The Practice of Law in an AI World

AI World

This one-day Conference is presented by Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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September 6, 2024 

Artificial Intelligence tools are already used for many legal tasks. Increasingly capable AI tools and the development of systems focused on legal-services delivery challenges have the potential to transform legal work. To understand the current and future impact of AI on the legal industry and fulfill their ethical obligations, legal professionals need a basic understanding of how AI tools work and the benefits and risks of using AI. This one-day conference provides a functional understanding of AI, discusses how AI is used now and will likely be used in the future, explores the evolving role of lawyers, and addresses how to use AI responsibly and well. 

Who Should Attend

Law firm lawyers, in-house lawyers, academics, and other legal professionals curious about how AI will impact law practice. 

Location and Format

This live, in-person event will be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E Pearson St, Chicago in the Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom. 


Registration is complimentary, but space is limited. Please register to attend.


Continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception included.

CLE Credit

This program is approved for 5.0 hours of continuing legal education credit in Illinois, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility/ethics credit.


8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Overview

9:10-10:10 a.m. – What is AI and How Does It Work?

Kristian Hammond, Bill and Cathy Osborn Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston

10:15-11:15 a.m. – How is AI Being Used in Legal Practice Now?

James Lee, Founder and CEO, LegalMation, Los Angeles
Irina Matveeva, Chief of Data Science & AI, Reveal, Chicago 
Evan Shenkman, Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer, Fisher & Phillips LLP, New Jersey

11:15-11:30 p.m. – Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – The Ethical Concerns About the Use of AI in Legal Practice

Terri Garland, Vice President, and Senior Loss Prevention Counsel, ALAS, Chicago 

12:30-1:45 p.m. – Lunch (provided) 

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

Practical Advice for Using AI Ethically

Terri Garland, ALAS
Sari Montgomery, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke, LLC, Chicago

How Will AI Disrupt the Structure of Legal Organizations?

Jordan Galvin, Data Governance Manager, Perkins Coie LLP, Chicago
Evan Shenkman, Fisher & Phillips LLP

What Security and Privacy Concerns Should Practitioners Have in Using AI?

Ivy Grey, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, WordRake, Redmond, WA
Irina Matveeva, Reveal

How Can Lawyers Impact the Development of AI Solutions?

James Lee, LegalMation
David Wang, Chief Innovation Officer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto

How Does the Use of AI in Legal Practice Change the Training of Lawyers?

Wendy Butler Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC
April Dawson, Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and Professor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC 

2:45-3:00 p.m. – Break 

3:00-4:00 p.m. – What Will Remain the Role of Lawyers--What Can AI Not Do in Legal Practice?

Wendy Butler Curtis, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Brad Peterson, Mayer Brown, Chicago
David Wang, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

4:00 p.m. – Reception


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