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Join us for the 2021 VIRTUAL Law Practice Today Expo We're inviting attorneys across Tennessee to learn technology tips and offer practice management advice to help local law firms. ABA Techshow faculty, well-known industry leaders, and experts share their best content on what is working now and for your law firm's future. Now in its fifteenth year, this landmark event promises to be the largest Expo to date, providing a rare opportunity to interact virtually with legal professionals and witness the latest and greatest products and services available to the legal community today. Customize your Expo experience by selecting the courses that will most benefit you and your firm. The CLE has been designed for attorneys and law office staff to offer inspiration, strategies, and the tools necessary for law firms to increase their likelihood of success. Flexible registration options Speakers will be available for questions during each break following their presentation Great door prizes and daily drawings for CASH prizes! Reduced rate for law office staff and new bar admittees FREE Virtual Exhibit Hall Pass is available to attorneys, law students, and law firm staff from 12–5 pm daily.

Discover solutions, new technology, and emerging trends. Attendees can choose from 18 CLE sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with flexible registration options. Discounted rates for staff, 2020/2021 bar admittees, and law students. Attend a single CLE for $35 or earn 15 hours of CLE Credit with an All-Expo Pass.

Wednesday, April 7 Track 1: Software

Wednesday, April 7 Track 2: Story Telling

12:30 - 1:30 pm Dual Credit Formatting Briefs & Microsoft Word Master Class - Power Tips for Lawyers & Law Firm Staff Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting (Columbus OH) One of the most challenging tasks one can undertake is formatting a brief in Microsoft Word with a title page, table of contents, table of authorities, multi-level paragraph numbering, and page numbering that starts over in the middle of the document and switches formats. It takes 8 hours to learn how to build such a document from scratch, but only an hour to learn how to use a prebuilt, customizable template. In this seminar, you'll be able to download our template and follow along on your computer as we demonstrate how to use the built-in formatting tools. We'll also show you how to easily customize it for any font, point size, or paragraph alignment you may want. The heavy lifting is already done, and if you use this template as the starting point for your next brief, you'll save yourself many hours and much frustration. 2:00 - 3:00 pm Dual Credit Improve Your Outlook: Default Settings in Office every law firm should know Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting (Columbus OH) Lawyers and staff are generally drowning in email, and many feel helpless when trying to control it. This seminar will show you how to use all of Microsoft Outlook's feature set to efficiently store, organize email (and attachments) and successfully deal with high email volume. We'll also show you how to fix Outlook's default settings for email, calendar, contacts, and tasks. Finally, we'll explain many unique and useful Outlook features which most users don't even know are there.

3:30 - 4:30 pm Dual Credit Become an Excel Wizard - Practice tips for Legal Professionals Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting (Columbus OH) If you have Microsoft Office, then you have Excel. However, if you are like most lawyers, you're either underutilizing Excel or not using it at all. In this seminar, we'll show you exactly how you can start using it in your practice to improve your work product and make your life easier. Produce flawless fiduciary accountings, amortization schedules, real estate closing statements, disbursement schedules, medical bill summaries, and graphical representations of data (pie charts, bar graphs, etc.). You'll also learn how to use Excel as a list manager and data source for mail merge functions (quickly creating hundreds of letters or labels in Word from a list of names and addresses in Excel).

12:30 - 1:30 pm General Credit Virtual Presentation Skills for Attorneys Mimi Bliss, Bliss Communications (Nashville TN) As remote work and virtual courtrooms continue in 2021, the ability to communicate in a virtual environment is a critical skill for attorneys. Led by Mimi Bliss of Bliss Communications, an experienced TV reporter and executive presentation skills coach, this session focuses on core skills for effective virtual meetings and presentations. This engaging and interactive program will Include speaking on camera, engaging your audience, and sharpening your message for the shorter virtual attention span. 2:00 - 3:00 pm General Credit Effective Storytelling Chris Adams, Adams & Bischoff, LLC (Charleston SC) The best lawyers agree: without skilled delivery, the soundest arguments fail. In this entertaining and compelling program, Chris Adams of Charleston, SC, will share the essentials of Storytelling. Learn the dos and don'ts of persuading juries and engaging witnesses by presenting complex material with the ease of a conversation.

