NCBA Programming to Focus on “The Future of Law” and How Technology is Transforming the Business of Law
June 18, 2018 – Cortland, New York. Systems East, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive finance, billing, and payment solutions since 1981, announced today that it will be attending and exhibiting at the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting, hosted in Wilmington, North Carolina, from June 21- 24, 2018.
This year’s North Carolina State Bar Annual Meeting will focus on technology and how it impacts current and future trends in the practice of law. The program schedule will offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for courses on cloud computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. Further, the NCBA is proposing that one out of twelve required CLE hours include technology training. The North Carolina Supreme Court is set to review these recommended changes for approval in time for them to go into effect for the 2019 CLE compliance year.
Those in the legal industry will recall that, in 2006 and 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to address how legal practitioners should address and handle technology. Since then, the American Bar Association has included technology education requirements in its Rules of Professional Conduct, the California State Bar issued an Opinion making learning about eDiscovery and technology an ethical obligation, and the Florida State Bar became the first to adopt a technology CLE requirement for its licensed practitioners.
As Education and Training SME for Systems East, Inc., Melissa Rogozinski observes, “This is an exciting time for State Bar Associations. The North Carolina State Bar is joining a group of legal technology pioneers in driving necessary awareness, adoption and changes in the way legal services are provided in this current age of digital living. Since our ePayments product and education strategy revolve around technology and related training, we knew we wanted to be a part of this event and support the North Carolina Bar’s leadership and progress in this area.”
The North Carolina Bar Association is a voluntary statewide organization composed of more than 20,000 lawyers, judges, paralegals and law students. The NCBA was founded 1899 and is based at the N.C. Bar Center, located at 8000 Weston Parkway in Cary. Volunteer service and leadership permeates virtually every aspect of the organization, from four divisions devoted to young lawyers, senior lawyers, paralegals and law students, to 31 practice specialty sections, to the various committees, commissions and task forces of the NCBA. The NCBA Diversity Statement: The North Carolina Bar Association is an inclusive organization committed to recognizing, respecting, promoting and encouraging diversity among its leadership, its membership and the entire legal community.
Systems East, Inc. is headquartered in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York and maintains satellite offices in South Carolina, Florida, and Arizona. The company has an established record of providing professional assistance to thousands of clients all over the nation. In its history approaching four decades, the experienced staff has specialized in the development of a variety of software products that are comprehensive, easy to use, and cost-effective. Systems East has consistently enjoyed steady and sustainable growth, resulting in a positive financial position every year, has no debt and has never sought or received funding from external sources such as banks or venture capitalists. This financial independence permits a focus on quality and service instead of shareholder income and is consistent with a management strategy that focuses on attraction and retention of both clients and employees. Systems East assists its clients in handling billions of dollars in transactions annually.