Science & Technology Law Section

The mission of the ABA Science & Technology Law Section is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of its members.

Addressing Climate as a Systemic Risk: The Role of U.S. Financial Regulators

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

The program will discuss how climate change poses a systemic risk to financial stability, domestically and internationally. Both governmental agencies (like the CFTC) and nongovernmental organizations have expressed concerns with the ability of regulators’ capabilities to evaluate and quantify these risks, and of financial markets to account for and adapt to new climate realities. Experts from Ceres, a global leader in sustainability efforts, will discuss recent analysis and trends.

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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National (Virtual) Institute 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world, and its legal implications are vast and challenging. Every client in every industry sector — including healthcare, financial, transportation, energy, utilities, manufacturing, telecom, IT, real estate, and retail/consumer services — will be affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the use of AI and robotics, both to fight the virus and to automate processes dependent on human workers. If you attended this blockbuster AI National Institute, you can log in with your unique registration link to view the sessions and download program materials.

SciTech Summer Series - Thankful Thursdays

A big "Thank You" to all of the panelists who presented awesome programs during Thankful Thursday Member Appreciation series. And a "Thank You" to all of the SciTech members who joined the live programs. If you were not able to attend or would like to watch a program again, please visit the SciTech Summer Series Rewind page to hear/watch the recordings and view the PowerPoint presentations.

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5th Annual National (Virtual) Institute on the Internet of Things (IoT)

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on our world and IoT. As people become more reliant on IoT as they work from remote locations, privacy and cybersecurity issues are escalating, and businesses are finding new incentives to accelerate digital initiatives as the world relies on technology more than ever. This stellar legal conference on IoT gives you the insights you need to practice in this world of disruption and transformation. If you attended this blockbuster IoT National Institute, you can log in with your unique registration link to view the sessions and download program materials.

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Get involved with discussion groups and network with your peers through SciTech Connect. Receive committee newsletters and other information specific to your area of interest to stay on top of cutting-edge scientific and technological developments.

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Tools to move your practice forward amid Covid-19

The American Bar Association has created a member-focused, solutions-oriented website that seeks to provide lawyers, law students and legal professionals valuable insights and practical tools to help them navigate the legal profession’s emerging needs in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 Annual Meeting Update From Section Delegates William Baker and Richard Field

The ABA Select Committee Report was prepared to aid House of Delegates members in informing their constituencies about actions of the House and other highlights of the 2020 Annual Meeting. The report is comprehensive and identifies the scope and diversity of matters considered by the House. Included also are links to speeches of the Officers, remarks by John G. Levi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation, and to the final adopted language of Resolutions with Reports.

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SciTech is the sort of place that breathes life into the practice of law, lightens the load, and provides a sense of community. Ever focused on the future, SciTech not only takes on first-of-their kind issues with an unmatched theoretical vigor, but also delivers practical, hands-on value to members, whether it's internet of things, biotech, cleantech, scientific evidence, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, drones, medical devices, cloud computing, outer space, or healthcare technology and medical devices.

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