Spring Training for Lawyers: Law Biz Tech CLE

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Law Biz Tech

Join us in beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida for a CLE on business and technology for lawyers. St. Pete Beach has been voted #1 Beach in America and #5 Beach the World. The New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays have spring training in the area. Finish your CLE for a year, learn cutting-edge topics in technology and business to improve and expand your practice, and catch a baseball game in sunny Florida!

Sponsored by the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology at NKU Chase College of Law



Approved for 12.5 CLE credits including 2.5 ETHICS


Approved for 12.5 CLE credits including 2.5 PROFESSIONALISM


Approved for 15.0 CLE credits including 3.0 ETHICS and 3.0 TECHNOLOGY


Approved for 6.0 CLE credits including 2.5 ETHICS plus 4.8 NLS

Would you like credits in another state that iis not listed above? E-mail Jeannine Abukahter Lambert at abukhaterj1@nku.edu and request CLE accreditation in another state. We will apply for it in your state.



Thursday, March 15

4:30 p.m. | Registration
South Terrace

5:00-6:30 p.m. | CLE
Practice Management: Simplifying Tasks and Increasing Efficiency with Technology

6:30 p.m. | Reception 
South Terrace

Friday, March 16

7:30 a.m. | Breakfast
South Terrace

8:00-11:30 a.m. | CLE 
Working with In-House Counsel
Representing Tech Start-Ups and Modern-Day Entrepreneurs
The Lawyers’ Online Arsenal: Nuts & Bolts of Social Media and Other Online Tools

11:30-12:30 p.m. | Lunch
South Terrace

12:30-4:30 p.m. | CLE
A Day in the Legal Life of a Tech Startup
Business Language for Lawyers: Basic Accounting, Financial Statements, and Valuation

Saturday, March 17

8:00 a.m. | Breakfast

8:30-12:00 p.m. | CLE
The Language of Technology: Communicating with Tech Clients
Ethics for Transactional Attorneys
Online Legal Marketing Ethics

Course descriptions below



St. Pete Map

When you visit this magical expanse of sand, you’ll understand why...

Stunning, relaxed St. Pete Beach was voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 Beach in the U.S. and No. 5 Beach in the world in 2012 and No. 3 Beach in the U.S. in 2017, based on millions of reviews from travelers around the world.

St. Pete Beach’s shores include the longest undeveloped stretch of public beach in the county at Pass-a-Grille Beach. Live it up with a variety of watersports, from parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding to windsurfing and kiteboarding.

For lively diversions away from the shore, head to the Corey Avenue district. For over six decades, Corey Avenue has thrived at the heart of St. Pete Beach. There’s a variety of funky specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and more. Plan to spend an hour or an entire afternoon just on this stretch of town.

After sunset, head to The Drunken Clam. Well known by the locals, this small beach bar is open until the early morning and serves up fresh wings and cocktails. For an upscale evening out, head to RumFish Grill for martinis under the glow of a huge aquarium, or to Harry's Beach Bar for an al fresco after-dark retreat.

Don CeSar

With expansive views in every direction,

The Don CeSar
, offers beachfront property along with full-service amenities. Since 1928, the "Pink Palace" has welcomed the world's elite, stars of the silver screen, renowned authors, and U.S presidents all seeking a private, sophisticated playground in the sun. Guests can ounge in one of the two outdoor, heated pools with poolside concierge service or transform in an 11,000 sq. foot Spa Oceana. There's little wonder that it was voted 2018 Couples' Choice Award Winner by WeddingWire.

The Don CeSar also has a wonderful reputation as one of the best resorts in Florida for kids. That reason, among many, is the non-stop fun at Camp CeSar. Every day, guests ages 4-12 embark on epic adventures on the beaches and gardens surrounding The Don. Kids take their pick from beach crafts, seashell hunting, sand castle contests and pool games. Choose from convenient half- or full-day sessions and special Kids' Night Out events every Friday and Saturday evening. Relax and enjoy some down time, knowing your little ones are being well cared-for at our fun and safe kid's camp.

