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NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION 85h ANNUAL CONVENTION New Orleans, LA , August 9-13, 2010 CLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SEMINAR ATTENDEES SEMINAR ATTENDANCE SHEET At the end of each seminar, each attendee must print his/her name, the state in which he/she is admitted to the bar, and his/her bar number(s) on the attendance sheet circulated at each seminar. Attorneys uncertain whether their particular state bar association requires attorney bar numbers are advised to provide the number. UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE To obtain CLE credit you must also complete a UNIFORM CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE (UCOA) for each state where your CLE credits hours are to be reported. Your originally signed form will be submitted to the state(s) that you have indicated. Therefore, the form must correspond with the total credit hours accumulated from the seminars you attended and verified by the SEMINAR ATTENDANCE SHEET (mentioned above). This uniform certificate substitutes for the state supplied forms. Pennsylvania also requires a $1.50 per credit hour fee to be paid when submitting the UCOA to the conference representative. Please make your CHECK payable to the PA CLE Board. ALL attendees must complete a NBA UCOA form.

STATE REQUIREMENT FOR COMPUTATION OF CLE CREDIT HOURS:

AL AR CA CO CT DE FL GA IA ID

50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN

IL IN KS KY LA MN MO MS NC ND

60 MIN 60 MIN 50 MIN 50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN

NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA SC TN

50 MIN 50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 50 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN

TX UT VA WA WI WV WY

60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 60 MIN 50 MIN 50 MIN 50 MIN

ACTIVITY/COURSE NUMBERS ARE ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING STATES: (OVER FOR SAMPLE UCOA)

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The National Bar Association is an accredited sponsor in the following states: Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut** Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois++

Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky North Carolina Minnesota Missouri Mississippi Montana+ Nevada

New Hampshire New Mexico New Jersey* New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania

South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

* Mandatory CLE for Certified Specialists ** Voluntary ++Application Pending + No Accredited Sponsor Program – Attorneys are required to file individually


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Marriott New Orleans Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana

“Standing

August 9 - 13, 2010

on Shoulders, Keeping the Promise”

Sunday, August 8, 2010, Pre-Convention 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NBA INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NBA Nominations and Elections Committee

La Gallerie Rooms 1 & 2 Sponsored by: Share Financial Services, Inc. 2nd Floor Speaker: Rev. Thomas Benjamin Watson, III, Senior Pastor, Memorial Teaching Ministries, New Orleans, LA Galvez Room 5th Floor

Layfette Room 41st Floor

Speaker

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Bus loading to begin at 9:45 a.m.

NBA Board of Governors Tour of the Lower 9th Ward

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Board of Governors Meeting

Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Ile De France Room # 1

JW Marriott – 3rd Floor 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rev. Thomas Benjamin Watson, III NBA Inter-Denominational Prayer Breakfast

Presiding: Mavis T. Thompson, President, National Bar Association, St. Louis, MO

Judicial Council Meeting

Conde Room Presiding: The Honorable Robert D. Rucker, Chair, Judicial Council, Indianapolis, IN

JW Marriott – 3rd Floor 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Balcony Rooms I/J/K

NBA WOMEN LAWYERS DIVISION RETREAT: “I’m Every Woman!” Sponsored by: Carol’s Daughter, Cox Communications, Edison International, Eli Lilly & Company, & ExxonMobil Corporation

4th Floor 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NATION’S BEST ADVOCATES “40 LAWYERS UNDER 40” GALA Mardi Gras Ballrooms A-D – 3rd Floor

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Ballrooms E-H – 3rd Floor

NATION’S BEST ADVOCATES “40 LAWYERS UNDER 40” RECEPTION Sponsored by: IMPACT


National Bar Association Monday, August 9, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NBA Youth Day: Expanding the Pipeline

3rd Floor

(See Page 115 for Youth Day Schedule)

Mardi Gras Room E

Sponsored by: Motorola, Inc. and Law Students Admission Council (LSAC)

National Black Law Students Association Annual Cora T. Walker Breakfast Mardi Gras Room D Presiding: Melinda Hightower, NBLSA Chair, Charlottesville, VA 3rd Floor Keynote Speaker: D’Army Bailey, Esq., Attorney, Wilkes & McHugh, P.A., Memphis, TN Sponsored by: Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Mardi Gras Room F&G 3rd Floor

First-Time NBA Annual Convention Attendees Orientation

Galvez Room, 5th Floor Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Breakfast sponsored by: Sharon Bridges, Esq., NBA Vice-President of Membership

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. La Gallerie Room 4 2nd Floor

NBA Section & Division Breakfast Meeting

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mardi Gras Room A-C 3rd Floor

NBA Career Fair

9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Judicial Council Grand Processional Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor (Judges Line up at 9:15 a.m.)

Tom Perez Speaker

NBA First Plenary Session

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

NBA 85th Annual Convention First Plenary Session Carondelet Ballroom Presiding: Mavis T. Thompson, Esq., President, National Bar Association, 3rd Floor St. Louis, MO Speaker: Tom Perez, Esq., Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Washington, DC 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon Ile De France Room # 1 JW Marriott – 3rd Floor

Judicial Council Opening Session Presiding: The Honorable Robert D. Rucker, Chair, Judicial Council, Indianapolis, IN

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National Bar Association 85th Annual Convention First Plenary Session Monday, August 9, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Marriott New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana “Standing on Shoulders, Keeping the Promise” Agenda Call to Order Mavis T. Thompson, President, National Bar Association Presiding Invocation DeMonica D. Gladney, Chaplain Judicial Processional Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division Featured Speaker Standing Rules of Conduct National Bar Association Officers’ Reports Demetris D. Shelton, President-Elect Sharon F. Bridges, Vice President Karl J. Connor, Vice President Daryl D. Parks, Vice President Ellen E. Douglass, Vice President Juan R. Thomas, Secretary Hon. John L. Braxton, Treasurer Executive Director Report J. Robert Carr, Executive Director Committee Reports Kim Kendrick Chair, NBA Nominations Committee Sandra Holmes Chair, Constitution & By-Laws Committee Norma B. Hutcheson Chair, NBA Issues and Resolutions Committee President’s Year-in-Review Mavis T. Thompson, President Announcements Juan Thomas, Secretary


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10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Studio Rooms 7 – 10 2nd Floor 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Marriott Car Port Area 1st Floor (Garage Area)

Young Lawyers & Law Students Day (See Page 42)

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

NBA EXHIBIT HALL GRAND OPENING

12:00 noon-6:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Candidates Forum

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

NBA Sections Meetings* NBA Divisions Meetings* NBA Regional Meetings*

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

National Black Law Students Association Board Meeting

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Riverview Room 41st Floor

George Washington Law School Reception

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

WELCOME TO NEW ORLEANS RECEPTION

9:00 p.m. - Until Mardi Gras Rooms D/E 3rd Floor

HOST AFFILIATE WELCOME AFTER GLOW

9:00 p.m. - Until

Election Caucuses (if needed)

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor

BMW Test Drive (Sign-up in the Exhibit Hall) Sponsored by: BMW

*A limited number of rooms have been reserved for these meetings. Room assignments will be posted outside Balcony Room M – 4th Floor.

La Gallerie Room 6 2nd Floor

Louisiana Supreme Court 400 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Buses will depart @ 6:30 p.m.

Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor

Sponsored by: Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams

Hosted by: Greater New Orleans Martinet Legal Society

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 NBA WOMEN LAWYERS DIVISION BREAKFAST Keynote Speaker: Anita F. Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law & Women’s Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Theme:“Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Present & Capturing the Future” Sponsored by: The Travelers Indemnity Company 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Mardi Gras Rooms A-E 3rd Floor

“Hats for Dr. Height”

Anita Hill

During its Annual Breakfast, the Women Lawyers Division, an Affiliate of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) will honor the legacy of Dorothy I. Height by wearing hats.

8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

“RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW: LEARN & DO CLIENT PITCHES” Objective: This workshop invests in your power to show new clients your differentiated legal talent. You will learn by doing, based on a written scenario, and receive immediate feedback on each pitch you give. The group will exchange insights about diversifying both the team and the approach to pitching.

