In a move to better support women, junior lawyers and diverse lawyers and increase their attendance in legal programming and conferences, the Berkeley Center Law and Technology (BCLT) has dramatically discounted its registration costs for junior and mid-level attorneys for this year’s 22nd Annual Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute (APLI). Specifically, junior and mid-level attorneys will receive a 75% discount from the “General Public” registration, which is $990, resulting in a registration fee of $250.
Previously, BCLT has co-sponsored complimentary webinars organized by NextGenLawyers.com aimed at encouraging opportunities for and participation by junior attorneys. Winston & Strawn is a proud sponsor of the BCLT, APLI, and the founder of NextGenLawyers.com.
APLI will take place this year on December 9-10, 2021 at Stanford University. Winston Partner @Jeanifer Parsigian ([email protected]) will be moderating the panel “Interplay of District Courts and the PTAB: Navigating an uncertain path.” Learn more about the event and registration here.
Next Generation Lawyers and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology hosted an in-house panel discussion on October 22 that highlights, brainstorms, and encourages client-facing opportunities for junior attorneys.
The Federal Circuit Bar Association, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkeley Judicial Institute, ChIPs, and CLI hosted a panel discussion on the changing judicial landscape, and the opportunities it presents for junior lawyers and associates.
On May 29, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and ChIPs sponsored a discussion on the USPTO’s Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP). Launched earlier this month, LEAP facilitates the professional development of patent attorneys and agents who appear before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) by providing them with opportunities for oral advocacy.