Wiring Your Practice for the 21st Century
LAWYERS from around the globe will convene this month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 11th annual General Meeting of TerraLex, a network of independent international law firms.
TerraLex 11th annual General Meeting, hosted by Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança. Sociedade de Advogados. Hotel Inter-Continental, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH
"Wiring Your Practice for the 21st Century" Law Practice Management Seminar
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Charles McCallum, partner, Warner Norcross & Judd L.L.P., Michigan. Program co-chair.
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Opening Plenary Session: "Future Net" How Technology Is Changing the Profession
Monica Bay, editor-in-chief, Law Technology News.
10:45 am - 11:30 am
"Tools & Techniques Tango"
Todd Miller, corporate litigation partner, Holland & Hart, Colorado.
11:30 am-12:30 pm
"The Right Connections"
John Tredennick, CEO, CaseShare Systems and litigation partner, Holland & Hart, Colorado.
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Luncheon Discussion "Ask Mr. Wizard"
MODERATOR: Charles McCallum, partner, Warner Norcross & Judd, Michigan, and program co-chair.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Curt Canfield, head of technology practice, Hildebrandt International.
2:30 pm-3:15 pm
Todd Miller, commercial litigation partner Holland & Hart, Colorado.
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Closing Plenary Session "Getting There from Here" Doing Business on the Web
Warren Cabral, head of intellectual property and information technology practice, Appleby, Spurling & Kempe
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Question/Answer Period Summing Up
MODERATOR: Professor Marc Huybrechts, Huybrechts, Engels, Craen & Partners, Belgium and program co-chair.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH
Practice Group Break Out Sessions
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Practice Group & Committee Leaders Meeting
9:45 am -11:30 am
Practice Groups I
Corporate, Educational Exchange, Environmental, Labor and Employment Law, Trade and Competition
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Practice Groups II
Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking, Insurance, Law Practice Management, Tax.
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Practice Groups III
Insolvency/Bankruptcy, Intellectual Property, Hi-Tech/Venture Capital, Maritime, Marketing.
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Caribbean/Latin American Regional Session
PANEL: Mora Bolaños & Asociados, Costa Rica; Carrillo y Asociados, Guatemala; Hueck, Manzanares, Ortega & Sanchez, Nicaragua; Morgan & Morgan, Panama.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH
TerraLex Annual General Meeting
9:00 am-9:30 am
Opening of the Terralex Annual Meeting Welcoming Remarks
Remarks by Robert Paul, chairman of TerraLex; Roberto Liesegang, partner; and Horacio Bernardes Neto, partner, Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança, XBB
9:45 am-10:45 am
Brazilian Justice Minister, H.E. Mr. José Gregori
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Working Successfully with In-House Corporate Counsel
Norman K. Clark and Lisa M. Walker Johnson Principals, Altman Weil, Inc.
12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Delegate Lunch at Hotel
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Doing Business in the Mercosur
Host Firm Program Panel and Q & A Session
SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH
9:00 am-12:00 pm
TerraLex Business Program
* Report of Practice Groups
* TerraLex Financial Report
* TerraLex Update
* Election of Directors