Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Next Big Thing (and How to Sue It)

Never ones to shy away from self-promotion here at the SCOV Law Blog, we are proud to make you aware of a fantastic and up coming event at the Vermont Law School on the future of the legal profession and the practice of law.  There is a stellar supporting cast of presenters and a token SCOV Law blogger.

For anyone seriously considering what the next decade holds for the business and practice of law, you need to be a part of the conversation.  Clear your calendar and book your reservation now.  It is coming up Friday, April 5, 2013.

Click below the fold for the details.

The Vermont Law Review presents:

A Discussion of the Future of Lawyers and the Legal Profession

Friday, April 5thNoon – 5:00 pm
Chase Center
Vermont Law School
Chelsea Streeet
South Royalton Vermont.

Noon-1:00 – Lunch & Welcome

  • The Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Marc Mihaly, President and Dean, Vermont Law School
  • Ed Mattes, Chairman, Vermont Law School

1:15-1:45 – Introduction

  • The Honorable Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge for Vermont’s Trial Courts

1:45-2:30 – Keynote Address by Phil Malone, Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society & Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Malone spent 20 years as a federal prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he directed numerous civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions, focusing on high-technology industries, the Internet and computer software and hardware. Lead counsel for DOJ’s investigation of Microsoft, he was primary career counsel in the trial of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp. His research then focused on legal approaches to encouraging and preserving innovation in high-tech industries, evolving competition policy in the computer industry, and the use of technology in discovery and litigation.

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45-3:45 – Panel 1: It’s a Brave New World for the JD Graduate: Leveraging technology to get the most out of a law school degree

  • Oliver Goodenough, Director, Center for Legal Innovation & Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Deborah Jillson, eDiscovery Division President, Daegis Inc. (invited)
  • Pavani Reddy, LexisNexis (invited)
  • Dan Richardson, Vermont Bar Association

3:45-4:45 – Panel 2: The View From The Top: The role of JD graduates in a world of increased legal stratification

  • Margaret Barry, Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs, Vermont Law School
  • Kevin Colangeo, Yuson & Irvine
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bob Paolini, Vermont Bar Association
  • Susie Pontiff, Florida Costal School of Law (invited)

4:45-5:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

5 p.m. – Reception in Yates Common Room

Fees, CLE, and Registration
This event is open to the public at no charge. There is no need for the public to register in advance.
Vermont Law School is authorized to offer 4 hours of Vermont CLE credit for this event. Those seeking CLE credit will be charged $15.00 at the door, and are asked to bring cash or a check.
Those seeking Vermont CLE credit are strongly encouraged to send a short email stating that intention to lawreview@vermontlaw.edu.

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