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The Future of AI in the Legal Profession Panel Discussion

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  • Online via Zoom
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Traditionally, the law has been slow to adopt new technologies. However, legal practitioners are already using AI to automate tasks such as document review, contract analysis and predicting court outcomes.

As interest grows around technology-driven legal practice, the impact of technology on the legal profession is likely to be far-reaching and transformative.

In this panel session, we will discuss:

  • How is AI being used in the legal profession?
  • Will AI have a profound impact on the practice of law?
  • What are the threats and challenges of implementing AI in legal practice when it comes to regulation?

Participating chair

Dr Armin Alimardani

Armin is a Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong (UOW), where he researches at the intersection of technology, science, and law. His current projects investigate the ethical and legal implications of cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, genetics, and neuroscience. Armin has previously involved in ethical AI projects, including a project funded by DFAT. A keen coder, he is currently collaborating with colleagues at UNSW Sydney to prototype a number of innovative AI-powered tools for potential use in education and research.

Panellists

Terri Mottershead

Terri Mottershead is the Executive Director of the Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific) at The College of Law (CLI). Terri works internationally with leaders of legal businesses supporting them in identifying and analysing trends, developing strategies, and transforming their capabilities and practices to deliver legal services/products in the new legal ecosystem. She is the instigator, designer, developer and collaborator-in-chief of CLI’s global initiatives, networks and programs including the Legalpreneurs Lab and the Innovation Incubator Program. Terri serves as the representative for Australia on the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA) Advisory Board, as a Bilgi Law Labs Advisory Board Member for the Istanbul Bilgi University Law School, as a Fellow of the US College of Law Practice Management, as a member of the CLOC Global Education Advisory Council, and Chairs the Queensland Law Society Innovation Committee. Terri was profiled as a legal industry thought leader by McCulloch Robertson in 2019 for its Year 101: Women in Law initiative, was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Innovator of the Year Award (Individual) 2021 and was recently recognised in the IWD Women Lawyers Association of Queensland 2022 Inspo List for her support and encouragement of women in law.

Alexander Vulkanovski

Alex is a manager in KPMG’s Legal Operations & Transformation Services (LOTS) team, specialising in legal transformation advisory and product design and development. He has broad experience in digital transformation and innovation across the telecommunications, property and legal industries, and subject matter expertise in legal service design, legal product development and legal operations. Prior to KPMG, Alex worked in transformation and innovation roles at Gilbert + Tobin, Vicinity Centres, nbn and Google ANZ. Alex holds an Advanced Certification in Design Thinking (IDEO U), B Laws (Hons 1) (UOW) and B Commerce (UNSW).

Lyria Bennett Moses

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Faculty lead in the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security. Lyria’s research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating "technology" as an object of regulation. Recently, she has been working on legal and policy issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence, the appropriate legal framework for enhancing cyber security, and oversight for law enforcement intelligence. She is on the NSW Information and Privacy Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of the Australian Chapter of the IEEE’s Society for the Social Implications of Technology,and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


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