Toronto Chapter Meeting - Ethical Issues with AI in Law

  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Stikeman Elliott 199 Bay Street Suite 5300 Toronto, ON M5L 1B9 Canada

Join us on April 25th at Stikeman Elliott for our April member's meeting. Carla Swansburg, VP and General Manger at Epiq Systems will present on Ethical Issues with Artificial Intelligence in Law and we will provide you with Women in eDiscovery updates and let you know about events we have planned for the next few months.

Lunch is generously sponsored by Epiq Systems and hosted by Stikeman Elliott.

This program will involve a 30-minute presentation with 15 minutes for Q&A on issues relating to artificial intelligence and ethics in legal service delivery.

Questions to be addressed include:

1. Is technology deploying AI actually "practising law"?

2. Is there an ethical duty to deploy technology in legal services where it is available?

3. Professional Responsibilities: how current LSO professional obligations fit into AI in practice.

About our presenter, Carla Swansburg:

Carla leads all of the Canadian operations of Epiq Systems. Epiq provides managed legal services, eDiscovery, business process outsourcing, claims management services and other support to law firms and businesses through its 80 offices worldwide.

Carla previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Prior to that, she was a commercial litigator, in private practice and then as Senior Litigation Counsel at one of Canada’s largest banks. She is a Past President of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Ontario Chapter. Carla’s experience includes leading legal project management and data analytics initiatives, developing strategic pricing arrangements and overseeing the investigation and implementation of emerging legal technologies in practice.

Carla speaks and writes regularly on topics relating to legal service delivery and technology. She has aB.A. (Theatre) from Dalhousie University and an LLB/JD from Dalhousie Law School. She was called to the Ontario bar in 1995. Carla recently obtained an MBA from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) where she graduated on the Dean’s List as a Bregman Scholar.

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