Galvez Room, 5th Floor Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor

Mardi Gras Rooms F/G 3rd Floor

Karen Lockwood, Esq., Founder & CEO, The Lockwood Group, LLC, Washington, DC


National Bar Association Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Seminars 1-6

Studio Rooms 1-2 Seminar 1: “EDUCATION REFORM AS A CIVIL RIGHT: 2nd Floor DIVERSITY DYNAMICS IN THE CLASSROOM”

Sponsored by: NBA Civil Rights Section

Objective: Does the U.S. Constitution dictate a right to an education by ensuring diversity in our classroom? Do current educational policies fail minority students? This seminar will explore current legal requirements including legislative and administrative efforts that may have lasting effects on the future of diversity in education. (Breakfast provided by The National Education Association) Moderator: Tanya Clay House, Director of Public Policy, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC Panelists: William Jawando, Esq., Associate Director, The White House, Office of Public Engagement, Washington, DC Loretta King, Esq., Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice, Washington, DC John Jackson, Esq., President & CEO, Schott Foundation, Boston, MA John K. Pierre, Esq., Vice Chancellor, Southern University Law Center, New Orleans, LA Damon Todd Hewitt, Esq., Director, Education Project, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., New York, NY Studio Rooms 3-5 Seminar 2: “MEETING ETHICAL REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR BAR” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Objective: This seminar will provide audience members with common mistakes lawyers make that get them into serious legal and ethical difficulties. The panelists will cover the “small, innocent” steps that can lead to those mistakes and how they can keep themselves from similar situations in the future Panelists: Johnnie Landon, Esq., Member, NBA Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Washington, DC H. Clay Smith, III, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel, Office of Bar Counsel, Washington, DC

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. continued Studio Room 6 2nd Floor

Seminar 3: “CYBERMISSION NOT IMPOSSIBLE : A FOCUS ON CYBERSPACE & FINANCIAL INTERNET CRIMES” Sponsored by: NBA Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice Section Objective: Civil and criminal law practitioners will receive a primer on crimes occurring in the cyberspace world and on the Internet. The seminar will focus on crimes that attack the FBI’s four-fold cyber mission: 1) to stop those behind the most serious computer intrusions and the spread of malicious code; 2) to identify and thwart online sexual predators who use the Internet to meet and exploit children and to produce, possess, or share child pornography; 3) to counteract operations that target U.S. intellectual property, endangering our national security and competitiveness; and 4) to dismantle national and transnational organized criminal enterprises engaging in Internet fraud.

Moderator: Lei-Chala I. Wilson, Esq., Deputy Public Defender, Law Offices of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA Panelist: Mark Jackson, Esq., Alameda County District Attorney Office, Oakland, CA Seminar 4: “E-DISCOVERY & THE CORPORATE LAWYER” Sponsored by: NBA Corporate Law Section Objective: To introduce, engage and educate on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure related to finding and managing electronically stored information that might be relevant in a legal dispute in federal court. The panelists will provide commentary from the recent conference held by the Civil Rules Advisory Committee, which was convened to discuss the effects, pro or con, of the e-discovery amendments and whether the rules should be left alone or modified. The panelists will also discuss the impact of Pension Committee (Zubulake II) and the future of e-discovery in federal civil litigation. Participants will learn best practices corporate lawyers and corporations may adopt to ensure compliance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Studio Rooms 7 – 8 2nd Floor

Moderator: Craig Smith, Esq., Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group, Columbia, SC Panelists: Jenice C. Mitchell Ford, Esq., Associate, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Detroit, MI Vanita Banks, Esq., Corporate Counsel, Allstate, Northbrook, IL Cecil Lynn, III, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson Law Firm, San Francisco, CA Anthony Lowe, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Freddie Mac, Washington, DC


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Studio Rooms 9 – 10 Seminar 5: “YOUR FINANCIAL ROADMAP: ARE YOU ON TRACK?” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Young Lawyers Division and Regions I-XII

Objective: This seminar will focus on financial planning and wealth management throughout the three stages of your life: (1) income creation, (2) wealth accumu- lation, and (3) leaving a financial legacy. Panelists will discuss (1) being your personal Chief Financial Officer and (2) planning for the “Ifs” in life. (Morning refreshments will be available). Moderator: Taa Grays, Esq., Assistant General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, MetLife, Inc., New York, NY Panelists: Cary L. Hall Jr., Vice President Investments Wealth Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc., Princeton, NJ Marcus A. Creighton, Esq.,Financial Services Representative, MetLife, Inc., St. Louis, MO La Galerie 1-2 Seminar 6: “STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS: WILL THEY WORK FOR 2nd Floor YOU?” Sponsored by: NBA Minority Partners in Majority Firms Division

Objective: Since approximately 90% of cases settle without a jury trial it is imperative that in-house counsel and their outside counsel defense team have effective tools and strategies in place to best manage settlement pay-out costs. In today’s tough economic times, corporations, municipalities, and organizations are looking for ways to save money. The use of structured settlements is a proven method of accomplishing a no-cost to the client or its defense team objective. This seminar will educate in-house counsel and their outside counsel defense team on how structured settlements can assist them in more cost effectively settling their personal injury liability, commercial employment, workers’compensation, and many other types of claims. An understanding of structured settlements will allow participants to have another tool at their disposal to accomplish their litigation resolution and budget objectives. Moderator: R. Delacy Peters, Esq., Partner, Freeborn Peters, LLP, Chicago, IL Panelists: Kowalski Brown, Esq., Assistant Operations Manager, Sedwick CMS, Atlanta, GA Robert Johnson, Esq., Managing Counsel, McDonald’s Corporation, Oak Brook, IL Mahari A. McTier, Esq., President, McTier Settlement Company, Chicago, IL Larry Green, Esq., Vice President, Winston & Green, Chicago, IL

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010, continued 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

National Bar Institute Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NBA EXHIBIT HALL

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

THE PRESIDENTIAL SHOWCASE SEMINAR

Balcony Room K, 4th Floor Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor

Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor

“5 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA: ARE WE ANY BETTER PREPARED FOR DISASTERS?”

Objective: On August 27, 2005 the National Weather Service indicated that a storm was approaching off the gulf coast. Hours later it was upgraded to a category 5 hurricane. We now know in retrospect that that storm labeled Hurricane Katrina created one of the greatest human, environmental and economic disasters this country has ever known – completely inundating significant portions of the city of New Orleans. While the world watched, this country struggled haplessly to cope with the devastation and human tragedy that ensued. Four and a half years later, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the island city of Port au Prince in Haiti, sister city to New Orleans. Shortly therafter an oil spill and gas exploration well blew out, setting fire to the drilling rig which sank, killing 11 people and dumping crude oil of historic proportion into the Gulf of Mexico. Were we any better prepared to cope with the environmental, health and safety issues that ensued from these disasters? What are the lessons learned and where do we go from here?

Moderator: Donna Brazile, Esq., Democratic Political Strategist, Brazile & Associates, Washington, DC

Panelists: Gary Flowers, Esq., Executive Director & CEO, Black Leadership Forum, Inc., Washington, DC Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, USA (Retired), Former Commanding General, First Army, Former Commander, Joint Task Force, Baton Rouge, LA Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Former Governor, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA Dr. Eli Jones, Dean, E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center, Baton Rouge, LA Dr. Walter J. Leger, Jr., Senior Partner, Leger & Shaw and Vice Chairman of The Louisiana Recovery Authority, New Orleans, LA


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10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Riverview Room 41st Floor

NBA Women Lawyers Division “Respect Yourself ” Program Theme: “Ego (Respect), Education & Environment”

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. BMW Test Drive (Sign-up in the NBA Exhibit Hall) Marriott Car Port Area 1st Floor (Garage Area) 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. NBA YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION JUNIUS W. WILLIAMS LUNCHEON Mardi Gras Rooms A-E Keynote Speaker: Kim Keenan, Esq., Partner, Past President 3rd Floor National Bar Association, The Keenan Firm, Largo, MD 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. National Bar Institute Annual Meeting Balcony Room J 4th Floor

PUBLIC FORUM: “THE INSIDER’S GUIDE FOR SMALL, MINORITY, & Mardi Gras Room F&G WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES: WINNING CONTRACTS & GRANTS” 3rd Floor Objective: After Hurricane Katrina, millions of dollars were issued in contracts and grants to small, women, and minority owned businesses to help rebuild the Gulf region. There are still many business opportunities available and coming in the near future. Panelists will equip participants with knowledge on how to win contracts and receive grants. Advice will be given on who to call and where to look beyond the Internet. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from small and minority business owners who have successfully navigated the process. Panelists: Joan B. Rivers, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC Harry C. Alford, CEO/President, National Black Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC Kimberly Y. Patrick, Esq., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Small Business Programs, Washington, DC 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Balcony Room K 4th Floor

