Ethical Use of AI for Legal Teams

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In need of ethics CLE credit before the end of the year and also curious to learn the ethical considerations that arise when using AI in the legal field? AI has the capability to “assist” lawyers with tasks such as legal research, contact review and analysis, and document drafting and summarization. It’s undeniable that AI is and will continue to be embedded in all facets of our lives - both personal and professional. 

In this webinar, hear from established AI leaders, Gaurav Oberoi, CEO and co-founder of Lexion (the only CLM founded at a prestigious AI research institute), and Jen Dumas, General Counsel of the Allen Institute for AI (an incubator for innovative AI companies), as they discuss the role of ethics to guide the responsible development and use of AI tools in the legal domain.  

Key takeaways:  

  • Transparency: The lack of visibility into the AI decision-making processes poses a challenge to ethics. Lawyers need to understand and be able to explain the rationale behind AI-generated recommendations or content.
  • Accountability: Determining responsibility when AI systems make errors or engage in unethical behavior is a complex issue. Legal professionals must grapple with questions about who bears liability for AI-generated errors.
  • Privacy and Data Protection: The use of AI in legal practice often involves processing sensitive client information. Ethical concerns related to data security, confidentiality, and consent must be addressed to maintain the trust of clients and maintain privilege protection.
  • Competence and Professional Responsibility: Lawyers have an ethical duty to provide competent representation. As AI systems become integral to legal work, attorneys must ensure that they possess the necessary skills to oversee and supervise AI tools effectively.