Preparing Smart Contracts: Role of Counsel, Best Practices for Limiting Vulnerabilities


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

Legal practitioners must have a grasp of the technical and legal fundamentals of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in order to provide value to business clients in almost any industry. The objective of this course is to enable non-technical attorneys to be able to engage their clients in meaningful discussions about DLT and “smart contracts.”

Note: This session will not address cryptocurrencies, nor will it address regulation of token sales or token exchanges.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   DLT and Smart Contract technology primer
•   Smart legal contracts: fact and fiction
•   Legislative and Regulatory developments regarding distributed ledger technologies
•   Advising clients on smart contracts

Date / Time: December 6, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm 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: December 3, 2019

Ken Moyle, Esq. is Managing Member of K6 Legal PLLC, a provider of fractional in-house legal services to early stage technology companies. A legal and policy veteran in the high tech community, Mr. Moyle has held in-house leadership positions at start-ups, “unicorns” and publicly traded enterprises, most recently as chief legal officer of DocuSign, Inc. Mr. Moyle is an internationally recognized expert in digital transactions, e-signature, and legal technologies. He is a graduate of University of Washington School of Law and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Section I. Technology primer and definitions

Section II. State and federal proposals for regulating & promoting DLT and smart contracts

Section III. International developments

Section IV. Lawyer vs. Developer mindset

Section V. Practical considerations

Section VI. The future of the legal profession