3:30 - 4:30 pm General Credit Advanced Written Persuasive Advocacy - Integrating theme and theory into your written advocacy Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee College of Law This course will cover effective written advocacy in trial and appellate courts. This class - for all attorneys, but especially for those communicating with the courts - explores how the art of storytelling can be integrated into your complaints, pleadings, and memos. The Organized from Aristotle's three-part framework of logos (rule-based reasoning), pathos (the emotional resonance of the case), and ethos (credibility of the writer), this talk will include lessons on classical rhetoric as well as modern storytelling techniques.

Affiliated Bar Association Sponsors: Memphis, Nashville, Blount, Bradley, Cheatham, Cocke, and Washington counties.

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Thursday, April 8 Track 1: Litigation Tips & Tricks

Thursday, April 8 Track 2: Tech Tools

12:30 - 1:30 pm Dual Credit E-Discovery - Collection & Preserving Evidence from Mobile Devices Michael Maschke, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. (Fairfax VA) Learn the ins-and-outs of collecting, analyzing and recovering evidence from mobile devices, and listen to real-world stories and examples from the trenches. We will discuss best practices for the preservation of information from mobile devices, including what artifacts can be recovered from devices that may be beneficial to your case. Digital forensic capabilities have grown over time, and now we are able to recover more data than ever before that may be vital to your case. Learn about some of the new types of information that forensics can uncover, along with updates on capabilities to recover communications and other important usergenerated data.

12:30 - 1:30 pm Dual Credit The Bill & Phil Show: It's 2021, So Where Is My Flying Car? Bill Ramsey, Neal & Harwell (Nashville TN) & Phillip Hampton, LOGICFORCE (Nashville TN) Bill and Phil look at the state of technology heading into the decade of the '20s. So much has been promised with the booming technological revolution. Many promises have been kept, but others have proven to be elusive. The presenters showcase the latest technology trends for law firms that have proven to be revolutionary and practical. They examine the role of the Cloud and mobility in the ongoing transformation of the legal tech space; and how the utility of the Cloud has evolved over the past decade. Also, Bill and Phil will unveil some of the latest gadgets and innovations that every legal professional will want.

2:00 - 3:00 pm Dual Credit How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Hearing Ian McFarland, Merchant & Gould (Moderator) Heather Good, Knox County DA's Office Hon, Gregory S. McMillan, Circuit Court, Division IV William A. Mynatt Jr., Lewis Thomason P.C This session will explore practical tips and best practices for virtual hearings. Attend this session to hear recommendations and lessons learned, including security considerations and avoiding technical difficulties.

2:00 - 3:00 pm Dual Credit Personal Data You and Your Clients Voluntarily Give Up Michael Maschke, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. (Fairfax VA) As the world becomes more connected with the implementation of 5G and the prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT), prepare to be surprised at what apps on your phone, computer system, internet browser, and companies know and store about you. What information are you giving away, and how can you stop it? Plus, how can you find information about your clients, opposing counsel's clients, and yourself?

3:30 - 4:30 pm Dual Credit Champagne Presentations on a Beer Budget – The inexpensive tools and apps you need to give impressive and compelling presentations Brett Burney, Burney Consultants LLC (Chagrin Falls OH) If you need to give a sensational presentation without breaking the bank, then don't miss this session. Yes, you'll need some equipment to give a compelling and captivating presentation in a court-room or a board-room, but it's not as much as you think! Thanks to today's lightweight laptops and powerful iPads, you can easily and effectively demonstrate your points and arguments … even through Zoom! Here's what we'll cover: how to wirelessly drive a presentation from your iPad; how to create document callouts and highlights on the fly; the equipment you need to make it all look amazing; and the best app and software options for your presentations.

3:30 - 4:30 pm Dual Credit Designing the Law Firm of the Future Erin Gerstenzang, EHG Law Firm (Atlanta GA) The law firm of the next 5, 10, or 20 years looks nothing like law firms of the recent past. Today's inexpensive yet highly effective technology tools enable lawyers to build firms they love to run, where they can exceed client expectations and design their professional lives on their own terms. Lawyers can ethically and effectively meet the profession's countless challenges if they know what tools to use and where to find them. In this presentation, we highlight law firms using these tools and how they are doing it, explain how they meet ethical and professional obligations, and demonstrate how law firms can continue to evolve over the coming years to deliver more and better legal services.

