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AI for Lawyers: Ethical Concerns and Best Practices
October 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT
Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and other emerging technologies, while holding the promise of helping lawyers serve their clients efficiently and effectively, can also raise many complex ethical issues. Although an attorney’s ethical obligations remain unchanged regardless of technology relied upon in practice, in certain respects, the current rules of professional conduct may not have entirely “caught up” with emerging AI technology. This seminar will explore the evolution of tools leveraging AI in legal practice and will cover the ethical issues arising out of the use of AI in the practice of law. This seminar will focus on improving the ability of attorneys to understand Artificial Intelligence and the application of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Model Rules”) in leveraging Artificial Intelligence, with specific emphasis on the following: Current trends in the legal industry and tools leveraging Artificial Intelligence; An overview of Artificial Intelligence; and Review and discussion on the Model Rules and their applicability to an attorney relying on or leveraging Artificial Intelligence in practice.