Designing Smart Contracts An Introductory Seminar

Event Details

Nov 05, 2020

9:00AM-4:30PM ET


$895 USD

Technological ingenuity has fundamentally changed the way lawyers and their clients do business. In an era where rampant concerns over data governance and consumer privacy have profoundly impacted legal operations and client service, growing interest in the ability of blockchain technology to help improve compliance, security, accessibility, and transparency, has become a clarion call to action. Today’s practicing lawyer is simultaneously a trusted legal advisor and savvy technologist. (S)he is expected to stay abreast of the latest technological trends in order to better serve clients and stay ahead of the competition.

In 2020, Thomson Reuters is pleased to present the return of its groundbreaking seminar on designing “smart contracts” in the age of blockchain. Through a series of comprehensive, interactive exercises, this CLE-accredited, introductory seminar will offer practicing lawyers foundational lessons on how to code and design smart contracts for future implementation in legal practice. Register today to enhance your business skill set and become a true practice innovator.

Seating is extremely limited in order to provide a fully immersive classroom experience.

Prior knowledge of blockchain technology or computer programming is not required.

Online registration now available!

Earn up to
6.5 CLE Credits*

*Number may vary in accordance with state guidelines.

Special Offers

Group discounts available. Please email for more details.

Why You Should Attend

  • This seminar offers a unique opportunity for lawyers to augment their business skillset by delivering a core understanding of how to code, design and navigate “smart contracts” in professional practice.
  • Attendees will gain a sizable advantage over their peers in developing computer programming skills and practical knowledge of one of the most important (if challenging) technological innovations of recent note.
  • Our classroom setting offers a collegial, interactive setting for individual and group-driven exercises throughout the seminar.
  • Our content is accessible to both beginners and more seasoned professionals familiar with blockchain technology.

    Who Should Attend

  • In-house and outside counsel
  • Contracts professionals and specialists
  • Corporate legal department and law firm technologists
  • Corporate and law firm innovation professionals
  • Event Co-Chair

    Daniel Garrie

    Co-Founder of Law & Forensics LLC

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    Event Details

    Thursday, Nov 05

    9:00 AM ET
    Opening Remarks
    9:15 AM ET
    Introduction to Smart Contracts

    Introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger, and other components of a “smart contract”

    Review of current state of regulations around smart contracts

    10:45 AM ET
    11:00 AM ET
    Coding Smart Contracts - Part I

    Introduction to coding and building “smart” documents

    12:00 PM ET
    12:15 PM ET
    Coding Smart Contracts - Part II

    Install software or review web based applications to develop a smart contract

    Coding 101: The Fundamentals

    Discuss additional resources on coding

    1:15 PM ET
    1:30 PM ET
    Reviewing a Smart Contract

    Examine different types of smart contracts used today

    Comprehensive analysis of a “smart contract”

    2:30 PM ET
    2:45 PM ET
    Writing a Smart Contract

    Group or individual exercise

    3:45 PM ET
    Presentation of Smart Contracts to Group

    Attendees will share their “smart contract” with the group for additional feedback

    4:30 PM ET


    JW Marriott Washington, DC

    JW Marriott Washington, DC
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004

    Please be advised, Thomson Reuters has not arranged a room block for this event. Interested parties may inquire with the JW Marriott Washington, DC about available hotel accommodations.

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