Don’t Just Say No: Ethics and the Changing Practice of Law

Advances in technology are changing how law is practiced. Online research databases, digital contracts, expert systems and document automation all help make lawyers’ routine tasks easier and more efficient. All lawyers must make informed decisions about what technology tools to acquire, develop or leverage. While lawyers’ use of technology is not an end unto itself, it is providing a catalyst for the transformation of the legal profession. Moreover, in a world of rapidly advancing technologies, data breaches and increasingly sophisticated uses of artificial intelligence, lawyers are now ethically required to understand the benefits and risks of technology. Intractable barriers to access to justice also remain a perennial concern. This panel discusses new developments in legal technology and ethics, and explores the ways in which technology can scale the provision of legal assistance, as well as examines how new developments in attorney regulation have expanded the definition of who can “practice law.” It also considers, despite people’s strong preference for maintaining the status quo, how understanding and adopting technology tools will optimize lawyers’ abilities to provide services to clients more effectively and efficiently.

Price: $125.00
SKU: 236806
< 60 min
Prof. Louis R. Lupica, Moderator University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Denver Prof. Nancy B. Rapoport University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law; Las Vegas Joseph R. Tiano, Jr. Legal Decoder; Falls Church, Va.