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Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2015: Get Fluent in Technology (PLI Webcast)
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Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2015: Get Fluent in Technology (PLI Webcast)

Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association

When: 11/06/2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Atlanta Bar Association
229 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Practicing Law Institute and Atlanta Bar CLE will continue working together to bring PLI programs to you! 
PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge. 
More of PLI's sophisticated and cutting-edge programs will be webcast live at the Atlanta Bar Association Office through May 2016. 

6.3 CLE hours, including 1 Ethics hour
The lawyer who understands his or her client’s technology will stand out as a trusted counselor who can be given the most challenging and complex issues. It has been thirty years since Apple’s introduction of the original Macintosh computer started the personal computing revolution. The original floppy disk has been replaced by current thumb drives that can store an entire library on a single device. The availability of cheap and ubiquitous computing power is changing all aspects of business. As businesses evolve into new models, the legal issues they confront only multiply. A lawyer who does not understand the technology issues confronting his/her clients cannot be an effective counselor, since technology issues arise in clients’ daily contracts, business negotiations and litigation.

Lawyers, who often have no technical training, are required by court rules to report on their client’s technology infrastructure so that a judge may address electronic discovery issues. Technology issues and conflicts over IP impact many types of business disputes. Many discovery issues can be resolved without reliance on expensive outside experts, if counsel understands the underlying technology. Also, avoiding unnecessary disputes will speed up litigations and make them more cost-effective. Most important, success in the courtroom often depends on the most effective understanding and analysis of underlying technology. This unique program will give lawyers the necessary background to become more knowledgeable and effective advocates in technology-related matters. 

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