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Employment Law and Elections

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

Elizabeth Johnston, Associate
Verrill

Employment Law and Elections – 

Liz applies her passion for problem-solving and her strong background in legal research to assist clients in navigating the ever-changing employment law landscape.

A regular contributor to Verrill’s Taking Care of HR Business blog, Liz handles a variety of employment matters including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice. Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.

During law school, Liz served as a Bernstein Fellow at the Maine District Court and a judicial extern to the Honorable Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After law school, Liz clerked for the Honorable Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, where she gained invaluable insight into the litigation process from a judicial perspective.

Liz lives in South Portland with her husband. When she’s not at the office, Liz enjoys experimenting with new recipes, running, and exploring Maine’s hiking trails and beaches.

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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.summa cum laude)
    • Technical Editor, Maine Law Review
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing Department
    • Faculty Significant Achievement Award
    • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • University of Maine  (B.A.summa cum laude)
    • With Highest Honors

Public Service

  • Board of the Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers’ Section, Officer

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Clerkships

  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
 

Tips on Managing a Remote Workforce

Saturday, October 24, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
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Sheehan Phinney

Jim practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for- profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor as well as other state and federal agencies.

He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources

Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 10am

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Guest:

Ben Ford, Partner
207-253-4828
bford@verrill-law.com
Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.)
University of New Hampshire (B.A.)
Verrill

Ben helps his clients reach their full potential. Whether it was helping out in his parent’s flower shop in California or building retail stores in New York, Ben learned firsthand that the best product in the world means nothing unless you have the right people to make it and sell it. Indeed, in any competitive market, a company’s success depends on its ability to build multi-disciplinary teams. Companies that fall back on outdated assumptions risk being surpassed by those who recognize the potential in diverse workforces. When it comes to providing legal services, Ben puts these principles into practice. Whether it’s a Norwegian company looking for a foothold in the U.S. or an entrepreneur working in her basement to perfect seaweed harvesting techniques, clients benefit from Ben’s well-rounded approach to problem-solving.

Mindful of his pre-law experiences, Ben took to his legal studies with a unique sense of perspective. With the help of his professors at Vanderbilt University Law School, Ben crafted a course of study designed to explore specific business challenges from a legal perspective. The result of this intensive study was a series of articles discussing novel approaches to business problems by combining proven business principles with highly sophisticated legal tactics. Many of those articles have been published in leading trade publications and they form the basis of Ben’s practice today.

Whether it is to a jury or a group of concerned business owners, Ben loves speaking about the law. He is as comfortable in a courtroom as he is in a boardroom and his passion for good ideas pervades every case he argues, and every article he writes.

When not at work, Ben can be found on the water racing sailboats or cruising around in his vintage 1959 Lyman Sleeper. Yes, he restored it himself (ask him to show you a picture).

Public Service
Member, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s Pro Bono Panel
Memberships
Board Member, Maine Marine Trade Association
University of New England North-Board of Advisors
Arctic Economic Council-Shipping and Logistics Working Group

Beyond Stadium Status – Replay

Saturday, October 10, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

John Brubaker
Speaker, Award Winning Author
Executive Coach
Stadium Status

Business as usual is ancient history. Large corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and even CEOs and politicians must make the move from simply selling a product or service to delivering a mind-blowing customer experience. They have to learn to play at the level athletes and entertainers call stadium status.

Stadium status is that elusive place every coach, athlete, entertainer, and performer strives to reach. It s moving from being an opening act to the headliner, from performing on a small stage to the greatest stage in the largest venue possible: a sold out stadium. Everything starts from humble beginnings; talent and work ethic might get you in the game, but stadium status takes strategy and that starts with a vision.

John Brubaker shares his personal experiences as a successful radio personality, coach, and executive consultant, and reveals the strategies employed by country musicians, teams, and brands to build their fan base and separate themselves from the competition. He explains exactly how readers can implement these same tactics to achieve better results in their own endeavors. Stadium Status real-world examples demonstrate that gaining a fresh perspective and applying ideas from outside your industry are what will truly elevate your performance.