2018 Guest Speakers

Featured Speaker
Barron Henley
Affinity Consulting Group LLC,
Columbus, OH 

Attorney Henley is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments.  He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law (“RPTE”) Sections.

He’s a member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook. 

Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes.  Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.

Luncheon Speaker
Aaron Keller
Law & Crime Network
New York, NY  

 Attorney Keller is a live, streaming trial host at the Law & Crime Network and an editor for LawAndCrime.com based in New York City.  The network and Web site were launched by ABC News chief legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams.  They provide live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of trials and hearings across the country and legal analysis on major news stories. 

Keller was the first journalist to reveal the depth of police conflicts of interest and the first to question prosecutorial ethics in the 2007 cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey in Wisconsin.  Those cases were later explored by, and Keller’s reporting was later featured in, the hit Netflix film Making a Murderer.  By some estimates, 19 million people worldwide viewed the film within five weeks of its release.  Keller’s investigative reporting on other matters has resulted in arrests, bills in several state legislatures, changes to administrative regulations, multi-million-dollar civil settlements, and an Emmy nomination. He holds a 2001 broadcast journalism degree from the prestigious Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a 2013 law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. 

He is licensed to practice in Connecticut (active) and New Hampshire (inactive).  Prior to attending law school, Keller worked at network affiliated television stations in New York State and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter.  He and his wife live in southern Connecticut.


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