EVENT: PA CLE “Entertainment Law in the 21st Century” – June 14th

Entertainment Law in the 21st Century
Effective representation in an ever-changing industry
June 14, 2012 – Live in Philadelphia, Simulcast in all other PBI locations
Course Planner: Professor Tonya M. Evans
6 Total CLE credits, 1 of which may be applied toward  Ethics
Course №: 7247

An effective and successful twenty-first century entertainment lawyer does much more than draft, review and negotiating contracts, license rights and account for revenue. Today’s entertainment lawyer must have a command of how to successfully exploit and protect client assets and rights in a global economy and for an ever-increasing duration of time.

Twenty-first century entertainment law representation involves emerging multimedia platforms and complex relationships with myriad interest-holders, implicates a host of state, federal and international laws and collective bargaining agreements, and requires short-term, long term and postmortem planning to maximize and to protect the value of a client’s assets for the full duration of those rights, especially when those rights survive the death of the owner.

Today’s entertainment lawyer must develop a core competence in intellectual property, labor and antitrust law and estate planning, as well as familiarity with a host of others. This course uses an outstanding faculty to present an overview of the areas of core competency as follows: intellectual property assets, established and emerging media, contractual issues and key clauses in various fields within the entertainment industry, the role of unions, the ethics of representation and agency, and hot topics coverage. This course is appropriate for generalists and specialists alike.

Outstanding Faculty Presenters

Agenda:

Virtual Law Practice in the Entertainment Industry (via Skype®) with Stephanie Kimbro, Esq.

The Role of Unions in Sports and Entertainment with Mary Cavarallo, Esq., Thomas Carpenter, Esq., and DeMaurice “De” Smith, Esq.

Estate Planning for Entertainment Clients with Stephanie P. Saint-Cyr

The Ethics of Representation and Agency with  Justin Wineburgh, Esq., Mary Cavarallo, Esq. and Alexander Murphy, Jr. Esq.

The Players and Process of Representation & Century IP Assets & Emerging Media with Justin Wineburgh, Esq., and Alexander Murphy, Jr. Esq.

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What you need to know abt the “Virtual Law Practice” from an Expert!

The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients. Attorney and author Stephanie L. Kimbro is one of the revolutionaries leading the way and educating others as she does.

I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel at this year’s American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Conference on which Kimbro served. The panel, titled Technological Innovation in Practice and Education, included Kimbro’s insights as a trailblazing legal practitioner who conducts her entire law practice virtually.

If you are interested in this form of practicing law, Virtual Law Practicewill help you:

  • Responsibly deliver legal services online to your clients
  • Successfully set up and operate a virtual law office
  • Establish a virtual law practice online through a secure, client-specific portal
  • Manage and market your virtual law practice
  • Understand state ethics and advisory opinions
  • Find more flexibility and work/life balance in the legal profession

Kimbro’s practical guide also provides case studies of individual virtual law practices along with client scenarios to show how web-based technology may be used by legal professionals to work with online clients and avoid malpractice risks.

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Professor Evans Moderates Cutting-Edge Panel on Innovation in Teaching & Practice

Professor Tonya Evans (Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg, PA) will serve as panel moderator of the Technological Innovation in Practice and Education at the 2012 Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. This panel will expose the audience to the technological realities of modern practice, and generate discussion about how the academy might respond in our teaching and scholarship to address advances in technology.

The discussion will include an update by Professor Andrew Perelmen about the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20’s work on lawyer regulation and technology, as well as insights from Stephanie Kimbro, a legal practitioner who conducts her entire law practice virtually and Professor Paula Schaefer who has designed an innovative e-discovery course.

More information about the panelists >> Ms. Stephanie Kimbro, Kimbro Legal Services, Andrew M. Perlman, Suffolk University Law School and Paula Schaefer, University of Tennessee College of Law.