NAALJ 2013 Midyear Conference Schedule


Sunday, April 14

1 - 5 pm

Registration (Empire Registration)

1 - 3 pm

NAALJ Board Meeting (Warwick Room)
Board Room across from registration area at Williamsburg Hospitality House

3:30 - 5 pm

Walking Tour of Colonial Williamsburg (Meet at Registration)
Kenneth Krantz, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. Department of Labor

6 - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception (Williamsburg Hospitality House Courtyard)

Evening Networking

Hospitality Room (Carmel Bay Room 320)

The majority of the educational program will be held at the The Williamsburg Hospitality House

Monday, April 15

8 - 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast (Berkeley Room) & Registration (Empire

8:45 - 8:55 am  

Opening Remarks (Empire A & B)
NAALJ President James Murray
Greetings Davison M. Douglas, Dean and Hanson Professor of Law
William & Mary College of Law

8:55 - 9:55 am

Decision Writing Mythbusters (Empire A & B)
Steven Wise, Administrative Law Judge
Iowa Workforce Development , Des Moines, Iowa

10 - 11 am

Breakout Sessions
(1) Independent Hearing Officers--The Good, the Bar, and the Ugly
(Empire A & B)
James Murray, Deputy Director, National Appeals Division
United States Dept. of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA
Manisha Kavadi, Special Education Attorney, Maryland
William B. Reichhardt, Special Education Attorney, Virginia
(2) Seven Rules of Highly Effective Administrative Judges (Empire C)
Lisa Nelson, Administrative Law Judge
Division of Administrative Hearings, Tallahassee, Florida

 11 - 11:10 am


11:10 - 12:10

Don't Be a Potted Plant: Steps to Ensure a Fair Hearing Even Before You
Take the Bench (Empire A & B)
Melissa Jones, Administrative Appeals Judge
Department of Employment Services, Washington, DC

12:10 - 1 pm

Lunch (Berkeley Room)
Greetings Mayor Clyde Haulman
Professionalism and Ethics
Justice Peggy A. Quince, Supreme Court of Florida

1 - 2 pm

Pro Se Litigants in an Administrative Hearing (Empire A & B)
Ann K Sullivan, Attorney
Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC. , Partner

2 - 2:30 pm

Break (Walking to Courtroom 21)

2:30 - 4 pm

Courtroom 21 Project Demonstration (Campus of William & Mary)
Fredric Lederer, Chancellor Professor of Law and Director, Center for Legal
and Court Technology/Courtroom 21 Project
Martin E. Gruen, Deputy Director of Technology, Center for Legal and Court
Technology/Courtroom 21 Project

4 - 5 pm

When Technology is Useful (Campus of William & Mary )
Martin E. Gruen, Deputy Director of Technology, Center for Legal and Court
Technology/Courtroom 21 Project

5 - 6:45 pm

Reception (William & Mary Law School Office of Career Services)

7:15 pm

Chownings Tavern

Evening Networking

Hospitality (Carmel Bay Room 320)

 Tuesday, April 16

8 - 9  am

Continental Breakfast (Berkeley Room)

9 - 10  am

The Assertion of Constitutional Privileges in Administrative
Hearings (Empire A & B)
Phyllis Carter, Acting Director of the West Virginia Human Rights Commission
Charleston, West Virginia

10 - 10:10 am


10:10 - 11:10  am

Social Media and the Courtroom--Issues Surrounding Wireless Devices
(Empire A & B)
Nora Sydow, KIS Senior Analyst
National Center for State Courts

11:10 - 11:20 am


11:20 - 12:20 am

Keeping It Safe: Threat Management for ALJs (Empire A & B)
Nick Proffitt, U.S. Marshal
United State Department of Justice

12:20 - 1 pm

Lunch (Berkeley Room)

1 - 2 pm

Breakout Sessions

(1) Explaining Due Process to Pro Se Parents (Empire A & B)
Cathy Skidmore, Special Education Hearing Officer, Pennsylvania
Jake McElligott, Special Education Hearing Officer, Pennsylvania
(2) A Snapshot of VA: Recent Developments in Public Benefits Law
(Empire C)
LaTonya Reed, Public Benefits Attorney

2 – 2:10 pm


2:10 - 3:10 pm

Mediation Skills: Dealing with Power Imbalances and Impasse
(Empire A & B)
J. Bernard McClellan, Director of Quality Assurance/Administrative Law Judge
Hunt Valley, Maryland

3:10 - 4:10 pm

Positives and Pitfalls of Courtroom Interpretation (Empire A & B)
Charlene Watkins, Foreign Language Services Coordinator
Department of Judicial Services, Supreme Court of Virginia

4:10 - 4:25 pm

Closing Remarks, NAALJ President James Murray

Evening Networking

Hospitality (Carmel Bay Room 320)

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