Friday, April 9 Track 1: Get Connected 12:30 - 1:30 pm Dual Credit Care & Feeding of Social Media: Enhancing Your Online Presence Ethically Erin Gerstenzang, EHG Law Firm (Atlanta GA) Use social media with purpose and authenticity to build a strong referral network. In this session, we will examine fun and engaging examples of attorneys who are excelling at social media marketing alongside more problematic approaches. We will cover why you should be using social media, how you can do it effectively and ethically, and what you should be doing on social to bring in more clients. 2:00 - 3:00 pm Dual Credit Proven Tips to Improve Client Communications Sean J. Martin, Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC (Nashville TN) In this session, you will learn how to understand client needs and expectations better as we review ethics rules and best practices for establishing, maintaining, and terminating attorneyclient relationships. You'll learn how to employ proven technology to communicate with your clients more effectively, including how to respond timely and securely and how to keep track of all your communications automatically. 3:30 - 4:30 pm Dual Credit By the Numbers -Turning Contacts into Clients Nalini Prasad, Chief Strategy Officer, BluShark Digital (Washington DC) For any law firm, it's important to focus on understanding client needs to build strong relationships. Lawyers from firms of all sizes should attend this session to learn what is technically possible with a Client Relationship Manager (CRM). Are you converting website visitors into new clients? Discover how to target marketing to your ideal client and generate revenue for your firm. Following this CLE course, attendees will understand the various technologies available to help improve how they use data to manage their law firm better and stay in compliance with their state's professional ethics rules

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Friday, April 9 Track 2: Essential Software for Every Legal Professional 12:30 - 1:30 pm Dual Credit How to Protect Yourself and Preserve Confidentiality when Negotiating (includes Electronic Document Exchange - when to use Word, PDFs, track changes, etc.) Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting (Columbus OH) Opposing lawyers routinely email versions of a document back and forth during the negotiation process, and many instruments are never reduced to paper until they're ready to sign. This approach is unquestionably fast and convenient, however, electronic document exchange presents many issues that practitioners need to be aware of and risks to protect against. In this session, you'll learn when it's appropriate to use word processor files and when it's appropriate to use PDFs. We'll cover how to track your changes in a document and ascertain what changes were made by others (even if there are attempts to conceal those changes). You'll also learn how to add comments and annotations to Word or PDF files, how to lock documents down to prevent further changes, and how to avoid including hidden (and potentially damaging) information in the files you're working with. We'll also discuss your email encryption options, which ensure that only the intended recipient can open your emails and/or attachments to them. 2:00 - 3:00 pm Dual Credit A Rundown on Specific Practice Management Software Tools Natalie Kelly, Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program (Atlanta GA) Watch as the presenter in this session shows you exactly how some of the leading practice management tools work while answering your questions about how these programs can specifically work for you. Join her as she creates and tracks a legal case file from the stage of a prospective client to a closed file. Look at plugins that would allow you to preserve all communications with the client, including phone calls and text messages, and the ethics of why that is important. 3:30 - 4:30 pm Dual Credit Tech Toolbox 2021: What's Right for Your Practice Natalie Kelly, Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program (Atlanta GA) There is no lack of technology available for you and your law firm. Is your current technology setup working for your law firm? And with new challenges to law practice during the pandemic, can you do remote work effectively? This session will look at the essential technologies, hardware & software to build your modern law office.


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Total Amount Enclosed: Wednesday, April 9 - Mark which sessions you're attending Track 1: Software

Track 2: Story Telling

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Formatting Briefs & Microsoft Word Master Class - Power Tips for Lawyers & Law Firm Staff

Virtual Presentation Skills for Attorneys

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Improve Your Outlook: Default Settings in Office every law firm should know

Effective Storytelling

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Become an Excel Wizard - Practice tips for Legal Professionals

Advanced Written Persuasive Advocacy - Integrating theme and theory into your written advocacy

Thursday, April 8 - Mark which sessions you're attending Track 1: Litigation Tips & Tricks

Track 2: Tech Tools

12:30 - 1:30 pm

E-Discovery - Collection & Preserving Evidence from Mobile Devices

The Bill & Phil Show: It's 2021, So Where is My Flying Car?

