Artificial Intelligence in Law: From Theory to Practice

Andrew Arruda
August 6, 2017

In the last of the three leading-edge sessions on artificial intelligence at this year’s ILTACon, folks will be hearing from Anna Moca of White and Case, Amy Monaghan of Perkins Coie, Jonathan Talbot of DLA Piper, and Julian Tsisin of Google. The panel is being coordinated by Ginevra Saylor, of Dentons. I will be moderating this exciting panel along with the other two panels in the AI series at the ILTACON17.

See coverage of the first panel, “Will Computers Replace Lawyers? The Myths, Realities and Future of Artificial Intelligence and Automation in the Law”

See coverage of the second panel, “Artificial Intelligence in Law: Top Products in Action”.

“Implementing AI tools into legal work is not the easy button everyone wishes for. These are powerful tools that make measurable differences when implemented properly and used in appropriate areas of focus. Join our session to hear insights we have gained from introducing AI tools at our firms.” — Amy Monaghan, Perkins Coie

In part three of this three-part series on artificial intelligence (AI), we’ll take a deep dive into how law firms and legal departments are using AI in practice today to achieve results for their organizations and value for their clients.

Our goal is to ensure you learn how you can take AI from theory to practice today.

Watch this ILTA webinar, hosted by Beth Patterson of Allens, which provides a great intro to AI & the law and hear from William Caraher CIO of Von Briesen & Roper, about the firms adoption and implementation of ROSS here.

Panel takeaways:

  • Develop a rich understanding of some real-world practical applications for AI in law
  • Learn how to talk to leadership and lawyers about AI
  • Leave with best practices and lessons learned to apply to legal AI projects
“I would like to stress the importance of doing a more formal vendor evaluation analysis when selecting an ML-based product. The “Legal AI” field has been (and still is to a certain degree) the Wild West of LegalTech but various products are becoming more commoditized and often there are more than 2 products that can satisfy a particular use case.
In addition, the buy v. build analysis should also be performed in some cases. Realistically, most users will still decide to engage with an external vendor but going through this analysis will help us all become better consumers of this technology.” — Julian Tsisin, Google

This panel has a set of fantastic participants, see below for their bios!

“I feel very fortunate to be in the AI/legal “mix” at the moment. In particular, it is interesting to see how the classic “build or buy” dilemma is evolving into a “train or trust” dilemma.
The more lawyer time is spent training the system, the more robust the AI solution; but at what point does the investment of valuable fee-earner time yield diminishing returns? This is one of many questions we have as we begin to experiment with this technology. Also, I just think it’s all very cool! I’m looking forward to what is sure to be a lively conversation with the panel and audience.” — Anna Moça, White & Case
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“When we examine what it takes to practically roll out an AI solution it is no different than any other new technology program. It is more about Change Management than AI.” — Jonathan Talbot, DLA Piper

Interested in knowing how AI is being used in law right now? Check out four great case studies on how AI is helping lawyers drive efficiency and profits while increasing the quality of their work here.

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.hereDownload four great case studies showing how AI is being used at law firms today

Have some suggestions for questions I should ask Anna, Amy, Jonathan, or Julian? Or maybe a question I should ask the whole panel? Send them my way via Twitter!

Get this panel on your ILTA calendar here. Do it! Do it now!

Don’t forget! I’ll be doing a live draw during each session I am moderating at ILTACon2017 and giving out an Amazon Echo Dot at the end of each AI session!

Will you be at ILTACon2017 this year? Come to the entire AI series!

Part 1 — Will Computers Replace Lawyers? The Myths, Realities and Future of Artificial Intelligence and Automation in the Law (Part 1 of 3) #ILTAG2, Speakers: Martin Tully, Co-Chair, of Akerman LLP’s Data Law Practice, and Samuel Whitman, Mayer Brown’s Knowledge Management Leader — add to calendar here.
Part 2 — Artificial Intelligence in Law: Top Products in Action (Part 2 of 3) #ILTAG50, Speakers: Katie DeBord of Bryan Cave, Ron Friedmann of Fireman and Co., Neil Cameron of Neil Cameron Consulting Group, Stephen Allen of Hogan Lovells, and Steven Harmon of CISCO — add to calendar here.
Part 3 — Artificial Intelligence in Law: From Theory to Practice (Part 3 of 3) #ILTAG101, Speakers: Anna Moca of White and Case, Amy Monaghan of Perkins Coie, Jonathan Talbot of DLA Piper, and Julian Tsisin of Google — add to calendar here.

#ILTAG101 Speaker Bios:

Anna Moça, White & Case

Anna Moça from White & Case talks artificial Intelligence in law

Anna Moça is a Senior Manager of Strategic Projects at White & Case LLP. She is part of the firm’s global knowledge management team and is based in New York. She is currently helping the firm incorporate artificial intelligence technology into their client service model.

Anna has led global technology projects that support functions such as real estate, finance, compliance, marketing, and knowledge management — across industries including construction & design, oil & gas, banking, media & advertising and legal services. This diverse professional experience allows her to work with internal and external clients on the best technology and process improvement strategies for their particular business challenges.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned her Master’s in Real Estate and Urban Design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Julian Tsisin, Google

Julian Tsisin from Google Artificial Intelligence in Law

Julian Tsisin manages various Legal Technology initiatives at Google. As part of his role, he is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting systems that improve efficiencies within Google’s Legal Department.Prior to Google, Julian worked in a similar capacity at Disney and as a software engineer for a large international law firm. He is active in the Legal Technology community and is very interested in application of machine learning to the Legal domain. Julian holds a MS in Computer Engineering and a JD.

Amy Monaghan, Perkins Coie

Amy Monaghan from Perkins Coie talks artificial intelligence

Amy is Practice Innovations Manager within the Knowledge Management group at Perkins Coie LLP. Amy works side-by-side with practice groups to further KM initiatives, particularly those involving artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies, such as document assembly, logic systems, workflow tools and contract analysis tools. Prior to joining to Perkins, Amy was in a similar role at Chapman and Cutler LLP. Amy received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent School of Law and her B.A.V.C.S. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jonathan Talbot, DLA Piper

Jonathan Talbot from DLA Piper

Jonathan Talbot is a Director with DLA Piper concentrating on Technology automation and process improvement utilizing Lean Six Sigma. DLA Piper was highly commended as an innovative law firm by the Financial Times of NA for their Global roll out of Kira Systems for Due Diligence.

Andrew Arruda

CEO & Co-Founder of ROSS Intelligence. International speaker on the subjects of AI, legal technology, & entrepreneurship and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, BBC, Wired, Bloomberg, Fortune, Inc., Forbes, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, and the Financial Times.