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Hot Springs Convention Center

The Annual

CLE Hours


The ArkBar’s Largest Annual Event


June 11-14th

116th Edition cle program highlights abota masters in trial appellate cna program criminal law cyber crime family law intellectual property privacy law technology

traditional social events the most successful annual meeting in the country

The 116th ArkBar Annual Meeting Returns to Hot Springs, June 11-14, 2014

Jim Simpson, President Arkansas Bar Association

2224 Cottondale Lane, Little Rock, AR 72202

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In June, we will all have the opportunity to attend the most successful annual meeting in the country. The association joins the Judicial Council once again in Hot Springs June 1114 for our annual event. The theme this year is “Digging Deeper Into Technology and Law” and David

Fuqua has done an unsurpassed job in acting as our annual meeting chair. We have a great line-up of speakers with topics focused on how technology has affected the practice of law, including cyber-crimes, ethics in social media, privacy law, and using technology in the courtroom. One of the most publicized trials in 2013 was the George Zimmerman case. This year, Mark O’Mara, who successfully defended Zimmerman, will be the keynote speaker. Like Jose Baez’s presentation last year, we expect another standing-room-only crowd for this two-hour presentation. After lunch, Mr. O’Mara will participate in a panel discussion on race dialogue in the United States. Marie-Bernarde Miller, Chair of the Board of Governors, will lead the

panel, which includes John Walker, Ed Bethune and local broadcaster Vickie Newton who covered the Zimmerman trial. The family law track is organized for Wednesday, June 11, to kick off the meeting along with CNA on Wednesday morning. We are very fortunate that our criminal law track on Thursday will include both Arkansas U.S. attorneys and an F.B.I. agent who will discuss cybercrime. Will Jones from the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office will speak on cyberporn investigations and prosecutions. Joshua Gilliland, nationally recognized thought leader on electronic discovery, provides two hours of expert advice on social media and the law on Thursday afternoon. The popular ABOTA trial practice

demonstration takes place on Friday, June 13. Steve Quattlebaum has done a wonderful job bringing this program to us again this year. In addition to the CLE, the traditional social events are the highlight of the meeting. This is your opportunity to renew old friendships and acquaintances and make new ones. Wednesday evening we will meet for a reception at the Convention Center prior to the Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellows’ Dinner. One of the most time-honored events of the week is the Friday Firm’s annual reception in the lobby of the Arlington Hotel on Thursday afternoon. The week winds up with another reception at the Convention Center Friday afternoon followed by a half day of CLE on Saturday. I expect to see you there!

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Two-Hour Plenary with Mark M. O’Mara on The Zen of Zealous Advocacy As defense attorneys, we The Zen of Zealous Advocacy know we are charged with with Mark M. O’Mara the zealous advocacy of our clients. On the Zimmerman Thursday, 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. defense team, we thought we Horner Hall, Convention Center knew what zealous advocacy meant, but the combined challenges of our unique case for a fair trial, with enormous prespushed us so hard and so far that we constantly redefined our sures working against such a result. understanding of the term. In the The term “zealous advocacy,” as Zimmerman case, we faced one we’ve come to regard it based on extraordinary circumstance after the the lessons of the Zimmerman case, next: chronic discovery violations, a is a composite of vigilance and creteam of aggressive third-party attor- ativity and of tenacity and balance. sentation is an examination of the neys, appealable decisions from the The Zen of Zealous Advocacy is most extraordinary legal issues we bench, stealth jurors, and the forced the constant awareness and exem- faced in the Zimmerman case and recusal of a judge—just to name a plification of these qualities, and an explanation of what each issue few. We realized, almost too late, the intuition required to keep these taught us about the nature of zealthat our focus had to become a fight qualities in alignment. This pre- ous advocacy.

The Dialogue of Race in America Thursday 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Horner Hall Convention Center Mark M. O’Mara joins a panel discussion on the current state of racial issues in this country.

