Transformational Impact of Artificial Intelligence

The Transformational Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Legal Practice: Artificial Intelligence Trends

Holy Toledo! This looks like a great half-day conference on the transformational impact of artificial intelligence on lawyers and the legal practice!

Next Friday, October 27th, the 2023 Kiroff Bench Bar Conference will be held in Toledo, OH and the topic is (naturally) Exploring AI: The Significance & Transformational Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Lawyers and the Legal Practice!

There will be five sessions during this four-hour conference at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion:


Sweet AI of Mine: Rocking New Legal Technology  |  12:15 – 1:00 PM

This presentation explores the practical applications of AI in the modern law practice. This engaging presentation will guide attorneys through the dynamic uses of ChatGPT, from drafting precise legal documents to articulating complex legal theories, all while ensuring accuracy and efficiency. Additionally, the presentation will delve into the capabilities of ChatGPT to compile valuable information from the internet, offering a real-time demonstration of how this innovative technology can serve as a robust tool in legal research. By illustrating how to integrate ChatGPT seamlessly into everyday practice, this session aims to empower legal professionals to elevate their services and connect to the future of law.

Presented by:

  • Benjamin Syroka, Esq., Law Clerk, US District Court, Norther District of Ohio, Adjunct Faculty, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Nicholas Wittenberg, Esq., Specialist Leader, Deloitte

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property  |  1:00 – 1:45 PM

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Professor Abbott will discuss the impact of AI on IP law, including the protectability of AI-generated output and infringement concerns associated with the use and training of AI.  He will also speak on how AI impacts the ADR process on the technology used, tasked executed, and the level of human oversight.

Presented by Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM, Ph.D., Prof of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey

The Role Of Generative AI in Legal Education and Practice: Opportunities and Challenges  |  2:00 – 2:45 PM

Professor Chandler explores innovative uses of generative AI, such as LLMs, in legal education, emphasizing AI’s potential in Socratic dialogue, hypothetical scenarios, and case law understanding. These applications showcase AI’s role in deepening legal principles comprehension, fostering critical thinking, and enhancing creativity. His talk considers AI’s potential to assume the role of a justice, translate legal opinions into creative forms, and create study aids. Professor Chandler acknowledges common fears about AI, like making mistakes and taking over jobs, while arguing that such concerns may be overstated. Additional areas of concern, including potential denial or falsification of training data and over-dependence on AI, are also highlighted. In conclusion, Professor Chandler advocates for the careful and balanced use of AI in legal practice and education, recognizing its transformative potential in the legal field.

Presented by Seth J. Chandler, Foundation Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center

ChatGPT: Go Boldly Where No Court, Attorney, Pro Se Litigant or Law School Has Gone Before — Now Is The Time!  |  2:45 – 3:30 PM

Justice Kennedy will discuss how ChatGPT can transform the delivery of legal services, make courts more efficient, further diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession, enhance law school education, as well as its implications upon certain substantive rights and obligations, and will encourage active participation for a robust discussion.

Presented by Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of the State of New York

The final session will be a 30-minute panel discussion with Q & A with all the speakers listed above. Here is the page with more information, including event rates and registration link. A Friday afternoon spent discussing the transformational impact of artificial intelligence on the legal practice could make you happier than a hen in mud! See what I did there? 😉

So, what do you think? Are you using generative AI in your legal practice? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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