The Intersection of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Need to Know

The Intersection of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Need to Know

The Intersection of Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: What Lawyers Need to Know - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 4/8/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a huge boon to the legal profession in helping to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and produce more reliable results. But there is a reason cybersecurity experts worry about “dark AI” crimes (spoiler alert: the most dangerous crimes involve “deepfakes”) and the decisions made by “black box” AI. To be competent, therefore, an attorney needs to understand not only how AI works and what its benefits are, but also the potential ethical drawbacks its use presents. Join our experts as they examine these topics and identify the ethics issues attorneys must consider when evaluating and using AI in their law practices.

Featured Topics:

  • How to Measure the Transparency and Trustworthiness of AI
  • How to Know Whether AI Technology Reflects the Biases of Its Developers and Trainers, Leading to Skewed Results
  • Ethics Issues Presented by the Use of AI in Law Practices
  • Developments Since the 2019 ABA Resolution Urging Courts and Lawyers to Address Emerging AI Legal and Ethical Issues

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Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA
Sharon D. Nelson is a practicing attorney and the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. She is a past President of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association and the Fairfax Law Foundation. She a Co-Author of 18 books published by the ABA.

John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., Fairfax, VA
John W. Simek is Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a nationally known expert in the area of digital forensics. He and Sharon provide managed legal technology, managed cybersecurity and digital forensics services from their Fairfax, Virginia firm.

Charity Anastasio, AILA Practice Management Advisor, Washington DC
Charity Anastasio is a practice management advisor for AILA’s Practice & Professionalism Center. She works with AILA members on ethics and practice management issues through one-on-one consultations, publications, and presentations, and collaborates with the AILA Ethics Committee and Practice Management Interest Group. She is in leadership at the ABA Law Practice Division, is a past speaker at the ABA TECHSHOW 2019 and 2020, and is a ABA 2020 Women of Legal Tech Honoree. Find her on Twitter @charityanas or reach her at or 202-507-7624.

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