2:00 - 3:00 pm

How to Conduct an Effective Virtual Hearing

Personal Data You and Your Clients Voluntarily Give Up

3:30 - 4:30 pm

Champagne Presentations on a Beer Budget

Designing the Law Firm of the Future

Friday, April 9 - Mark which sessions you're attending Track 1: Get Connected

Track 2: Essential Software for Every Legal Professional

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Care & Feeding of Social Media: Enhancing Your Online Presence Ethically

How to Protect Yourself and Preserve Confidentiality when Negotiating

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Proven Tips to Improve Client Communications

A Rundown on Specific Practice Management Software Tools

3:30 - 4:30 pm

By the Numbers - Turning Contacts into Clients

Tech Toolbox 2021: What's Right for Your Practice

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Faculty Christopher W. Adams is a criminal defense lawyer with Adams & Bischoff, LLC based in Charleston SC and is the President of the NACDL. Chris has represented 85 men and women facing the death penalty at trial without a death verdict. In 2013 Chris’ client won a life sentence after a three-month federal death penalty trial in Puerto Rico (USA v. Casey, 3:05-cr-277). Chris subsidizes his death penalty hobby with the other half of his practice, in which he defends people and businesses against criminal allegations in federal and state courts. Chris spent the first fifteen years of his career as a public defender and non-profit attorney. He teaches at the National Criminal Defense College and is a founder of the National College of Capital Voir Dire. He recently earned an M.A. in Oral Storytelling from East Tennessee State University (2016).

Mimi Bliss owner of Bliss Communications since 1997, focuses on the core leadership skill of public speaking. Mimi prepares leaders to speak with confidence in any situation – speeches, media interviews, business presentations and the many informal speaking opportunities that we have in the workplace. As we've shifted to virtual meetings, Mimi has developed a high level of expertise in moderating virtual events, coaching professionals to speak comfortably on video, and structuring virtual meetings that are interactive and meaningful. Mimi has extensive experience in the fields of journalism and public relations. She was an on-camera reporter for ABC and NBC television affiliates and a freelance field producer for the Today Show and NBC Nightly News. She also served as a corporate spokesperson for a major restaurant company and managed media relations for a hospital system. Mimi earned a degree in public policy from Duke University. She lives in Nashville and has served in leadership roles for numerous nonprofit boards of directors. She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, a member of the University School of Nashville Board of Trustees, and a member of the Duke University Alumni Association Global Board of Directors.

Brett Burney is always anxious to encourage legal professionals to take better advantage of the technology available to them, Mr. Burney primarily helps law firms and corporate legal departments overcome their e-discovery challenges. He regularly writes for Legaltech News and ABA publications, and authored the eDiscovery Buyers Guide (free download at www.ediscoverybuyersguide.com) designed to help small- and mid-sized law firms understand the options available for their e-discovery needs. In addition, Mr. Burney teaches lawyers how to integrate Macs and iOS devices in their practice and coauthored the ABA-published book Macs in Law: The Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-Using Attorney. You can also follow him on his Macs in Law blog (www.macsinlaw.com) and Apps in Law blog (www.appsinlaw.com) where you’ll find video reviews of apps and a helpful podcast. Mr. Burney served as the Chair of the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and regularly speaks around the country to lawyers and legal groups on a wide variety of technology-related topics. You may contact him at burney@burneyconsultants.com.

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Faculty Erin Gerstenzang founded EHG Law Firm, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides client-centered legal services to clients facing drug and alcohol-related criminal offenses, and subscription legal services to new hemp businesses in Georgia. Early on in her career as a trial attorney, Erin discovered a passion for helping other professionals improve their craft, and she built a national reputation as a sought-after speaker on a variety of technology and practice topics, including legal ethics, design-thinking for law firms, automation, paperless systems, social media, and mentorship. Combining both her trial skills and talent for speaking, she excels at reducing the complicated and difficult down to the simple and actionable. Erin also runs the EHG Law Firm Collective, where she leads a collaborative female mentorship-based group focused on developing legal and business skills to accelerate solo law firm success. She was honored by Fastcase 50 in 2018 and recognized by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the honorees of the Women in Legal Tech 2019. She is on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and she coorganizes the Atlanta Legal Tech Group. She serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and she was a recipient of their GAWL Visionary Award in 2019. She chairs the Judicial Recommendation Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is on their long-range planning committee.

