Milwaukee Bar Association
424 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Law & Technology Conference

December 03, 2014
7:30 AM CST to 5:00 PM CST
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Italian Community Center
631 East Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

This year’s conference will feature two plenary topics and eight additional sessions within two tracks. There are “how to” sessions to help you get things done and make the best use of technology. Practice management sessions will show you ways to practice more efficiently, effectively, and profitably. (6.0 CLE credits including 1.0 Ethics credit)

2014 Milwaukee Bar Association Law and Technology Conference

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast (Doors open @ 7:30 a.m.)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Social Media and the Ethics of Marketing

Mark Goldstein, Goldstein Law Group and Tim Pierce, State Bar of Wisconsin

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.














Mandatory eFiling -
Are you ready?

A review of CCAP eFiling procedures and statutes. A closer look at the benefits of eFiling prior to the possible requirement that all filings must be eFilied in 2016.

John Barrett, Milwaukee County Circuit Court









A Judge’s Perspective: Tips on Electronic Discovery and Recent Changes to the Privilege and Work Product Statutes.

In 2010, Wisconsin made significant changes to the laws on discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). In 2013, important changes were made to Wisconsin law on privilege and work product to assist attorneys in their management of ESI discovery and assist Courts in the resolution of discovery disputes. Attorneys attending this session will understand each of those changes to Wisconsin law, be able to more effectively argue discovery-related motions and better manage discovery of ESI.

Hon. Michael R. Fitzpatrick, Rock County Circuit Court

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Sponsor Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Technology at the Deposition and Beyond and How HIPAA’S Effect on Court Reporters Can Impact Attorneys

Learn about the latest in court reporting technology currently available to attorneys. As most all businesses are learning, HIPAA can be an imposing force to deal with as a general matter. Learn how HIPAA requirements are changing the way in which compliant court reporting firms must now interact with lawyers and law firms with regard to delivery of specific services.

Robert Gramann and Scott Marcus, Gramann Reporting


Why Re-Invent the Wheel?  The Creation, Maintenance and Use of Standardized State and Local Court Forms
Presentation will explain the statutory directive requiring the creation of standardized state court forms, its implementation as directed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the function of the Records Management Committee, how forms are created, revised, and maintained, and the utilization and location of state and local court forms.

Hon. Kevin Martens, Milwaukee County Circuit Court

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.










Billing and Collections: The Art of Getting Paid

Are your bills getting out and being paid on a timely basis?  In this session, you will learn techniques to help your firm bill more effectively and get paid sooner.  What types of bills get paid?  What reports should you be running?  Which collection practices actually work?  An experienced law firm administrator will answer these questions and more.

Lori Kannenberg Dorn, Lawton & Cates

Cloud Storage, Collaboration and Synchronization

Jeff Krause, Solfecta, and Nerino Petro, Holmstrom & Kennedy







2:00 – 3:00 p.m.






iPad at Trial:  If we can do it...

This one hour presentation will discuss the use of the iPad at trial and will focus on the following applications:  TrialPad, TranscriptPad, iAnnotate, DepoView, and KeyNote.  Primary topics include trial preparation, organizing witness files, use of the iPad for presentation of evidence at trial, use of the iPad to maintain organization at trial, and overall impressions.  The presentation will also address real life examples and explore the positive and negative aspects of iPad use at trial. 

Matthew R. McClean,Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. and Pamela G. Orin, Digital Intelligence


How I Chose a Practice Management System

Nate Cade, Cade Law LLC




3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


50 Tips, Tricks, Tools, Sites and Gadgets

Jeff Krause, Solfecta, and Nerino Petro, Holmstrom & Kennedy

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.



$149.00 MBA Member
$129.00 Earlybird rate before November 24

$199.00 Non member
$179.00 Earlybird rate before November 24

$99.00 Support Staff
$79.00 Earlybird rate before November 24