Sponsored by Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., Fuqua Campbell, P.A., the James Law Firm and the Rose Law Firm.

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wednesday Schedule Hall B—Family Law

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. (0.5 CLE) Ad Litem

Attorney Ad Litem Dos and Don’ts: How to Collaborate with a Psychological Evaluator and How to Get Paid for Representing Children Ms. Allison R. Allred Dr. Dawn P. Doray, PsyD Doray Psychological Services, PLLC Mr. Charles R. Hoskyn, Hoskyn Law Firm

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Family Law Section Meeting

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Appellate Process in Domestic (1.0 CLE) Cases Ad Litem Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Rhonda K. Wood, Arkansas Court of Appeals

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (0.5 CLE) Ad Litem

Legislative Update: Did the 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. General Assembly Stay Simply (1.0 CLE) “Fiscal” in 2014, and What’s on Ad Litem the Horizon for 2015 Mr. Harry Truman Moore, Goodwin Moore PLLC

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. (0.5 CLE) Ad Litem

Recent Case Law in Domestic Law Ms. Natalie J. Dickson, Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, LTD Ms. Lauren White Hamilton, Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, LTD


7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

CNA Registration

8:00 - 11:15 a.m. (3.0 CLE Ethics)

Legal Malpractice and Law Practice Risk Management Robert L. (Skip) Henry III, Barber, McCaskill, Jones & Hale G. Spence Fricke, Barber, McCaskill, Jones & Hale

CNA attendees receive a premium discount on professional liability insurance.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE Ethics) Ad Litem

Ethics in Tombstone: The Trial of Wyatt Earp Mr. David J. Sachar, Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission

Thursday Schedule Plenary - The Zen of Zealous Advocacy Mr. Mark M. O’Mara, O’Mara Law Group Lunch in the Exhibit Hall with Benefits Bingo

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

The Dialogue of Race in America Moderator:Ms. Marie-Bernarde Miller, Williams & Anderson, PLC Panelists: Mr. Edwin R. Bethune, Jr. Mr. Mark M. O’Mara, O’Mara Law Group Ms. Vickie Newton Mr. John W. Walker, John W. Walker, P.A. Arkansas Attorney General’s Office: A Year in Review Attorney General Dustin B. McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE Ethics) Ad Litem

A Clear Look at Cognitive Impairment and the Role of JLAP Dr. Sarah Cearley, Arkansas Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Rooms 203-204 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Rooms 207-209 CNA Risk Management

LGBT Legal Issues Panel Mr. Michael V. Lauro, Jr., Lauro Law, PLLC Mr. R. Keith Pike, Wagoner Law Firm, P.A. Mr. Jack Wagoner, Wagoner Law Firm, P.A. Break


11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Family Law Judges’ Panel Judge Robert L. Herzfeld, Jr., Circuit Judge, 22nd Judicial District Judge Mackie M. Pierce Circuit Judge, 6th Judicial District Judge Joanna Boyles Taylor, Circuit Judge, 4th Judicial District

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Horner Hall 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. (2.0 CLE)

Most Common Errors in Financial Analysis in Domestic Relations Cases Mr. Steven F. Schroeder, Schwartz & Associates LLC Ms. Cheryl F. Shuffield, Frost, PLLC

11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. (0.5 CLE) Ad Litem

10:00 - 10:15 a.m


Better with a Letter: Why Attorneys Should Use Engagement Letters Workshop Mr. Sean Ginty, CNA Global Specialty – Lawyers Professional Liability

Rooms 207-209 Criminal Law

Hall B 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. (2.0 CLE)

Plenary Session in Horner Hall No session in these rooms

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. (0.5 CLE)

Giving “Irrevocable” a Whole New Meaning: Modifying Irrevocable Trusts under the Arkansas Trust Code Mr. Steve Bauman, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Ms. Jennifer R. Pierce, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall with Benefits Bingo

8:00 - 845 a.m. (0.75 CLE)

