I am going to write a little off topic today about an upcoming event that will be taking place on the online virtual world of Second Life® I have previously written about Second Life (“SL”) because I think it is an amazing world. For people who choose to use it for educational purposes, it is an extraordinary venue on many levels. The Second Life Bar Association, of which I am a member, has successfully sponsored talks relating to legal matters in virtual worlds. The greatest benefit of these seminars has been the ability to earn continuing legal education credit without having to travel any further than my home or office.
This Saturday, November 8 at 12:00 noon, Pacific Standard Time, Benjamin Duranske (Benjamin Noble in SL) will be speaking about ethics in virtual worlds. Mr. Duranske is the author of Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landsacpe of Virtual Worlds. Mr. Duranske is also the author of the very well known blog on virtual legal issues, Virtually Blind.
Attorneys licensed in California may earn 1 hour of continuing legal education credit. The cost is $25.00 (payable in U.S. currency or the equivalent in Linden dollars if you wish the CLE), otherwise if you just wish to attend, the cost is free.
You may obtain more information and register for the seminar at the SL Bar Association’s website.