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Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., continued 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Seminars 7-13 Seminar 7: “EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING GREAT COMMUNITIES THROUGH COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING COMMUNITY” Sponsored by: NBA Energy, Environmental, and Public Utilities Section Studio Rooms 1-2 2nd Floor

Objective: As communities across the United States take steps to encourage sustainability initiatives, more attention should be directed to understanding how people of color and minority practitioners are successfully revitalizing their communities. Examining the full story of urban reinvestment and development reveal “there is no one-size solution.” This session features experts who have been effective in addressing structural inequalities and are working to encourage community parity. Panelists will discuss their initiatives to improve quality of life through collaborative environmental problemsolving; community stewardship; capacity building; visioning; environmental justice; and equitable development. The audience will learn how to encourage fairness in planning and development practice to ensure everyone has a safe and healthy environment in which to live,work, and play. Moderators: Jewell A. Harper, Senior Advisor and Counsel for Environmental Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA Quentin C. Pair, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC Panelists: Carlton Eley, Senior Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, Washington, DC Mustafa Ali, Associate Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice, Washington, DC Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, Pastor, The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, Jamaica, NY Denise E. Gilmore, President, The 18th and Vine Jazz District, Kansas City, MO Seminar 8: “THE CHANGING LEGAL LANDSCAPE OF LGBT ISSUES” Sponsored by: NBA Region V Objective: To educate participants on the recent and proposed legislative changes in the area of LGBT rights in the country and the implications of these laws on inclusion. In particular, the panelists will address how barriers to inclusion impact LGBT attorneys, their clients and their employers. Studio Rooms 3-5 2nd Floor


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We will take a look at laws affecting same sex marriages, adoptions and patient visitation rights as well as offer commentary on the future of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and other issues that may be new on the horizon. The presenters will also address this year’s NBA’s Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice question: “Would Dr. King advise President Barack Obama to support or oppose legalizing same-sex marriages?” Moderator: Dennis Coleman, Esq., Regional Director, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Dallas, TX Panelists: Stefan Johnson, Esq., National Help Desk Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Los Angeles, CA Natalie Chin, Esq., Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY Catherine Smith, Esq., Associate Professor of Law and visiting Scholar and UCLA Law School’s Williams Institute, Specializing in Employment and Labor Law, Denver University Sturm School of Law, Denver, CO D’Arcy Kemnitz, Esq., Executive Director, The National LGBT Bar Association, Washington, DC Studio Rooms 6 Seminar 9: “TIPS FROM THE MASTERS: HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR 2nd Floor SUCCESSFUL SMALL FIRM PRACTICE” Sponsored by: NBA Small Firms & Solo Practitioners’ Division Objective: This popular, interactive program gives participants a clear under- standing of how to start and maintain a successful law practice. It will cover topics such as business plans, client issues, employees, fees and agreements, office operations, marketing, planning for the unexpected, and where to find help. Panelists will also discuss communications and problem solving, file creation, hiring and firing, selection and intake, type of fee arrangements, retention, and ethical considerations. Moderator: Michael S. Rosier, Esq., Partner, Past President of National Bar Association, Law Offices of Rosier & Associates, Largo, MD Panelists: Forrest B. Johnson, Esq., Partner, Forrest B. Johnson & Associates, Atlanta, GA Kim Keenan, Esq., Partner, Past President National Bar Association, The Keenan Firm, Largo, MD John Moore, Esq., Partner, The Moore Law Group, Atlanta, GA Lawrence Boze, Esq., Partner, Past President National Bar Association, Boze & Associates, Houston, TX

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Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., continued Seminar 10: “MAXIMIZING THE LAWYER-PARALEGAL RELATIONSHIP” Sponsored by: National Bar Association Studio Rooms 7-8 2nd Floor

Objective: Paralegals make significant contributions to the success of law firms and legal departments. How can paralegals improve profitability? What skills should paralegals possess to enhance the delivery of client services? How can attorneys effectively utilize paralegals on legal teams? This seminar will afford attendees an opportunity to hear from attorneys and paralegals on best practices for capitalizing on the lawyer-paralegal relationship. Moderator: Sonia D. Waiters, Senior Litigation Paralegal, Motorola, Inc., Schuamburg, IL Panelists: Ted Gizewski, Esq., Senior Attorney, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA Michele D. Lewis, Paralegal, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Fairfax, VA Pattie B. Stewart, Senior Paralegal, Brunni, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, Jackson, MS Studio Rooms 9-10 2nd Floor

Seminar 11: “BUILDING A NEW SANCTUARY” Sponsored by: NBA Law & Religion Section

Objective: The seminar will address the legal and practical matters inherent in the planning, financing and building of a church sanctuary. Moderator: Reverend William W. Bennett, Esq., Chair, National Bar Association Law & Religion Section, Washington, DC Panelists: Alden McDonald, President, Liberty Bank and Trust, New Orleans, LA Ian C. Clarke, Esq., Associate Attorney, Smith, Currie and Hancock LLP, Atlanta, GA Professor Constance Fain, Earl Carl Professor of Law,Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX Reverend Thomas Watson III, Senior Pastor, Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries, New Orleans, LA


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La Galerie 1-2 Seminar 12: “THE MODERN BLACK TAX? CHANGES RELATED TO 2nd Floor UNENROLLED PREPARERS AND REFUND ANTICIPATION LOANS” Sponsored by: NBA Tax Law Section

Objective: This seminar will provide insight into changes to rules regarding unenrolled tax return preparers, the legal exposure associated with preparing unenrolled agents, and your rights as a taxpayer in a complaint against an unenrolled preparer. The seminar will focus on the perceived disproportionate impact of unenrolled preparers and tax return based financial products on lower-wealth taxpayers. Moderator: Randle Pollard, Esq., Associate Professor, Office of Professional Responsibility, Harrisburg, PA Panelists: Carol Campbell, Esq., Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC Takisha Brown-McGee, Esq., Enforcement Attorney, Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC La Galerie 6 Seminar 13: “5 YEARS AFTER KATRINA: A STATUS UPDATE FROM 2nd Floor THE GOVERNMENT” Sponsored by: NBA Legislative Division, Civil Rights Law Section, and Energy, Environmental , & Public Utilities Section Objective: After Hurricane Katrina, many government agencies realized that the procedures they had in place for preparing for and responding to natural disasters were inadequate. The agencies have all revamped their procedures and assured that the government will not be ill-prepared for future emergencies. Come hear from various agencies on what improvements have been made within their organizations in general and specifically for the gulf region.

Panelists: Marcia St. Martin, Executive Director, Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Sam Coleman, Director, Superfund Division, Region 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, TX

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Napolean Room 41st Floor

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Tuesday August 10, 2010, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Seminars 14-18 Studio Rooms 1-2 2nd Floor

Seminar 14: “THE GOVERNMENT LAWYER: PRACTICING LAW IN A PUBLIC FISHBOWL” Sponsored by: NBA Government Lawyers Division

Objective: The panel will discuss the legal, ethical, political and policy issues and considerations unique to the public/government law practice. Moderator: Kim Rice DeGross, Esq., Federal Regional Mangager, WEST, Washington, DC Panelists: Brian K. Flowers, Esq., General Counsel, Council of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC Norma B. Hutcheson, Esq., Deputy Managing Counsel, Capital Metro Law Office, US Postal Service, Landover, MD Will A. Gunn, Esq., General Counsel , Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC Sheryl L. Johnson, Esq., Regional Counsel, Region III, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Philadelphia, PA Mechelle D. Johnson-Webb, M.P.H., Senior Attorney Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, Public Health Division, Rockville, MD Studio Rooms 3-5 2nd Floor

Seminar 15: “COME MEET THE EEOC: AN INTERACTIVE MODEL” Sponsored by: NBA Labor & Employment Law Section

Objective: To enhance your effectiveness in interacting with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Want to know how best to facilitate your client’s case through the EEOC’s administrative process? Want to know how to go about impacting the EEOC’s regulatory/policymaking process? Want to unlock the mysteries of federal sector complaint processing? Want to know how to interact most effectively with EEOC as plaintiff or defense counsel in litigation? Take this time to hear from and interact with representatives from the EEOC’s offices of Field Programs, Legal Counsel, Federal Operations and General Counsel. Moderator: P. David Lopez, Esq., General Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Panelists: Reuben Daniels, District Director, Charlotte District Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NC Lynette Barnes, Esq., Regional Attorney, Charlotte District Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, NC