ArkBar Docs Training Mr. Harry Shipley, Iowa Bar Association

8:45 - 10:45 a.m. (2.0 CLE)

Plenary Session in Horner Hall No session in these rooms

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. (0.5 CLE)

There Is More To Cyber Than Just Crime! Mr. William W. Whatley III, Federal Bureau of Investigations

11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall with Benefits Bingo

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Cybercrimes: Protecting Our Children Through Online Investigations Mr. William M. Jones, Arkansas Attorney General’s Office

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE Ethics)

The Wrath of Social Media & eDiscovery Ethics Mr. Joshua Gilliland, Esq. Bow Tie Law

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Tweeting Discovery Mr. Joshua Gilliland, Esq. Bow Tie Law

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE Ethics)

The Ethics of Ethics Mr. J. Blake Hendrix, Fuqua Campbell, PA

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Prohibition on Trial: The Cases of Katharina Camenzind Post, Parson Madison Barnes McEntire and Judge John Robertson Willhoit Dr. Michael B. Dougan, Arkansas State University

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Recent Cases in the U.S. Attorneys, Offices for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas Mr. Wm. Conner Eldridge, Jr. US Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas Mr. Christopher Robert Thyer, US Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arkansas

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Friday Schedule


Horner Hall Privacy Law 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

Governor’s Address Governor Mike Beebe

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 - 11:15 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

How Do You Value Your Privacy? Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., United States Circuit Judge (retired)

11:15 - 12:45 p.m. (0.5 CLE)

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE Ethics)

Lunch, State of the Judiciary Address (0.5 CLE), Swearingin & Award Ceremonies in the Exhibit Hall Privacy: Tips, Trends, and Things to Keep You Awake at Night Dr. Don Lloyd Cook, Gill Ragon Owen, PA Tech Ethics for Non-Techies Ms. Edie Ervin, Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP Ms. Jamie Huffman Jones, Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

In the Era of Big Data, Searching for Balance and Ethics in the Use of Personal Data Mr. Jerry C. Jones, Acxiom Corporation


9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (0.5 CLE)

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. (0.5 CLE)

Electronic Filing Program Ms. Amanda Armstrong, Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts

207-209 Intellectual Property 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

“So let’s say one day this Blue Man walks into your office...” Examples of Intellectual Property from the Creativity of Blue Man Group Mr. Gary Speed, Speed Law Firm

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


Introduction of the Program & Using Technology in the Courtroom Mr. Steve Quattlebaum, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

Graphics & Technology in the Courtroom from the Perspective of the Graphics Person Mr. Stephen M. Quigley, P.E., Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Ontario, Canada

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Appellate Ethics: How to Relate to (1.0 CLE Ethics) an Appellate Judge

Judge Robert J. Gladwin, Arkansas Court of Appeals 11:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch, State of the Judiciary (0.5 CLE) Address (0.5 CLE), Swearing-

in & Award Ceremonies in the Exhibit Hall

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Direct and Cross of a Lay (1.0 CLE) Witness Ad Litem Ms. Michelle L. Browning,

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Effective Appellate Advocacy (1.0 CLE) Mr. David R. Raupp, Arkansas

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Ms. Karen J. Hughes Smith, Williams & Meeks, LLP Mr. John R. Rodman, John R. Rodman & Associates, Denver, CO

Attorney General’s Office Ms. Heather Zachary 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

An Hour with the Appellate Judges (Panel) Moderator: Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Panelists: Justice Paul Danielson, Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Brandon J. Harrison, Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Lavenski Roy Smith, United States Court of Appeal 8th Circuit Judge Phillip Whiteaker, Arkansas Court of Appeals

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Some Thoughts on Writing and Editing Judge D. Price Marshall, Jr., United States District Court Eastern District of Arkansas

11:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch, State of the Judiciary Address (0.5 CLE), Swearing(0.5 CLE)

in & Award Ceremonies in the Exhibit Hall

12:45 - 2:00 p.m. (1.25 CLE) Ad Litem

Direct and Cross of an Expert Witness Ms. Deborah S. Denton, Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, LTD Mr. R. Bruce Hurley, King & Spalding, Houston, TX Mr. Stephen M. Quigley, P.E., Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.


