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Program Spotlight

Disability Law Forum 2020: The Disability Law Forum has gone virtual for 2020! Held on Aug. 21, this online program will offer attendees 3 dual and 2 general hours of CLE credit. It will cover a variety of topics applicable to disability law practitioners, including ethical issues, legal technology and law office management tips. Additionally, vocational consultant Michelle McBroom Weiss will present a session on effective cross examination, transferrable skills analysis and more. Judge H. Scott Williams's session will provide a closer look at the social security disability hearing process.

Not an Disability Law Section member? Join the section for additional savings and benefits.

Making the Most of Technology: Bringing Virtual Legal Proceedings Closer to Home:

This live Zoom webcast will begin with a discussion of the benefits of incorporating legal technology into attorneys’ arguments and an explanation of the efficient development and appropriate use of demonstratives. It will also share tips and tricks for creating persuasive visual aids and choosing the right technology necessary to present arguments while being budget-minded.

Also covered is instruction on how the technology works and a review of trial presentation software packages (such as iPad, OnCue and TrialDirector) as well as a tutorial of their functionality. Finally, we will explain how these technologies translate from the courtroom setting to a remote web-conference platform and share field-based observations and “how-to” recommendations to strengthen security, avoid some known technical issues, and have a successful and persuasive virtual argument.

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If you are interest in speaking at a CLE program, writing an online program or just have a program idea you would like to share, email CLE Director Jennifer Vossler.


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Faculty Spotlight: Rhynette Hurd

Judge Rhynette Hurd is a Circuit Court Judge in Shelby Co. Prior to becoming a judge, she served as a Law Clerk to Judge Bailey Brown - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; was an Associate with Armstrong, Allen, Gentry, et al.; Chief Counsel at International Paper Company; Assistant General Counsel at Accredo Health, Inc.; Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Sedgwick Claims Management Service, Inc.; and is a Founder/Mediator of Blair Ridder Hurd PLLC. Judge Hurd holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College, B.A; Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.; George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. and Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.

Join Judge Hurd for the FastTrack Memphis CLE, now a virtual event, August 7.