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Thursday, May 10
 

7:30am

Professional practice coaching with Debra Forman
60 minute complimentary professional coaching sessions with Debra Forman, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and founder of Pinstripe Coaching, an executive coaching and training firm. (pre-registration required)

Speakers
avatar for Debra Forman

Debra Forman

Pinstripe Coaching


Thursday May 10, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm
11th Floor, Suite 1115 (The Brown Hotel)

11:00am

YLD Registration & Information Desk
Thursday May 10, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Crystal Foyer, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

12:00pm

Cabinet Meeting (closed - invitation only)
Thursday May 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

12:00pm

2018 Affiliate Leadership Training - From Starting Gate to Finish Line: Planning and Executing a Successful Bar Year
Limited Capacity seats available

The Affiliate Leadership Training program is a practical workshop forum with presentations to assist YLD leaders prepare and execute a successful bar year. YLD officers will benefit from the information presented on topics such as budgeting and financial tips, increasing and retaining membership, integrating with the big bar and other sections/divisions, and succession planning. Attendees will also have an opportunity to engage and interact with other YLD leaders from around the world through round table discussions.

Speakers
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Robert M Carlson

President-Elect American Bar Association
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Dana M Hrelic

YLD Chair, Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque, PC
BR

Baili Rhodes

West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry
SM

Sheila M Willis

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Sponsors

Thursday May 10, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Citation AB, Floor 1 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

1:00pm

Council Meeting & Lunch (closed - invitation only)
Thursday May 10, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

4:00pm

Emerging Leaders Meeting (closed - invitation only)
Thursday May 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gallery Boardroom, Floor 16 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

4:00pm

Scholars Meeting (closed - invitation only)
Thursday May 10, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway A, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

5:00pm

Welcome Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the official Welcome Reception kickoff. Our new friends at Hatitude will welcome you to Louisville with an opportunity to make your own Kentucky Derby hat! Hat styles for ladies & gentlemen will be available for your customization pleasure.


Thursday May 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Rooftop Garden, Floor 16 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

7:00pm

Dine Around Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to connect with colleagues in a casual setting during the Spring Conference? Join your fellow attendees for an informal dutch treat dine-around dinners at top-rated, Louisville area restaurants. All restaurants will be able to provide separate checks. (Spring Conference attendees & guests only, please.)

Thursday May 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Various Locations

7:00pm

Scholars Dinner (closed - invitation only)
Sponsors
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Walmart

Walmart.com is a lot like your neighborhood Walmart store. We feature a great selection of high-quality merchandise, friendly service and, of course, Every Day Low Prices. We also have another goal: to bring you the best shopping experience on the Internet.


Thursday May 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brazeiros 450 S. Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202

9:00pm

Evening meet up (cash bar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tavern on 4th 427 S. 4th Street, #200, Louisville KY 40202
 
Friday, May 11
 

7:00am

YLD Registration & Information Desk
Friday May 11, 2018 7:00am - 2:30pm
Crystal Foyer, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

7:30am

Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday May 11, 2018 7:30am - 9:00am
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

7:30am

Professional practice coaching with Debra Forman
60 minute complimentary professional coaching sessions with Debra Forman, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and founder of Pinstripe Coaching, an executive coaching and training firm. (pre-registration required)

Speakers
avatar for Debra Forman

Debra Forman

Pinstripe Coaching


Friday May 11, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm
11th Floor, Suite 1115 (The Brown Hotel)

8:00am

Plenary: Advancing Your Career with Emotional Intelligence
Limited Capacity seats available

Young Lawyers focused on mastering substantive lawyering may ignore the emotional factors that can lift or sink a career. This program will review how increasing one’s emotional intelligence -- particularly emotional perception and emotional management -- can help us feel and perform better.


Friday May 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:00am

Membership Board Meeting (invitation only)
Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Louisville Room, Floor 3 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:00am

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology: How Does It Work and What are the Implication on the Law? 
Limited Capacity seats available

This program will explore the recent boom of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Including, understanding what cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is, how it works and most importantly, what are the implication on the law.



Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Broadway C, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:00am

Confronting Cyber Threats and the Mission of the Department of Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

The panel will focus on two issues: (1) cyber opportunities available at the Department for young lawyers and (2) the Department’s efforts (both new and ongoing) to confront cyber threats.

Moderators
Speakers
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Andrew A Proia

U.S. Department of Justice


Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Broadway B , Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

10:15am

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy: Prevalence, Prevention & Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear from a medical professional, a distinguished law school professor, and a former domestic violence prosecutor about the statistics, the harsh realities, and the controversial legal topics surrounding the epidemic of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in our country.



Friday May 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Broadway B , Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

10:15am

Beyond the School Yard: Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace 
Limited Capacity seats available

Bullying can occur almost anywhere, including the workplace. Attorneys have the opportunity, and sometimes legal and ethical obligation, to address workplace bullying. We will examine different types of workplace bullying and the various related laws and policies. Panelists will discuss how to spot, address, and prevent workplace bullying.



Friday May 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Broadway A, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

10:15am

Pro Bono in the 21st Century: Using Tech to Advance Pro Bono CLE
Limited Capacity seats available

Utilizing new technology can greatly increase pro bono participation. One such technology is Virtual Reality (VR). We will go over how Virtual Reality is being used to train pro bono attorneys for courtroom hearings. A few lucky audience members will get a free VR headset!


Friday May 11, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Broadway C, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

11:30am

Child Abuse, Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting Laws
Limited Capacity seats available

This diverse panel from the legal, medical and academic fields will discuss mandatory reporting laws for child and elder abuse. Panelists will also discuss resources for victims and their organization’s efforts to prevent child abuse and elder abuse.