Heather Good received her Bachelor of Science Degree from East Tennessee State University, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Legal Studies. She then earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from The University of Tennessee College of Law, cum laude, with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. In law school, she received the McClung Medal for Excellence in Moot Court, the Moot Court Service Award, and the Judge James H. Haynes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Moot Court. She was also the recipient of the 2015-2016 Summers' Trial Advocacy Scholarship and was recognized as a distinguished clinic student in the Advocacy Clinic. After graduating law school in 2016, she began her legal career as an Associate Attorney at the law office of Ritchie, Dillard, Davies, and Johnson, P.C. Ms. Good subsequently joined the District Attorney General’s Office for the Sixth Judicial District in 2018, and is currently assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit within the D.A.’s Office.

Phillip Hampton is the founder and Chairman of LogicForce Consulting, LLC. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of information technology and since 1995 has consulted with numerous law firms and government agencies in the areas of practice management systems, technical litigation support, computer forensics, electronic data discovery, and trial presentation technologies. Mr. Hampton is a computer forensic specialist who has provided forensic services for attorneys on a wide variety of cases. Mr. Hampton received his B.S. degree in computer science from Lambuth College and his M.S. degree in computer science from Vanderbilt University.

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Faculty Barron Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio, and Columbus Bar Associations and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. He's also a former member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a former Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity's document assembly/automation and software training departments. Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes. Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada, covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology, and ethics.

Lucy Jewel is the Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she teaches Legal Writing, Entertainment Law, and Torts. She has also directed the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, serving as lead-counsel on Sixth Circuit and administrative law appeals. She came to teach at UT from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, where, in addition to teaching Entertainment Law, she taught legal writing and legal skills courses and also served as Director of Legal Writing. Her teaching is informed by several years of practice experience as a commercial litigator with the New York City firm of Wachtel & Missry, LLP. Professor Jewel's scholarship focuses on the intersections between culture, law, technology, and rhetoric, with a particular interest in unmasking how rhetorical and cultural forces impact legal and social outcomes. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Wake Forest Law Review, Maryland Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law, the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, the University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Buffalo Law Review, and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology. Professor Jewel frequently presents at national and international academic conferences. Most recently, she has spoken at the American Association of Law Schools Conference, the Law & Society Conference, the International Legal Ethics Conference at City University Law School, London U.K., and the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She has served as a member of the Executive Committee for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, an elected board member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She is a founding board member and President of ClassCrits, an organization of legal scholars dedicated to uncovering the connections between law and inequality. Professor Jewel is admitted to bars of New York (inactive), Georgia (inactive), and Tennessee. She is admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Eastern District of Tennessee, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court..

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Faculty Natalie Robinson Kelly is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Political Science from Spelman College and her Juris Doctorate from Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. Prior to attending law school, she taught Law Office Management as an Adjunct Professor at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School; and she held positions in education, commercial real estate, hospitality, and small law firm practice. In 2005, she was selected State Bar of Georgia Employee of the Year. At the State Bar serving as Georgia's PMA (Practice Management Advisor), she has conducted over 1,200 on-site management and technology consulting engagements with law firms and legal departments. She also now co-teaches Law Practice Technology as an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. Natalie has held multiple legal software certifications and has served on legal technology advisory boards. She was named to the American Bar Association's inaugural list of Women in Legal Tech, and in 2014, she chaired the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board. She was selected as a Fastcase 50 honoree for being one of the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders; and is a fellow and trustee for the College of Law Practice Management. Natalie speaks frequently and has presented in 15 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. Natalie is active in the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association and won the Division's highest publication honor, the Robert P. Wilkins Award for best feature in the Division's magazine, Law Practice. She is currently a member of the Division's Professional Development Board and is a member of the larger ABA Career Center Board and Practice Forward Steering Committee. She also writes the Law Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips column in the Georgia Bar Journal; and co-authors the blog, Georgia Practice Advisor, offering office management, ethics, and technology tips and advice to legal professionals in Georgia.