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Seminar 16: “MANAGING PARTNER: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?” Sponsored by: National Bar Association Objective: So you’ve been asked to be the managing partner of your firm. Now what? Come hear from managing partners on issues affecting their office such as how to resolve fee issues among partners, who gets compensated for capturing the client and how, and other employment and human resource issues that will affect the daily management of an office. This seminar will also address concerns that managing partners may have regarding their own career management and their practice of law. Topics will include how to structure your contract when of- fered the position of managing partner and how your new status will impact your own practice, billing and client management responsibilities. Studio Room 6 2nd Floor

Moderator: Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq., Chairman & Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC Panelists: A. Scott Bolden, Esq., Managing Partner, Reed Smith, Washington, DC Shemin V. Proctor, Esq., Managing Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP, Washington, DC Paul W. Sweeney, Esq., Administrative Partner, K&L Gates LLP Los Angeles, CA Steven H. Wright, Esq., Executive Partner, Holland & Knight, Boston, MA Studio Rooms 7-8 Seminar 17: “SECURITIES LAW, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & 2nd Floor ETHICS 2010” Sponsored by: NBA Corporate Law Section

Objective: By attending this seminar, NBA Lawyers will acquire an understanding of the practice opportunities, challenges and regulatory “hot button” priorities currently facing lawyers practicing or seeking to develop a practice in the highly regulated financial services industry. The focus is on current legal issues, Obama administration financial reforms and ethical considerations. Moderator: Kevin J. Armstrong, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Pershing Advisor Solutions, LLC, Jersey City, NJ

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m, continued Panelists: Beverly Jo Slaughter, Esq., Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department, St. Louis, MO Robert Marchman, Esq., Executive Vice President, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, New York, NY Orlan Johnson, Esq., Chairman, Board of Directors, Securities Investors Protection Corporation, Washington, DC Larry Thompson, Esq., General Counsel, Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, New York, NY Fiona Philip, Esq., Partner, Howrey LLP, Washington, DC Studio Rooms 9-10 Seminar 18: “INTRODUCTION TO PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE & 2nd Floor THE ABA PROPOSED MODEL LAW REGARDING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS”

Sponsored by: National Bar Association Objective: Working within the leadership of any organization can be challenging. Using effective procedures can be helpful in obtaining best results while working efficiently toward a collective goal. This is true whether you are a part of the organization’s leadership or serving as legal advisor to a client organization. This workshop will familiarize attorneys with basic procedures for conducting effective corporate meetings. It will also review the latest trends in not for profit legislation (as well as their practical impact) based on the American Bar Association’s model not for profit act. This workshop is targeted toward regional directors and affiliate chapter representatives but will be helpful for anyone serving not for profits, corporations, churches or community groups. Panelists: Joseph H. Hairston, Esq., Parliamentarian, National Bar Association, Washington, DC Kwame Osage Reed, Esq., Professor, Howard University Divinity School, Herndon, VA James Jones, Esq., President, American Institute of Parliamentarians, Severna, MD J. Robert Carr, Esq., Executive Director, National Bar Association, Washington, DC 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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NBA Crump Law Camp Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition

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NBA Labor & Employment Law Section Reception

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

NBA Pre-General Session Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

NBA Corporate Law Section Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

NBA Legislative Division Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. La Galerie 4 2nd Floor

University of Michigan Alumni Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mardi Gras Room D 3rd Floor

Foley & Lardner Reception

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Judicial Council Chair’s Reception

La Galerie 3, 2nd Floor

Mardi Gras Room F&G 3rd Floor

Carondelet Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor Mardi Gras Room E 3rd Floor

Mardi Gras Room A-C 3rd Floor

The Riverview Room

600 Decatur Rd. (Jackson Brewery) New Orleans, LA

Sponsored by: AT&T Services, Wal-Mart, and McGuire Woods, LLP

Sponsored by: Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Sponsored by: Marathon Oil Corporation

Sponsored by: Wal-Mart

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UNIVERSITY ALUMNI BREAKFASTS

La Galerie Room 5 2nd Floor

All Florida Law Schools

Mardis Gras Salon D 3rd Floor

Howard University Law School

La Galerie Room 4 2nd Floor

Indiana University School of Law

Mardis Gras Salon C 3rd Floor

Rutgers Law School

Mardi Gras Salon A/B 3rd Floor

Southern University Law School

Mardis Gras Salon F/G 3rd Floor

Thurgood Marshall School of Law

La Galerie Room 6 2nd Floor

University of Texas School of Law

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Friends of Bill W

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NBA REGISTRATION

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Galvez Room, 5th Floor Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Seminars 19 -24

La Galerie 6, 2nd Floor Seminar 19: “LAWYERS AS DEVELOPERS OF PUBLIC POLICY” Sponsored by: NBA Legislative Division Objective: This seminar will highlight the need for lawyers to use their law degrees as tools to advocate change in public policy. The panel will consist of lawyers working for municipalities, think tanks, advocacy groups, etc. Moderator: Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Senior Policy Analyst, The Open Society Institute and Open Society Policy Center, Washington, D.C. Panelists: Angela Rye, Esq., Senior Advisor & Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Washington, DC Monica C. Sanders, Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao, Washington, DC Derrick Johnson, Esq., State President, Mississippi State Conference NAACP, Jackson, MS


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Studio Rooms 1-2 Seminar 20: “TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT AND INTERNET LAW 2nd Floor UPDATE” Sponsored by: NBA Intellectual Property Section Objective: This seminar: explains the current state of the law with respect to keyword advertising and provide practical tips for managing risks; provides updates and analyses of recent copyright litigation; provides an analysis of proposed federal legislation affective copyright owners and users; and provide an overview of the legal issues involved with social media, identify common mistakes and identify potential ethical landmines.

Moderator: Benita Collier, Esq., Associate, Boyd & Lloyd LLP combined with K&L Gates LLP, Washington, DC

Panelists: Jennifer A. Prioleau, Esq., Senior Counsel, Trademarks and Copyrights, Hewlett-Packard Company, Murray Hill, NJ Francine D. Ward, Esq., Social Media Legal Expert/Copyright & Trademark Attorney, Law Offices of Francine D. Ward, Mill Valley, CA Rachelle V. Browne, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Studio Rooms 3-5 Seminar 21: “CREATIVE PLANNING OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR: 2nd Floor HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CLIENT HAS COMMITTED A TAX CRIME” Sponsored by: NBA Tax Law Section Objective: This seminar is designed to educate general practitioners regarding what to expect if a client becomes the target of a criminal tax investigation The panelists will give the attorneys a basic understanding of the most common crimes alleged by state and federal tax authorities. Seminar participants will leave with tools to aid them in distinguishing between aggresive tax planning and criminal behavior.

Moderator: Shelia D. Harvey, Esq., Senior Counsel, Large and Mid-Sized Business, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC Panelist: Janet Johnson, Esq., Deputy Division Counsel, Criminal Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC Studio Rooms, 7-8 Seminar 22: “E-DISCOVERY IS HERE TO STAY, BUT WHERE IS 2nd Floor IT GOING?” Sponsored by: National Bar Association

Objective: This seminar will focus on the practical aspects of e-discovery. Experts will discuss the 7 Phase Process for a defensible legal hold on ESI. The oversight, development and management of the legal hold business process as well as model policy, procedures and sample forms will also be discussed. Best practices will be shared regarding preserving ESI to ensure chain of custody to avoid sanctions.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., continued Panelists will also discuss the pros and cons of collecting the data yourself as well as using a third party vendor. They will show how some very successful litigation support teams are set up and how they streamline the ESI process to help win cases. This is also good information for Plaintiffs to show what you are up against. Moderator: Leslie T. Lumpkins, Jr., Forensic & Litigation Consultant, LWG Consulting, Atlanta, GA Panelists: Derin Derrickson, Esq., Attorney, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, GA Kellye Gordon, Esq., Corporate Counsel, Cummins, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Jerry Brown, Esq., Attorney, Foley & Lardner, Chicago, IL Steven Hunter, Esq., Attorney, Quarles & Brady, Chicago, IL Devlin Schoop, Esq., Attorney, Laner Muchin, Chicago, IL Studio Rooms 9-10 Seminar 23: “MINORITY/WOMEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION: 2nd Floor WILL IT ENHANCE YOUR BOTTOM LINE?� Sponsored by: NBA Small Business Law Section Objective: This seminar will inform its audience of recent federal, state and local rules, laws, and statues relevant to attorneys representing small, minority- owned, women owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises, and provide a forum for the discussion of supplier diversity programs and the value of SBE/ MBE/WBE/DBE certifications. Moderator: Bernice L. Walker, Esq., Chairperson, NBA Small Business Law Section and Director, Hamilton County Small Business Development, Cincinnati, OH Panelists: Janine Hancock Jones, Esq., Senior Advisor and Deputy Legal Counsel Office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Columbus, OH Jean-Marie Sylla, Jr., Esq., Vice Chairperson, NBA Small Business Law Section and Partner, Taylor, Sylla & Agin, LLP, Washington, DC Erik D. Waters, Vice President, The Louisiana Minority Supplier Development Council (LAMSDC), New Orleans, LA