2:15 - 3:30 p.m. (1.25 CLE) Ad Litem

Closing Arguments for the Plaintiff & Defense Ms. Kathleen A. Gallagher, Beck Redden LLP, Houston, TX Mr. William D. Shapiro, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., San Bernardino, CA

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. (0.5 CLE) Ad Litem

Panel Discussion / Q&A Ms. Michelle L. Browning Ms. Deborah S. Denton Ms. Kathleen A. Gallagher Ms. Karen J. Hughes Mr. R. Bruce Hurley Judge James M. (Jay) Moody, Jr. Mr. John R. Rodman Mr. William D. Shapiro Mr. Steve Quattlebaum

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Patent Litigation Update for (1.0 CLE) Arkansas Lawyers

How to Avoid Brief Rejection and Appeal Dismissal Ms. April R. Golden, Arkansas Supreme Court

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

Rooms 203-204 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

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saturday Schedule Room 207

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

The ABC’s of Section 1983 Mr. Robert D. Meyers, Glankler Brown

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Arkansas Civil Rights (1.0 CLE) Mr. Robert Newcomb, Robert A.

Newcomb, P.A.

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Ethics and the Mediator: The (1.0 CLE Ethics) Importance of True Neutrality

Mr. Frank S. Hamlin, Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC Mr. James Davies Lawson, Hamlin Dispute Resolution, LLC

Room 209 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (1.0 CLE)

Pro Se, No Way: Increasing Market Share and Access to Justice Through Limited Scope Representation Ms. Amy Dunn Johnson Access to Justice Commission Mr. Richard Vincent Morris Center for Arkansas Legal Services

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Appointed to Represent an (1.0 CLE Ethics) Inmate? Ethical Considerations

in Section 1983 Cases Mr. Patrick L. Spivey, Fuqua Campbell, PA

11:00 - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 - 12:15 p.m. (1.0 CLE)

Things You May Not Know About Employment Law Ms. Cynthia E. Nance, University of Arkansas School of Law

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wednesday NON-CLE events 11:15 a.m.

Lunch Exhibit Hall C & D, Convention Center

12:00 p.m.

Arkansas Bar Foundation Membership Meeting Rooms 201-202, Convention Center The Foundation Board of Directors’ Meeting will immediately follow.

12:30 p.m.

Golf Tournament Hot Springs Country Club. Registration required. Lunch served at 11:15 a.m. See page 7 for details. Sponsored by Regions Private Wealth Management

1:00 p.m.

New Leadership Orientation Rooms 203-204, Convention Center Orientation for new Association Board of Governors, House of Delegates and Committee Chairs

6:30 p.m.

The Presidents’ Reception Grand Lobby, Convention Center. See page 6 for details.

7:30 p.m.

Arkansas Bar Foundation Fellows’ Dinner Rooms 207-209, Convention Center. See page 6 for details.

thursday NON-CLE events 6:30 a.m.

Legal Runaround 5K Meet across the street from the front steps of the Arlington Hotel for a 3.1 mile run or walk for all levels. Led by Garland Binns.

6:45 a.m.

St. Thomas More Society of Arkansas Prayer Breakfast Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant. $15 per person payable at door. Please contact Connie Phillips at cbphillipslaw@gmail.com or 501-680-6919.

11:00 a.m.

Reception and Luncheon honoring 50-Year Members Arlington Hotel, Crystal Ballroom. By Invitation. See page 6 for honorees.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch & Benefit Bingo Exhibit Hall C & D, Convention Center

11:15 a.m.

University of Arkansas School of Law Alumni Lunch Rooms 104-105, Convention Center. Ticketed event. RSVP to lawrsvp@uark.edu.

11:15 a.m.

UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Alumni Lunch Rooms 102-103, Convention Center. Lunch is open at no cost to all Bowen alumni with RSVP prior to the event to aejackson1@ualr.edu.

2:00 p.m.

Margarita Mixer Sponsored by Courthouse Concepts Booths 1-2, Exhibit Hall C & D, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Friday Firm Afternoon Reception Arlington Hotel Lobby, Sponsored by Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP

7:30 p.m.

Past Presidents’ Dinner Hot Springs Country Club. By Invitation.

8:00 p.m.

DJ and Karaoke Arlington Hotel Lobby

friday NON-CLE events 10:00 a.m.

YLS Meeting Location TBD. Please check the Annual Meeting Event App. Join the section in the passing of the gavel to the next section chair and the election of new officers and district representatives. Sponsored by Dover Dixon & Horne PLLC.

11:15 am.

Luncheon honoring President-Elect Brian H. Ratcliff, Swearing-in and Award Ceremonies Exhibit Hall C & D, Convention Center. See page 8 for sponsors.

1:00 p.m.

House of Delegates Meeting Rooms 207-209, Convention Center, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Margarita Mixer Sponsored by Mainstream Technologies Booths 19-20, Exhibit Hall C & D, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Golden Ticket Prize Drawing and Dessert Bar Exhibit Hall C & D. Golden Ticket Drawing at 2:55 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

TGIF Afternoon Reception Grand Lobby, Convention Center, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Wristband required. Sponsored by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, Cornerstone Settlement Services, Rainwater Holt & Sexton and Windstream Communications. DJ and Karaoke Arlington Hotel Lobby Social events are for registered attendees only. Separate registration may be required.


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Exhibitors as of April 14, 2014 ABA Retirement Funds Program ACUTRAQ Background Screening Administrative Office of the Courts Arkansas Bar Foundation Arkansas Community Foundation Arkansas JLAP Arkansas Legal Services Pro Bono Partnership Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association ArkBar Company Store ArkBar Docs Arkansas Investigations Bushman Court Reporting Clio Complete Computing, Inc. Courthouse Concepts eZdiscovery Solutions, LLC FedEx Frost, LLC

Glaub Farm Management Hamlin Dispute Resolution Holmes Legal Nurse Consulting LawPay Legal Directories Publishing Co. LexisNexis Mainstream Technologies, Inc. Natural State Health Center RCL Portrait Design Regions Insurance Group, Inc. Ryan Forensics Social Finance, Inc. The Computer Hut, LLC UALR William H. Bowen School of Law University of Arkansas School of Law West, A Thomson Reuters Business Windstream Communications






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The Young Lawyers’ Section of the Arkansas Bar Association has created a program specifically for law student attendees and new admittees at this year’s Annual Meeting. This program will focus on topics such as networking, practicing, and job interviews. If you need to brush up on your skills in these areas, then you need to be here. This program does not qualify for CLE. Rooms 203-204, Convention Center Sponsored Dover Dixon & Horne PLLC Thursday 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

What I Wish I Knew as a Grad In this panel discussion, young lawyers talk about the things they wish they had known, what to look out for and how to transition from student to professional. Vicki S. Vasser, Moderator, Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, & Thompson, P.A. Matthew L. Fryar, Cypert, Crouch, Clark & Harwell, PLLC Cliff McKinney, II, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC John Rainwater, Rainwater, Holt, & Sexton, PA Jessica S. Yarbrough, McKissic & Associates, P.L.L.C.

