12:55 Welcome and Introductions
1:00 Shift in Workplace Culture*
Brandon L. Boykin, Assistant United States Attorney, Raleigh
Cody J. Davis, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Concord
Evin Grant, North Carolina Department of Administration, Raleigh
Taittiona Miles, NC Prisoner Legal Services, Raleigh
Joshua L. Richardson, Buckley LLP, Washington, DC
How has COVID-19 impacted the legal profession? What are the impacts of the social injustices highlighted by the murder of George Floyd and others? What does professionalism look like today? Hear from a panel as they discuss these important topics and walk through an exercise on cultural and implicit awareness.
2:55 Shift in Practice
Lex-Jordan Ibegbu, Ibegbu Law, Raleigh
Explore impacts to practice, including the use of blockchain technology and the rise (and fall) of cryptocurrencies and hot assets like non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Also, how has contracting through automated processes changed the practice of law? Do these changes create a knowledge gap? And what is needed to move into these spaces?
3:50 Shift in the Profession
Xavier Lightfoot, Ward and Smith, Raleigh
What has COVID done to employment law and what is the nation seeing regarding employment? The pandemic has highlighted issues of inequity in the workplace and provided opportunity as seen by the Great Resignation of 2021. In this session, learn how lawyers can change their practice and better advocate for their employees and clients.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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