GPLLA 2021 Institute: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

  • 12 Nov 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Online


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On November 12, 2021 at 1PM, please join GPLLA for its annual educational Institute. The theme of this year's Institute is Artificial Intelligence and the Law. Our panelists will discuss matters including how the computer revolution has shaped the law, the challenges and opportunities of implementing AI solutions in a law firm environment, and what legal information professionals can do to prepare for the future. This event is free to attend and will be held online. You will receive a Zoom link with your registration. We hope that you can join us!

Keynote Speaker: Susan Nevelow Mart (University of Colorado Law School)
AI, Cloud, and the Evolution of Legal to DeFi, DAOs, and the Metaverse: Joseph Racynski (Thomson Reuters)
Legal Data Standards to Fuel Legal AI: How SALI Can Help Your Organization With AI and Data Science: Damien Riehl (Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry)
Putting Robots to Work: A Panel Discussion on Implementation of AI Solutions
  • Silvia LeBlanc (Hogan Lovells)
  • Bill Rueter (Blank Rome)
  • Alanna White (Dechert LLP)

Online games and happy hour to follow after the talks.

Speaker Bios

Susan Nevelow Mart: Susan Nevelow Mart is the Director of the Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. Her scholarly and teaching interests center on access to legal information, both as a matter of policy and as a matter of human/computer interaction. She has written and presented nationally and locally on algorithmic bias in research systems, the ethics of search, legal information policy, national security and libraries, access to information, computer information retrieval systems, and legal research pedagogy. She co-teaches Research and Writing in the Regulatory State, a collaborative course that intertwines two distinct pedagogies. Professor Mart holds an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University, a J.D. from Berkeley Law School at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz

Joseph Racynski: Joseph is an innovator and early adopter of all things computer related.  His primary focus is around the future of technology, and he speaks globally about Legal Technology, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, and Robotics (drone technology).  He also writes about the future of technology as it impacts the crossroads of our personal and professional lives, especially in the legal sector. Under the umbrella of Thomson Reuters, Joseph hosts a show with a technology focus, The Hearing: A Legal Podcast. He also serves as a mentor with the Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator, a Cybersecurity Committee Member at the University of South Florida, and is a presidential committee appointee to the American Bar Association, Center for Innovation Governing Council. Joseph founded wapUcom, LLP, consulting with companies in web and wireless development. As a side project DC WiFi was created to help create a web of open wireless WiFi access points across cities and educate people about wireless security. Currently Joseph is with Thomson Reuters Legal managing a team of Technologists for both the Large Law, Corporate, and Government divisions in the US. Joseph serves the top law firms in the world consulting on legal trends and customizing Thomson Reuters legal technology solutions for enhanced workflows. He graduated from Providence College with a BA in Economics and Sociology and holds a Masters in eCommerce and MBA from the University of Maryland, Global Campus

Damien Riehl: Damien Riehl is a lawyer and technologist with experience in complex litigation, digital forensics, and software development. A coder since 1985 and for the web since 1995, Damien clerked for the chief judges of state and federal courts, practiced in complex litigation for over a decade, has led teams of cybersecurity and world-spanning digital forensics investigations, and has led teams in legal-software development. An appointee of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles, he has helped recommend changes to Minnesota statutes, rules, and policies — all related to connected and autonomous vehicles. At Fastcase, Damien helps lead the design, development, and expansion of the Fastcase Legal Research Platform, integrating AI-backed technologies to improve legal workflows and to power legal data analytics.  With SALI, Damien has been helping expand and enhance LMSS 2.0 to fuel legal-data and AI applications.

Silvia LeBlanc: As the Head of Knowledge for the Americas at Hogan Lovells, Silvia LeBlanc helps lead a team of Knowledge Lawyers, Research Service and Knowledge Systems Services professionals to support the efficient delivery of legal services and to source, create and deliver high-value knowledge, shared through globally accessible and intuitive systems. After many years of practice in labor and employment law, Silvia now focuses on knowledge management and practice innovation, working collaboratively and imaginatively with team members across her firm’s global network and speaks frequently on new and noteworthy knowledge and legal technology topics.

Bill Rueter: Bill Rueter is a Legal Project Manager at Blank Rome in the Innovation & Value Department. Previously, he worked at other large law firms as a litigation paralegal, conflicts analyst, librarian, legal/patent researcher, and client solutions administrator. He received a BA from the University of Notre Dame, and an MLIS  from Drexel University.

Alanna White: Alanna Dalton White joined Dechert LLP in 2014 as the Director of Research Services.  She has over two decades of experience conducting research and leading research departments.  While most of her time has been with large law firms, she has also led research teams in the private and non-profit sectors.   Alanna has a BA in Communication from the University of Kentucky and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

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