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Arts Culture and the Law Conference logo
June 28, 2012
UNH School of Law
Concord, NH


**Register online at the NH Center for Nonprofits' website.**

NOTE: Panelists, facilitators and content are subject to change.

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Opening All-Conference Session 1: 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

The IP Dialogues: Copyright Done Right and Gone Wrong
Legal panelist: Daniel Fink; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green
Legal panelist: Douglas Verge; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green
Facilitator: Todd Sullivan; Hayes Soloway

Session 1: 10:30 - noon

Today’s Treacherous Publishing World: Navigating the Dangerous (Legal) Waters of the Publishing Sea” – for Literary and Visual Artists
Legal panelist: Mitchell Bragg; Ascentage Law
Legal panelist: Jamie Hage; HageHodes
Facilitator: Catherine McGovern; UNH School of Law

Copyright and the Performing Arts
Legal panelist: Andrea Hirst, Esq.
Legal panelist: Todd Sullivan; Hayes Soloway
Facilitator: Van McLeod; NH Department of Cultural Resources

Art Gets Down to Business
Legal panelist: Dennis Haley; McLane Law
Arts/Culture panelist: David Lamb; David Lamb Furniture & NH Furniture Masters
Facilitator: Douglas Chamberlain; Sulloway & Hollis

The Creation, Governance and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Legal panelist: Todd Fahey; Orr & Reno
Arts/Culture panelist: Bill Dunlap; NH Historical Society
Facilitator: Anthony Blenkinsop; NH Department of Justice

**Register online at the NH Center for Nonprofits' website.**

Session 2: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving Disputes without Court
Legal panelist: Terry Shumaker; Bernsten Shur
Arts/Culture panelist: Larry Yerdon; Strawbery Banke Museum
Facilitator: Karen Borgstrom; UNH School of Law

How to Handle Legal Claims
Legal panelist: Connie Boyles Lane; Orr & Reno
Arts/Culture panelist: Joan Goshgarian, NH Business Committee for the Arts
Facilitator: Robert Larsen

Employment / Personnel / Volunteer Issues
Legal panelist: Anne Scheer; Devine Millimet
Arts/Culture panelist: Nicolette Clarke; Capitol Center for the Arts
Facilitator: Mary Ann List; Portsmouth Public Library

Undocumented Objects: The Collecting Risks
Legal panelist: Ricardo St. Hilaire,Esq., CIPM
Arts/Culture panelist: Wendy Bergeron; American Independence Museum
Facilitator: Peter McGovern; UNH School of Law

Session 3: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.<

Artist and Institutional Relationships
Legal panelist: Peter McGovern, UNH School of Law
Arts/Culture panelist: Cathy Sununu; Portsmouth Museum of Art
Facilitator: Sarah Chaffee; McGowan Fine Art

Content Creation & Distribution in a New Media World
Legal panelist: Paul Durham; Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green
Arts/Culture panelist: Christian Wisecarver; Super Secret Project
Facilitator: Matthew Newton, NH Film & Television Office

It’s All in the Numbers:  Understanding and Making Sense of Nonprofit Accounting, Taxation, and Endowment Reporting
Panelist: Jared Yeaton; Nathan Wechsler
Panelist: Peter Tawney; Baker, Newman, Noyes
Facilitator: Terry Knowles; NH Department of Justice

How Legal Ethics Impact a Non-Profit Board--CLE credit session
Instructor: Connie Boyles Lane; Orr & Reno

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Conversations take place during the lunch break (noon - 1:30 p.m.);
attendees will self-select sessions and may attend more than one

Alternative Venues for Visual Artists
Facilitator: Katy Solsky, Granite State Arts Market

Arts & Culture Lobbying
Facilitator: Dan Callaghan, Devine Millimet

Cultural Institution Emergency and Disaster Planning
Ricardo A. St. Hilaire, Esq., CIPM

Free Expression and the Library
Facilitator: Catherine McGovern, UNH School of Law

Grassroots Advocacy Efforts
Facilitator: Connie Rosemont, NH Citizens for the Arts and the NH Production Coalitio

Integrating Arts, Justice and other Public Issues
Facilitator: Richard Ober, NH Charitable Foundation

Local Arts CSA
Facilitator: Keri Wiederspahn, Sharon Arts Center

Navigating Agency and Publishing Agreements for the Aspiring Author
Facilitator: Paul Durham, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green

Non-profit Hybrids: B Corporations, L3Cs and Programming-related Investments
Facilitator: Terry Knowles, NH Department of Justice

Protecting Privacy in the Non-profit World
Facilitator: Sean D. McGovern, Legal Information Technology Consultant

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