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NBA Corporate Leadership Forum

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“RECENT CIVIL RIGHTS DECISIONS BY THE RECONSTITUTED U.S. SUPREME COURT” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Civil Rights Division & NBA Judicial Council 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. La Galerie Room 1-2

Objective: This program will examine the key decisions of civil rights cases decided by the Supreme Court from the last few terms – with more than just a summary of the holding. The facts of key civil rights decisions, the court’s rationale, the long-term implications and, most importantly how the decision will impact the employer community will be thoroughly analyzed in an interesting and entertaining fashion. In addition, we will take a look at the pending cases for the upcoming terms.

Moderators: Tanya Clayhouse, Esq., Director of Public Policy, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Washington DC Honorable William Cousins, Illinois Appeals Court, Retired, Chicago, IL

Panelists: Michael Strautmanis, Esq., Chief of Staff to the Senior Advisor to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison, Washington, DC Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC Debo Adegbile, Esq., Director of Litigation, NAACP LDF Judge Leonard Murray, Chair, Illinois Judicial Council, Chicago, IL 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Marriott Car Port Area 1st Floor (Garage Area) Studio Rooms 1-2 2nd Floor

BMW Test Drive (Sign-up in the NBA Exhibit Hall) Sponsored by: BMW

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Seminars 24-30 Seminar 24: “A WAKE UP MOMENT: WHY CONDUCTING A SUCCESS PROFILE CAN HELP DIVERSE LAWYERS WIN IN THE NEW

NORMAL” Sponsored by: National Bar Association

Objective: We are in a ‘wake up’ moment in the history of law firms and the black associate. Law firms have experienced dramatic changes in profitability and the basic assumptions underlying their business model. Bottom line: law firms are now using competency systems to help determine who will get access to and advance in the tournament of lawyers. In this presentation, we will examine one firm’s case study to determine how black associates can ‘win’ in the new normal.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Moderator: Werten Bellamy, Esq., President, Stakeholders Inc., Philadelphia, PA Panelist: Michelle Wimes, Esq., Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP, Kansas City, MO Studio Rooms 3-5 Seminar 25: “TERRORISM ON THE HIGH SEAS: COMBATING PIRACY 2nd Floor UNDER THE LAW” Sponsored by: NBA Military Law Section Objective: The piracy threat is generally localized to a relative few geographic locations, but its global impact on international commerce is disproportionately massive. This presentation will discuss the nature of the current piracy threat and explore the legal challenges presented to sovereign nations who are trying to combat it under international and domestic law. It will considerquestions such as: Who has legal authority to pursue and detain suspected pirates, and what “rules of engagement” apply; What legal responsibilities fall on sovereign nations following detention regarding the suspected pirates, apparent victims, and the property of both; What forums exist to bring suspected pirates to justice; What challenges has the international community encountered in combating piracy and; what is being done to resolve these challenges? The presentation will offer examples from U.S. and other international incidents highlighting the complexity of the legal framework and dynamics of trying to effectively deter, combat, and prosecute pirates. Panelist: Lieutentant Commander William “Scotch” Perdue, Judge Advocate General’s Corp, United States Navy, Washington, DC Studio Room 6 Seminar 26: “HATE CRIME PROSECUTIONS” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: National Bar Association Objective: On October 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law landmark legislation: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. This act represents a significant expansion in the strong body of federal criminal civil rights laws, providing protection to groups that previously lacked a criminal redress mechanism. The presenters will discuss the prevalence of hate crime activity in the United States, legal developments in the area, and the prosecution of hate crime cases by the Department of Justice. Panelists: Karima Maloney, Deputy Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, Washington, DC Christopher Lomax, Esq., Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, Washington, DC


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Studio Rooms 7-8 Seminar 27: “THE EVOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN 2nd Floor THE UNITED STATES AND BEYOND” Sponsored by: NBA Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Section

Objective: Fifteen years ago, the first Executive Order, E.O. 12898, on Environ- mental Justice was signed by President Clinton. Since that time, significant prog- ress has been made identifying and addressing the health and environmental burdens faced disproportionately by communities of color. Some draw parallels between the environmental issues of today and the civil rights issues of the 1960s. This seminar will examine the role of NGOs, government agencies, academics, and corporations in addressing this pressing issue. The panelists will discuss historical context and current developments of environmental justice, as well as the “state of play” regarding environmental justice in the EPA. Moderator: Daria Neal, Esq., Senior Counsel, Environmental Justice Project Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC Panelists: Carlton Waterhouse, Esq., Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, IN Melinda Downing, Environmental Justice Program Manager, Office of Legacy Management, Department of Energy, Washington, DC Virginia King, ES&S Group Counsel, Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, OH Harold Mitchell, State Representative of South Carolina, House District 31, Spartanburg, South Carolina Studio Rooms 9-10 Seminar 28: “BRADY & THE LAW: AVOIDING PROSECUTORIAL 2nd Floor MISCONDUCT” Sponsored by: NBA Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice Section

Objective: Just when you thought you had given or gotten it all! Several high profile cases that were recently compromised have resulted in sanctions, dismissals, reversal of judgments, and/or bar discipline owing to “Brady” violations from the failure of the prosecution to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense. This seminar will give an overview of Brady v. Maryland and its progeny for what the prosecution must do to comply with the law and what the defense should be asking for in its discovery motions. Moderator: Lei-Chala I. Wilson, Esq., Deputy Public Defender, Law Offices of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA Panelists: Hon. Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., National Executive Director , National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., Washington, DC Terry O. Wiley, Esq., Senior Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County District Attorney Office, Oakland, CA

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. continued La Galerie Rooms 3-4 Seminar 29: “COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS— 2nd Floor CASE STUDY OF A MIXED USE PROJECT” Sponsored by: NBA Real Estate & Probate Law Section

Objective: Through the use of a case study, this seminar will illustrate the life cycle of a commercial real estate project. The topics that will be covered are acquisition, leasing, land use & zoning, financing, sustainable design and construction strategies. Moderator: LaFonte Nesbitt, Esq., Partner, Real Estate, Holland & Knight, LLP, Washington, DC Panelists: Leila M. Jackson Batties, Esq., Partner, Real Estate, Holland & Knight, LLP Miami, FL & Washington, DC Kyrus Freeman, Esq., Associate, Real Estate, Holland & Knight, LLP, Washington, DC Jason Gibson, Esq., Associate, Real Estate, Holland & Knight, LLP, Fort Lauderdale, FL Sharon Nelson Craig, Esq., Partner, Real Estate, Holland & Knight, LLP, Washington, DC Studio Rooms 1-2 Seminar 30: “PATENT LAW UPDATE” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Intellectual Property Law Section Objective: This seminar provides an update on recent IP Litigation in the Federal Circuit and other hot cases. Experts will discuss the state of the IP marketplace and its players and review the state of willful infringement and opinions of counsel three years after Seagate. They will also provide an analysis of the Federal Circuit’s recent decisions in Forest Group v. Bon Tool, Pequignot v. Solo Cup, and its upcoming decision in Stauffer v. Brooks Bros., and the impact these decisions have had and will have on the viability of false marking claims. Moderator: Raymond Millien, Esq., Chairman, The PCT® Companies, Washington, DC Panelists: Angie M. Hankins, Esq., Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York, NY Anand K. Sharma, Esq., Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC Gina Bibby, Esq., Associate, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Palo Alto, CA


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NBA Judicial Council Annual Thurgood Marshall Award Luncheon

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NBA Elections: Affiliate Voting

Ile De France Ballroom JW Marriott – 3rd Floor

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Seminars 31-36

Studio Rooms 3-5 Seminar 31: “REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS IN IMMIGRATION COURT: 2nd Floor AN OVERVIEW” Sponsored by: NBA Immigration Law Section

Objective: The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the federal agency in charge of enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. As a result of enforcement of the immigration laws, some persons will be placed into removal proceedings. This seminar will help attorneys understand their clients’ rights and chances for relief in removal proceedings. It will provide attendees with an understanding of removal proceedings in immigration court from inception to removal.

