Offer. Agreement. Acceptance. EVERYBODY that has been to law school knows the basic elements of a contract and that there must be a “meeting of the minds.” But when most of us were in law school, you couldn’t create a valid contract by texting back a series of happy face, money bag and champagne bottle emojis. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

“Placing a thumbs up‚ smiley face‚ bottle of champagne‚ dancing figures‚ sunshine‚ rainbow‚ heart‚ or any other emoticon which creates the impression of positivity‚ acceptance or agreement in the mind of the receiver‚ might result in the conclusion of a legal contract.”

Technology has softened the rigid formality of negotiating, forming, enforcing and signing contracts over the last 15 years. In this CLE course, attorney Aaron Cronan will explore some of the most important legal, practical and business implications of technology’s impact on forming a binding contract. He will mainly discuss legally enforceable electronic signatures, E-Signature legislation, the Statute of Frauds & email signatures and browserwrap & clickwrap agreements. To access the course click here: When a Click or Emoji Creates a Contract.

Aaron will also:

* Analyze case examples & case law

* Provide examples of valid & invalid electronic signatures

* Analyze the UETA & ESIGN statutes

* Discuss Terms of Use

* Highlight the pros and cons of digital vs. paper signatures

Aaron Cronan is a business and contract attorney based in Portland, Oregon. During his seventeen years of practice, he has watched the legal industry transform from dictating letters to tape and not even having a computer on his desk, to handling all aspects of the practice in cloud-based software.

This CLE course is offered in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.