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August 2001       Vol. 30, No. 8       Page  29

Keynote speakers

Friday Luncheon
September 21, 2001

MARILYN SHERMAN has been motivating and training people in business for several years. She started her corporate experience with Chrysler First Financial Services. As an in-house trainer, she was responsible for writing, producing and presenting training programs to 2400 employees across the United States. Ms. Sherman trained employees ranging from new hires to senior vice presidents on how to communicate more effectively, manage more effectively, and get along with other employees more effectively. When Chrysler First was acquired by National Bank, Ms. Sherman was an instrumental member of the transition team. She put her many years of experience as a team builder trainer to help the individuals of both companies quickly meld into one team. She inspires audiences to take positive action in their jobs and their lives.

Saturday Luncheon
September 22, 2001

ALBERT ALSCHULER is the Wilson-Dickinson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago School of Law. Professor Alschuler taught at the University of Colorado School of Law from 1973 through 1984, and has also taught at Columbia, Brooklyn, Michigan, Berkeley, Penn and Texas. He is a pre-eminent teacher and criminal law scholar, and has written widely in the areas of criminal law and procedure, including an influential article in the Michigan Law Review about the history and meaning of the privilege against self-incrimination. In 1997, he won the Sutherland Prize, given by the American Society of Legal Historians, for his book on Sir William Blackstone. He is also the author of a recent book on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes entitled, Law Without Values: The Life Work and Legacy of Justice Holmes. Professor Alschuler was a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He received his law degree from Harvard.

Saturday Evening
September 22, 2001

"Oh would some power the giftie give us, to see ourselves as others see us," wrote the Scottish bard, Robert Burns, and oh, what a can of worms is opened with the Periaktos Players get the chance to poke a little fun at the legal profession! Wriggle out of this one, if you can, as the law and the legal beagles who practice it are exposed, prodded and sometimes embraced, in all of their follies and foibles. The Follies of Law is a wild and wooly tour de juris…complete with song, dance and comic sketch to tickle the funny bone and maybe even warm a lawyer’s heart or two. Featuring great familiar musical hits such as "Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Lawyers," "I’ve Been to a Marvelous Trial," and "Tort People," as well as a few poetic interludes like "Everything I Needed to Know About Law Practice I Learned in Kindergarten," the Follies of Law promises to be a delightful, delicious, and widely denounced Institute highlight! On state live for a non-billable hour and offering no CLE credit, this funny foursome from Periaktos Productions offers up The Follies of Law as great fun for any gang of lawyers and their friends and families who can leave their high horses at the hitchin’ rail.

Sunday Morning Program
September 10, 2000

GRAHAM THATCHER returns to the CBA Institute for an encore presentation of "Impeach Justice Douglas" Mr. Thatcher is the Artistic Director and primary performer for Periaktos Productions. Over the past thirty-five years, he has engaged students of all ages in school and university classrooms, business boardrooms and convention meetings. He serves as a communications consultant to businesses and individuals and is the co-creator and presenter of Periaktos Productions’ CLE programs, "Word of Mouth: A Workshop in the Art and Ethics of Oral Communication for Lawyers" and "The Art of the Law: A Workshop in Professionalism for Lawyers." Since appearing in his first acting role at five years of age, Mr. Thatcher has performed in or directed over 150 community, university, and professional theatre productions. He is the co-author and solo performer in Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes and the Courtroom; Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More; and Impeach Justice Douglas! toured by Periaktos Productions. Mr. Thatcher holds a BA from San Francisco State University, an MA in Theatre from the University of South Dakota and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Education and Outstanding American Educators, and is a recipient of the Governor’s Award from the Minnesota Council on Quality.

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