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Legaltech Seminar Series

The School of Law’s Academic Technology department, along with School of Law student organizations and the Student Bar Association (SBA) present a regularly scheduled 8 – 9 a.m. seminar series on how technology affects the law. Featuring guest lecturers who are experts in various legal technology fields, these one-hour, CLE seminars are virtual and free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students, as well as to South Carolina state government employees.

USC School of Law Spring 2023 Legaltech Seminar Series

The University of South Carolina School of Law, in partnership with the Richland County Bar, the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and the School of Law's Student Bar Association, will present the Spring 2023 Legaltech Seminar Series: School of Law's Student Organizations Themed Series. A dynamic group of presenters from the legal elite, industry experts and innovators, and legal and technical academic minds are being assembled to provide valuable insight into innovation and technical advancements taking place in South Carolina and the effects this progress has on the law. You will not want to miss this!

These one-hour CLE virtual seminars will be held online on selected Thursday mornings  from 8 – 9 a.m.  The cost of each seminar will be $25, but free to University of South Carolina faculty, staff, and students, as well as to South Carolina state and Federal government employees (ask about free discount code when signing up for seminars). There are also discounts available when purchasing more than one seminar. Please email Gary Moore, Assistant Dean for Academic Technology at for more information about the discount promo codes.

All proceeds from our LegalTech Seminars go to the School of Law's Law School Carolina Fund benefitting University of South Carolina law students.

Information About Spring 2023 Seminars

Phi Delta Phi Presents “Bit by Bit: Effective Use of People, Processes, and Computer Technology in the Practice of Law” with Jack Pringle
Online 1 Hour SC LEPR (Ethics) CLE Credit 234384ADO

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Powerful new computer technology tools and those touting their utility create the impression that the all the rules are changing, or that in fact there are no rules. Witness the ubiquity of “game changer” and “disruptive” throughout the discourse.

However, the Rules of Professional Responsibility apply with the same force whether a lawyer is using a legal pad or a supercomputer. The obligations of competence (Rule 1.1), confidentiality of information (Rule 1.6), and safekeeping property (Rule 1.15) have not changed in the wake of bright, shiny, and powerful computer tools.

Effectiveness as a lawyer requires using the tools available to you. You are already using many of those tools. Identifying and understanding the way you use information and knowledge to solve problems will help show the way toward effective computer technology use-as long as you don’t forget the use of people and processes along the way.

This CLE will offer some observations about learning to identify and manage your information and knowledge, with the help of your existing tools (people, processes, and computer technology). Taking this approach hopefully will make the process of change(such as the adoption of new computer tools) more manageable and assist in satisfying all ethical obligations as lawyers adapt.

We’ll also discuss why the use of computer technology is now a crucial part of a lawyer’s toolkit, why some attorneys resist change and technology, and how to plan to use computer technology more effectively in connection with your other tools.  And then Mr. Pringle will  have some tips for using computer technology more effectively, and some resources you can consult in order to get better.

Jack Pringle, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP

Jack Pringle is a partner with Adams and Reese, LLP in Columbia. Jack focuses his practice on privacy, information security, and information governance, administrative and regulatory law; public utilities; land use litigation; and class action litigation.

Jack helps businesses protect, manage, and communicate information lawfully and effectively, and has received the Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”).

With an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Jack helps businesses protect, manage, and communicate information lawfully and effectively. He guides clients through information incidents, data breaches, and related threats in connection with federal and state breach notice and personal information and privacy laws, including notification, mitigation, regulatory response and resulting lawsuits and investigations. Jack helps organizations strengthen their information security programs by evaluating potential cybersecurity insurance coverage, developing, and testing incident response plans, and helping clients create and implement appropriate security policies and training.

Jack has been a regular speaker and writer on technology in law, ethical issues in relation to technology in law, and wellness and well-being issues. He has spoken before/at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law, Association of Corporate Counsel-South Carolina, Richland County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the Georgia Bar Convention, the South Carolina Association of Counties, the Canadian Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Association of County Attorneys, the South Carolina LPM-Tech Conference, the Greenville County Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, The South Carolina Public Service Commission/SC Office of Regulatory Staff, the SC Council of School Attorneys, the SC Association of County Attorneys and the SC Workers’ Compensation Education Association, among others.

Over the past couple of years, Jack has spoken and written frequently on emerging technology and its ethical and best use in legal practice and beyond.  

February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Online 1 Hour MH/SA SC CLE Credit 234817ADO
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This CLE will present an overview of the importance of wellness and how lawyers can use technology to improve mental health. Lawyers and law students will enhance their understanding of the importance of self-care and how they can utilize technology to habitualize daily self-care routines to focus on improving their mental health. The faculty will begin with an overview of the research regarding the impact of technology and social media on our mental health, including a discussion of key considerations for lawyers.

The presenters will then cover more in-depth content on key areas (mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and music) where technology can be an effective tool to help lawyers focus on self-care, wellness, and improving their mental health. The CLE will conclude with several recommendations for how various features and specific apps on smartphones, tablets, and computers can help lawyers routinize a daily focus on wellness and improving their mental health.

Christopher Church, JD, MS
Academic Affiliate & Pro Bono Attorney, University of South Carolina School of Law

Christopher is a Senior Director for Strategic Consulting at Casey Family Programs, the nation's largest private operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope. Christopher is also an Academic Affiliate and Pro Bono Attorney with the CHAMPS Clinic at the University of South Carolina School of Law, a pediatric medical-legal partnership. CHAMPS partners with the local children’s hospital to provide civil legal aid that addresses the social determinants of health. Prior to joining Casey, Christopher was the Staff Attorney at CHAMPS, and served as a consultant to a number of child welfare organizations such as Casey Family Programs, the Children's Bureau's Capacity Building Center for Courts, the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the National Center for State Courts, and NCJFCJ. His consulting focused primarily on the use of administrative data to identify opportunities for child welfare system improvement. He began his career working for Georgia's Court Improvement Program. Christopher holds a Masters in Mathematics from the University of North Texas and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia College in New York. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina, and is South Carolina's first Child Welfare Law Specialist, a specialization certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Emily Suski, LLM, JD, MSW
Associate Dean for Clinics and Externships & Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law

Emily Suski is the Associate Dean for Clinics and Externships and an Associate Professor of Law. Her areas of expertise include education law—particularly, Title IX and civil rights in the public schools; health & poverty law; and clinical legal education. Her scholarship explores issues at the intersection of education law and civil rights as well as the role of the law in the caretaking of children. Her articles have been published in journals including the Iowa Law Review (forthcoming), Minnesota Law Review, California Law Review, UCLA Law ReviewMaryland Law Review, and Clinical Law Review.  Prior to joining the University of South Carolina faculty, Suski was on the faculty at Georgia State University College of Law, where she taught family law and in a medical-legal partnership clinic. She has taught as a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, she was a staff attorney for the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She holds an LL.M. with honors from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D., M.S.W., and B.A. with distinction from the University of North Carolina.

Legaltech Seminars Archive

Learn about past seminars by visiting the past seminars archive.

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