Thursday 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

What New Grads Need to Know Whether looking for a job at a firm or striking out on your own, there are things that you should be prepared for as you make the transition into the working world. Come and hear experienced attorneys tell you what they know that can help or hurt you. Vicki S. Vasser, Moderator, Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, & Thompson, P.A. Charles L. Harwell, Cypert, Crouch, Clark & Harwell, PLLC Rosalind M. Mouser, Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP Paul A. Prater, Arkansas Bar Association Glenn Vasser, McKenzie, Vasser & Barber, PLLC

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welcome Welcome to the 116th annual meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association. You are a part of our long tradition of gathering in Hot Springs for learning and fellowship. I am honored to be the chair of the 2014 Annual Meeting and appreciate the confidence that President Simpson has placed in me. Our theme for this meeting is “Digging Deeper Into Technology and Law.” Technology is the constant dynamic force influencing the practice of law today. We all experience the demands placed upon us to understand how to use technology as lawyers, how



technology impacts the gathering and presentation of evidence, and the demands clients have for lawyers to understand and use technology. We will look at the impact of technology on privacy and the jurisprudence of privacy. The ABOTA trial practice track will include technology in the courtroom. We have a criminal law track this year that will include cybercrime information and other presentations on social media and e-discovery. Mark O’Mara, the attorney who obtained an acquittal in the George Zimmerman trial, will be our keynote speaker and will participate in a panel discussion with distinguished members of the bar on the present state of race dialogue in our nation. Your participation in our annual meeting is important to the association. Please let me know if you have ideas and suggestions for improving our meeting in the future.


The Wrath of Social Media & eDiscovery Ethics 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.

Tweeting Discovery 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Joshua Gilliland, Esq. Thursday Hall B Convention Center

Joshua Gilliland is a blogger for Bow Tie Law and The Legal Geeks, a columnist for Litigation World and founder of Majority Opinion LLC. He reviews trends in e-diiscovery, including techGilliland nology-assisted review, the impact of social media in litigation, Stored Communication Act challenges, strategies for requesting ESI and document review best practices. Sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Foundation.

Educating attorneys in the art of trial advocacy has been a primary goal of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates Demonstration in the Use since its inception. The Masters in Trial Series of Technology in Witness demonstrates the courtroom techniques and Examinations and Closing skills of experienced trial lawyers—without war stories. This year’s program emphasizes the use Arguments of technology and graphics in the courtroom. A first rate courtroom graphics creator pres9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ents examples of graphics and discusses the costs Friday involved. Experienced trial lawyers discuss the Hall A effective use of technology in the courtroom. Convention Center ABOTA members from around the country will demonstrate direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses with an emphasis on use of technology. The afternoon ends with demonstrations of closing arguments. Sponsored by ArkBar Civil Litigation Section, McMath Woods, P.A., Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC, and the ArkBar Tort Law Section.

Privacy Law Track 10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday Horner Hall Convention Center

Retired U.S. Circuit Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., explores how individuals protect their privacy in the constantly changing world of technology. Dr. Don Lloyd Cook covers national trends, breach notification laws, and common (and potentially litigious) mistakes that your clients may be making with regards to privacy breaches. Eddie Ervin and Jamie Huffman Jones discuss ethical issues and concerns presented by the proliferation of technology and social media. Jerry C. Jones examines the search for balance and ethics in the use of personal data.

ABOTA Masters in Trial:











Judge Harry Francis Barnes • William C. Bridgforth • Paul Dean Capps Edward Ralph Cotham IV • Ben W. Frank • Martin Greeson Gilbert Searcy W. Harrell, Jr. (posthumously) • Scott Hunter • Ken Jones Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. • Charles Matthews • Judge James M. Moody William L. Patton, Jr. • David H. Pryor • Allen P. Roberts • William B. Roberts Herbert C. Rule III • Don M. Schnipper • William Farrar Sherman Thomas E. Tanner • William P. Thompson • James R. Van Dover John W. Walker • James R. Wallace • Edd N. Williams, Jr.




