AI: Embrace, Adopt, Safeguard

If you are in legal practice and not yet using AI, now is the time to start. AI is ubiquitous and continuously evolving – even as you read this. The question is no longer whether to use it, but how to best integrate it into your practice. In New Zealand, the absence of specific legislation for AI is concerning. Legal professionals must navigate existing laws and develop bespoke policies accordingly.

This webinar will cover various types of AI and their capabilities, policy issues, strategies for mitigating risks, and best practices for implementation. These topics are crucial for enhancing your practice, serving your clients effectively, and engaging with other stakeholders.

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions on any of the above areas or beyond, in advance of the webinar, to cpd@thelawassociation.nz

  • Receive an overview of the various types AI and their capabilities to ensure you are using the appropriate tools for specific tasks (eg research, drafting, and summarising).
  • Improve your understanding of what legislation and regulation exists in respect of AI, in terms of ownership, confidentiality, privacy, fair trading, online harm, misinformation and professional responsibility/ethical obligations.
  • Become better apprised of the risk areas – now and upcoming – such as intellectual property; quality assurance, competence and misinformation; privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and online harm; and liability and insurance cover.
  • Gain insights into how to approach preparing an AI policy that provides parameters for staff and aligns with your practice’s needs.
  • Explore how to mitigate risk and operate with best practice with AI.
  • Benefit from useful (and trustworthy) resources about using AI, such as guidance documents and helpful websites.


Presenters

Lloyd Gallagher
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Lloyd is actively involved around the world in Alternative Dispute Resolution where he acts as Arbitrator and Mediator. With a strong IT background, Lloyd works with law practitioners and policy makers to develop solutions that focus on access to justice and technology security. He is the convenor of The Law Associations Technology & Law committee.

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Arran Hunt
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Arran's first career was as a technical business analyst, both in New Zealand and London. This work involved creating positive disruption, reengineering business processes to improve productivity and take advantage of modern technology. On gaining admittance, he joined a top franchise boutique law firm, forming a solid base in commercial, contract, and IP law. Over time Arran has been able to grow a practice in technology law, providing assistance to both specialised technical companies, as well as people or companies with a technology based legal issue.

His approach to law is to find a solution that best meets the needs of the client. This can often mean finding a compromise, and he has assisted a number of clients with negotiating agreements without the need to commence formal court action. He has also represented several clients under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, including the first civil action under the Act.

He has since gained a reputation as one of the more technically minded lawyers in New Zealand. He writes and presents frequently on the subject of technology and law, sits on the ADLS Law and Technology Committee. He also acts for a number of technology based companies and industry groups, and is on the board of the charity Dignity Freedom Network New Zealand.

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Dr Benjamin Liu
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Dr Benjamin Liu is a Senior Lecturer at the Commercial Law Department of the Business School, University of Auckland. His teaching and research focus on financial markets law and the law of artificial intelligence. His papers have appeared in both local and international peer-reviewed journals. Previously, he worked at international law firms and a leading European bank, specialising in financial derivatives and structured products. He is admitted to practise in New Zealand, England and Wales.

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Member - $140.00 GST

Non-Member - $195.00 GST


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Registration Close Date

01/08/2024
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