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Sally J. Schmidt Sally J. Schmidt

Sally Schmidt is President of Schmidt Marketing, Inc., which offers marketing services to law firms. She was a founder and the first President of the Legal Marketing Association. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and was one of the first inductees to LMA’s Hall of Fame. She is the author of “Marketing the Law Firm: Business Development Techniques” and “Business Development for Lawyers: Strategies for Getting and Keeping Clients.”

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Amy Boardman Hunt Amy Hunt

Amy Boardman Hunt founded Muse Communications in 2016 after 30 years in legal journalism and public relations. Named one of the top PR firms by Texas Lawyer, Muse’s clients have included some of the largest law firms in Texas, as well as a variety of boutiques and individual attorneys. In addition to helping lawyers grow their practices, Amy is an evangelist for the gospel of self-promotion, particularly when it comes to women lawyers. She is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter @MuseCommLLC.

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Sam Bocetta Sam Bocetta

Sam Bocetta is a freelance journalist specializing in U.S. diplomacy and national security, with emphasis on technology trends in cyberwarfare, cyberdefense and cryptography. Much of his previous career was spent penetration testing ballistics computer systems for a variety of spacecraft, aircraft, and a few marine vessels. The cat-and-mouse game of finding security vulnerabilities and figuring out how to strengthen/eradicate them remains a fascination that he now explores through the written word. Sam’s first book – an exploration of how to democratize personal privacy solutions for the broader public – is due to be published in 2021. You can find his best articles and cyber guides at Bocetta.com and follow him on Twitter @sambocetta.

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Jon Tobin Jon Tobin

Jon Tobin is Founder and Partner of Counsel for Creators in Los Angeles, a law firm that empowers creative businesses with easy access to legal help. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a web developer for a number of startups and established companies. He frequently writes, speaks, and comments on issues surrounding law and legal technology. You can find him at Counsel for Creators and on Twitter at @jontobinesq.

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Meredith Parfet and Aaron Solomon

Meredith Parfet is the founder and CEO of Ravenyard Group, a crisis communications firm. Meredith received her MBA from Northwestern University and has two decades of experience leading organizations of all sizes. In addition, she co-founded Denali Venture Philanthropy, an investment organization that funds entrepreneurs who are committed to social change. Aaron Solomon is Director of Strategy for the Ravenyard Group. He received his JD from the University of Chicago and has practiced law in Denver and Chicago. Follow them on Twitter @RaveyardGroup.

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Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon is a leading community and management strategy consultant, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting, which provides community and management strategy, execution, and coaching. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, OpenAdvantage, and has consulted and advised a range of organizations. He is the author of “People Powered: How Communities Can Supercharge Your Business, Brand, and Team.” Connect with Jono on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Linkedin.

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Shawn Healy Shawn Healy

Shawn Healy is a licensed clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL). He runs stress management groups for law firms and provides training sessions on time and stress management to bar associations, solo attorneys and law firms. A frequent writer on the topics of conflict resolution, anxiety management, resilience and work-life balance, he is a contributor to the LCL blog and tweets for @LCL_MassLawyers.

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Nicole Abboud Nicole Abboud

Nicole Abboud is a millennial leadership speaker, host of the award-winning podcast “The Gen Y Lawyer” and a former practicing attorney. You can learn more about her at www.nicoleabboud.com and on LinkedIn.

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Deborah Savadra Legal Office Guru Deborah Savadra

Deborah Savadra spends a lot of her time explaining technology to lawyers, mostly as editor and chief blogger at Legal Office Guru, which features Microsoft Office video tutorials and other content especially for legal professionals. Watch her quick tips videos here, and follow her on Twitter @legalofficeguru.

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Matt Prinn Matthew Prinn

Matthew Prinn is the principal of RFP Advisory Group, a consulting firm that focuses on RFPs in the legal industry. Matt has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal industry focused in the areas of marketing, business development, pricing and proposal management. Follow Matt on Twitter @RFPAdvisory.

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Mike Margol

Mike Margol is the Vice President of James Publishing, a publisher of practical, affordable legal texts for nearly four decades. Recently, James launched a done-for-you legal referral system designed to help firms of all sizes increase their referral flow, convert prospects to clients, keep new clients engaged, and handle past-client communication. Mike works with attorneys on a daily basis and leads the James Referral System’s customer success team. Follow him @jamespublishing.

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Emily Brooks

Emily Brooks is a marketing specialist at Fenwick & West, a law firm serving leading technology and life sciences companies. Connect with her on Twitter @BooksEmily or LinkedIn.

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Laura Ernde Laura Ernde

Laura Ernde is a communications and media relations consultant based in San Francisco. Previously, she was communications director at the State Bar of California and covered the California Supreme Court for the state’s largest legal newspaper. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter @LauraErnde.

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Mark Beese

Mark Beese is President of Leadership for Lawyers, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become stronger leaders and business developers. He provides training, coaching and consulting in the areas of leadership development, innovation and business development. Mark also facilitates workshops on design thinking for legal. Mark is an adjunct faculty with the University of Denver Sturm School of Law and former adjunct with the Center for Creative Leadership.  He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and an inductee in the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Follow him @mbeese on Twitter.

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