Moderator: Linda Andrews, Esq., Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington DC Panelists: Khalilah Taylor, Esq., Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York, NY Carol Moore, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York, NY Virna Wright, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, New York, NY Wycuia Bauknight, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York, NY Lisa Radcliffe, Esq., Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, New York, NY Chartrisse Adlam, Esq., Attorney-at-Law, Law Office of Chartrisse Adlam, Hempstead, NY

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. continued Studio Room 6 Seminar 32: “EMPLOYMENT LAW: JEOPARDY IN THE WORKPLACE” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Labor & Employment Law Section

Objective:This seminar is designed to provide an update on the latest developments in the areas of labor & employment law in a fun, interactive game show approach to managing legal issues in the workforce. Moderator: Danielle Ochs-Tillotson, Esq., Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,P.C. & Chairperson, NBA Labor & Employment Law Section, San Francisco, CA Panelists: Monique Gougisha, Esq., Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C., New Orleans, LA Gwendolyn Reams, Esq., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC Jaron Shipp, Esq., Leiff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA Larry L. Turner, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Philadelphia, PA Seminar 33: “ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS: REPRESENTING ATHLETES, ACTORS, MUSICIANS AND OTHER ENTERTAINERS” Sponsored by: NBA Entertainment, Sports and Art Law Section

Studio Rooms 7-8 2nd Floor

Objective: This seminar will focus on the transactional aspects of representing high profile clients. Panelists will discuss topics such as contract negotiations, intellectual property rights, and appearances. Participants will leave with a clear understanding on how to capitalize on the business aspects of the relationship with a high profile client. Moderator: Hollis McCray-Clark, Esq., Immediate Past Chair, NBA Entertainment, Sports and Art Law Section, Los Angeles, CA Panelists: Adolpho Birch, Jr., Esq., Vice President, National Football League, New Orleans, LA Jennifer Williams, President, Organization of Black Screenwriters, Hollywood Screenwriter and Author, Los Angeles, CA Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq., Entertainment, Music Attorney, Law Office of Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq., New Orleans, LA Suzette Toledano Becker, Esq., Entertainment Attorney, Becker Entertainment & New Media Law, New Orleans, LA


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Studio Rooms 9-10 Seminar 34: “POWER & ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Section

Objective: Bringing together some of the best minds from every area of the energy and public utilities industry, this seminar will explore some of the key legal and policy issues facing the industry. Panelists will discuss critical issues in alternative energy, as well as the costs and market trends impacting Smart Grid.

Moderator: Kim A. Jones, Esq., Assistant Regional Counsel, Region 4,

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta, GA

Panelists: Maureen McLaughlin, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Department of Energy, Washington, DC Jerry D. Brown, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP, Chicago, IL La Galerie Rooms 3-4 Seminar 35: “LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA & 2nd Floor MULTIMEDIA MARKETING: THE GOOGLIZATION OF THE LAW BUSINESS” Sponsored by: NBA Minority Partners in Majority Firms Division & Young Lawyers Division Objective: This seminar will demonstrate how to professionally employ social media marketing tools. Participants will hear from a panel of experts including nationally renowned media expert Darryl Dennard, Ebony/Jet Showcase, The Black Enterprise Report, Minority Business Report, Tom Joyner Morning Show that navigates you through the social media maze and directs you to a multi-media solution to establish your personal brand. The seminar will inform attendees of the advantages and perils of social networking (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, alumni listservs and other networks) while offering insight as to the model rules of professional responsibility and related e-discovery issues. Moderators: R. Delacy Peters, Esq., Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago, IL Aja N. Diamond, Esq., Associate, Adorno & Yoss, LLC, Atlanta, GA Panelists: L. Chris Stewart, Esq., Partner, Morgan & Morgan, Atlanta, GA Cecil Lynn, Esq., Partner, Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ Darryl W. Dennard, Vice President, First Trace Communications, Chicago, IL

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

NBA EXHIBIT HALL GRAND FINALE

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

NBA Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Competition Finals Sponsored by: MetLife, Inc.

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor La Galerie Room 6 2nd Floor

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Reception

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Corporate Leadership Forum Reception

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thurgood Marshall Alumni Reception

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Mardi Gras World 1380 Port of New Orleans New Orleans, LA Buses will depart @ 6:30 p.m.

NBA President’s Reception

10:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. The Hookah Club 309 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130

NBA Young Lawyers Division Fundraiser

La Galerie Rooms 1-2 2nd Floor

Balcony Rooms I/J/K - 4th Floor St. Charles Room 41st Floor


National Bar Association Thursday, August 12, 2010

6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

NBA Election Run-Off (if necessary)

7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Clyde E. Bailey Sr. & Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. National Bar Institute (NBI) Annual Golf Tournament Naming Ceremony

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Clyde E. Bailey Sr. & Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. National Bar Institute (NBI)

La Gallerie Room 4 2nd Floor

English Turn Golf & Country Club New Orleans, LA

English Turn Golf Annual Golf Tournament Country Club One Clubhouse Drive New Orleans, LA 70131

Buses Depart @ 7:00 a.m.. 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tennis Tournament

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NABBS Minnie P. Spaulding Youth Achievers Award Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Closing Plenary Session Keynote Speaker: Willie Jolley, Award-Winning Speaker, Singer, Best-Selling Author, & National Media Personality

Dillard University 2601Gentilly Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70122 Buses Depart @ 6:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

La Gallerie Rooms 5 & 6 2nd Floor

Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor

Willie Jolley

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 “OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINORITY & WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS WITH THE FDIC”

Studio Rooms 1-2 2nd Floor

Objective: As workload and contracting opportunities have expanded the FDIC has taken proactive steps to raise awareness of contracting needs to the general public and to continue to include more minority and women owned law firms in offerings. It is seeking additional qualified minority contractors and law firms to add to their source selection lists, those firms who receive their requests for proposals. Come hear from the FDIC on the current opportunities available and those coming in the near future. Panelists: Arleas Upton Kea, Director, Division of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC Glen Bjorklund, Deputy Director, Division of Administration Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Seminars 36-39 Studio Rooms 3-5 2nd Floor

Seminar 36: “FUND DEVELOPMENT IN A DOWN ECONOMY” Sponsored by: National Bar Association Objective: This seminar will explore important steps to successful fundraising initatives for lawyers involved in nonprofits, and campaigns. Topics will include: preferred targetsm initiating contacts, the relevance of tax-exemption, 990 reporting, private donations, campaign limits, personal contacts and what matters most when launching your campaign.

Moderator: Maurice Foster, Esq., Deputy Executive Director, National Bar Association, Washington, DC Panelists: Dr. Walter Sutton, Esq., Walmart, Bentonville, AR Vanita Banks, Esq., Corporate Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL Sonia Waiters, Esq., Diversity Committee, Senior Litigation Panel, Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL Alfreda Robinson, Esq., Associate Dean, George Washington School of Law, Washington, DC


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Seminar 37: “ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: 14 PENN PLAZA” Sponsored by: NBA Arbitration Section Objective: To provide ADR practitioners with an overview of the Supreme Court decision in 14 Penn Plaza; to explore practical aspects of how to enhance an arbitration or mediation practice in light of 14 Penn Plaza; to determine the ramifications of this Supreme Court case on employee grievants who are forced by this decision to arbitrate employment discrimination and civil rights matters that were waived by their union in their collective bargaining agreement. Representatives from ADR provider organizations such as AAA and FMCS will discuss how the Supreme Court decision has impacted their administration of labor cases that now must resolve employment of discrimination and civil rights issues that can no longer be adjudicated in the court system.

