Blockchain and Smart Contracts: The Impact on Your Legal Practice, Startups, and the World


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state), 2 TECHNOLOGY for FL, IL, and NC

The premise of blockchain is brilliant: a decentralized ledger that eliminates the possibility for failure by taking centralized components out of the picture. Specifically, what blockchain technology is meant to do is automate trust. Proponents predict blockchain will bring earth-shattering changes to traditional finance, politics, data storage, and anything that requires some form of record-keeping, and yet, blockchain is “the technology that nobody understands.” During this session, you will learn about blockchain, its benefits and drawbacks, and its applications in legal practice. You will understand why the time to learn more about blockchain is now, how you can use blockchain technology to help innovative startups to be even more impactful, and how to quickly gain knowledge about blockchain to incorporate it in your legal practice, as well as some of the challenges of using blockchain in legal practice.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Blockchain & smart contracts definition
•   Applications of blockchain & smart contracts definition
•   Why explore blockchain & smart contracts definition
•   How to explore blockchain & smart contracts definition

Date / Time: November 21, 2019

•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: November 21, 2019

Olga V. Mack, Esq. is CEO at Parley Pro, the new generation contract management platform. She co-authored Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security (Momentum Press, Spring 2019) and she is writing a book about blockchain and distributed ledger technology business models (Business Expert Press, Fall 2019). She spoke at TEDxSanFrancisco about the impact potential of blockchain and smart contracts and at South by Southwest (SXSW) about blockchain business models. Oga also founded the Women Serve on Boards movement that advocates for women to serve on the corporate boards. She has successfully persuaded over a dozen Fortune 500 companies to recruit their first woman director. She actively advocated, testified, and mobilized for the passage of California SB 826, which requires California public companies to recruit women directors. She authored Get on Board, Earning Your Ticket to a Corporate Board Seat (Business Expert Press, Summer 2019), to help demystify board service for all professionals.

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Section I. Blockchain & smart contracts definition

Section II. Applications of blockchain & smart contracts definition

Section III. Why explore blockchain & smart contracts definition

Section IV. How to explore blockchain & smart contracts definition