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Practicing Law in a Virtual World - Conference

Event Details

Practicing Law in a Virtual World - Conference

Time: November 14, 2009 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida Campus
Street: Gator Nation Island (109, 20, 25)
City/Town: Second Life
Website or Map:…
Event Type: mini, conference
Organized By: Morgandy Muircastle
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2010

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Event Description

RSVP: The Conference is Free, but the location requires a visitor pass.

Please RSVP with your Avatar name to receive your pass and with any questions to:
or in-world IM: Michele Jigsaw.

Session 1: Practice Issues Unique to the Virtual World Setting

Daniel Perry – ‘DanielPerry Laa’
Virtual Law Teams

James Bryce Clark - ‘JamieBryce Infinity’
Privacy and Security

Stephen Davies – ‘Little Gray’
Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights

Practicing law in an environment where either your client or the person they are dealing with are not in the same jurisdiction raises unique issues. The virtual environment also provides an opportunity for interaction of remotely located legal team members and clients. In addition, Second Life and other virtual worlds have their own local cultures and civil rights issues. This session discusses these and other practice issues unique to representing companies and individuals in a virtual world setting.

Session 2: Substantive Issues in a Virtual World

A. Craig Abrahamson – ‘Lexis Looming’ Contracts and Business Transactions

Steven Wu – ‘Legal Writer’ Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright violation is a common complaint in a virtual world setting, but there are many interesting topics that are unique to practicing in a virtual world. How can I have an enforceable contract in a world with no “law”? If another person’s avatar attacks my avatar in a non-warring world, is it a crime? Find out what issues virtual worlds attorneys and their clients face in this session on substantive issues in a virtual world.

Mixer: Panelists and conference attendees will have a chance to talk with each other informally.

Web Simulcast – Info TBA

Thanks to the Fredric G. Levin College of Law for their generous support.

Sponsored by the SL Bar Association and ABA - Young Lawyers Division

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Comment by James Barger on November 14, 2009 at 9:23am
Nevermind. I see it now: Gator Nation Island (109, 20, 25)
Comment by James Barger on November 14, 2009 at 9:22am
What are the SL coordinates for this meeting?
Comment by Carol Pauli on November 13, 2009 at 2:13pm
I expect a small seminar class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. We are Carol Cyberschreiber (me), Augusta Catnap, JL Wellesley, Brian18 Darkfold, Ophelia Iramesius, Gza Ghost and Aaron123 Glenwalker

Since we're newbies, please send instructions for getting to the meeting.

Comment by SL Bar Assn on November 5, 2009 at 7:09am
Great, Ellen, hope to see you there!
Comment by Ellen Ross on November 4, 2009 at 7:38am
I was Siobhan Wycliffe, but I haven't been in-world in ages, so if I do get to attend this one, I will probably log in as Ellen Ireland instead.

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