9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction to Program
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Our panelists will provide an overview of AI, comparing extractive AI to generative AI, and providing examples of the use of generative AI. In layperson’s terms, the panel will explain how AI works and the differences between AI products such as ChatGPT 3.5 & 4.0. The promise and limits of AI will be explored.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AI in Transactional Legal Practice
The panelists will discuss specific AI products for lawyers, including those being rolled out by Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg, as well as products being developed by other providers or by law firms as proprietary products. The costs, benefits, risks, and limitations of these products will be explored, with a focus on how AI may increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness for clients, with particular attention to the use of AI in a transactional legal practice. Panelists will also provide examples of how AI may be used by companies and consider the questions that those uses raise for in-house and outside counsel.
12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Get up, stretch, and enjoy lunch.
12:35 – 12:50 p.m.
Optional – Breakout Groups for Participants to Network
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Preparing Law Students for the Use of AI in Legal Practice
Panelists will describe what law students are currently learning about AI in law school. They will also consider what law students should be learning about the use of AI before they begin practice, including the skill of prompt engineering, while maintaining the primacy of training lawyers in critical reasoning.
1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Ethical Issues Related to the Use of Generative AI in Law Practice
Panelists will discuss the importance of developing policies for the use of AI, including the education and supervision of attorneys using AI in legal practice. They will also review many of the professional responsibility issues raised by AI’s use, including competence, communication, confidentiality, and supervision.