Debbie Foster
Debbie Foster is a Founding Partner of the Affinity Consulting Group. In 1998, Debbie saw a need for a consulting company that focused specifically on lawyers and their technology/management needs. Since then, Affinity has expanded the services offered and has helped over 4,000 law firms implement technology, finance, marketing and management solutions. Affinity consults with law firms, legal departments and government legal agencies of all sizes all over the world. Debbie has been working with law firms since 1995, personally helping implement solutions ranging from practice management, time/billing/accounting, document management and general law office management issues. In addition to working with law firms, she has also trained hundreds of consultants around the country on software programs used in law firms and best practices when consulting on a law firm’s specific technology needs. Debbie earned her Lean Six Sigma Certification and has helped law firms understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency in their processes. She has worked with firms all over the country helping them to understand the importance of process and has helped them increase their efficiency and accuracy. Debbie is a leader when it comes to assisting law firms with strategic management problems and their resolutions. She is relied on by firms all over the country as a management consultant. Debbie is very active in the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, and is currently serving on the Education Board. She was also the Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2010 and remains very active in TECHSHOW. Debbie is also very active in Local and State Bar Associations as well as the Association of Legal Administrators, and she regularly speaks on topics relating to technology, management, finance and marketing of a law firm.
Paul Unger
Paul J. Unger is a national speaker, writer and thought-leader in the legal technology industry.  He is an attorney and founding principal of Affinity Consulting Group, a nationwide consulting company providing legal technology consulting, continuing legal education, and training. He is the Chair of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (2012-13, 2013-14)(, former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW (2011)(, member of the American Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, and Central Ohio Association for Justice. He specializes in trial presentation and litigation technology, document and case management, paperless office strategies, and legal-specific software training for law firms and legal departments throughout the Midwest. Mr. Unger has provided trial presentation consultation for over 400 cases. He is an Adjunct Professor for Capital University Law School’s Paralegal Program.  In his spare time, he likes to run and restore historic homes.
Brett Burney
Brett Burney founded Burney Consultants to provide independent and expert consulting services to corporate executives and legal professionals. For legal professionals, Brett navigates firms of all sizes through e-discovery challenges and provides objective recommendations for litigation support tools and workflows. For corporations, Brett lowers costs associated with litigation by assessing their information governance readiness and providing recommendations on how they can proactively manage voluminous data stores. Brett is also a highly sought-after trainer and presenter for lawyers who seek to integrate Macs and iPads into their practice.
Brett is an esteemed author and speaker on legal technology topics. He has been a featured speaker at numerous legal technology conferences and served as Chair of the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW. Brett speaks regularly for local and state bar associations nationwide, and is routinely quoted in industry interviews for TechnoLawyer, Legaltech News, ABA Journal, and more. Prior to Burney Consultants, Brett Burney supported lawyers at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP where he worked with litigation teams in building electronic document databases, counseling on e-discovery issues, and managing the technical responsibilities of presenting evidence at trial.
Kenny Berger
Kenneth Berger has dedicated his professional life to protecting the rights, lives, and dignity of those who have been harmed. After studying at the University of Washington and Harvard University, Mr. Berger returned to South Carolina to serve the community that raised him. A graduate of USC Law, Mr. Berger has been representing injured people and their families since his first day in practice. Mr. Berger’s practice areas include personal injury and wrongful death. He is a member of the American Association for Justice’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as one of “South Carolina’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” by Top Attorneys.
Zandra Johnson
Attorney Zandra Johnson was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina and educated by its public school system. After graduating from Hillcrest High School, Ms. Johnson attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. After graduation from college, she came back to Greenville and worked for a local yarn mill and as a legal secretary for a local attorney until she was accepted to St. John’s University in New York. After graduating from St. John’s in 2003, Ms. Johnson returned to Greenville to work for one of the city’s largest and most prestigious firms. Ten years later, in November 2013, Ms. Johnson realized one of her dreams by opening up her own law firm in the heart of her hometown. As a first generation college graduate and the first in her family to hold a professional degree, Ms. Johnson prides herself on her ability to recognize and understand the needs of her clients. Ms. Johnson attributes her ability to connect with and understand her clients to her varied life experiences and circumstances. Ms. Johnson is an experienced litigator, negotiator and counselor and during her ten year career has represented both individuals and businesses in courtrooms and boardrooms across the state of South Carolina. Ms. Johnson’s work as an attorney has secured her an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Johnson was taught by her grandmother and mother early on in life that to whom much is given, much is expected. In recognition of that, Ms. Johnson has been and continues to be actively involved in the community by serving on non-profit agency boards, committees and community service organizations. Ms. Johnson is very passionate about empowering youth to excel in life by stressing the fact that circumstances do not dictate who or what a young person will ultimately become. She is a frequent speaker at local elementary, middle and high schools and may often be seen mentoring socioeconomically disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
Jill Rothstein
Jill C. Rothstein is the Risk Management Director for the SC Bar. She graduated from USC School of Law, and she holds undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Political Science from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. Ms. Rothstein is the voice on the other end of the phone for the Bar’s Ethics Hotline, and she serves as the staff liaison to the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Ethics Advisory Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Ms. Rothstein is the South Carolina Delegate to the American Inns of Court, a founding member of the Upstate’s Haynsworth/Perry Inn of Court, and a fellow of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism. Her husband Dave practices employment law. She and her family live in Greenville, where you will likely find her loading up her car to go hiking or kayaking.
Dave Maxfield
Dave Maxfield is the two-time Chairman of the Consumer Law section of the South Carolina Bar and a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) and Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). He has represented hundreds of individual consumers in cases against banks, credit reporting agencies, and insurance companies. In 2003, Dave obtained one of the highest punitive damage verdicts in America against a creditor in a credit reporting case. Dave has taught more than 20 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs to other lawyers, and speaks regularly in the media and to law students on issues affecting consumers. In addition to speaking on consumer law issues, he frequently trains other lawyers on the use of technology, and was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s National Techshow in Chicago in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has also trained law students at the University of Colorado, UCLA, William & Mary, and Harvard Law School on technology use. Articles by and about him have appeared in South Carolina Lawyer Magazine, ABA Magazine, and Lawyer’s Weekly newspaper. Dave currently serves as the Editor of the Richland County Bar Newsletter. He loves soccer, Crossfit, and spending time with his family.
Jacqueline M. Pavlicek, CIPP/US
From assisting clients in the event of a data breach to helping business create policies that comply with privacy law, Jax’s practice encompasses a range of information security matters. She holds a CIPP/US designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a credential earning after completing extensive training and passing a comprehensive exam.

