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2016 Alaska Bar Convention
May 11-13, 2016
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center - Third Floor
Anchorage, Alaska

Course Materials: In an effort to save paper, you will not receive a hard copy.

The materials for each session are listed below.  Take a look at them prior to printing, as you may decide that it is not necessary to have them with you during the program.  You will receive a USB flash drive upon check-in.  You may bring your fully-charged laptop or tablet with you.  Limited charging stations will be available.


Wednesday, May 11

8:30 a.m. - Noon              U.S. Supreme Court Opinions Update

12:15 p.m.                      Alaska History as Told Through the Law (Michael Carey's bio only)

1:30 p.m.                        Alaska Supreme Court Opinions Update 


Thursday, May 12

8:30 a.m.                       Judicial Decisionmaking - What Lawyers Need to Know (same materials will be used at 3:30 p.m. Your Biases session)

8:30 a.m.                       Legal and Illegal Drugs: Effects on Competency and Mental State at the Time of Crime

                                               Additional Appendices - Not necessary to print for the program


10:30 a.m.                     Interview Skills with Mentally Ill Clients

10:30 a.m.                     Introduction to iPad for Lawyers (same materials will be used at Friday's Advanced iPad session)

10:30 a.m.                     Casemaker for Legal Research (same materials will be used at Friday's Casemaker session)


12:15 p.m.                     The Evolution of Miranda in Alaska


1:30 p.m.                       Scaling the Peak: Challenges and Opportunities inthe New Legal Market


3:30 p.m.                       Breaking New Ground: Building a 21st-Century Law Firm

3:30 p.m.                       e-filing in State Courts No Materials Were Provided

                                     and PACER in Federal Courts 

3:30 p.m.                       Your Biases: How it Affects Your Clients (same materials as the Judicial Decisionmaking session)


6:30 p.m.                      Dinner - Keynote: Alice Rogoff, Anchorage Dispatch News, Publisher


Friday, May 13

8:30 a.m.                     Climate Change in Western U.S. and Alaska (speaker bio only)

8:30 a.m.                     Marijuana Regulation 101


10:30 a.m.                   Difficult Judges and Lawyers  **NEW** Materials

10:30 a.m.                   Advanced iPad for Lawyers (same materials as the Intro to iPad session)

10:30 a.m.                   Casemaker for Legal Research (same materials will be used at Wednesday's Casemaker session)

10:30 a.m.                    Marijuana: Federalism and Ethics


QUESTIONS?  Call the Alaska Bar office at 907-272-7469/fax 907-272-2932

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