The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Board of Trustees returned from its August break to take action on several measures, including the creation of a task force to study artificial intelligence in the legal industry.
The primary focus of this task force is to review the complex legal and ethical questions raised by AI and make recommendations for best practices when used by New Jersey attorneys. Along with exploring how attorneys can benefit from the technology, the task force will also examine its potential downsides, including situations where the use of AI could inadvertently waive of attorney-client and attorney work product privileges, and the possibility of AI replacing humans in the legal industry.
The Board voted to appoint Vanessa Henderson to fill the vacant Sussex County Trustee seat. Henderson, an assistant prosecutor in Sussex County, will replace Janine Allen, who left the Board to become a Superior Court judge. Henderson will be sworn in at the Board’s October meeting.
The Board also approved contracts to hold the 2024 Family Law Section Retreat in Costa Rica and the 2024 Mid-Year Meeting in Dublin, Ireland.