CLE attendees can receive a five-star experience at heavily-discounted room rate of $309 per night (down from $450 average room rate for mid-March).

Baseball pic

With 3 MLB teams within an easy drive of St. Pete Beach...

watching spring training after work has never been more convenient! Take a break after a full day of CLE and catch a baseball game! The Florida Grapefruit League offers fans plenty of options for a sun-splashed journey that includes deep ties to the game's history, feature-filled new ballparks and some of MLB's best teams and biggest stars getting ready for the season. The CLE schedule is set so that you can reach your game in time to grab a hot dog and a front row seat!

In the St. Pete Beach area and during our March 15-17 CLE schedule, the Yankees, Phillies, and Blue Jays all play the following games:

New York Yankees play the Pittsburgh Pirates and Houston Astros in nearby Tampa Bay

Philadelphia Phillies play Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves in neighboring Clearwater Beach

Toronto Blue Jays play Canada Jr. Team in nearby Dunedin




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Helen Bukulmez, Adjunct Professor of Law, General Counsel & Director of Engagement

Helen Bukulmez is an adjunct faculty member at Chase College of Law, teaching Marketing for Attorneys. She is also the General Counsel & Director of Engagement for Consultwebs.com, Inc., a full-service online marketing and consulting agency that serves law firms throughout the country. At Consultwebs, Inc., Helen fosters communication and cooperation with law firm partners and draws on her professional background to provide them with a keen analysis of their online marketing efforts and conversion processes.

Helen also frequently participates in and presents at legal seminars, conventions, and continuing legal education programs, helping to raise legal professionals’ awareness of the most effective and ethical online marketing methods.

Helen grew up in Izmir, Turkey, and speaks both Turkish and Bosnian. She earned a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Uludag and studied Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and Certification in Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University in London.

Prior to moving to the U.S., Helen served as the general manager of a private computer school in Turkey and owned and managed her own business. She has also served as a liaison for medical conventions and as an academic dean at MedTech College in Lexington, Kentucky. As an attorney practicing in Lexington, Helen’s focus has been in the areas of immigration, personal injury and Social Security disability law.

When she is not busy working, Helen enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling. She is also the founder of Hiking Lawyers – a growing network with currently more than 1,000 attorneys from across the country.

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Robert Furnier, Adjunct Professor of Law, Director

Bob Furnier is Director of the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology at Chase College of Law and teaches Law, Business, and Entrepreneurship and the Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic. He has practiced law nearly 35 years in firms of all sizes with a national practice focusing on complex litigation. During his career, he has represented individuals, corporations, and governmental entities in matters implicating many areas of the law, including antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, class actions, environmental, insurance coverage, mass tort, medical devices and malpractice, products liability, and sports. 

Most notably, he served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor appointed by the Ohio Attorney General to investigate and prosecute crimes associated with the demise of the state’s savings and loan industry in 1985. He later represented Hamilton County, Ohio in antitrust litigation against the National Football League concerning the Paul Brown Stadium lease. After the country’s economic crisis in 2009, he led a group of litigators retained by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to investigate the collapse of a dozen banks in five states. 

Bob has created a legal startup company, worked on a team that won the Second Legal Startup Weekend held in Seattle, Washington in 2013, and has taught law and technology at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Aside from serving as Vice Chair of the ABA TECHSHOW Board, Bob is a Commissioner on the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession, a member of the ABA Law Practice Division Council, Chair of the Division’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and a member of the ABA Women Rainmakers Board.

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Christopher Gulinello, Professor of Law

Professor Gulinello teaches Business and Corporate Law as well as Quantitative Methods at Chase College of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1997, where he was a Note & Comment Editor for the Iowa Law Review. After graduating from law school, he briefly worked in New York City before moving to Taiwan to work as a foreign attorney for Huang & Partners and Baker & McKenzie (Taipei office).  In Taiwan, Professor Gulinello practiced general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Upon his return to the U.S., he accepted a contract teaching position (Associate in Law) at the Columbia University School of Law, where he also earned his LL.M. degree.

