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Religion in the Workplace – Replay

Saturday, March 26, 2016 @10am

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Our Guests:

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Douglas Currier
Partner

Tawny AlvarezAlvarez_Tawny_03
Associate

Verrill Dana

Religion in the Workplace –

Verrill Dana is a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and a growing number of service-based practice groups. The firm has a regional presence in the Northeast, with offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve clients with interests across the country and around the world. Through scalable staffing, careful communication and skillful project management, Verrill Dana helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals in a manner that suits their unique legal needs and preferred work methods.

We embrace the principles behind the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Challenge. We are committed to providing value-driven, quality legal services and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers are not satisfied being only quality service providers. We strive to earn the status of trusted counsel, advocates and allies in our clients’ success.

Verrill Dana’s enduring commitment to quality client service is complemented by our commitment to community service. Verrill Dana believes that its role as a leading New England business carries a corresponding obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work. This obligation is fulfilled through the personal service of our lawyers and staff in numerous community organizations, the firm’s prominent charitable giving program and the direct provision of pro bono legal services.

Data Breaches and Identity Theft – Replay

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @10am

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Our Guest:

Jane Carpenter

Jane Carpenter
Owner
Maine Identity Services

Data Breaches & Identity Theft –

Maine Identity Services, LLC has been formed to assist Maine victims of identity theft and to provide identity theft response training and information for Maine’s municipal, county and state police organizations. We provide information about identity theft to the public through our website, Facebook page and by speaking to groups throughout the state.

We are unlike other identity theft assistance companies in two ways:

  • Our company is located here in Maine, and
  • We only assist Maine residents AFTER they learn that they have become a victim. We don’t sell a monitoring service that charges you every month, whether you’ve been a victim or not. For this reason, our prices are far lower than monthly monitoring services.

We are a member of the Maine Fraud Prevention Alliance and an advocate of its “DASH Fraud” program, whose mission is to be a leader in fraud prevention through increased awareness of the various ways fraud is attempted, particularly financial fraud.

Maine Identity Services is a supporter of the Federal Trade Commission’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week and the FTC’s ongoing efforts to provide public information about tax related identity fraud. We are a 10th Anniversary Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a 2014 Champion of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Data Privacy Day, reminding Mainers to stay safe online and to STOP.THINK.CONNECT.

Our founder, Jane Carpenter, brings many years of experience in this area, having worked in the Maine Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, where she assisted hundreds of Maine identity theft victims.

While with the Attorney General’s Office she acquired an expertise in identity theft. She was an instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s identity theft workshop and wrote the original identity theft chapter for the Attorney General’s Consumer Law Guide.

She is responsible for initiating proposals for two laws that currently assist Maine identity theft victims, is a popular speaker on the subject and frequently responds to questions about identity theft from members of Maine’s police organizations.

For more information, please contact us toll free at 1-855-4 ME ID HELP (1-855-463-4343) or by sending us an e-mail at info@MeIDHelp.com.

The Game of Ten

Saturday, March 19, 2014 @ 10am

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Guest:

Steve BartonStephen Barton
Owner/Founder

Barton Business Coaching

New Conflict Resolution Game –

Owner and founder Steve Barton, a successful businessman for over 30 years, is an experienced entrepreneur with a broad range of leadership skills. Steve provides forward-thinking strategic vision to help you produce strong business results and success. As the former co-owner and manager of Harmon’s & Barton’s, Steve’s expertise and management skills contributed to the success of a third generation business that was in the Barton family for close to sixty years.

Certified by the Gestalt International Study Center, Steve specializes in the Gestalt Core Concepts and Behavior method – defined as “the development of practices that enable people to become more intentional in their choices and more effective in the world.” (Retrieved from www.gisc.org)

A motivated leader with exceptional people skills, Steve’s areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership coaching and development
  • Strategic and operations management
  • Relationship management with clients and stakeholders
  • Financial analysis and management
  • Sales leadership and consultative sales/coaching
  • Vendor Management

As a business coach, Steve asks the important questions that allow you to refocus yourself as a business leader. He uses motivation and enthusiasm to assist in clarifying your goals. The results of business coaching will help grow your sales, expand your market, refine your management skills, and cultivate a dynamic work environment. Each meeting is confidential and customized to meet the needs of your business.

Retaliation Claims

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 10am

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Guest:

Debra Weiss FordDebra Weiss Ford
Office Managing Shareholder
Litigation Manager

Jackson Lewis LLP

Retaliation Claims
in the Workplace –

Debra Weiss Ford is Managing Partner and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Ms. Ford also lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues, and contractual issues. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, a division of West Publications. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006.

She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

  • Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor &; Employment Law)
  • Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment &; Labor)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment artindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)
  • Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)
  • Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)
  • First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)
  • NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present) * 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)
  • Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers practices
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management Education
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education

  • Temple University J.D., 1982 Dean;s List
  • Drew University B.A., 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1992
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1991
  • Massachusetts – D. Mass. 2002
  • New Hampshire – D. N.H. 1982
  • Maine 2010 * Massachusetts 2000
  • New Hampshire 1982

Bar & professional association memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association