FEATURED CLE PROGRAMS Family Law, CNA Risk Management, Business, Technology and Veterans Law, ABOTA Masters in Cross Examination, and two dynamic plenary sessions. HOT SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER The Annual CLE Hours President’s Message LARGEST LEGAL SOCIAL EVENT The place to be! Can’t wait! Don’t miss ArkBar’s largest social event of the year with afternoon receptions, evening entertainment and numerous networking opportunities. ArkBar The ArkBar’s Largest Annual Event Wanted: Justice For All CHARLES L. HARWELL Annual Meeting is fast approaching. Come for the celebration and leave with the education. Known as Arkansas’s largest legal social event of the year, attending this year’s meeting will provide you with invaluable networking opportunities. This is the place to reconnect with old friends you only see this time of year and to make new friends. You are invited to indulge in three evening receptions, two afternoon receptions, and two evenings with live music, in addition to the meals served in the exhibit hall. Annual Meeting Chair Brian Clary has planned an outstanding meeting. Nationally-recognized speakers and many of Arkansas’s own experts will present topics vital to the practice of law in today’s world. We have two dynamic plenary sessions on Thursday and Friday mornings. We are also offering four hours of Veterans Law and a day-long Masters in Cross Examination session by the American Board of Trial Advocates on Friday. For those who are “techies” or those who strive to be, we have an excellent presentation planned with an expert to inform us about cuttingedge technology and practical tips to aid you in your practice. A lucky lawyer who visits the exhibitors in the Hall of Justice and registers for the prize drawing will receive an iPad mini on Friday afternoon. I am excited about this year’s Annual Meeting and hope you are, too. See you in Hot Springs! Justice Leagues around the state unite to ensure everyone gets a fair shake at ArkBar’s 115th Annual Meeting in Hot Springs, AR June 12-15. 2013 JUNE 12-15th 115th Edition Hot Springs, AR, is once again the place to be for attorneys and judges June 12-15. The Arkansas Bar Association and Arkansas Judicial Council will hold its Joint Meeting over four days filled with continuing legal education, receptions, award ceremonies, and entertainment. The meetings take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center with some afternoon receptions at the Arlington Hotel. In addition to the exceptional line-up of speakers and topics, Governor Mike Beebe, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, and Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah will each speak on important issues facing the legal profession this year, including updates from the 2013 legislative session. Forty-five hours of extraordinary continuing legal education, including ten hours of ethics and CNA, are offered during the meeting. Find your place in Why Diversity Makes Sense/Cents for Your Practice Thursday Plenary: Diversity Panel 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Horner Hall, Convention Center Horner Hall in the Convention Center holds a powerful panel discusDeJesus Cung sion on Thursday morning. Panelists: The business case for diversity and Milton A. equality of opportunity is simple: DeJesus, Niki the legal profession is a place for Cung, Cyndi talented people from all backgrounds Nance, Dr. Walter and perspectives because our clients L. Sutton, and come from all backgrounds and perMajor General spectives. Gender, race, sexual oriClyde Tate. entation, age, military service, and Tate Nance Sutton physical ability are just some of the differences that make people unique. Having diverse points of view enables us to understand and better serve our clients, who are just as diverse. For companies, law firms and other organizations serving a diverse client base, building and sustaining an inclusive workforce makes good economic sense. Sponsored by the Administrative Law Section. The exclusive social network for members is coming soon. New features: Mobile App Forums Blogs Resource Library Enhanced member directory Increased searching capability Connect with your social media Check out the ACE Booth in the Hall of Justice Coming June 6th Have the highest profile lawyer in the country speak at Jose Baez will share his insights into the defense Casey Anthony forevent. Friday’s Plenary yourof next law school or bar The same lawyer who captivated America and the jury of the Casey Anthony trial will share his incredible journey from dropping out of high school in the 9th grade to winning the social media trial of the century. Baez’s presentation on Friday morning will break down the evidence in the trial piece by piece to give an insider’s view of how the case was won. It will include photographs of the actual evidence and expose the truth behind the myths of the Casey Anthony murder trial. Baez has an agreement with Anthony that allows him to disclose any information about her case, thus opening up a large range of questions that would normally be off limits. Known for his passion, hard work and bril- Inside the CSI: Why Casey Anthony Was Not Found Guilty – Jose Baez Friday, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Horner Hall, Convention Center liant courtroom strategies, Jose Baez has brought a new hard-hitting style of trial work to the courtroom. In order to more effectively cross examJose Baez is recognized by many as the defense lawyer for high ine many forensic experts, Mr. Baez The same lawyer whoprofile captivated and the jury of the Casey Anthony will casesAmerica including Casey Anthony. finds it importantshare to learn the science with your student body or bar members his incredible journey from dropping himself; that is why completed outheofhas high school in the 9th grade to winning the social media trial of the century. In trace recovery, forensic patholo- best-selling book, “Presumed Guilty: hundreds of hours of training his David vs. dediGoliath story he will motivate the audience with his persistence beats cated to areas of forensic science such gy and entomology just to name a Casey Anthony: The Inside Story” resistance presentation. as DNA, Blood Pattern Analysis, few. Copies of his recently published will be on sale at the meeting.