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Tentative Schedule

The schedule is subject to change at any time. Stay Tuned!

Training Agenda

separate registration required

Friday March 10
8:00am Training Check-In
8:15am - 11:30am

Training Program: Successful "CAN"-ING
- Exploring ACAN Historical Resources - The Benchbook and More, presented by Roger Haydock
- Marketing with ACAN Fellows - Direct Mentor/Mentee, Interviews
- Develop Your CAN Brand, presented by Daya Naef
- Taking Advantage of the Expanding CAN Universe: Meet the Moment!, presented by Merril Hirsh


Annual Meeting Agenda

Thursday, March 9
6:00pm Dine Arounds
 Friday, March 10
8:00am - 7:00pm Registration Open
1:00pm President's Welcome: Meeting the Moment!
David Tenner, ACAN President & Randi Ilyse Roth, ACAN President-Elect
1:15pm - 2:30pm

Meeting the Moment of the Trump Case: How Court-Appointed Neutrals Can Work Effectively and Ethically with Journalists to Develop Professionally and Promote the Profession
Panelists: William Marimow and Amanda Bronstad
Facilitator: Douglas Brush

2:30pm - 2:45pm Sponsor Spotlight & "What Do I Do"
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Meeting the Moment of the Flint Water Case with Hon. Judith Levy (E.D. Mich.), Presiding Judge, speaking with ACAN Treasurer Deborah Greenspan

5:30pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Annual Dinner - New Fellow Induction, Awards Presentation & Recognition of New Members

Keynote Presentation by Hon. J. Michelle Childs (D.C. Cir.), President-Elect of the Federal Judges Association


After-Hours Networking

 Saturday, March 11
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Sponsored by JND
9:00am - 10:15am Meeting the Moment in San Diego & Southern California: How Can Court-Appointed Neutrals Help

Facilitator: Janice Sperow

10:15am - 10:30am Sponsor Spotlight & "What Do I Do"
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am -11:45am Meet the Moment with Hon. Kristen Mix (USMJ D. Colo), Immediate Past Chair of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association) speaking with ACAN Annual Meeting Chair J. Gregory Whitehair
11:45am - 12:00pm Sponsor Spotlight & "What Do I Do"
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch (provided) & Networking
1:30 pm - 2:30pm Meeting the Moment: ACAN Partners Discuss Collaboration and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Panelists: Judge Benes Aldana, President of the National Judicial College; Hon. Toni Clarke, President of the National Association of Women Judges; Ana Sambold, President-Elect of ABA Dispute Resolution Section
Facilitator: Merril Hirsh, ACAN Executive Director

2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 3:45pm Meeting the Moment: The MDL Bankruptcy Escape Hatch
Facilitator: Edgar C. Gentle III, Former President of ACAN
3:45pm - 4:00pm Sponsor Spotlight
4:00pm - 4:45pm Meeting the Moment: The Role of Court-Appointed Neutrals in Building Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary, with Hon. Jeremy Fogel (N.D. Cal.) (ret.), Director of the Berkeley Judicial Institute and former Director of the Federal Judicial Center
Facilitated by: Susan McDonald
6:00pm - 9:00pm An Evening in Coronado - sponsored by Western Alliance
Sunday, March 12
8:00am - 11:30am Registration Open
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Sponsored by JND
9:00am - 10:00am Meeting the Problems of the Moment: Real Life Solutions for Court-Appointed Discovery Neutrals
Speakers: David Tenner, ACAN President & J. Gregory Whitehair, ACAN Annual Meeting Chair
10:00am - 10:15am Sponsor Spotlight & "What Do I Do"
10:15am - 11:15am Meeting the Moment: Professional Standards and a Professional Identity - A Chance to Comment on ACAN's Upcoming Statement of Professional Standards
Speaker: Randi Ilyse Roth, ACAN President-Elect
11:15am - 11:30am ACAN Annual Business Meeting, Announcement of 2023-2024 Officers and Board
11:30am Adjourn