SL Bar Association

SL Bar Association

9-13-14 General Meeting

Attending:
Sam4 Courtois, Faye Blackheart, Danny Dwyer, Rhiannon Chatnoir, Jerkwad Borkotron, Princess Rosene, Faith Frommund, Agenda Faromet, Tim Faith

Membership:
70 total in the group; 48 paid up for 2014-2014; 17 new 2014 members to date since July, 2014.

Upcoming Presentation Schedule:
10/2/14 5pm SLT - Online Marketing for Lawyers - Brandy Maltas
10/4/14 10am SLT - Divorce Coaching - Ellen Ross
10/15/14 5pm SLT - Trademark for Creators - Agenda Faromet
11/1/14 10am SLT - ADA & Accessibility - Susan Hartmann
12/6/14 10am SLT - ADA & Employment - Gentle Heron
1/3/15 10am SLT - Punitive Damages - Faye Blackheart

Social Events:
We hope to have an event hosted by Zenitram later this year, and also a Holiday Party late December, early January.

Finances:
L$366,524 as of 9/13/14
US$10 paypal donation
US$10 CapitalOne 360 donation

September presentation donations - L$7,000
September members so far - L$2,500

Working with Sam to transfer sim to Admin account

Discussion:
[10:12] Rhiannon Chatnoir: I organize the NonProfit Commons in SL community, and would love to have someone from SLBA present on a nonprofit focused legal topic
[10:13] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and also curious on if any of the members of SLBA offer probono services to nonprofits
[10:13] (You): rhiannon, we would be happy to come up with a speaker on that topic
[10:13] Rhiannon Chatnoir: that would be great
[10:13] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is offline.
[10:13] (You): i do offer pro bono representation to MD clients through our local bar association and through MD Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
[10:13] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we host weekly meetings on Friday monrings, so could work within that schedule or be something outside of that
[10:13] Faye Blackheart: What kind of services were you looking for?
[10:13] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is online.
[10:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: well Nonprofit Commons is a community at large for both RL 501c3 nonprofits and other social good orgs
[10:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we are akin to you in that we have community office space, hold regular meetings, have presentations, etc
[10:14] Rhiannon Chatnoir: just a community of practice for nonprofits
[10:14] Faye Blackheart: Do you have a LM? I'd love to see it
[10:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: sure, let me grab one
[10:15] (You): let me know if there is a particular topic that you think might be of interest to your members and we can work on lining up a speaker
[10:15] Rhiannon Chatnoir: So in that sense, I think knowing there might be memebers that do offer probono services to nonprofits would be great
[10:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: if anyone else wants a landmark let me kn ow
[10:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: :)
[10:16] Agenda Faromet is online.
[10:16] (You): we've had talks on copyright, trademark, the LL TOS changes, immigration, divorce, and so on this year
[10:16] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is offline.
[10:16] Rhiannon Chatnoir: but even a nonprofit legal focused talk would be wonderful
[10:16] Faye Blackheart: and voting rights!!
[10:16] Faye Blackheart: lol
[10:16] (You): yes we did that for law day as well - ty faye
[10:17] Faye Blackheart: haha
[10:17] (You): Elizabeth and I had talked about doing a joint presentation later this year on small business legal issues
[10:17] (You): so that might be something that could work for nonprofit
[10:17] Rhiannon Chatnoir: nod
[10:18] (You): ok great
[10:18] (You): are there any other ideas or thoughts about presentations?
[10:18] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is online.
[10:18] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and am interested in pro bono help for my own nonprofit as well, http://avacon.org
[10:18] Agenda Faromet: Back now, with headset. I notice my trademark presentation isn't on the schedule.
[10:18] (You): yes i need to update the slide
[10:18] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we were the org who organized the yearly Second Life community convention in real life
[10:19] Faye Blackheart: where was that held?
[10:19] Rhiannon Chatnoir: in 2010 it was in Boston, in 2011 it was in Oakland
[10:19] Faye Blackheart: very cool
[10:19] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we have done virtual events after that, we are organizing the OpenSimulator Conference in November
[10:20] Agenda Faromet: ....Would people be interested in a presentation on legal issues of non-profits?
[10:21] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): Seems likely.
[10:21] Faye Blackheart: Yes, we were just discussing that
[10:21] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): There sure are enough non-profits on SL.
[10:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: if it helps, at our weekly meetings we get between 20 and 35 people weekly, so that is a base to start from
[10:21] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): For sure.
[10:21] Faith (faith.fromund): Do you have website or Youtube video where the recordings of previous presentations are stored so that when we can't attend we can view them online?
[10:21] Agenda Faromet: I do a lot of work with non-profits, and I have a colleague whose firm is entirely non-profits. I can reach out to her about speaking.
[10:21] Rhiannon Chatnoir: http://nonprofitcommons.org is the URl for the community
[10:22] (You): i updated the slide
[10:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we do record some of the NonProfit Commons ones, we would have to get a community member to help
[10:23] Agenda Faromet: Thanks, Tim!
[10:23] (You): we have periodically recorded SL bar presentations
[10:23] Jerkwad Borkotron: I didn't know any of this was out there Rhiannon very cool
