June 01, 2019

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Dear Cyberspace Colleagues:

With meteorological summer here, the pull to take some time to relax is a bit stronger, but opportunities to contribute to our profession keep arriving too. Here’s one excellent way to share your insights and expertise related to cyberspace.

The American Law Institute and the Uniform Law Commission have formed a joint study committee to examine whether there is a need to amend the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) in light of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, distributed-ledger technology and virtual currency. The study committee is interested in receiving input from business and consumer groups, governmental agencies, academics, and as many other interested persons as possible about all articles of the UCC (other than Article 6 on bulk transfers). Please consider completing a brief questionnaire, which is available at:

Responding to the questionnaire will also provide you with an opportunity to be formally designated as an “observer” to participate in or monitor the work of the study committee. Please respond to the questionnaire no later than June 28, 2019.

John Rothchild, editor of the “Survey of the Law of Cyberspace,” has space for a couple more authors for this excellent annual resource to be published in the Winter edition of The Business Lawyer. You can learn more about contributing here.

Other Cyberspace Law Committee activities remain in full swing. We had many strong CLE proposals for BLS Annual Meeting, and we will soon know what our schedule will be. It definitely is not too early to register.

Plans for the 2020 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting also are underway, and we’ll have more to report soon. As always, please reach out to vice-chair Cheryl Burtzel or me with other ideas or projects you would like to pursue.

Cheryl Dancey Balough
Committee Chair

Cheryl D. Balough

Cyberspace Law Committee Chair