The legal research function is a critical one for law firms and legal departments. And - increasingly - it’s an area being augmented by automation. Automatizing legal research provides many benefits. It enables lawyers to sift through large amounts of information; underpins predictive, data driven insights and enables better, faster and cost efficient responsiveness to client needs. It also eliminates repetitive tasks and allows lawyers to focus on what they do best: provide impactful legal advice. Yet increasing reliance on automation legal research can be problematic. Areas of concern include increased liability risks, algorithmic bias and sectoral mistrust of outputs.
On this 60 minute webinar, our presenters will examine the evolution of legal research, the increasing impact of automation and the emerging benefits and risks stemming from it.
Jennifer McNenly, Senior Director, Knowledge Services, Fasken
Colin Lachance, Founder + Executive Director at Legal Innovation Data Institute
Mark Doble, CEO, Alexsei
Joan Rataic-Lang, Executive Director/Library Director, Toronto Lawyers Association
Chair: Wolfgang Alschner, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Law Society of Ontario: This program contains 1 hour of Professionalism Content.
Law Society of BC: This program is accredited for 1 hour of CPD