Thursday, June 19, 2014

11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Golf Tournament at Blue Ash

This special event, sponsored by Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC, will be held Thursday at Blue Ash Golf Course located in Blue Ash, OH. Entry fees ($75/person) include green fees, cart, box lunch and prizes. Tee off is at Noon.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference Registration

Conference registration will be available at the cocktail party/dinner for those registered for a Thursday conference arrival. Otherwise, conference registration will be available for all others Friday morning at 7:30 a.m.

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Always a favorite event, this dinner is sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans. The evening will begin with cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner 8 p.m. at The Phoenix located at 812 Race Street. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Hyatt hotel.

Friday, June 20, 2014

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM


7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Conference Registration

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Practical Practice Track - Nuts and Bolts

So, you want to start your own practice, but how do you get malpractice insurance? Start an IOLTA account? Share an office? Who offers court-reporting services? All the questions you never had to ask are finally answered. Help a friend buy a house. Sign your first office lease. Think of this session as a starter kit for being on your own.
Speakers: Jeff Abrams, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Joshua F. Brown, Law Office of Josh F. Brown LLC

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session – Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion

Snap judgments, preconceived notions, and stereotypes sometimes have a greater effect on the decision-making process than the evidence of the law. This trial advocacy course will identify the sources of bias which may influence judicial officers or experts, and how to overcome bias in the courtroom.
Speaker: Christopher C. Melcher, Walzer & Melcher LLP; Los Angeles, CA

9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

Practical Practice Track - Criminal Questions

Learn how to knowledgeably navigate the system from the time of arrest through resolution of the case. This primer on the criminal process will give you valuable information to confidently handle your client’s case and give you an opportunity to ask questions of experienced practitioners.
Speakers: Josh Moudy, Kammen & Moudy; Anne Frangos, Marion County Prosecutor’s Office

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Plenary Session – Liar's Court: An Education on Prevarication

A multi-media interactive program designed to increase your ability to spot lies in the conference room or courtroom. No matter what your practice area, the fact is that we, as lawyers, are exposed to copious amounts of lying each day. Despite this, the largest review of such data reports that people can detect lies only slightly more than 50% of the time --approximately the odds of correctly calling a coin toss. The good news is that the ability to do so can improve with training. Through a series of video and interactive demonstrations, this multi-media program will arm participants with key information and techniques to spot the non-verbal indicators of a prevaricator. Participants will be taught methods for spotting, among other things, microexpressions and visual accessing cues. If you are a fan of the television series "Lie to Me", you'll enjoy this program.
Speakers: Mario R. Ventrelli & Neal A. Simon, Ventrelli Simon LLC; Chicago, IL

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

Practical Practice Track - Handling Your First Divorce Case to Drafting Your First Will

Learn the basics of handling your first divorce case, from filing the initial petition to litigating a final divorce hearing. This session will explore the process in domestic court. Hear the main issues in every divorce, what happens if custody is at issue, how to prep your client and witnesses for trial and much more. This session will also teach you the basics on drafting a simple will and the probate process. Seasoned practitioners will not only provide you with this useful information, but will be there to answer your questions.
Speakers: Magistrate Kim Mattingly, Marion Superior Court; Robin Kelly, Mitchell Law Group; Jarrell B. Hammond, Lewis Wagner LLP

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Featuring: Drew Hastings, Comedian. Farmer. Mayor. Not necessarily in that order.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Track Programs: In-House Counsel, Civil Litigation, Family Law & Criminal Law

In-House Counsel Track - DON'T WORRY, WE WON'T TALK ABOUT PATENTS. IP and Internet Law for In-House Counsel.
How do you make sure your organization has the rights it needs in its work product, or that of its independent contractors? What is "work made for hire"? What are "moral rights"? What is an "intent to use" trademark application? Can you buy Google ads triggered by someone else's trademarked terms? What are some "hot topics" right now in Internet Law? Anthony Rose, adjunct professor of Internet Law and partner with the Indianapolis boutique IP firm Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP will present this one-hour overview and primer on copyright, trademark and Internet law.
Speaker: Anthony Rose, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP

Civil Litigation Track - Case Evaluation at Every Stage of Litigation
Experienced litigators and mediators provide invaluable tips regarding the key factors in case evaluation from both the plaintiff's and defense perspectives. Whether deciding to take a case, making recommendations for settlement or assessing exposure, accurately evaluating your case at each stage of litigation is critical for setting client expectations and having a successful litigation practice.
Speakers: Lee C. Christie, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee; Pete Schroeder, Norris Choplin Schroeder LLP

Family Law Track - A County by County Exploration of Custody and Parenting Time Reviews Including Cases of Relocation and Complicated Parenting Time Matters
Preparing your custody case for trial in Marion County and beyond. This family law session will have judges from Hendricks County, Boone County, Hancock County, Hamilton County and Marion County speak on the factors they consider in custody and parenting time matters; the varying resources each county employs to conduct custody and parenting time investigations such as a Guardian Ad Litem, CASA, and private custody evaluator; how each judge decides when to employ such resources and who will pay for them; best practices for appointment and termination of services, and how much weight is given to the reports rendered by various resources. This session will specifically touch on the complicated issue of relocation and issues in implementing the new Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines.
Speakers: A panel of judges including Judge Karen Love (Hendricks County Superior 3), Judge Matthew Kincaid (Boone County), Judge Paul Felix (Hamilton County), Judge Richard Culver (Hancock County), and Marion County judges

