August 9, 2019 | Professor Christine Chambers Goodman‘s article, “AI/Esq.: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships,” (SSRN) has been published in the Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 1, 149, 2019. The article examines current and future uses of artificial intelligence technology by lawyers.
Abstract of “AI/Esq.: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships”
Whether we admit it or not, lawyers increasingly are working with machines in many aspects of their practice and representation, and it is important to understand how artificial intelligence can assist attorneys to better provide justice while recognizing the limitations, particularly on issues of fairness. This article examines current and future uses of technology to address how identity influences decisions about charges, defenses, credibility assessments, and communications in lawyer-client relationships. The article recommends that lawyers take affirmative steps to interact with AI technology developers to serve the interests of justice and fairness more fully.