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Featured events Friday Firm Reception Thursday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Arlington Hotel Lobby Join us for the traditional Friday Firm reception in the lobby and veranda of the historic Arlington hotel. Sponsored by Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP.

registration desk The registration desk is located in Exhibit Halls C & D of the Convention Center Wednesday through Friday. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m Saturday 8:00 a.m. - noon Rooms 207-209

Margarita mixer Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall C & D Convention Center Sponsored by Courthouse Concepts. tgif Reception Friday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Grand Lobby, Convention Center Wrap up the week with a relaxed afternoon reception in the lobby of the Convention Center. A wristband is required for drinks and will be provided in your registration packet. Sponsored by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, Cornerstone Settlement Services, LLC, Rainwater Holt & Sexton and Windstream Communications.


golden ticket prize drawing, desserts & drinks Friday 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall C & D, Convention Center Enjoy desserts and margaritas during the Friday afternoon break. You must be present to win the ArkBar grand prize. Be sure and visit the exhibitors to complete your Golden Ticket. Margaritas sponspored by Mainstream Technologies from 2:00 3:00 p.m.

Artist Gallery Wednesday - Friday Exhibit Hall C & D Convention Center Visit the artwork display in the Exhibit Hall where attorney artists will feature their artwork.

registration Gift Pick up your ArkBar cooler with your registration materials for the meeting. Electronic course materials are provided with registration and are available on the ArkBar Events app. See ad on this page.

event registrations

ArkBar 5k Legal Runaround/Walkabout Thursday, June 12, 2014 Race Starts at 6:30 a.m. Front Steps - Arlington Hotel Meet Garland Binns across the street from the Arlington Hotel on Thursday morning. The 5K (3.1 mile) event is open to everyone and every class of runner, jogger and walker. T-Shirts will be available at the finish line. Your registration fee includes a T-Shirt and Refreshments. Registration/Release form is available on http://ace.arkbar.com/AnnualMeeting.

ArkBar Golf Tournament Registration Wednesday, June 11th Hot Springs Country Club Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:15 a.m. Registration 12:30 p.m. Tee Time 1:00 p.m.

John Vines has arranged a four-person scramble.  The $360 per team entry fee includes: Prizes • Refreshments Green Fees • Cart Rental

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Make checks payable to the Arkansas Bar Association.

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The registration desk is in Exhibit Halls C & D in the Hot Springs Convention Center. Electronic course materials in the form of a flash drive are provided at registration along with an ArkBar cooler to all registrants. There will not be copy services available at the meeting. Pre-registered attendees will receive a link to the course materials, including the online evaluation, prior to the meeting. Members can access course materials and event schedule on the ArkBar Events app. See ad on this page for more information.

CLE Credit To meet the Supreme Court’s requirements for 2013 - 2014, you must attend 12 hours by June 30, 2014, including 1 hour of ethics. 47.25 CLE credits, which includes 11 ethics hours and 9.5 ad litem hours have been approved for this year’s Annual Meeting. You can earn up to 24.75 hours including ethics.

Special Needs If you will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, or if you have a question, please contact Crystal Newton at (501) 375-4606 or cnewton@arkbar.com.

Attire The dress for the meeting is casual.

Hotels Make reservations with the hotel of your choice. Ask for the Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting Group Rate. The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa (501) 609-2533 The Austin Hotel & Spa (877) 623-6697 Candlewood Suites (501) 624-4000 The Comfort Suites (501) 624-3800 Embassy Suites (501) 624-9200 La Quinta 501-520-6400 Staybridge Suites (501) 525-6500 The Springs (501)-624-5521

Parking Hot Springs Convention Center 2,000 free parking spaces in lot across from the Embassy Suites just East of Convention Blvd. & Laurel Street. Parking is also located on the back side of the Convention Center off Church Street. Arlington Hotel Parking Free parking at the Arlington public deck and Old Majestic Hotel. (Arlington provides shuttle from Majestic Hotel to Arlington.) There is a paid public parking lot across the street from the Arlington.

Shuttles Free shuttle service between Hot Springs Convention Center, Arlington Hotel and Embassy Suites. Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Thursday 7:00 a.m. - Midnight Friday 7:00 a.m. - Midnight Saturday No Shuttle Service

The Annual

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2014 Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting Registration Form Step 1 — Registrant Information

Final Step — Payment

Supreme Court ID: ____________________________________Name: _______________________________________________

Total Amount Due (add totals from steps 2-3)

Address: ______________________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ______ Zip:__________ Phone: (______) ____________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________________________________ Badge Name (First Name Only) ____________________________________

Ribbons will be available at registration.

