October 08, 2019

Message from the Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Cyberspace Colleagues –

It was great to see many of you at the BLS Annual Meeting in DC. We presented nine CLE programs (10% of all programs at the meeting) to strong reviews. Five programs were joint presentations with the Consumer Financial Services Committee—a valuable partnership for both committees. “Recent Developments in US State Privacy Requirements: How Do Businesses Balance It All?”—the last program of the day on Friday coordinated by John Isaza, Niya McCray, and Agnes Bundy Scanlan—was the most highly attended of all programs at the meeting! Many thanks to Cyberspace Law Committee members who coordinated and served as panelists on our programs.

If you did not make it to DC, you can access some written materials for the CLE programs here. Within a couple of weeks, you will have an opportunity to listen to the audio recordings, and we will let you know when they are available.

Before the recent BLS Annual Meeting ended, we had already begun planning for the 2020 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, as well as the 2020 BLS Spring Meeting. Thank you for the large number of excellent program proposals submitted for Spring. We are working with the Section to determine how many we can include.

And please plan now to participate in our 2020 Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting on January 24-25 in Phoenix. See article below for details, including how to submit CLE roundtable proposals. Registration should open later this month.

With the ABA’s protocols now directing newsletters and most other communications through committee-specific ABA Connect pages, please make sure (1) you are signed up for the Cyberspace Law Committee (it’s free if you are a Business Law Section member) and (2) you have adjusted your ABA account settings to receive alerts—either real-time or daily—when committee communications are posted.

We are looking for a few subcommittee vice-chairs, so please email Cheryl Burtzel or me if you are interested. As always, please also let us know if you have ideas for projects or want to get involved in other ways.

Regards,
Cheryl Dancey Balough
Cyberspace Law Committee Chair

Cheryl Dancey Balough

Cyberspace Law Committee Chair