There was a point when I looked at my schedule a few weeks ago and wondered how exactly I had agreed to the number of speaking engagements that I had.

Even after I turned down at least a half dozen.

Ah well.

Some are employment law-based, and some are geared to the profession as a whole. In any event, I hope you’ll be able to say hi to me at one of them.  I’m always eager to meet readers of the blog.

  • Starting Friday, February 7th, I’ll be in Chicago for the American Bar Association Midyear Meeting where I will be serving on the House of Delegates. You can follow my tweets from the meeting using the hashtag #abamidyear.
  • While out there, I will also be speaking at the ABA Young Lawyers Division New Partner Conference this Friday.  The topic: “Transitioning from Mentee to Supervisor: Partner Responsibilities Under the Rules of Professional Conduct.”  The speakers all held a conference call on Monday to prep for the presentation and we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.  You can still sign up for the conference here.
  • Next week, if you’re in the Washington, DC area on February 13th, the ABA Journal is putting on a fantastic CLE program called “Leveraging the Press — Marketing Yourself Through the Media” .  Micah Buchdahl, Seth Price, David Lat, Carolyn Elefant and many others are scheduled to speak as well; an A-List faculty for sure.  I’ll be talking on a program about Blogging and you can be sure that posts like this one may merit a mention.
  • On February 28th, my law partner, Lisa Banatoski Mehta and I will be talking on “The Race to Hire … Pre-Employment Background Checks and Red Flags” at a joint program with ConnPELRA and IPMA-HR Connecticut Chapter.  The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Memorial Hall on CCSU’s campus.  For more information, contact the IPMA-HR Connecticut Chapter President Laurie Dunn at  My thanks to the organizations for the invitation.
  • On April 8th, I will be speaking to the Hartford County Bar Association on how attorneys can use social media in their practice.  Full details on that program should be available here shortly.
  • And continuing to look ahead, on May 2nd, I’ll be speaking at the SHRM 2014 Tri-State Conference at Foxwoods Resort Casino on “Pirates of the Data Stream: HR’s Role in Securing Corporate Information”.  I’ll be joined by speakers Mike Wanik and Dr. David Thaw.  In the presentation, we’ll talk about how “designing and executing an organization’s data security strategy has become a priority.”  Full details are available here.
  • On May 9th, I’ll be talking to the National Employment Lawyers Association – New York Spring CLE conference in New York about technology tools for the employment law practitioner.  Watch for more details on the NELA/NY website.