A Discussion of the Future of Lawyers and the Legal Profession

The Vermont Law Review presents:

A Discussion of the Future of Lawyers and the Legal Profession

Friday, April 5th
Noon – 5:00 pm
Chase Center
Vermont Law School


Noon-1:00 – Lunch & Welcome

  • The Honorable Paul Reiber, Chief Justice, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Ed Mattes, Chairman, Vermont Law School

1:15-1:45 – Introduction

  • The Honorable Amy Davenport, Chief Administrative Judge for Vermont’s Trial Courts

1:45-2:30 – Keynote Address by Phil Malone, Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society & Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Malone spent 20 years as a federal prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he directed numerous civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions, focusing on high-technology industries, the Internet and computer software and hardware. Lead counsel for DOJ’s investigation of Microsoft, he was primary career counsel in the trial of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp. His research then focused on legal approaches to encouraging and preserving innovation in high-tech industries, evolving competition policy in the computer industry, and the use of technology in discovery and litigation.

2:30-2:45 – Break

2:45-3:45 – Panel 1: It’s a Brave New World for the JD Graduate: Leveraging technology to get the most out of a law school degree

  • Oliver Goodenough, Director, Center for Legal Innovation & Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Deborah Jillson, eDiscovery Division President, Daegis Inc.
  • Pavani Reddy, LexisNexis
  • Dan Richardson, Vermont Bar Association

3:45-4:45 – Panel 2: The View From The Top: The role of JD graduates in a world of increased legal stratification

  • Margaret Barry, Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs, Vermont Law School
  • Kevin Colangeo, Yuson & Irvine
  • David Mears, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bob Paolini, Vermont Bar Association

4:45-5:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks

  • Marc Mihaly, President and Dean, Vermont Law School

5 p.m. – Reception in Yates Common Room

Fees, CLE, and Registration

This event is open to the public at no charge. Please email lawreview@vermontlaw.edu with your name and contact information if you plan to attend.

Vermont Law School is authorized to offer 4 hours of Vermont CLE credit for this event. Those seeking CLE credit will be charged $15.00 at the door, and are asked to bring cash or a check.

Those seeking Vermont CLE credit are strongly encouraged to send a short email stating that intention to lawreview@vermontlaw.edu.