Sean J. Martin is a partner at Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC in Nashville. His practice is divided evenly between family law and personal injury. He is also the co-founder of Time Miner, a retroactive billing platform for lawyers who bill by the hour. Sean is an advocate of #legaltech. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with others, and is grateful to the bar associations across the country who provide him the opportunity to do so. Sean also enjoys hearing from people curious about how technology can improve their practice, so feel free to reach out.

Michael Maschke is the Chief Executive Officer at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Maschke holds a degree in Telecommunications from James Madison University. Mr. Maschke is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE #744), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE). Mr. Maschke is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Maschke has significant experience with network troubleshooting, design and implementation, security, systems integration and computer engineering. He is also a member of the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE). Prior to his current role, he oversaw Sensei’s digital forensics and information technology departments, which provided support to over 200 area law firms, legal entities and corporations. Mr. Maschke is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He is an associate member of the American Bar Assoc.and has spoken at the ABA.’s TECHSHOW conference on the subject of cybersecurity. He is currently an active member of the ABA’s Law Practice Division: Technology Core Group and is on the Fairfax Law Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a co-author of Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms, a book published by the ABA in 2006 and The 2008-2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides (American Bar Assoc, 2008 – 2019).

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Faculty Ian McFarland is an associate at Merchant & Gould's Tennessee office. Since receiving his license in 2011, Ian has focused his practice on patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, and related litigation. He is licensed to practice before the USPTO, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, and the Eastern District of Tennessee. Ian received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law after graduating with a B.A. in biology from the University of Missouri. While in law school, he was a member of the Tennessee Law Review and patent law moot court team. Ian emphasizes attention to detail to zealously advocate for his clients' intellectual property rights. Whether in the form of IP acquisition or litigation, achieving client objectives is extremely rewarding to Ian. Outside of his practice, Ian enjoys cooking, watching college football, and playing golf.

Hon. Gregory S. McMillan was elected in August 2014 and began hearing cases in Knox County Circuit Court, Division IV (4th Circuit) on September 2, 2014. He has practiced law in Knox County for 22 years. For the nine years prior to taking the bench, he practiced with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. While there, his practice was concentrated on domestic relations matters, mediation of domestic relation cases, and defending civil litigation matters.

William A. Mynatt, Jr. a shareholder and Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, is based in the Lewis Thomason Knoxville office. Bill was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up there with a decade divided by several years in Chicago, Illinois, and the Maryland suburbs of the District of Columbia. Mr. Mynatt’s practice emphasizes courtroom and pretrial litigation, primarily representing parties in domestic relations matters, but also including personal injury, worker’s compensation, and probate matters. Mr. Mynatt is a firm believer that parties can do a better job resolving issues without the court, but that being wellprepared and willing to go to the courtroom makes such a resolution more likely. Mr. Mynatt also provides estate planning advice, especially in areas of nontraditional families. Mr. Mynatt has been a Tennessee Supreme Court certified civil mediator since 2005, and has mediated many family law cases to resolution. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Knoxville Bar Association and has served as the Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Knoxville Bar Association.

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Faculty Nalini Prasad has worked alongside Seth Price — Managing Partner of Price Benowitz, LLP and Founder of BluShark Digital — to create a digital marketing agency focused on helping small law firms build their business and stand out online. Nalini frequently speaks to legal audiences across the country on the intersection of utilizing best practices of trending SEO techniques and generating quality leads online. Nalini also shares creative strategies to leverage traditional offline marketing efforts to build a firm’s brand and increase a firm’s online visibility. As Chief Strategy Officer at BluShark Digital, Nalini designs and implements cutting edge strategies across the four fundamental aspects of digital marketing — sophisticated content creation, creative link-building, savvy technical optimization, and community-driven local SEO.

William T. Ramsey grew up on a farm in Viola, Tennessee. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated in 1973 with high honors in Mechanical Engineering. He received his law degree in 1981 from the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the University of Tennessee Law Review. He was awarded the Michie Law Publishing Award for graduating first in his law school class. After graduating, Mr. Ramsey served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry Phillips of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After his clerkship, he joined Neal & Harwell. He has represented a wide variety of defendants in federal white collar prosecutions and investigations, including high profile bank, healthcare (Medicare and Medicaid), securities, tax, and mail and wire fraud cases. He has extensive civil jury trial experience in a wide variety of cases, including personal injury, business torts, computer and technology litigation and complex commercial transactions.

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