Criminal Law Track - What you need to know about Sovereign Citizens
Sovereign citizen extremists interacting with the legal system can pose unique challenges. Cooperation between federal and state prosecutions is critical to reduce the potential threat of force or violence that has been seen from some sovereign citizen extremists nationally. This program will focus on the ideology driving some common illegal activity and examples from successful prosecutions in Indiana.
Speaker: Glenn Carlson, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Joint Terrorism Task Force

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track Programs: In-House Counsel, Civil Litigation, Family Law & Criminal Law

In-House Counsel Track - THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL: Advanced Contract Negotiation Tips for In-House Counsel
Most businesses have contracts - and lots of them. When you are revising and negotiating the many contracts (be they for goods or services) that come across your desk, what are some state law subtleties that may affect your drafting or negotiating position? When you push for Indiana (or another state's law) during negotiations, how might that impact your contract in the event of a dispute? You will be surprised at what an impact small drafting changes may make. This one-hour session isn't for beginners: it will cover subtleties in contract drafting and negotiations to help you craft contracts to better protect your business.
Speaker: James Birge, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Civil Litigation Track - Effective Negotiation and Settlement Tactics in Private Mediation and Federal Settlement Conferences
Learn practical tips and strategies from experienced mediators for effective negotiation and best practices for resolving your case in both private mediation and in federal settlement conference. A federal Magistrate Judge and experienced mediator/litigator will offer their insight into effective negotiation strategies in private mediation and court ordered settlement conference where the Magistrate Judge serves as the mediator. Mediation is court ordered or required by venue in nearly all of our cases, and you won't want to miss this session that is promised to be packed full of invaluable information.
Speakers: John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner, LLP; Magistrate Judge Denise LaRue, United States District Court

Family Law Track - Primer on Family Law Evidence
Preparing your custody case for trial in Marion County and beyond. This family law session will have judges from Have you ever struggled with how to enter social media evidence as an exhibit? Has a client ever asked whether (and how) their case can be sealed, or if certain documents can be protected from the public record? Ever wonder whether you've allowed too much evidence into the record because you haven't made the right objections? Answer all of these questions and more when you join local judges and practitioners for an interactive presentation exploring family law evidentiary issues.
Speakers: A panel of judges including Judge Richard Campbell; Moderated by Amanda Blystone, Broyles Kight & Ricafort PC

Criminal Law Track - Technological Advancements in Community Corrections
Come see visual aids on new technology being used today. Also, hear a discussion about how lawyers and courts can effectively use this new technology in plea negotiations, sentencing and pre-trial release.
Speaker: Brian Barton, Emerge Monitoring

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track Programs: In-House Counsel, Civil Litigation, Family Law & Criminal Law

In-House Counsel Track - To Compete or Non-Compete-That is the Question
Best practices and practical considerations when attaching the tether of a non-competes, non-solicitations, and other perceived ball and chains on employees and company leadership.
Speakers: A panel of in-house and outside counsel

Civil Litigation Track - Courtroom Best Practices: A Judicial Panel
Join us for the final session of the Litigation Track which will include a panel of state and federal judges who will provide their insight as to what works and what doesn't in the courtroom. Hear the Judges' advice as how to handle the pitfalls that litigators frequently confront and the nuances that you need to know about the Indiana state and federal courts.
Speakers: A panel of judges including Hon. Judge Tanya Pratt, United States District Court; Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson, United States District Court; Hon. Robert Altice, Marion County Superior Court; Hon. William J. Hughes, Hamilton County Superior Court; Moderated by: Stephanie L. Cassman, Lewis Wagner LLP

Family Law Track - Mediation: Breaking an Impasse (1 CME)
Listen to this panel of experienced family law mediators discuss practical tips on how to break an impasse as a mediator or attorney in family law mediations. They will discuss ways and real life scenarios to break an impasse in mediation when negotiating both the asset and debt division and with the child related issues of custody, parenting time and support. You will also receive 1 hour of CME credit for attending this seminar.
Speakers: Nancy Cross, Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, Jill Goldenberg, Cohen, Garelick & Glazier, and Alicia Gooden, The Mediation Group

Criminal Law Track - Tales from the FBI
Meet Agent Andrew Northern and learn about tactical tools used by the FBI through discussion and studies of cases. At this seminar, get updates regarding issues the FBI has faced and the solutions it has employed.
Speaker: Andrew Northern, Federal Bureau of Investigation - Chief Division Counsel

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

First Time Attendee Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

This reception is open to all Friday conference registrants.

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Dinner will include door prize giveaways. Must be present to win!

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Trivia Night to Benefit the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Grab your friends for after dinner fun. This fast-paced game will test your knowledge of all sorts of trivial topics. Munchies and a cash bar will be available. All proceeds to benefit the charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar: the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Teams of 2-5 people may play. Simply sit together, and let the fun begin!
(Note: this activity is not included in the conference registration. Separately ticketed in registration)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Plenary Session: Ethical Lessons from Mi Familia

In this 90 minute program, learn from the Honorable Gary Miller how to avoid the disciplinary doghouse when someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse.
Speaker: Hon. Gary L. Miller, Marion Superior Court