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Best Practices in Pro Bono: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pro Bono and Access to Justice

  • When: 23 May 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Fried Frank (801 17th Street, NW)
  • Cost: Free; donations encouraged

This Best Practices conversation will define and explain what we mean by Artificial Intelligence or “AI.” Building on that shared understanding, we will discuss how AI has been, is being, and will be used in legal services generally, and to facilitate access to justice and pro bono in particular. We will explore the benefits, use cases, and opportunities for innovation, and the potential risks of this emerging technology. The panel will touch on practical considerations, ethical implications, equity, access, and opportunities for collaboration among large law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and courts as using AI rapidly shifts from optional to obligatory.

Our discussion will be led by:


  • Lisa Dewey, Pro Bono Partner, DLA Piper
  • Michael Lukens, Executive Director, CAIR Coalition 
  • Adrián Palma, Pro Bono Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
  • Jim Sandman, Vice-Chair of the ABA Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence, Law Professor, President Emeritus of the Legal Services Corporation, Past President of the D.C. Bar (and so, so much more!)

Bring your lunch and your questions. We’ll provide the cookies and the answers. Pro bono coordinators from law firms, corporations, legal services providers, nonprofits, and government agencies are welcome to join the conversation!

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