Artificial intelligence tools are now thoroughly embedded in the practice of law. Lawyers are using these tools to search, sort, predict, and guide many traditional legal tasks. But there are complex concerns at work: Lawyers need to keep on top of new technologies, protect client confidentiality, comply with ethical constraints, and, at the end of the day, be confident in what the computer spits out.
In this episode, law professor and legal tech expert Dan Linna argues that lawyers should think bigger about how we use these technologies in the profession. Where we are still focused on tools and process, he says, we should be looking ahead to outcomes and to the systemic problems we can tackle if we embrace AI. He discusses the current snags, but points to a promising future where law students versed in the technology can focus on the quality and equality of legal product produced more efficiently with these tools.
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Hosts: Dori Goldstein and Eleanor Tyler
Guest: Dan Linna, director of Law and Technology Initiatives at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law
Producer: RJ Jewell