Special Lectures 2019: The legal profession of the future is already here

Posted: 09/16/2019

How is artificial intelligence (AI) changing professional legal services? What does it mean to “litigate an algorithm?” At what point do privacy risks outweigh the benefits of legal technology?

These questions will be tackled on November 21 and 22 at the Special Lectures 2019 conference, taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. The Special Lectures will offer a comprehensive look at how AI, innovative technologies, and new measures of social and individual behaviours are changing (or could change) the delivery of legal services, as well as affecting access to justice and legal decision-making.

Register today: https://store.lso.ca/special-lectures-2019

On the one hand, a truly tech-driven legal system could play a significant role in advancing access to justice. It could also improve efficiency in the delivery of legal services, and expedite judicial and tribunal processes.

On the other hand, algorithms produce results that are only as neutral as the data they rely on, and that data might contain hidden biases. Also, any disruption of the traditional lawyer–client relationship brings with it difficulties for regulation and application of the Rules. Lastly, the privacy concerns are real and will need to be addressed.

Join your fellow practitioners, tech experts, professors and judges for an enlightening, provocative discussion on what role lawyers and paralegals will play in providing these innovations to their clients.

To learn more about the session topics and the speakers we’ll be featuring at the Special Lectures, please read the Program Agenda (PDF).

The legal profession of the future is nearer than you think. In many cases, it’s already here. Find out what this means for you and your practice at the Special Lectures 2019.

Register today: https://store.lso.ca/special-lectures-2019