March 19, 2019

Rise of the Machines

Thursday, June 2

(3:40 - 5:00pm)

Moderator: John Barkett
Panelists: Wendy Wen Yun Chang, Maura Grossman, Edward Walters

Technology driven tools for lawyers have accelerated to the point that many lawyer tasks are automated in whole or in part, such as e-discovery, document review, legal research, document production, comparison, analysis and management. How is the practice of law today being affected by non-lawyers providing legal services to clients using computerized software technologies? Looking ahead, experts believe that developments in this area will accelerate rapidly. For example, IBM’s Watson lays a path for computers to employ cognitive learning via artificial intelligence. Just how far can technology go in automating legal tasks? How will the practice of law evolve if Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops to a point where robots can give legal advice and solve legal problems? What is the lawyer’s ethical duty to keep abreast of changes in technology affecting the law and its practice? Model Rule 1.1, Comment [8]. Are there technological limits to what legal work can be performed by computers? Must certain legal services be reserved for human lawyers?


  1. April May16 Ediscovery Bulletin
  2. Remus Levy Manuscript 3.3
  3. Watson's Children-C (2)