Jax also represents clients in litigation and appellate work. Along with Burnette Shutt & McDaniel founding partners Malissa Burnette and Nekki Shutt, she was part of the legal team that paved the way for same-sex marriage in South Carolina.

Courtney Troutman
Courtney Troutman (formerly known as Courtney Kennaday) is the Director of the South Carolina Bar Practice Management Assistance Program (PMAP), which she founded in 2002 after a career as a practicing lawyer, a law firm Manager of Information Resources, and also a law firm Director of Information Technology. In her role as practice management advisor, she assists lawyers in large and small firms with a host of law office technology and management issues. A member of the American Bar Association, she is a frequent author on technology topics, including numerous articles and columns for the ABA, the blog Attorney at Work, the South Carolina Lawyer magazine, and other publications. She is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division and the ABA GP Solo Division. As a speaker, she has appeared at ABA TECHSHOW during three decades, as well as numerous national, state, and local bar events through the years. She was an original organizer of the SC Bar Solo & Small Firm Conference, which became LPM-TECH. She currently acts as liaison to the Solo & Small Firm Section of the SC Bar. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow of the prestigious College of Law Practice Management, which hosts the annual Futures Conference throughout the United States. She was also honored in 2014 as a member of the Fastcase 50, which honors leaders, innovators, techies, and visionaries who have made outstanding contributions to the legal profession.

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