Professor Gulinello's research interests include securities regulation, corporate governance, international business, private ordering, comparative law, and the law of Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.  He has published several scholarly articles discussing the law of the U.S., Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China.  He is currently working on three textbooks:  Business Organizations: Practical Applications; A Reader in Chinese Business Law; and Primers on Contract Law.

He is admitted to practice law in New York, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the Order of the Coif.

William Lunceford

William Lunceford, Adjunct Professor of Law, Attorney at Law

William Lunceford has been on the faculty teaching Law Practice Technology at Chase College of Law for the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology since the creation of the Lunsford Academy. He began his career at the Northern Kentucky University Office of Academic Computing helping transform how faculty and students used computers in education. He spent the next 24 years at Proctor & Gamble in various departments, including Information Technology, Global Business Services, and Global Internal Audit. He was on the team that created P&Gs first intranet application for P&G Research & Development.  While in P&G manufacturing Mr. Lunceford was a part of a team that deployed an integrated manufacturing system to track the performance, quality, and parameters of the making processes. During his tenure at P&G, he managed multi-million dollar budgets and projects.

While working at Procter & Gamble, William obtained a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  He found that the passion for transforming systems and environments fits well with solving legal problems. Mr. Lunceford is admitted to practice in Ohio, Kentucky, and the United States District Court Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky. William practices with W. Ron Adams in Erlanger, KY. 

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Barbara Wagner, Assistant Professor of Law, Former Director

Barbara Wagner recently retired as director of Chase’s Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic and assistant professor, teaching transactional practice course, including Ethics for Transactional Lawyers; she taught at Chase for five and a half years.  Before joining Chase, Professor Wagner practiced law for over 30 years as a corporate and securities lawyer, including 10 years in private practice and over 20 years as an in-house lawyer with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Her title when she left Chiquita was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.  She also served as Chiquita’s first Chief Compliance Officer.  While serving in-house, Wagner was involved with the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Value Challenge Initiative, and led three CLE programs on partnering between in-house and outside counsel.  Wagner is admitted to practice in New York, Ohio and Kentucky, and has been active in bar associations and serves as a board member and officer of several nonprofit organizations.  She earned her BA from Yale, a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University and her JD from Columbia University.        

Helen Bukulmez

Need help reviewing your law firm branding? Want to improve your online marketing presence? In today’s highly competitive legal service marketplace, a simple law firm website is no longer enough to succeed online. More and more of your prospects are using the internet to find attorneys, and many firms are losing leads and clients to their competitors’ websites. Today’s marketplace demands sophisticated law firm marketing using a broad spectrum of online techniques.

If not handled properly, your firm’s website and online campaign can be an ongoing source of work, frustration, stress and expense that never brings you a positive return.  When skillfully planned and managed, it can be an ongoing source of visibility, leads, new cases and a tool that keeps you ahead of your competitors and shows you a great ROI.

Helen Bukulmez and Consultwebs, Inc. will be providing complimentary one-on-one sessions during the CLE program breaks to discuss your firm's marketing and branding. Appointments are very limited. Register by e-mailing Helen Bukulmez at helen@helenbukulmez.com


EARLY BIRD (ends March 1)

$475 per CLE attendee

Includes all CLE, breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Friday, and a reception on Thursday evening 
Register for CLE at Register link below


$309 per night for Thursday and Friday (may be extended to surrounding nights)

Reference CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW group when booking hotel 

Call 1-800-282-1116 to make reservations or book online here


Allegiant Air flies directly into St. Petersburg, FL

Most major airlines have direct flights into nearby Tampa Bay International Airport

Hotel and travel arrangements are made individually

See below for contact information to discuss the Law Biz Tech CLE




Jeannine Abukhater Lambert
Assistant Director of Advancement, Centers & Institutes
(859) 572-6403

Call me to discuss your trip if you're considering booking, and I can help answer your questions and plan your visit!  See you on the beach!


Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, FL