Legal Summit 2007

Legal Summit for Software Freedom 2007

The Software Freedom Law Center hosted the first Annual Legal Summit for Software Freedom on Friday, October 12, at Columbia Law School in New York. The Summit had two parts: a closed session in the morning for a private meeting of the world's foremost FOSS attorneys, and an open session in the afternoon consisting of free legal presentations to the public.

The public portion of the Summit included legal presentations by Eben Moglen, Dan Ravicher, Richard Fontana, Matt Norwood, Karen Sandler and James Vasile, each of whom are attorneys at SFLC. Topics covered included copyrights, patents, project incorporation, clean-room design, and the current legal climate as it relates to Software Freedom.

CLE Credit Information

This transitional and non-transitional continuing legal education program will provide a maximum of four credits which can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement under New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) rules. Advance registration is mandatory to receive CLE credit; register by completing the pre-registration form on the website. Under NYS Continuing Legal Education rules, CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing the entire session; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for CLE credit. Similarly, attorneys leaving the session early are also ineligible for CLE credit. Attorneys wishing to receive CLE credit must sign in and out of the program's attendance register at the beginning and end of the CLE program.

The program schedule and speaker biographies are also available.