Michigan Online Attorney Network
Established a dynamic professional networking resource via Linked In for lawyers within the Michigan legal community to share news, info and best practices; organize and promote events; provide a forum for mentoring and advice; etc.
Member of the Board of Directors
Wayne State University Law Alumni Association
Was recruited to join the Board by the president and past president in order to contribute my accumulated expertise in online networking, technological trends, and organizational strategic planning.Involved in planning a new online membership database and orchestrating a new online polling process as chairman of the communications committee.
Lifetime Scholarship Student
Solo Practice University
Gaining continued education related to the practical aspects of practicing law by way of such courses as Law Biz Mgmt., Client Relations 101, Marketing for Lawyers, Collaboration & Networking, Unbundling Legal Services and Virtual Law Practice taught by such noted authorities as Jay Foonberg, Ed Poll, Mark Merenda, Stephanie Kimbro and many others.My most recent course was e-Discovery Basics, taught by computer forensics/e-discovery expert, Jerry Saperstein.
Organization of Legal Professionals
The OLP is a non-profit organization establishing guidelines and standards for the legal field, with an emphasis on e-discovery.They provide monthly webinars on records management, e-Discovery, and computer forensics for their members.They are also in the process of establishing a certification program for e-Discovery professionals, which is something I plan on completing.Previously took a Legal Project Management course and am awaiting scheduling of a computer forensics class – both taught by a panel of distinguished law technology experts.
e-Discovery Training Academy at the Georgetown University Law Center
Personally paid tuition costs and travel expenses to this prestigious week long training academy held by Georgetown University Law School for which the faculty included a number of the top authorities in the field of e-Discovery.Training centered on the practical application of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model ( http://edrm.net/ ) in simulated real-world scenarios – including a final group project which included the formulation of a start-to-finish e-Discovery project plan.See https://www.law.georgetown.edu/cle/pdfs/196.pdfHave also paid to receive audio transcripts, presentations and technical materials from the annual Advanced e-Discovery Institute, despite being unable to attend in-person.
Midwest Knowledge Management Community
Participate in monthly meetings hosted by this group as well as ongoing forums created within the larger KM research and professional communities of practice.
Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit
Attend periodic networking events and continuing education seminars including, most recently, a half-day program on tips and trends related to employment law.