  • Particular Challenges in Legal Careers

Career Counselor Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, LTD will lead this session and subsequent career related programs throughout the year.

Moderator: Kathy Morris, Under Advisement LTD, Chicago, IL

Speakers:
Nancer H. Ballard, Dain Torpy Le Ray Wiest & Garner P.C., Boston, MA
Barbara A. Fiacco, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA
Susan V. Fried, K&L Gates LLP, Boston, MA
Stewart M. Hirsch, Strategic Relationships, Sharon, MA
David H. Paige, Legal Fee Advisors, New York, NY


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Back Bay Ballroom D, 2nd Floor

CLE PROGRAM: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

Presented by the: YLD Disaster Legal Services Team
Co-Sponsored by the: Special Committee on Disaster Response & Preparedness
ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs

Working with vulnerable populations can be emotionally and mentally stressful. This presentation will take a look at the condition of compassion fatigue, how it affects lawyers, and methods to counteract it. Participants will learn about the foundation of compassion fatigue and come away with strategies to take better care of themselves.

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Moderator: David H. K. Nguyen, Nguyen Law, Indianapolis, IN

Speakers:
Dr. Jeffrey Fortgang, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Boston, MA
Zelideh R. Martinez Hoy, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Patricia Spataro, New York State Bar Association, Albany, NY


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor

CLE PROGRAM: Anatomy of ADR: Post-Disaster Resolution of Disputes

Presented by the: TIPS Taskforce on Young Lawyers

Natural disasters in recent years have resulted in catastrophic damages to property, resulting in thousands of insurance claims and insurance disputes. It is estimated that Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, which all occurred in 2005, resulted in more than $150 billion in economic damages. Some state agencies and insurers have responded to this increase in claims by creating or participating in mediation and arbitration programs specifically designed to resolve insurance disputes quickly and inexpensively. This program will provide practical advice for using ADR to resolve property damage disputes arising from CAT losses, including the use of Appraisal, best practices for model programs, settlement agreements, statute of limitations, tolling agreements, handling of claims that survive ADR such as bad faith, and enforceability of ADR awards.

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Program Chair: Latanishia D. WattersHand Arendall LLCBirmingham, AL

Moderator: Latanishia D. WattersHand Arendall LLCBirmingham, AL

Speaker:
David L. Evans, Murphy & King, Boston, MA
Dorothy L. Tarver, Taggart Morton, New Orleans, LA
Jeffrey T. Zaino, American Arbitration Association, New York, NY


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Grand Foyer, 2nd Floor

Section Connect Fair and Beverage Break for Young Lawyers

Enjoy a free beverage and snack while networking and learning about the exciting programs and opportunities that the ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums have for young lawyers. Entities participating:

Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Section of Antitrust Law
Business Law Section
Forum Committee on Communications Law
Section of Criminal Justice
Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
Section of Family Law
General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Section of Intellectual Property Law
Section of International Law
Judicial Division
Section of Labor and Employment Law
Law Practice Division
Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Section of Litigation
Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
Section of Science & Technology Law
Section of State and Local Government Law
Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Cappuccino & Espresso Bar Sponsored by the Section of Antitrust Law


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM   The Boston Park Plaza, Statler Room, Mezzanine Level

What I Wish I'd Known About My Job Search

Presented by the: ABA Law Student Division
Co-Sponsored by the: ABA Young Lawyers Division

Get advice to help you with your job search and improve your resume regardless of the legal position you're targeting. During the program young lawyers and a law firm administrator will share their experiences and answer your questions.

Moderator: Christina M. Huszcza, Tucker Ellis LLP, Denver, CO

Speakers:
Claudia E. Castro, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), Springfield, IL
Alexandra ("Alex") E. Dugan, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Nashville, TN
Michael L. Fox, Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, Walden, NY
Erica Grinde, Missoula County Attorney's Office, Missoula, MT


Saturday, August 9, 2014


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM     Hynes Convention Center, Room 310, Level 3

CLE SHOWCASE: True Grit and a Growth Mindset: The Secrets of Success for Women Lawyers

Presented by the: ABA Commission on Women
Co-Sponsored by the: ABA Young Lawyers Division

In the past two decades, men and women have entered the practice of law in roughly equal numbers. However, by the time women arrive at the most senior law firm levels, they represent a mere 15% of equity partners.  While studies have identified obstacles that contribute to this gender gap, this program identifies two of the characteristics--grit and growth mindset--that many successful women attorneys have in common, often above other measures such as IQ, class rank, or law school.

This program will educate participants about the science behind these traits, provide attendees with tools to assess their levels of grit and growth mindset, and offer practical ways to incorporate these concepts in performance evaluations and professional development programs. Ultimately, these traits can be taught and leveraged to enhance the quality and effectiveness of women lawyers and ensure competence, better communication between attorney and client, and zealous advocacy on behalf of the client.


Sunday, August 10, 2014


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM     Hynes Convention Center, Room 203, Level 2

CLE SHOWCASE: From Kindergarten to the NFL: Combating Bullying without Violating Rights

Presented by the: ABA Young Lawyers Division

Co-Sponsored by the: ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
ABA Section of State and Local Government Law

Bullying causes significant and widespread harm to individuals with victims ranging from our children to NFL players. No one seems immune, and many of us have our own stories to tell. Legal efforts to combat bullying are often stymied due to Constitutional and privacy rights issues. Grassroots efforts may fail because, frequently, bullying occurs out of sight. Despite these hurdles, some effective legal policies and techniques have developed to inhibit and deal with bullying without generating litigation opportunities for the accused. This program focuses on the interplay of these issues while posing and discussing the following questions:

1. What is bullying?
2. What Constitutional implications arise out of anti-bullying measures?
3. How distinct is the line between unlawful harassment and protected speech?
4. Can we regulate cyber-bullying without violating the right to privacy and free speech?
5. How can grass roots efforts to prevent and end bullying effectively reach students?
6. How can we proactively prevent bullying at all levels of society?
7. How should we address bullying when it occurs?
8. Can we minimize the risk of bullying related lawsuits while combating the problem?
9. Can we effectively legislate the prevention of bullying?

Moderator:  Mario A. SullivanJohnson & Sullivan, Ltd.Chicago, IL

Speakers:
Melissa Garlick, Anti-Defamation League, Boston, MA
James C. Hanks, Ahlers & Cooney PC, Des Moines, IA
Kay H. Hodge, Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP, Boston, MA
Adele Rapport, Chair, IRR Committee on Education, Chicago, IL
Beth K. Whittenbury, Beth K. Whittenbury & Associates, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


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The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 2.00 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 2.40 credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, contact Amy Cacich.
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