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ERICA BIRSTLER: Erica Birstler is the Director of Strategic Communications at CosmoLex.  Erica has over 10 years of experience in B2B and B2C Support, six years of which specialized in legal software and cloud computing.  Her career has evolved from technical support to really understanding and further exploring the law firm environment and the tools that they need. Whenever there is an opportunity to talk to a law firm about their needs, struggles and how technology can help, Erica takes it.  Erica has conducted hundreds of educational webinars as well as spoken about legal technology at various state bar events across the country.


 
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JARED CORREIA:  Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting and technology services for solo and small law firms. Red Cave also works with legal institutions and legal-facing corporations to develop programming and content. A former practicing attorney, Jared has been advising lawyers and law firms for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at local, regional and national events, including the ABA TECHSHOW. He regularly contributes to legal publications, including his column, ‘Managing,’ for Attorney at Work, and his ‘Law Practice Confidential’ advice column for Lawyerist. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers.’ He is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast on Legal Talk Network. Jared also teaches for Concord Law School, Suffolk University Law School and Solo Practice University. He loves James Taylor, but respects Ron Swanson; and, he tries to sneak Rolos when no one is looking.

 
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BRIAN CURTIS:  Brian Curtis is the founder and co-owner of Dominion Tech. He started the company in 2001, repairing computers in his house and providing simple integration between PC and Mac users. Today, Brian focuses on strategic IT planning for our DominionCare Complete clients and developing business to set the bar for best practices in the IT industry. His certifications include A+ and Lenovo, and he is an Apple Certified Technician and a certified Sonicwall Systems Administrator. He has a Professional Business Certificate in Leadership and Management from UVM.  Brian spends time outside of work with his wonderful wife Misty and is the father of four beautiful girls. He also enjoys being an active member of his church community, as well as spending time with his very large extended family.
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DANA CONNEALLY: Dana Conneally, Esq. is Chief Strategy Officer at Evidox. Prior to joining Evidox, Mr. Conneally was National Manager of Litigation Technology, Goodwin Procter LLP. He began managing complex litigation discovery projects in 2000. Mr. Conneally’s experience includes digital forensic investigations, electronic data preservation and collection, and drafting discovery motions. He is also an Encase Certified Examiner. At Evidox, Mr. Conneally is responsible for identifying developing technologies that can be utilized to mitigate risk, increase productivity, and reduce costs related to the discovery process. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law, his B.A. from Gordon College, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

 
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RON DALESSIO:  Ron DaLessio is the Vice President of Sales for CourtCall. Formerly a High School teacher, Ron transformed his ability to work with others into the sales’ field, ultimately managing and developing the sales team at CourtCall.  Ron participates in panels and educational sessions at tech shows and business events nationwide and speaks about new technologies in the field of communication, video-conferencing, court appearances, mobile devices and scheduling. Ron lives in Phoenix and volunteers for Anthem Pets, an animal rescue agency.
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JEANNETTE EICKS:  Jeannette Eicks, Esq. is the Co-Director of the Center for Legal Innovation and a Research Professor of Law in the Center for Legal Innovation at Vermont Law School. Jeannette received her BA from Washington University and her JD from Vermont Law School.  She also obtained her Master of Science in Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College.  Her published work includes “Evidence Challenge,” published by LexisNexis in 2014, and a chapter in “Educating the Digital Lawyer,” an eBook co-edited by Professor Oliver Goodenough and published by LexisNexis in 2012.  Jeannette’s past experience includes serving as CEO of an application development and Internet consulting firm, managing information technology for Vermont Law School, and establishing several degree programs during her tenure as a professor at Vermont Technical College.  She has spoken throughout the country on Cybersecurity, social media and eDiscovery.


 
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DAVE FISHER:  Dave Fisher is a partner with Aerie Consulting, a Microsoft partner.  He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame and is proficient in Visual Basic, Visio, Access, JQuery, SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and Office 365.  Dave combines his engineering background with his lifelong “computer-geeky with databases” ability to work with clients and be part of their successes. He enjoys biking, running and playing almost any sports and travel.