Step 2 —Meeting Registration Law Student


 Non-Member Registration*



 Mailed/Faxed Registration



Registrations received on or before June 4th Registrations not received by June 6th must register at the door for $399.

 Law Student $45 Registration*


* Eligible non-Members may join and save up to $300 on registration. Renew your membership to qualify for discounted rates.




Exp. Date: ________________________

* Lunch tickets not included Registrations not received by June 6th must register at the door.

Registrations not received by June 6th must register at the door.

Signature: ________________________

3 Easy Ways to Register Online: http://ace.arkbar.com/ AnnualMeeting/amregister

The above registrations include all CLE Programs (except CNA), Electronic Course Materials, Receptions, Hospitality Area, Exhibit

CNA Registration for Members

CNA Registration for Non-Members OR


 CNA Risk Management for

be collected at the door.

Attorneys (Member)

Card No.: _________________________

▲ Hall, Entertainment, Continental Breakfasts, Breaks, & Lunch. Lunch tickets provided for each registrant (except law students) & will

 CNA Risk Management for


Make check payable to Arkansas Bar Association

Member Online Registration



Attorneys (Non-Member)

CNA Registration does not include breakfast, lunch tickets or receptions.

Step 2 Total ____________

Step 3 — Guest Registration & Additional Lunch Tickets Guest Registration

__________ @

$75 each

Extra Lunch Ticket

__________ @

$30 each

Licensed attorneys cannot attend as guests and must register using the full meeting registration above.

Fax: 501-881-4251 Mail: Arkansas Bar Association 2224 Cottondale Lane, LR, AR 72202 Registrations cannot be accepted by e-mail CANCELLATIONS: Full refunds, less a $50 administrative charge, will be given to registrants whose cancellation is received at least two weeks before the program begins. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after two weeks prior to program start. If you do not cancel and do not attend, you will receive the electronic course materials only upon request.

Lunch tickets are provided for each registrant. There is no children’s program this year. If you would like your children to attend lunch, we recommend registering them as a guest. Each registrant receives one ticket per day (Wednesday - Friday) for lunch. Additional tickets can be purchased with Step 3 Total ____________ registration or at the door. Payment Information: Acceptable forms of payment include cash, money orders, checks and credit cards. Cash: Do not mail cash. Cash may be used only for in-person submittals. Checks: Please note that we will not accept checks that do not have an imprinted or preprinted name or address of the account holder on the check. For example, we will not accept temporary checks, such as those from a new account. Credit Cards: May be used for in-person, online or faxed transactions. We accept Discover, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Insufficient Funds: Any check that is returned to us due to Insufficient Funds will be charged a $40 processing fee. We reserve the right to reject any check due to previous bad checks. Photos: From time to time at ArkBar events, the ArkBar may take photographs of participants, attendees, and guests for use in its marketing or promotional materials, news publications or website. By attending such events, you are consenting to the ArkBar taking and using your and your guests’ photograph and name without compensation. Any photographs taken will be the sole property of the ArkBar.

as of April 14, 2014



presidents’ Reception


50 year luncheon



exhibit hall

ArkBar Patron and Benefactor Members

Kirby and Rosalind Mouser

Cypert, Crouch, Clark & Harwell, PLLC William A. Martin


Hamilton, Colbert & Scurlock, LLP

Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP Attorneys at Law


shuttles cle

presentations & breaks Arkansas Bar Foundation


a tla

Civil Litigation Section of ArkBar

Tort Law Section of ArkBar



law Coplin, Hardy & Stotts PLLC


Labor & Employment Law Section of ArkBar

Financial Institutions Law Section of ArkBar


Family Law Section of ArkBar

Hilburn, Calhoon, Harper, Pruniski & Calhoun, Ltd.