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The Role of Lawyers in Adopting Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

When: 11/15/2017
7:30 am to 9:30 am
Where: Baker Hostetler, LLP
1170 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30309
United States
Presenter: Atlanta Bar Association Business & Finance Section
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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The Role of Lawyers in Adopting Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts


The pace of development around blockchain and distributed ledger technology continues to accelerate.  This technology, maybe more so than previous advances, offers the possibility to alter the way business is accomplished in many industries.  With this level of change, it is inevitable that the legal profession will be impacted in fundamental ways.  The panelists will discuss some of the key issues in blockchain and distributed ledger technology today.  Additionally, going beyond just a technical description of blockchain, the speakers will discuss their thoughts, concerns and optimism for this potentially transformative change.  Topics will include ethical, liability, professional development, interacting with technical specialists and engineers and thoughts on where the profession will be in several years given the potential benefits of smart contracts.  The panel will, however, discuss obstacles to adoption and temper expectations around when certain use cases can reasonably be expected to be ready for commercial use. 


Josias N. Dewey, Holland & Knight, Miami
Carol R. Van Cleef, Baker Hostetler, Washington, D.C.
Additional panelists will be announced



Registration - 7:30 am

8:00 - 9:30 am - CLE Program



Member $10

Non-member $25

Add $7.5 to receive 1.5 CLE credit hours


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