 
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ROBERT FLETCHER: A native of Burlington, Bob Fletcher has advised clients for over twenty years concerning commercial, financial and regulated utility transactions, personnel issues, negotiation and enforcement of real estate and other contracts, and in the areas of general and special education and civil rights.  In addition to his experience as an attorney, Bob brings other important attributes to the Stitzel, Page & Fletcher “team”: practical experience as a business manager and a client’s perspective on the law and the legal profession.
For over six years, Bob was Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Economic Development Authority, financing industrial, agricultural and commercial business development across Vermont.  In that capacity, Bob was responsible for responding to diverse constituencies, including the organization’s staff and Board of Directors, and local, state and federal stakeholders in the economic development industry.  He also was a “consumer,” rather than a provider, of legal services, which gave him an appreciation and understanding of the client’s perspective of the legal profession and the law.  As a result, Bob impresses upon young lawyers in the Firm the importance of appreciating the client’s perspective of a given situation, and the need to consider the various perspectives from which the client’s choice of available legal options may be evaluated.
Bob is an approved attorney for the Lawyer’s Title Insurance Corporation, and a member of the National Association of Bond lawyers, and has been approved to serve as Bond Counsel by the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank.  In 2016, Bob was elected as a Bar Manager for the Vermont Bar Association.
 
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MARK JENNINGS: Mark Jennings is an area Vice President in IT Sales for SymQuest. Starting with a field engineer background, Mark joined SymQuest in 1996 and helped develop and manage its support services.  In his current role, Mark educates SymQuest’s clients on best practices around data protection, disaster recovery, security and technology planning.  Throughout the years, Jennings has presented on such topics to professional organizations in the finance and banking, insurance, manufacturing, and medical industries among others.
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JIM KNAPP: James Knapp, Esq. is the Vermont Underwriting Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company.  Previously he served as the Interim Director of the Property Valuation & Review division of the Vermont Department of Taxes and he was of counsel to the Burlington firm of Mickenberg, Dunn, Lachs & Smith, PLC, advising clients in a broad range of issues related to real estate acquisitions, financing, development and dispositions and matters related to the formation and management of business organizations.  Mr. Knapp consults with the Vermont Bar Association’s Practice Management Program, advising attorneys and firms about resources to help with the application of technology to the practice of law and the management of law offices.  Mr. Knapp has held the position of state counsel to and underwriter for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.  Mr. Knapp began his practice as an associate and then as a shareholder at the Burlington law firm of Gravel and Shea.  He has lectured for the Vermont Bar Association and other professional education providers on title examination practice and procedure, boundary law, common interest ownership projects, current developments in title examination, title insurance, and land use regulation.  In addition, Mr. Knapp has participated as a co-presenter in more than 25 presentations on professionalism and ethics.  Mr. Knapp has taught the advanced real property law course as part of the adjunct faculty at Champlain College and a course in Law Practice Management at Vermont Law School. Mr. Knapp is a member of the Vermont Bar Association Title Standards Subcommittee and the Professional Responsibility Section. He earned his B.A. degree in history, with highest distinction, from the University of Maine at Orono and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.


 
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KATIE BURGHARDT KRAMER:  Katie Burghardt Kramer, Esq. focuses her practice on civil litigation matters and appeals with a particular emphasis on business break-ups, employment disputes, tech-related disputes and privacy issues. She received her B.A. from Yale University, cum laude, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.  Katie clerked for Federal District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Vermont and Judge Guilford of the Central District of California. She practices in Middlebury, VT and New York City.



 
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RYAN KRIGER:  Assistant Attorney General Ryan Kriger is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Public Protection Division. He handles antitrust and consumer protection issues, with a focus on technology and data security.  Ryan has investigated several local and national security breaches, and is often called to testify before the state legislature on issues involving competition and consumer protection. He was involved in the amendments to Vermont's Data Breach Notification Act.  Ryan has taught a class on privacy at UVM, is on the Governor's Cybersecurity Advisory Team, and works on privacy issues for the State of Vermont, including new legislation that may introduce transparency into the data broker industry. Ryan is an author, teacher and sometimes comedian living in Montpelier with his dog, Maggie.


