Technology for Lawyers Working Group

Today, there are many legal, policy, ethical, and social justice issues related to technology. Lawyers need to build trust with their engineering and coding clients by being familiar with the technologies they create. And because discrimination is increasingly technologically driven (“black box” algorithms, machines learning with biased data, disparate impact in policing based on big data, privacy violations from predictive analytics, and so on), lawyers must have sufficient facility with technology to fight at the front lines of nondiscrimination battles. This working group will give the members of our community the background they need to succeed.

Upcoming Technology for Lawyers Working Group Sessions

 

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Past Technology for Lawyers Working Group Sessions

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law with Steven R. Harber ’92 and Jim Wagner of Apogee Legal

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Steven R. Harber ’92 and Jim Wagner, co-founders of Apogee Legal, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Steve and Jim discussed the application of artificial intelligence to the practice of law, specifically how to use artificial intelligence in contract analysis for regulatory and M&A matters.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Tech Tools for Anonymity with Jonathan Frankle

Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Jonathan Frankle, a PhD student at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Criminals selling illegal drugs online, engineers conducting patent searches, child pornographers, and dissidents under repressive governments have one thing in common: they need to hide their tracks on the web. This discussion explored the technology, story, and morality of Tor, the world’s most popular Internet anonymity network.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Implicit Bias with Amanda Levendowski

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center hosted a discussion with Amanda Levendowski, the Technology Law & Policy Clinic Teaching Fellow at NYU Law, and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman. Amanda discussed her work on copyright law and artificial intelligence, and how to develop practical approaches to new digital problems.

1 CLE credit was made available for lawyers in Areas of Professional Practice.

CLE materials can be found here: Part 1, Part 2

 

Technology for Lawyers Working Group: Encryption 101 with Jonathan Frankle

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Board Room W204

The Innovation Center for Law and Technology held a discussion with Jonathan Frankle and Professor Ari Ezra Waldman on the fundamentals of encryption, anonymity, and attendant law and policy issues.