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Symposium 2019

Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presents its Spring Symposium:

Lawyering in the Future: Impact of Technology on the Law

The Symposium will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, in Room 401 of the Benson Center on the University’s Main Campus. This year’s event will look at Practice Management & Incorporated Technology, Legal Design, Data & Cybersecurity, and the application of other technology and software in today’s legal profession.

For Attorneys: 

Attendees will receive 6.00 hours of CLE credit. Please be sure to sign-in at the registration desk upon arrival to receive credit.

If you cannot join us in person, please click here to join Spring Symposium via WebEx. In order to receive CLE credit for viewing the WebEx presentation, you must join at the link using your full name and state bar number.

Please contact Niti Parthasarathy, Symposium Editor, at with any questions.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome & Registration [Attendees will receive 6.00 hours of CLE credit]

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Practice Management and Incorporated Technology

The panel will focus on how new and developing legal software, applications, and technology impact legal practices, client relations, and similar issues.

Speakers: Professor Steve Lauer, Wake Forest University, and Stephanie Jenkins, ethix360

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Break

10:40 AM – 12:10 PM: Legal Design

The panel will focus on legal design as a tool used to facilitate attorney-client relations by crafting legal solutions around the client. Speakers will offer perspectives on the application of human-centered legal design and solutions.

Speakers: Tom Brooke, Chairman, Future of Law Committee – NCBA; Professor Cat Moon, Vanderbilt University; and Professor Jeff Ward, Duke University

Moderator: Professor Raina Haque, Wake Forest University

12:10 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Data and Cybersecurity

The panel will discuss new data and cyber concerns, evolving security standards, and what people should consider when they are storing data.

Speakers: Professors David Levine, Wake Forest University, Lateek Willie, Wake Forest University, and Jose Vega, Wake Forest University

Moderator: Professor Simone Rose, Wake Forest University

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM: Break

2:40 PM – 4:10 PM: Apps, Tips and New Technology for Attorneys

The panel will discuss how attorneys can integrate and better use new technology in their practice.

Speakers: Pegeen Turner, Legal Cloud Technology, and Camille Stell, Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services

4:10 pm – 4:20 pm: Closing Remarks