Two notes for January, one happy and one sad.
To start on a positive note, the Cyberspace Law Institute & Winter Working Meeting in San Diego at the end of this month promises fantastic CLE speakers and legal discussions, a peek at the technology of contemporary satellites, and work on publication and thought projects important to moving cyberspace law forward. We are also hosting the first ever Legal Prototype Jam on Thursday, January 26. Join us.
Please also note the passing of our friend, colleague and cyberspace law pioneer, Elaine Ziff. Former Committee Chair Candace Jones has written a thoughtful and moving tribute in our January newsletter. We are considering projects reflecting Elaine's contributions to the history of Internet contracting, and will discuss the possibilities at the Winter Working Meeting. Elaine's legacy of groundbreaking work and wry humor will be also be toasted at the meeting. We miss her.
Stay warm this month, and if you can't do that, join us in San Diego.
Chair, Cyberspace Law Committee
Do you want to work with hackers to help small businesses better use SaaS?
Then join the San Diego tech community and fellow cyberspace attorneys on January 26, 2017, 6–8:30 p.m. for a Prototype Jam!
Small businesses often struggle to get the legal support they need. This unique Prototype Jam, sponsored by two
American Bar Association groups (the Cyberspace Law Committee and the Legal Analytics Joint Working Group), will help entrepreneurs take advantage of SaaS and cloud service contracts with appropriate legal protection.
Held the evening before the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, the jam will be hosted by WeWork San Diego at its new 600 B Street location. Prizes will be awarded for the designs that best prototype ideas for helping small businesses review and evaluate SaaS and cloud service contracts. Registration is FREE! No technical skills are required (of the lawyers or law students). Dinner and refreshments will be served.
Kira Systems, LexPredict, and Bloomberg BNA are generously sponsoring the event and will provide judges to evaluate the prototype designs generated during the jam. Additional support is provided by WeWork and Legal Hackers.
And don’t forget to register for the Cyberspace Law Institute taking place on January 27-28 at the US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego.
Registration for both events is open now:
For just the Prototype Jam, January 26, 6-8:30 p.m.,
register here. Questions? Contact Warren Agin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Cyberspace Law Institute, January 27-28, (with or without the jam) register here. Questions? Contact Cheryl Balough at email@example.com.