NAALJ 2011 Midyear Conference Schedule

Monday, May 2nd

1:00-5:00 pm

Conference Registration
Glenn Hotel, 2nd Floor, Foyer

2:00-5:00 pm

NAALJ Board Meeting
Glenn Hotel, 2nd Floor, Risk Room

5:00-7:00 pm

Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge


The educational program will be held at the State Bar of Georgia, 3rd Floor, Conference Room A.

Tuesday, May 3rd

8:00-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am  

Opening Remarks

9:15-11:15 am

Advanced Evidence:
Applying Evidentiary Rules to Real-Life Fact Patterns
Paul S. Milich, Professor
Georgia State University College of Law

11:15-11:30 am


11:30-12:30 pm

What Does the Statute Mean? 
A Step-by-Step Approach to Statutory Interpretation
Linda Jellum, Associate Professor
Mercer University School of Law

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch at State Bar

1:30-3:30 pm

Advanced Legal Writing for ALJs 
Kendall Kerew, Instructor
Georgia State University College of Law

6:00 pm

6:30 pm

First bus departs Glenn Hotel for transportation to Braves game

Second bus departs Glenn Hotel for transportation to Braves game


Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Turner Field


 Wednesday, May 4th

 8:00-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 9:00-10:00 am

Breakout Sessions

(1)  Autism Spectrum Disorders
       Jonathan Campbell, Associate Professor
       University of Georgia

(2)  A Neutral By Any Other Name:  
       Can a Judge Be a Mediator?
       Ken Kendrick, Esq.

10:00-11:00 am

Breakout Sessions

(1)  Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations
       A. Michele Lease, Associate Professor
       University of Georgia

(2)  Managing Pro Se Litigants and Vexatious Counsel
       Stephanie Howells, Administrative Law Judge
       Ronit Z. Walker, Administrative Law Judge
       Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings

11:00-11:15 am


11:15-12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

(1)  Hot Topics in IDEA:  A View From the Trenches
       Torin Togut, Esq.
       Phil Hartley, Esq.

(2)  Lessons Learned in Establishing the New
       Iraqi Court System
       Maxwell Wood, Chief Administrative Law Judge
       Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings
       Matthew Sorensen, Director
       Superior and State Courts of Clayton County, Georgia

12:15-1:45 pm

Lunch on your own

1:45-3:45 pm

Evaluating Witness Credibility:
A Tool Kit for Detection of Deception
Steve Duncan, Investigator
Georgia State Patrol

3:45-4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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