 
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MARCO MAGGIO: Marco is the U.S. Director of All Covered’s Legal Practice (the U.S. IT Services Division of Konica Minolta) and is responsible for the strategy, marketing, and education of the national Legal Practice at Konica Minolta. Marco owns the legal vertical portfolio and holds key clientele relationships and the vendor relationships for a myriad of best-in-class legal applications. Marco has held executive leadership positions at organizations such as Lanier, Mosaic, Ricoh and Hewlett Packard before joining Konica Minolta and a regularly published author for technology relevant to the legal industry. Marco holds degrees in industrial engineering, marketing & communication arts. He also regularly speaks at events nationwide specifically for the legal industry on topics such as: cybersecurity, compliance, cloud migration, social media marketing, and various enabling technologies.

 
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PAMELA J. ROBERTS: Pamela Roberts was Director of Legal Data Services for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for eight years and then V.P. of Strategy, Legal Technologies for Kroll Ontrack in Eden Prairie, MN. During Pam’s tenure at Novartis, she developed and managed the e-discovery program for the U.S. pharmaceutical division and was seconded to Novartis Pharmaceuticals AG in Basel, Switzerland in 2010, where she led the international corporate project to ensure e-discovery readiness in a global cloud email platform. Pam developed a cross-functional Information Risk Assessment Committee model that incorporated and managed the requirements among information security, e-discovery and privacy regulations internationally. Pam has trained judges, lawyers, business people and information technology professionals in e-discovery, helping to communicate across their specialized languages to improve compliance in locating, preserving and producing documents. She has spoken at several conferences from Boston to Washington, D.C. and addressed the tension between U.S. discovery and European privacy laws in presentations in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently a 2L at Vermont Law School, preparing for a career in Immigration Law.

 
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MICHAEL SERVIDIO: Michael Servidio is the CEO of TCI, Technology Consultants, Inc. Mike formed the company in 1986 with a goal of having the most reliable, complete technology solution provider for Vermont business owners and firms. His mission and focus is to consult and work with the customer, explaining the process and options in detail along the way. Mike and his team work with firms so that they can focus on helping clients and growing their firms rather than technology. 
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EMILY VAN SIEREVELD: Clio’s Live Events Manager, Emily van Siereveld, travels the country speaking with attorneys about their firm and workflows while sharing the benefits of Clio and the cloud. She previously worked as the office manager for a busy immigration law firm. During her time with the practice she implemented multiple automation techniques and tools, enabling the firm to triple in size and expand to a second location. With an additional background in project and case management, she continuously works on improving efficiencies in whichever capacity she can.
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KHRISTINA WILLIAMS: Khristina Williams is the Support and Marketing Manager for Casemaker and has worked with the company for nearly a decade. She received a Bachelors of Science from Old Dominion University where she majored in Communications. She has more than two decades of experience in customer centric support and marketing efforts in a variety of industries with a focus on business to business support, speciality publishing and web based technologies. 



 
PAULA McCANN: Paula was raised in Bennington, Vermont. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1982 and received her law degree from Vermont Law School in 1995. Prior to attending law school, Paula spent more than five years as legislative staff working in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, mainly focusing on health, human services and labor law.

Paula spent four years in private practice in Denver, Colorado, with the national law firm of Kutak Rock as Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice before returning home to Vermont in 2002. Upon returning to Vermont, Paula was the Project Director of the Medicare Advocacy Project at Vermont Legal Aid for 4 years.

Most recently, Paula was Of Counsel with the law firm of Facey Goss & McPhee for 12 years, building an elder law practice as an addition to firm’s already established estate planning and probate litigation practice.

Paula also maintains an estate and trust administration practice in Colorado where she is also licensed.

In addition to her law practice, Paula writes the blog On the Way to Dying, which offers practical advice on aging, dying and after death issues. Paula frequently teaches Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers and gives public talks on elder law issues such as how to prevent thefts from elders and estates and how to recover stolen assets. She is the co-author of Living Well On Other People’s Money, published in the Vermont Bar Association Journal in Spring 2012.