Moderator: Gloria Johnson, Esq., Chair, Arbitration Section, Largo, MD Panelists: Allison Beck, Esq., Deputy Director, National and International Programs Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, Washington DC Sasha A. Carbone, Esq., General Counsel, American Arbitration Association, New York, NY Vella Traynham, Director of Arbitration Services, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS), Washington, DC Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Executive Director for Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC Seminar 38: “HOT TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW” Sponsored by: NBA Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Section Objective: Under the Obama Administration, environmental issues have been brought to the forefront. For example, climate change has emerged as an entirely new legal discipline, the cleanup of hazardous waste site has accelerated, and the EPA has declared its commitment to protecting and restoring water quality. All stakeholders --government, corporations, legal counsel, and the general public -- will be affected in some way. Come hear leaders in environmental law -- from a variety of practice areas --discuss the latest trends and critical changes in environmental law and policy. Studio Rooms 7-8 2nd Floor

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Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:00 a.M. - 12:00 noon, continued Moderator: Nadira Clarke, Esq., Of Counsel, Beveridge & Diamond , P.C., Washington, DC Panelists: Daniella Landers, Esq., Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Houston, TX Carita Shanklin Walker, Esq., Attorney, Shell Oil, Houston, TX Phyllis Harris, Esq., Vice President of Environmental Complicance, Wal-Mart, Fayetteville, AR Kobi Wright, Esq., Corporate Counsel, Cummins Engine Company, Indianapolis, IN Seminar 39: “FROM THE MASTERS: DEFENDING HIGH PROFILE 2nd Floor CLIENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS” Sponsored by: NBA Entertainment, Sports and Art Law Section La Galerie Rooms 1-2

Objective: This seminar will discuss the challenges of representing famous or infamous clients, and what doing so means in terms of time and money. Panelists will discuss some basic principles and practice pointers that apply to the representation of any client in a high-profile media case at all stages of representation, concentrating on the ethical duties at various stages of the representation. Topics will include: how to deal with reporters, how to conduct an interview, the lawyer’s role pre-trial and influencing pre-trial publicity through the attorney’s actions. Attorneys will also be given tips on how to counter adverse pre-trial publicity at trial and how to determining the degree that pre-trial publicity has penetrated your jury panel. A media expert will lend advice on how to successfully handle media relations before, during and after the trial. Moderator: Charles H. Clark, Esq., Chair, Entertainment, Sports & Art Law Section, and Attorney, Law Offices of Clark & McCray-Clark, Beverly Hills, CA Panelists: David White, Esq., 2010 Entertainment Lawyer of the Year, National Executive of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Beverly Hills, CA Ricky Anderson, Esq., Alternate Chair and Entertainment Attorney, Law Offices of Anderson & Smith, Houston, TX Hollis McCray-Clark, Esq., Immediate Past Chair, NBA Entertainment, Sports and Art Law Section, Entertainment Lawyer, Law Offices of Clark & McCray-Clark, Beverly Hills, CA 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. Acadia Ballroom 3rd Floor

NBA Hall of Fame Luncheon Sponsored by: Prudential, Inc.


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Studio Rooms 1-2 Seminar 40: “ELECTION PROTECTION 2010” 2nd Floor Sponsored by: NBA Civil Rights Division Objective: Review of the recent voting rights issues and Election Protection for 2010.   Moderators: Tanya Clay House, Esq., Director of Public Policy, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC J. Goodwille Pierre, Esq., Manager, Small Business Development and Contract Compliance, Houston, TX Panelists: Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC Bradley Heard, Esq., Senior Attorney, Advancement Project, New Orleans, LA Germaine Austin, National Social Action Chair, National Black Law Students Association, Durham, NC Kristen Clarke, Co-Director, Political Participation Project NAACP LDF, Inc., Washington, DC Seminar 41: “THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA: WILL MARIJUANA SAVE YOUR STATE’S FINANCES?” Sponsored by: NBA Criminal Law & Juvenile Justice Section Studio Rooms 3-5 2nd Floor

Objective: The war on drugs is an expensive battle, as a great deal of resources go into catching those who buy or sell illegal drugs on the black market, prosecuting them in court, and housing them in jail. These costs seem particularly exorbitant when dealing with the drug marijuana, as it is widely used, and arguably is likely no more harmful than currently legal drugs such as tobacco and alcohol. There’s another cost to the war on drugs, however, which is the potential revenue from a regulated marijuana market. This seminar will assess whether legalizing marijuana would provide a meaningful source of revenue to address state budget shortages and ways a tax could be implemented. The panelists will also discuss other effects of legalizing marijuana including juvenile justice considerations and implications for education. Moderator: Lei-Chala I. Wilson, Esq., Deputy Public Defender, Law Offices of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA

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Thursday August 12, 2010, continued Panelists: Honorable Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., Washington, DC Alice Huffman, President, California State NAACP, Sacramento, CA Clifford Thornton, Efficacy, Hartford, CT Seminar 42: “WHEN THE GOVERNMENT COMES A’KNOCKIN: RESPONDING TO GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS” Sponsored by: National Bar Association Studio Rooms 7-8 2nd Floor

Objective: This seminar provides information to inside and outside counsel covering the primary considerations that should be addressed when a client be comes aware of the existence of a government investigation Panelists: Walter Becker, Esq., Partner, Chaffe McCall LLP, New Orleans, LA Pauline Hardin, Esq., Partner, Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P., New Orleans, LA Ralph Capitelli, Esq., Partner, Capitelli & Wicker, New Orleans, LA Donald W. Washington, Esq., Partner, Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. , New Orleans, LA Seminar 43: “GENERAL COUNSEL SERIES: MANAGING AN ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS: LEGAL ISSUES, LIABILITIES AND MANAGING RISK” Sponsored by: NBA Energy, Environmental & Public Utilities Section Studio Rooms 9-10 2nd Floor

Objective: In the course of an environmental crisis, environmental legal liabilities and regulatory re-sponsibilities arise and must be managed to attempt to minimize the risk of financial loss to the company in crisis and to preserve any rights or opportunities that may exist to recover cleanup costs and legal defense costs. Legal counsel will play an important role in advising the company in the course of developing strategy and tactics in responding to the environmental release or spill itself and in reacting to asserted and potential legal claims by government agencies and private individuals and entities. Moderator: Ben Wilson, Esq., Managing Stockholder, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., Washington, DC


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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. “NAVIGATING THE JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS PROCESS” La Galerie Room 1-2 2nd Floor Objective: Within the first 18 months of his presidency, Obama has had the opportunity fill two Supreme Court vacancies. He’s also had many opportunities to appoint members of the federal bench. This presentation will inform participants on who’s been appointed and more importantly how did they position themselves to become appointed. The panelists will share how the National Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Process can help you in your quest for a federal appointment. Participants will also learn what vacancies are currently open and which ones will become available in the near future. 2:00 p.m.-500 p.m. La Galerie Room 3 2nd Floor

Men’s Retreat

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NBA Past President’s Council Meeting

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Georgetown Alumni Reception with Dean Everett Bellamy

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m

Pre-Awards Banquet Reception

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

85TH ANNUAL CONVENTION AWARDS BANQUET (Black Tie)

La Galerie Room 4 2nd Floor La Galerie Room 6 2nd Floor

Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom 3rd Floor

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Preservation Hall 2nd Floor

85th Annual Convention Anniversary Celebration & Baltimore Kick-Off

Honoring: Demetrius D. Shelton, National Bar Association’s 68th President, Oakland, CA

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Friday, August 13, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

NBA Board of Governors Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

12-Hour Arbitration Certification Training for Listing on NBA Arbitration Panel

La Galerie Room 1-2 2nd Floor

Balcony Rooms I-J 4th Floor

Presiding: Demetrius D. Shelton, President, National Bar Association, Oakland, CA

Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

12-Hour Arbitration Certification Training for Listing on NBA Arbitration Panel

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Networking: Employer-Union Partnering Relationships with the NBA Arbitration Panel

Balcony Rooms I-J 4th Floor

Balcony Rooms I-J 4th Floor

SINRA Training (Optional) Iberville Room (Available for members who wish to gain hearing experience) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 4th Floor


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NBA Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

NBA Inter-Denominational Prayer Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

La Gallerie Rooms 1 & 2 2nd Floor

Speaker: Rev. Thomas Benjamin Watson, III Pastor, Memorial Teaching Ministries, New Orleans, LA

8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

NBA Board of Governors Tour of the Lower 9th Ward

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Board of Governors Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NBA Judicial Council Convocation & Worship Service

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Judicial Council Executive Committee Meeting

Galvez Room, 5th Floor Bus loading to begin at 9:45 a.m.

