New York State Bar Association Wins National Award for Excellence for its Web3 Metaverse Program, Offers Second Metaverse Event This Fall
The Association for Continuing Legal Education presented the New York State Bar Association with one of its highest honors this summer ― the Best Award for Programs ― for the bar association’s Web3 Metaverse Symposium.
“Deep Dive into the Metaverse and Web3: The First Global Law Symposium” took place in-person and virtually in April 2023 at New York University. The two-day event covered a wide range of issues from NFTs to digital finance. More than 30 experts in the legal and technology professions offered their insight and analysis on the wide-reaching implications of Web3 for lawyers and other professionals.
The judges for the Association for Continuing Legal Education said the program “is at the cutting edge of the CLE industry and shows creativity and innovation in its format and execution.”
Building from the success of the first event, the New York State Bar Association this week announced a second tech summit that will be held Oct. 16 to 17. Registration for Deep Dive into the Metaverse and Web3: The Second Global Law Symposium & Tech Summit is now open.
“Understanding new technologies and their impact on the legal profession is vitally important to our members,” said New York State Bar Association President Richard Lewis. “It is crucial that attorneys be aware of all the implications of the Metaverse and Web3. As these technologies continue to rapidly evolve, we will be there to help our members keep abreast of them.”
The event offers two days of workshops with a range of issues from understanding digital assets to the impact of Web3 on entertainment law. Other topics include criminal activity in the Metaverse and the impact of blockchain technology on real property. Trust and estates and tax law will also be discussed. Attendance will fulfill 15 MCLE credits in professional practice, DEI, Ethics and Cybersecurity.
The Emerging Technologies Collaborative at New York University’s School of Professional Studies will again host the event. The Collaborative is a groundbreaking effort bringing together academia, research and business leadership to prepare students and industry to succeed in the Metaverse.
The California Lawyers Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association will be co-sponsors of the summit. The symposium and summit is an international effort involving the Law Society of England and Wales, the Bar Council of England and Wales, The American Bar Association International Section, the Barcelona Bar Association, the Ukrainian Bar Association and the UIA International Association of Lawyers.
The planning committee members are:
Sherry Levin Wallach, program chair, immediate past president, New York State Bar Association.
Dana V. Syracuse, Paul Hastings, New York City, co-chair of the association’s Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency.
Jackie J. Drohan, Drohan Lee, New York City, co-chair of the association’s Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency.
Alexander Paykin, Law Office of Alexander Paykin.
Rick Tapia, associate, Bull Blockchain Law.
Elizabeth Haas, adjunct instructor, NYU School of Professional Studies/Emerging Technologies Collaborative.
Karl Kilb, co-founder/chairman, Crescite Innovation.
Matthew H. Feinberg, associate, Goldberg Segalla.
Pablo Segarra, attorney and strategy consultant guiding Web3 native startups, Dominican Republic.
Marc Beckman, CEO, DMA United, Senior Fellow NYU.
Professor Marissa J. Moran, Department of Law and Paralegal Studies, CUNY – New York City College of Technology, School of Professional Studies.