Friday May 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Broadway B , Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

11:30am

Net Neutrality: Free Competition or Chaos? 
Limited Capacity seats available

Get up to speed on the ethical and economic arguments on two sides of one of intellectual property's hottest topics: net neutrality. Following a brief overview of the issues, a live, moderated mock debate will take place with a winner decided by volume of applause.

Moderators
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Rachel Smoot

Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP

Speakers
CA

Christopher A Suarez

Williams & Connolly LLP

Sponsors


Friday May 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Broadway C, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

2:30pm

Home Safe Home public service: Center for Women and Families Louisville kit assembly
Limited Capacity seats available

Assemble kits for domestic violence survivors staying at the Center. These kits will include necessities that are needed when someone has to leave their home quickly, like socks and toiletries.


Friday May 11, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Broadway C, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

3:30pm

International Oratory Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

ABA YLD’s International Oratory Competition aims to showcase the oratory skills of each contestant and to provide a valuable networking opportunity for lawyers from all over the world. Humor and satire are strongly encouraged.

Friday May 11, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

4:30pm

International Oratory Competition Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Toast the victor of the International Oratory Competition in the post-competition reception.

Friday May 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Crystal Ballroom Foyer, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

7:00pm

Dinner Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

Don your Derby best (don't forget your new hat) and board buses starting at 5:45 PM at the hotel entrance. Buses will drop off at Churchill Downs & The Kentucky Derby Museum to sip, dine & dance at  our Spring "Prom" in this historic venue.


Friday May 11, 2018 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Churchill Downs 704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208
 
Saturday, May 12
 

7:30am

YLD Registration & Information Desk
Saturday May 12, 2018 7:30am - 1:00pm
Crystal Foyer, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

7:30am

Professional practice coaching with Debra Forman
60 minute complimentary professional coaching sessions with Debra Forman, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and founder of Pinstripe Coaching, an executive coaching and training firm. (pre-registration required)

Speakers
avatar for Debra Forman

Debra Forman

Pinstripe Coaching


Saturday May 12, 2018 7:30am - 5:30pm
11th Floor, Suite 1115 (The Brown Hotel)

8:00am

Taste of the ABA Young Lawyers Division & Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

A Taste of the ABA Young Lawyers Division is a compilation of projects/content from the international, state, and local young lawyer organizations and the YLD Committees affiliated with the ABA YLD. Affiliates and committee leaders are invited to showcase their exceptional projects and content by providing attendees with information materials and insight for implementing successful projects. Join us to interact with colleagues, learn about other successful initiatives, committee content, and take away the tools needed to implement your own project or learn something new.

Saturday May 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

8:30am

Disaster Legal Services Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday May 12, 2018 8:30am - 12:00pm
Citation A, First Floor (Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:05am

Candidates Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

Candidates standing for YLD elections at ABA Annual Meeting in August give stump speeches in favor of their candidacy.

Saturday May 12, 2018 9:05am - 9:35am
Broadway A, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:45am

Cardinal Sins
Limited Capacity seats available

The face of college athletics has changed over the past decade in myriad ways. It seems like every new season brings new game-changing legal decisions. Our panel will discuss the current state of sports, from the program and player payment scandals to hit Louisville, to intellectual property issues, players' unions, and the NCAA as an institution.



Saturday May 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Broadway A, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

9:45am

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and the Black Lives Matter Movement—How to Best Advise Victims in Fear of the Consequences of Police Contact
Limited Capacity seats available

How does this unique moment in history contribute to the experience of domestic violence victims of color? This panel will explore the intersection of criminal justice reform and domestic violence, focusing on systemic responses to DV reports involving people of color, including the impact of nuisance ordinances and prosecutorial discretion.



Saturday May 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Broadway B , Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

11:00am

Of Sound Mind and Practice: Mental Well-Being for Lawyers
Limited Capacity seats available

STRESSED about what is waiting for you back at the office after Spring Conference? You're not alone. Everyone deals with burnout, stress, anxiety, or a cocktail of all three. Failing to deal with these issues can lead to ethics and malpractice risks in your practice. This program will provide hands-on, practical solutions to reduce stress and lower anxiety levels - including a guided meditation to put everyone in the right frame of mind to travel home and put these de-stressing tactics to work!



Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway A, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

11:00am

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Limited Capacity seats available

Really? We are talking about alcohol in a way that doesn’t involve the likelihood that we will become alcoholics because we are lawyers? Say it ain’t so! All jokes aside, welcome to Kentucky! A state booming with the bourbon and craft beer industries.  Not only have these industries created great beverage options, but they have also help “craft” a niche practice area.  This program will feature a discussion from practitioners pioneering the representation of distilleries and breweries.  From licensing to liability, participants will learn about practicing in this area, growing their practice, and taking advantage of the market around them.

Speakers
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Eric Gregory

President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association
AM

Anthony M. Zelli

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Sponsors

Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway B , Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

12:00pm

Closing Session
Limited Capacity seats available

We close spring Conference with the presentation of the EMBRACING Diversity Challenge awards (sponsored by Walmart)

Saturday May 12, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Crystal Ballroom, Floor 3 (The Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

1:00pm

Scholar Selection Committee Meeting (invitation only)
Saturday May 12, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Citation B, First Floor (Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

1:00pm

Long Range Planning Board Meeting
Saturday May 12, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Secretariat B, Floor 1 (Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

2:15pm

Committee Chair & Liaison Meeting
Saturday May 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Secretariat A, Floor 1 (Brown Hotel) 335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202