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.
Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise at law firms. Whether aware or not, recent studies show that a high proportion of the largest law firms in the U.S. have experienced a data breach. As custodians of a treasure trove of highly valuable and sensitive information, law firms make prime targets for cyber criminals. With growing awareness of cybersecurity concerns within the legal community, bar associations are issuing guidance for shoring up defenses and meeting professional obligations in dealing with cyberthreats. This program will review attorneys ethical duties with respect to cybersecurity, recent guidelines and practical guidance for meeting these responsibilities and resources for researching further.
The November 2022 public release of ChatGPT ushered in a new AI era. ChatGPT gained 100 million active users by January 2023 and set off a race among tech giants to jump in with similar technologies, including Bard, Bing, X.AI, Claude, Llama 2 and Lexis!
Understanding Generative AI, (a form of artificial intelligence that uses multi-layer neural networks to generate novel content, including text, prose, computer code, images, and video) how it works, and its implications in the legal field will be critical to law professors in determining how to utilize and guide students. This 60-minute seminar will cover: What is AI, how the law shapes/will shape AI’s development and the impact and potential of AI in law schools.
Legal professionals have a duty to provide competent representation to their clients. In the past, that meant an attorney was competent based on their experience and knowledge of the law. Today, however, the concept of competence has evolved to include a duty of technological competence. Attorneys today use a wide variety of technology – from email to Word to Artificial Intelligence tools. This session will address the ethical obligations that arise from the use of technology in the practice of law.
Many practitioners recognize that conducting Early Case Assessment facilitates better decision-making with respect to whether and how to proceed with a case – ultimately resulting in more certainty and a reduction of costs. This seminar addresses how to use online resources to conduct Early Case Assessment – to learn about the key “players” (e.g. opposing counsel, judges, etc..), to investigate corporations, to pull jury instructions, and more. Additionally, it will highlight how attorneys are using innovative tools such as Artificial Intelligence and analytics to quickly find answers to common legal questions, determine motion strategy and develop more persuasive motions.
This course will benefit any attorney new to this area as well as those looking for an update on some of the emerging issues in the renewable energy industry. Upon completion of this course, you will have:
• Developed an understanding of the renewable energy landscape in the United States.
• In-depth guidance on recent regulations at the state and federal level on renewable energy.
• Knowledge of renewable energy resources to obtain the best outcome for your clients.
Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) AI technology has become part of our daily lives, even in the legal profession. The pace of advancement in Generative AI has given rise to unexpected and somewhat concerning challenges in the field of law. Adapting to emerging technology requires careful consideration among attorneys in technology heavy practices. It is crucial for legal professionals to grasp how to confidently advise clients in intellectual property (IP), data security, and healthcare practices given the rapid pace of AI development.
This program discusses the unique requirements, procedures, and challenges encountered in complex IP litigation and the research tools available at each phase of litigation. Resources for pre-suit diligence, complying with court rules, drafting briefs, pleadings and motions, researching expert witnesses, calculating damages, and incorporating analytics into your litigation strategy will be discussed.
With over 70% of U.S. adults on social media, workplace implications of social media activity present countless opportunities and pitfalls to employers. Aside from potential reputational damage, there are practical concerns when it comes to hiring practices, implementing social media policies, monitoring social media use, avoiding discrimination and harassment liability, and triggering NLRA issues. This CLE uses real-world examples of employment-related social media activity that “went viral” and provides best practices to avoid legal exposure that can come quickly and unexpectedly.