One of the fields where IA can be of application to the legal sector is the judicial. We consider included in this field all activities related to the function of judging and the administration of Justice.  In the granting of Justice several stakeholders are involved: judges, prosecutors, lawyers, experts, court personnel and lawmakers. Artificial Intelligence can serve to all of them and could eventually replace them as professionals or at least in part of their jobs.

Amongst the AI technology that can support the judiciary in the performance of their functions, we can include solutions as: AI powered drafting tools; AI based decision making support tools; Bias prevention tools; AI based conflict of interest detection tools; massive cases AI based management tools; tools that help in the categorisation of legal documents according to different criteria.

In this webinar we will first analyse the state-of-the-art in the use of artificial intelligence for judicial purposes. We will try to answer the following questions:

  1. Where and how is artificial intelligence being used for judicial purposes? Example of business cases.
  2. Which legal issues are emerging as a consequence of its use.

Finally, we will try to imagine a world where artificial intelligence offers human the best of its capacities to serve the administration of Justice. How could be that world?

Speakers:
– María Jesús González-Espejo, ELTA’s vice president
– Arthur Dyevre, Professor at KU Leuven
– Dr. Paulius Astromskis, lawyer, entrepreneur and vice-dean for digitization at Vytautas Magnus university Faculty of Law (Kaunas, Lithuania)
– Maria Dymitruk, Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw (Poland)

Arthur Dyevre is Professor at KU Leuven, where he conducts research at the intersection of Empirical Legal Studies, Law & Economics, Comparative Politics, Natural Legal Language Processing and Law & Technology. He is managing director of the KU Leuven Centre for Empirical Jurisprudence and Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded EUTHORITY Project (www.euthority.eu), which studies patterns of conflicts and cooperation in the EU-multilevel legal system. The Project involves a large-scale data collection and data analysis effort.  It relies on state-of-the art data-harvesting, machine learning, text-mining and statistical modelling methods.

Dr. Paulius Astromskis is a lawyer, entrepreneur and vice-dean for digitization at Vytautas Magnus university Faculty of Law (Kaunas, Lithuania). Legal Tech is one of his key professional interests. Some years ago he has launched a Future Law Lab (www.ateitiesteise.lt) as an undergraduate research center for Vytautas Magnus University Faculty of Law students for research in Tech Law and Legal Tech fields. At his law firm they have also a branch of LegalTech consultations (www.exelegal.tech). Also they have a „skin in the game“ with lead exchange platform and marketplace Lawcalizer (www.lawcalizer.com) and some other initiatives.

Maria Dymitruk: Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wroclaw (Poland). Since 2014 she has carried out research on the use of artificial intelligence in law, e-justice and impact of technology on law and administration of justice at the Research Centre on Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Communication. She has authored scientific publications and presented papers at international scientific conferences. She is a member of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL) and a member of New Technologies Commission of the European Bars Federation (Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe). She has also gained her professional experience as attorney at law.

María Jesús González-Espejo: expert in innovation and LegalTech and introducer of Legal Design Thinking in Spain. Currently she is essentially dedicated to the digital transformation of the legal sector from the Institute for Legal Innovation, a company of which she is a founding member, Legal Hackers and ELTA, the European Legal Technology Association of which she is Vice President. A lawyer with a passion for law, she has dedicated the last years of her career to supporting professionals and organizations in designing and developing their branding strategies. She is also the author of several books on innovation, legaltech, office management and a regular contributor to the media and also collaborates teaching at universities, professional associations and law firms. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Dutch and Catalan and is used to working in multinational teams, having spent part of her career in the USA, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands