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Hate lawyers? Can’t afford one? Blockchain smart contracts are here to help.

Many people in the US already use online services that let them avoid the cost of hiring a lawyer to create a legal agreement and make sure it gets enforced. Such firms have made it far easier for people, especially independent contractors and small businesses, to access legal services and get paid …

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Lawyers Rush In: New UNH Blockchain Program Nabs Big-Name Speakers

It’s not a bear market for everyone. “A crypto winter for the price is a crypto summer for attorneys,” said Jason Civalleri, adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School. “As the price sinks, you have a lot of demand for legal services.” That’s why UNH Law is …

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Lawyers to Help the Russian Crypto Industry Deal With Inadequate Laws

Regulation In the absence of a comprehensive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies in Russia, lawyers have taken matters into their own hands. A new advisory body of legal experts will look into cases where the current legislation does not reflect the specifics of the growing digital economy and propose solutions. Also …

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Nebraska Lawyers Accept Bitcoin Following Ethics Board Approval

The lawyer who asked a Nebraska state legal ethics board about accepting bitcoin as payment says his practice will soon begin taking the cryptocurrency. As CoinDesk previously reported, the Nebraska Lawyers’ Advisory Committee was asked if lawyers could accept bitcoin from either a client directly or through a third party. …

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Courting Bitcoin? Nebraska Ethics Board Gives Lawyers OK to Accept

Lawyers in Nebraska can now accept cryptocurrency as payment, according to a new advisory opinion published by an ethics committee appointed by the state’s supreme court. The Lawyers’ Advisory Committee is an eight-member body that responds to queries from lawyers in Nebraska, weighing them against the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct. …

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Lawyers And Bitcoin | Above the Law

A major part of the work of many attorneys is helping to facilitate secure transfers of assets. From mortgage closings and business sales to divorce proceedings and securities law, asset “management” in many ways enters regularly into the practice of law. For that reason, attorneys should be paying attention to …

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Blockchain technology can provide lawyers with an authentic, secure ledger

ABA Techshow Posted Mar 18, 2017 10:00 am CDT By Stephen Rynkiewicz Oliver Goodenough. Photo by Stephen Rynkiewicz. Tweet A crash course in blockchain at ABA Techshow started Friday with Oliver Goodenough instructing participants to repeat after him its more useful generic description, “distributed ledger technology.” Lawyers may have little …

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Lawyer’s bitcoin bribe bid backfires after bizarre whistleblower info offer — RT Viral

A Washington DC lawyer was recently arrested after attempting to bribe a tech company for $310,000 in Bitcoin in exchange for details on a whistleblower case filed against it. Wearing a wig and using the moniker ‘Dan’, Jeffrey Wertkin wanted payment in the cryptocurrency and in return would swap the …

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