AI Ethics Series: Generative Artificial Intelligence and Access to Justice

Tags: Artificial Intelligence

Presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at Colorado Law and Silicon Flatirons.

Featuring Professor Harry Surden

This presentation delves into the transformative potential of advanced artificial intelligence, particularly the recent breakthroughs like ChatGPT/GPT-4, in bridging the gap between individuals and legal assistance. With a significant portion of the population unable to afford legal representation in civil matters, such as family law, immigration, and landlord-tenant disputes, the talk explores the feasibility of leveraging AI to provide reliable legal solutions. However, while the promise of AI in democratizing access to justice is immense, it also brings forth a myriad of challenges, including ensuring the reliability of such systems and navigating the complex terrain of unauthorized practice of law.

Legal Topics:
  • The current landscape of access to justice and the barriers faced by individuals in obtaining legal representation.
  • An overview of the recent advancements in artificial intelligence, with a focus on ChatGPT/GPT-4.
  • Potential applications of AI in providing legal assistance and solutions to individuals without access to lawyers.
  • The reliability and accuracy of AI-generated legal advice and the measures to enhance it.
Ethics Topics:
  • The implications of AI-driven legal solutions on the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Ethical considerations in ensuring that AI systems provide accurate and unbiased legal advice.
  • Strategies to increase access to justice through AI while maintaining the integrity and trustworthiness of the legal profession.

The AI Ethics lecture series returns for a second year with new topics and featured speakers. This is one of four sessions scheduled for fall 2023/spring 2024. Each session requires separate registration.

Speakers and additional information to be announced soon. All sessions will convene at Colorado Law, with a livestream registration option for those who are unable to attend in-person.


09/26/23 11:30am - 12:00pm

@ Wolf Law Bldg, Garden Level Conference Room

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided for registrants starting at 11:30 a.m.
09/26/23 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Lecture, Q&A

@ Wolf Law Bldg, Garden Level Conference Room and Zoom Webinar

  • Harry Surden
    Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
Harry Surden

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