[10:23] (You): Inara Pey has a couple of those presentations on her blog that she transcribed
[10:23] Rhiannon Chatnoir: :)
[10:24] Jerkwad Borkotron: I'll take a LM too
[10:24] Faith (faith.fromund): Where would I go to find those recordings Tim?
[10:24] Rhiannon Chatnoir: we had Ebbe present about a month ago to the community, he was the last one we recorded
[10:24] (You): http://modemworld.wordpress.com/
[10:24] (You): that is Inara's blog
[10:24] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is offline.
[10:24] Agenda Faromet: http://modemworld.wordpress.com/?s=slba
[10:24] Faith (faith.fromund): NM found it.
[10:25] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is online.
[10:25] Faith (faith.fromund): ty
[10:26] (You): rhiannon, i think it sounds like a plan and we look forward to working with your group to set up something
[10:26] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great
[10:26] (You): other items from the group today?
[10:27] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thank you
[10:29] Agenda Faromet: Is someone talking? I can't hear anything, and I may need to turn my sound up.
[10:29] Faye Blackheart: No
[10:30] Agenda Faromet: Oh, okay.
[10:30] Faith (faith.fromund): I'd just like to say thank you for allowing me to join your group. I look forward to attending the monthly meetings and future presentations.
[10:30] (You): hearing no other discussion today, i hope you will join us for our upcoming talks as scheduled and please join us 10/11 for our next meeting of the bar association
[10:30] Danny Dwyer: you bet, thanks.
[10:30] Faye Blackheart: Glad to have you here Faith :)
[10:31] Faith (faith.fromund): Thank you.
[10:31] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Thank you.
[10:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great and thank you
[10:31] Faye Blackheart: Thanks Tim
[10:31] Agenda Faromet: Oh. Short meeting!
[10:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: do you post these event listings outside of SL?
[10:31] Faye Blackheart: OMG HUGE SPIDER in the house, gotta go!!!
[10:31] Jerkwad Borkotron: Thanks Tim
[10:31] Rhiannon Chatnoir: on a google calendar or site?
[10:32] Agenda Faromet: GET IT FAYE
[10:32] Rhiannon Chatnoir: eek Faye
[10:32] (You): we do post to our site at slbarassn.ning.com, though the site is currently down
[10:32] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): They do not die the first time. Keep swatting at it.
[10:32] (You): lol
[10:32] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): :-)
[10:32] Faye Blackheart: I couldn't get it in time, I have to move now
[10:32] (You): where is your cat when you need it to get that spider, faye?
[10:33] Faye Blackheart: Both the cat and dog are outside, argh
[10:33] Faith (faith.fromund) is online.
[10:33] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Home defense is great to rid of all pest up to 12 months.
[10:34] Danny Dwyer is online.
[10:34] Agenda Faromet: Just going to give my own plug: come hang out at our cafe sometime.
[10:34] (You): yes, i saw that agenda has been busy installing a new cafe in the square
[10:34] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Oh nice.
[10:34] (You): drop by and get a cup of coffee and scone
[10:35] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Mmm. I love scones.
[10:35] Agenda Faromet: It's the rare from this round of the Arcade. I had to push down somebody's granny to get it.
[10:35] Jerkwad Borkotron is online.
[10:36] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is offline.
[10:36] B. C. (baeric.constantine) is online.
[10:36] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is online.
[10:36] Vaki (vaki.zenovka) is online.
[10:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir: is there a landmark for the cafe
[10:39] Agenda Faromet: It's just to your right when you first teleport in to Justitia.
[10:39] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): That's not a bad idea!
[10:40] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): Maybe some music - Scones and the Stones?
[10:40] Agenda Faromet: ...Oh, the music isn't on!
[10:41] Agenda Faromet: Oh wait, yes it is, I just had it turned down.
[10:41] Brandy Maltas (kalli.birman) is offline.
[10:42] Faith (faith.fromund): Have a great weekend everyone. See you next time.
[10:42] Agenda Faromet: See you, Faith.
[10:42] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): You too Faith.
[10:42] Faye Blackheart: Well back to work for me, this trial would win itself lol
[10:42] Faith (faith.fromund): ty
[10:43] (You): bye faye
[10:43] (You): good luck with it
[10:43] Faye Blackheart: bye!
[10:43] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Goo day all. See you next meeting.
[10:43] Agenda Faromet: I'm going to go pop down and monkey with the cafe some more. Feel free to join!
[10:43] (You): by princess
[10:43] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): Good. lol
[10:43] (You): thanks for coming out
[10:44] MrsDrGoddessRoseneDepp (princessrosene): YVW. TY, for inviting me.
[10:44] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois): Bye all
[10:44] Danny Dwyer: have a good afternoon, everyone.
[10:44] (You): ttyle
[10:44] Rhiannon Chatnoir: thank you all, and look forward to sorting a talk for nonprofits :)
[10:44] (You): *ttyl i mean
[10:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Tim we are already connected in RL
[10:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt
[10:45] (You): yes, i believe we have emailed before
[10:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: and I think you have my techsoup email address - joyce@techsoup.org, either that or joyce.bettencourt@avacon.org works if you (or others) want to connect
[10:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes
[10:45] (You): sounds great
[10:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: great, take care!
[10:46] (You): ty u2
[10:47] Sam Courtois. Esq. (sam4.courtois) is offline.
[10:48] Rhiannon Chatnoir: http://conference.opensimulator.org/2014/

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