ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Planning Board

Brett Burney, Chair

Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. Brett is also very active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones & iPads into their practice. Prior to establishing Burney Consultants LLC, Brett spent over 5 years at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP where he worked with litigation teams in building document databases, counseling on electronic discovery issues, and supporting them at trial. Brett graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 and quickly became active in the world of legal technology. Brett is a frequent contributor to Law.com and speaks around the country on litigation support, e-discovery, Mac and iOS-related topics.You can email him at burney@burneyconsultants.com.

Steven J. Best, Vice-Chair

Steven is an attorney as well as certified law office practice management consultant.  He is a founding partner of the Affinity Consulting Group, a renowned law practice management and software consulting company.   Steve graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics and received his law degree from Emory University School of Law.   Steve’s love for technology, knack for numbers, thorough understanding of law office operations, and work as an attorney, give him a unique perspective related to the operations and technology needs of a private law  firm, public law office and/or corporate legal department.  He has achieved certified status on such well recognized products as  PCLaw, Amicus Attorney, Time Matters, HotDocs, and Worldox,and resells products such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Tabs3, and Practice Master. Together with his industry recognized partners, Affinity has consulted with thousands law firms and law departments throughout theUnited States, Caribbean, and Canada.


Joseph Bahgat

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Diane Ebersole

Diane Ebersole is a Practice Management Advisor for the State Bar of Michigan.  She serves on the ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Board, the Law Practice Magazine board and is a member of the State and Local Bar Outreach Committee. She is a frequent speaker presenting topics encompassing office management technology and best practices, mobile practice tools and integrated practice management applications. She became a certified in HotDocs consultant in 2007 and is also a certified Clio consultant. Her background includes a stint at as the regional IT director for a fortune 500 company, a law school IT training coordinator, a network administrator and as the instructional design and testing coordinator for a medical school. Diane strives to empower attorneys and their staff with the technology tools and training to maximize the efficiency of their law firm while developing sound legal business practices.

Ivan Hemmans

Ivan Hemmans

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Shawn Holahan

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Randall A. Juip (Randy)

Randy is an active trial attorney and an owner/member of Foley, Baron, Metzger & Juip, P.L.L.C., a 19-attorney, full-service law firm with Michigan offices in Livonia and Ann Arbor, and an Indiana office in Carmel. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation including the defense of physicians and other professionals, civil rights defense, business litigation, medical practice management consulting, public relations, and crisis management. He is an accomplished trial attorney, having brought over 60 civil malpractice and civil rights cases to trial in both Federal and State Courts with a greater than 95% success record. He has appeared on television, both locally and nationally, numerous times representing and speaking on behalf of various clients.

Randy believes in technology, and is an unashamed Mac fan. He has spoken at the state and national level on presentation design and techniques, legal ethics, and technology, and also regularly presents to groups of physicians and other professionals on risk management topics. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), received his J.D. from Wayne State University, and is a true believer in the Oxford Comma. When not puzzling at his desk on how to become paperless for real or chasing his 5 children around, Randy enjoys cooking, Barbeque, home theater, and the internets.

You can wonder what he’s talking about on Twitter at @rajuip, or reach him via email at rajuip@fbmjlaw.com.


Catherine Sanders Reach, Secretary

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Mark E. Rosch

Mark E. Rosch is Vice-President of Internet for Lawyers. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the subjects of using the Internet for investigative and background research. He writes, speaks, and tweets about legal technology for firms, and on how to use the Internet for marketing and productivity. Mark is also developer and manager of the Internet for Lawyers web site, online CLE programs, and Facebook Company Page. Together with his partner Carole Levitt, Mark has co-authored numerous books for the ABA Law Practice Management Section, including two editions of The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet (2003 and 2007), Google For Lawyers (2010), and Find Info Like a Pro, volumes 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011). They have also co-authored twelve editions of The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet.

In addition to the TECHSHOW 2013 Planning Board, Mark has also served on the ABA LPM Section’s Education Board and its State and Local Bar Outreach Committee. He has also served in various leadership positions in the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).