Ile De France Room # 1 JW Marriott – 3rd Floor

Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries 4400 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 Buses depart @ 9:30 a.m. Conde Room

Presiding: Mavis T. Thompson, President, National Bar Association, St. Louis, MO

Memorial Service (Immediately following Convocation) (Judges Required to Wear Robes)

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

JW Marriott – 3rd Floor 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

NBA Women Lawyers Division Retreat: “I’m Every Woman”

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Nation’s Best Advocates “40 Lawyers Under 40” Gala

Balcony Rooms I/J/K 4th Floor

Mardi Gras Ballrooms

A-D, 3rd Floor

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mardi Gras Ballrooms

E-H , 3rd Floor

Nation’s Best Advocates “40 Lawyers Under 40” Reception Sponsored by: IMPACT

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Friends of Bill W

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

First-Time NBA Annual Convention Attendees Orientation

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Mardi Gras Room F&G 3rd Floor

9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Grand Processional/Participation in NBA First Plenary Session Carondelet Ballroom (Judges required to wear robes) 3rd Floor Keynote Speaker: Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Marriott Department of Justice 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Ile De France Room # 1 JW Marriott – 3rd Floor

NBA Judicial Council Opening Session (Judges required to wear robes)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Youth Outreach Program

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Welcome to New Orleans Reception

9:00 p.m. - Until Mardi Gras Rooms D/E 3rd Floor

Host Affiliate Welcome After Glow Hosted by: Greater New Orleans Martinet Legal Society

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Louisiana Supreme Court 400 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Buses depart @ 6:30 p.m.


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Women’s Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

8:00 a.m. Galvez Room, 5th Floor

Friends of Bill W

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall

Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor

S e m in a r I

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

“Judicial Ethics: A Review of Ethical Issues That Confront Judges”

that are experienced by judges.

Ile De France Room # 1 Objective: An overview of issues that judges face on a day to day basis, JW Marriott – 3rd Floor including, but not limited to, ethics opinions, juror, staff and attorney mis conduct. Moreover, a look at substance abuse and mental health problems

Moderator: Honorable Monte D. Watkins, Criminal Court, Nashville, TN Panelists: Honorable Anne-Marie Clarke, Family Court Commissioner, Juvenile Division, Circuit Court of Missouri, St. Louis , MO. Honorable Patrice Hinnant, Superior Court Judge, Greensboro, NC 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon NBA Presidental Showcase Carondelet Ballroom “5 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Are We Any Better Prepared for 3rd Floor

Disasters?”

New Orleans, Louisiana | August 9-13, 2010

NBA Women Lawyers Breakfast

Mardi Gras Rooms A-E Theme: “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Present & Capturing the Future” 3rd Floor \ Keynote Speaker: Anita F. Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law &

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Objective: On August 27, 2005 the National Weather Service indicated that a storm was approaching off the gulf coast. Hours later it was upgraded to a category 5 hurricane. We now know in retrospect that that storm labeled Hurricane Katrina created one of the greatest human, environmental and economic disasters this country has ever known – completely inundating significant portions of the city of New Orleans. While the world watched, this country struggled haplessly to cope with the devastation and human tragedy that ensued. Four and a half years later, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the island city of Port au Prince in Haiti, sister city to New Orleans.

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Shortly therafter an oil spill and gas exploration well blew out, setting fire to the drilling rig which sank, killing 11 people and dumping crude oil of historic proportion into the Gulf of Mexico. Were we any better prepared to cope with the environmental, health and safety issues that ensued from these disasters? What are the lessons learned and where do we go from here? Moderator: Donna Brazile, Esq., Democratic Political Strategist, Brazile & Associates, Washington, DC Panelists: Gary Flowers, Esq., Executive Director & CEO, Black Leadership Forum, Inc., Washington, DC Lieutenant General Russel L. Honore, USA (Retired), Former Commanding General, First Army, Former Commander, Joint Task Force, Baton Rouge, LA Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Former Governor, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA Dr. Eli Jones, Dean, E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center, Baton Rouge, LA Dr. Walter J. Leger, Jr., Senior Partner, Leger & Shaw and Vice Chairman of The Louisiana Recovery Authority, New Orleans, LA 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. NBA Young Lawyers Division Junius W. Williams Luncheon Mardi Gras Rooms A-E 3rd Floor

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Kim Keenan, Esq. Partner, Past President, National Bar Association, The Keenan Firm, Largo, MD

S e m in a r I I “The Challenges Of Serving On The Bench”

Ile De France Room # 1 Objective: To provide an overview of the social, political and economic JW Marriott, 3rd Floor issues that judges face in today’s environment along with a critical look at life after serving on the bench.

Moderator: Honorable Eileen Olds, Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Chesapeake, VA Panelist: Hon. Arthur Burnett, Sr., Senior Judge (Sabbatical), National Executive Director, National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., Washington, DC 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NBA Judicial Council Business Meeting & Elections

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NBA Judicial Council Chair’s Reception

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

NBA Pre-General Session Reception

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

NBA 85th Annual Convention General Session Carondelet Ballroom Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline A. Berrien, Esq. 3rd Floor Chair, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

University Alumni Breakfasts

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

NBA Elections: General Voting

(See Page 63 for Rooms) Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Galvez Room, 5th Floor

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. La Galerie 1-2 2nd Floor Marriott Hotel

S e m in a r I I I “Recent Civil Rights Decisions by the Reconstituted U.S. Supreme Court” Sponsored by: NBA Civil Rights Division & NBA Judicial Council Objective: This program will examine the key decisions of civil rights cases decided by the Supreme Court from the last few terms – with more than just a summary of the holding. The facts of key civil rights decisions, the court’s rationale, the long-term implications and, most importantly how the decision will impact the employer community will be thoroughly analyzed in an interesting and entertaining fashion. In addition, we will take a look at the pending cases for the upcoming terms.

Moderator: Tanya Clayhouse, Esq., Director of Public Policy, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, Washington DC The Honorable William Cousins, Illinois Appeals Court, Retired

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Carondelet Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

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Panelists: Michael Strautmanis, Esq., Chief of Staff to the Senior Advisor to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison, Washington, DC Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law , Washington, DC Debo Adegbile, Esq., Director of Litigation, NAACP LDF Judge Leonard Murray, Chair, Illinois Judicial Council, Chicago, IL Professor Samuel V. Jones, Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

NBA Judicial Council Annual Thurgood Marshall Award Luncheon

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NBA Elections: Affiliate Voting

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

NBA Exhibit Hall Grand Finale

7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

NBA President’s Reception

Ile De France Ballroom JW Marriott – 3rd Floor

Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Acadia/Bissonet Ballrooms 3rd Floor Mardi Gras World 1380 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA

Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:00 a.m.

Friends of Bill W

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NBA Registration

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

NBA Judicial Council Business Meeting

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Clyde E. Bailey, Sr. & Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. National Bar Institute (NBI) Annual Golf Tournament

Galvez Room, 5th Floor Grand Ballroom Foyer 3rd Floor

Ile De France Room # 1 JW Marriott, 3rd Floor

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8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Closing Plenary Session Keynote Speaker: Willie Jolley, Award-Winning Speaker, Singer, Best-Selling Author, & National Media Personality

Buses Depart @ 6:30 a.m. Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 Carondelet Ballroom 3rd Floor

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. La Gallerie Room 1-2 Marriott-2nd Floor

Sponsored by: Prudential Financial

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“Navigating The Judicial Nominations Process”

Objective: Within the first 18 months of his presidency, Obama has had the opportunity fill two Supreme Court vacancies. He’s also had many opportunities to appoint members of the federal bench. This presentation will inform participants on who’s been appointed and more importantly how did they position themselves to become appointed. The panelists will share how the National Bar Association’s Judicial Selection Process can help you in your quest for a federal appointment. Participants will also learn what vacancies are currently open and which ones will become available in the near future. 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Men’s Retreat

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pre-Awards Banquet Reception

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

NBA 85th Annual Convention Awards Banquet (Black Tie)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

85th Annual Convention Anniversary Celebration & Baltimore Kick-Off

Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor Preservation Hall 2nd Floor

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon St. Charles Room 41st Floor

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Acadia Ballroom 3rd Floor

NBA 24th Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon

New Orleans, Louisiana | August 9-13, 2010

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Honoring: Demetrius D. Shelton, National Bar Association’s 68th President, Oakland, CA

Friday, August 13, 2010 Board of Governors Meeting Presiding: Demetrius D. Shelton, President, National Bar Association, Oakland, CA

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85th Annual Convention CLE Agenda  

85th Annual Convention CLE Agenda

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