Webinar on AI and the Courts

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Date:
March 13, 2024

Time:
3:00 p.m. Eastern/12 noon Pacific

Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to transform all aspects of society, and the courts are no exception. During 2023, several state and federal judges responded to the advent of Generative AI with confusing and occasionally overbroad prohibitions on its use by advocates. Other courts began to experiment with using Generative AI to draft orders and memoranda, and other AI tools for administrative functions. On the substantive side, AI has become a significant issue in patent, copyright, employment, insurance, and banking cases. The proliferation of Large Language Models has challenged our notions of privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual property rights. The sophistication of AI-enabled "deepfakes" has challenged the fundamental assumptions behind our evidence rules. How can judges and hearing officers manage such cases to achieve Rule 1's goal of securing the "just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action"? In particular:

  • Are the various "AI Orders" effective or even necessary? Are they the best way to address attorney competence?
  • What is the scope of AI discovery? Are algorithms or training data sets discoverable? Could Generative AI prompts and output be privileged or protected work product?
  • How does one lay the foundation for admission of AI as evidence? More problematically, how do we identify and challenge the admission of suspected "deepfake" evidence?
  • Can AI be harnessed to make the justice system more efficient and less costly? Can chatbots help overcome barriers to justice for underserved communities?

These questions and more will be addressed in a 90-minute webinar, moderated by a former United States Magistrate Judge. The panel will include a Federal District Judge, a chief United States Magistrate Judge, and a tech-savvy State Court Judge.

The registration fee for this webinar is $129. However, you may be eligible for a significant discount or to attend free of charge:

  • Sedona Conference Working Group Members pay $99, if they log in with their Sedona username and password before registering.
  • All judges, court personnel, full-time state or federal employees, and employees of non-profit organizations pay $0 if they log in using their Sedona username and password. If you are in that category but are new to The Sedona Conference, follow the instrucitons to set up a free user account so you may register for the webinar with your "government and non-profit employee" username and password.
  • Registered attendees and dialogue leaders for The Sedona Conference on AI and the Law, Part 1 or Part 2, pay $0, as a "warm up" for our in-person meetings in April and June. If you have registered for either Conference, you will receive a discount code to apply to your webinar registration either in your confirmation email or in a follow-up email.
  • Employees of Sedona Conference Working Group Series Sponsors pay $0, if they log in using their Sedona username and password, and register applying the same discount code used to join the Working Groups.
  • Employees of Sedona Conference Corporate Members pay $0 if they log in using their Sedona username and password, and register applying the same discount code used to join the Working Groups.

If you need assistance obtaining a username, password, or discount code, please contact [email protected].

Moderator

Ronald J. Hedges LLC

New York, NY, USA

Panelists

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Des Moines, IA, USA

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

San Antonio, TX, USA

Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal

Gretna, Louisiana, USA