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Business & Technology Law CLE Weekend - Presented by the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology

Richwood on the River

May 17-19

Richwood on the River

Business & Technology Law CLE Weekend

NKU Chase Law's W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology, selected as #1 in the nation for innovation and business by Bloomberg Law, presents a CLE Weekend on business and technology law. Join us Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, at Richwood on the River, a beautiful, historic mansion and cottage property in Kentucky along the Ohio River, approximately 1 hour from Cincinnati and Louisville and 2 hours from Lexington and Indianapolis. The property is directly across the river from Madison, Indiana, a historic shopping and dining town on the river with 35 blocks of Main Street on the National Historic Landmark Registry serving as the largest contiguous National Historic Landmark District in the U.S. 

This weekend retreat offers 6.0 CLE hours on ethics, intellectual property, AI, and other business and technology topics as well as receptions and dinner. Candide, a German small-batch chocolatier, is partnering with French Crust, a Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel restaurant, to provide a chocolate tasting paired with wine and bourbon. Bring a guest for a fun weekend with colleagues and fellow alumni while meeting your CLE requirements. Registration is limited. 

Richwood on the River

We have reserved the entire Richwood on the River estate. This includes 12 suites, cabins and cottages on site and a pool. Review your room options at this link (some suites and bunkhouses are connected) and then contact Jeannine Lambert at or via phone at (513) 328-3468 to book your room at a discounted rate of $200 per night. Contact owner Colleen Sutton at (502) 663-2748 if you have any specific questions about the rooms and property. 

There is also availability at the historic Eagle Cotton Mill in Madison, IN, which is now a Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott after a $5 million renovation. Other nearby options include several hotels, General Butler State Park, Clifty Falls State Park or the town of Carrollton, Kentucky. 

Richwood on the River
CLE Agenda

Chase Law's Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology's mission is to prepare attorneys for modern-day practice with business and technology acumen. To further this mission, we are presenting 6.0 hours of CLE, including 2.0 ethics, on business and legal technology topics.

Friday, May 17
2:30-4:45 p.m. (includes 15-minute break)

Attorney Wellbeing and Ethics: Managing Ourselves and Managing Representation 
2.0 ethics/professional conduct CLE hours pending

As busy professionals, it can be easy to view wellness as a "to do" item that should be scheduled into your planner rather than focusing on the process of wellbeing. Becoming overwhelmed, not reaching out for support when needed, avoiding difficult conversations, poor time management and fear of mishandling cases can all lead to some of the most common ethics violations such as no client communication, mishandling cases or client funds, and poor representation. Let’s address some ways to manage the state of our well-being in order to avoid future and potential ethical pitfalls including how to address substance use and mental health concerns, how to seek out help when it’s needed, and some steps that can be taken by attorneys and law firms to put us all in a better position to manage ourselves and our profession. 

Saturday, May 18
8:30-10:30 a.m.

Top 10 Tips for Tech Agreements
1.0 general CLE hour pending

Software, mobile apps, websites, customer databases – helping clients assess agreements for technology that supports critical aspects of their business is now a necessity for nearly every lawyer. This session will give an overview of the “Top Ten Tips for Tech Agreements”:  rather than a list of super technical issues, this list presents some practical and easily-implementable tips that lawyers can use when advising clients who are seeking to engage tech vendors. 

Issue Spotting in IP
1.0 general CLE hour pending

Intellectual property continues to be one of the most, if not the most, important and valuable assets for businesses.  For many attorneys, especially those who do not practice in the IP area, having a go-to checklist of questions to ask their clients can truly facilitate both issue-spotting for important IP assets and help enhance the understanding of the client’s business overall.  This session will present some key questions to elicit this important information from clients and ways that attorneys can then help the clients protect their important IP assets. 

Saturday, May 18
10:45-12:45 p.m.

Generative AI: What it is, how to use it, and how courts respond to it
1.0 general CLE hour pending

With the explosive growth of generative AI and large-language models in the last 18 months, attorneys need to know what they are, how they work and how they can be useful in practice. We will also discuss how courts are reacting to this technology. 

Representing Tech Startups
1.0 general CLE hour pending

This presentation focuses on the legal needs of entrepreneurs and their startups, particularly technology-related startups. While successful startups may require help with complex legal drafting and transactions—to obtain financing, issue shares, go public, or sell the company—entrepreneurs and lawyers that represent them require general knowledge of many areas of the law. The presentation will discuss legal issues common to creating and running a startup. It will also consider some of the expertise that a lawyer must acquire to counsel startups, and discuss ways that attorneys can better understand these unique clients and develop a practice to serve them.

Meet Your Presenters

Richwood on the River
Friday, May 17
1:30 p.m. Check-In
2:30-4:45 p.m. 2.0 CLE on wellness and ethics
5:00-7:00 p.m. Reception by Farm to Fork
7:00 p.m. Dinner on own in Madison
Saturday, May 18
8:00-8:30 a.m. Light breakfast for all 
8:30-12:45 p.m. 4.0 CLE on technology and business with refreshment break
12:45-5:30 p.m. Lunch on own; Explore Madison
6:00-7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 p.m. Dinner
9:00-10:30 p.m. Gourmet German Chocolate Tasting with Wine and Bourbon
Sunday, May 19
9:00-11:00 a.m. Breakfast available - depart anytime
1:00 p.m. Check Out

Richwood on the River

Attending and Seeking CLE Credit

$150 Lunsford Academy alumni
$300 Chase alumni

Includes 6.0 CLE on business and technology law inc. 2.0 ethics, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, refereshments during all CLE sessions, receptions on Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Saturday. Registration and lodging are very limited. 

Attending as a Guest

$75 per adult guest 

Includes receptions on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday.


If staying at iIchwood on the River, you can book for a discounted rate of $200 per night. Book with Jeannine Lambert after reviewing room options at this link. If selecting other lodging, book directly with that location.

How to Register

Register at

Contact Jeannine Abukhater Lambert, Executive Director of Centers & Programming, at for questions and to select your room if staying at Richwood-on-the-River.