ChatGPT, Other A.I. and the Impact on Your Practice

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Dr. Robert Spangler
Assistant Executive Director and CISO
New Jersey State Bar Association
is the Senior Director of Marketing for the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has more than 15 years of experience in print media, brand development and marketing, including more than 12 years’ experience with search engine placement and web technologies.
nDr. Spangler has been recognized in publications including the Washington Post as an expert in marketing and technology. His associations include the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, the Marketing Research Association and the Official Direct Marketing Association. He has lectured on brand development/marketing technology domestically and abroad.
nDr. Spangler received his BSBA and MBA in Marketing, Communications and Business Administration from Centenary College. He received his D.B.A. in Social Media Marketing from Walden University.


John Allen
VP of Cyber Risk and Compliance, Darktrace
is the Vice President of Cyber Risk and Compliance at Darktrace, a leading AI company for cyber defense, with local offices in New York City. At Darktrace he works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting-edge technologies. During his tenure, the company has grown to more than 7,700 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including being named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ 2021 alongside companies including Apple, Bumble, Headspace and Pfizer.
nMr. Allen received his undergraduate degree and M.B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Harry Halikias
The New York Public Library, New York
is the Director of Privacy and Compliance at the New York Public Library in New York City. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT, cybersecurity and privacy fields, he holds a Master of Cybersecurity and numerous certifications, including the CISSP. He is a frequent lecturer on the importance of protecting sensitive information.
Sajed Naseem
Chief Information Security Officer
, Trenton
is Chief Information Security Officer of the New Jersey Judiciary in Trenton, New Jersey, and has more than 20 years of experience with information technology and information security.
nAs the CISO of the NJ Judiciary, Mr. Naseem has focused on the human dynamic by measuring Cybersecurity Awareness (Knowledge, Behavior, Attitude) using mathematical models, Information Governance and Network Security. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University.
nMr. Naseem received his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and his Masters degrees from St. John’s University and Columbia University.
Karen P. Randall, Esq.
Chair, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response Group
Connell Foley LLP, Roseland
is founder and Chair of the Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response Group at Connell Foley LLP in Roseland, New Jersey. Formerly Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, she represents clients in complex litigation, and regulatory compliance and defense matters involving cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, social media and professional liability; and provides counsel and advocacy in federal and state courts for both professionals and businesses across a broad range of industries.
nAdmitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, Ms. Randall is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and serves as Co-Chair of its New Jersey KnowledgeNet chapter. She received three ABA presidential appointments to serve on the Cybersecuity Legal Task Force and the Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability, and is the co-founder and Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Ms. Randall has also served as Chair of the USLAW Network Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group and co-chaired the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) 2016 NYC Cyber Liability Summit, and the University of South Carolina School of Law selected her to serve as Director of the Cybersecurity Institute. A Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, she was appointed by Chief Justice Rabner to serve on the Board on Civil Trial Certification.
nMs. Randall was selected by Bloomberg BNA to serve as its New Jersey Contributing Editor on cyber and privacy issues for Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security, focusing on the
nregulatory and compliance landscape of data protection laws in the U.S. and around the world. She has lectured for the American Bar Association, the AICPA and other professional organizations, and is the author and co-author of articles which have appeared in New Jersey Lawyer, USLAW Magazine and other publications. She is the recipient of several honors.
nMs. Randall received her B.A. and M.A. in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She completed the Advanced Legal Management Program at Montclair University’s School of Business and clerked for the Honorable J. Emmet Cassidy, JSC.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived. For some, it is an exciting new way to use technology. For others, it instills a fear reminiscent of Hal in “2001 - A Space Odyssey.” Whichever category you fall into, or even if it is somewhere in between, you need to learn about this new technology that will have a significant impact on the practice of law.

The emerging technology of ChatGPT, a powerful AI language model, has the potential to further transform legal practice. Lawyers and legal professionals can use it to aid in legal research, contract drafting, document review and even to provide general legal advice on common issues. It can improve efficiency, save time and effort and improve access to justice or clients.

There are, however, potential dangers that lawyers need to be aware of when using the AI. Lawyers must use this evolving AI tool responsibly and ethically, taking into account the potential legal and ethical issues that may arise from its use and ensuring it does not replace the expertise and judgment of human lawyers.

Join our moderator, Dr. Robert Spangler, Assistant Executive Director, CISO at NJSBA, John Allen, VP of Cyber Risk and Compliance at Darktrace, Harry Halikias, Associate Director of Cybersecurity at New York Public Library, Sajed Naseem, Chief Information Security Officer at New Jersey Courts and Karen Painter Randall, Esq., Chair of Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Incident Response at Connell Foley LLP, as they examine the developing issues related AI and ChatGPT in the practice of law and to discover the best practices for using it safely. By following best practices and staying informed, lawyers will be able use artificial intelligence and ChatGPT to enhance their legal work and provide more efficient and effective services to their clients.

Darktrace, a world-leading autonomous cyber security AI company, was named One of TIME Magazine's '100 Most Influential Companies' alongside companies including Apple, Headspace and Pfizer.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:05 - Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT 101 – What Does it Mean for the Practice of Law?
    • What is artificial intelligence? How does it work?
    • What are some ways that it is used now?
  • 9:15 - What Exactly is ChatGPT? Where Does it Draw Information From and How Does it Work?
    • Gaining a full understanding of the capabilities and limitations of ChatGPT: accuracy, bias and more
    • How are lawyers currently testing and using ChatGPT?
    • What are the potential uses to enhance the practice of law?
  • 9:45 - Best Practices for Using ChatGPT in Your Legal Practice: Responsible and Ethical Approaches
    • How to assess the appropriateness of using ChatGPT for a particular legal matter: key factors to consider
    • Who, in our firm, should be authorized to use ChatGPT?
    • Ensuring accuracy and completeness: guarding against errors and ommissions
    • Keeping up with new developments and updates to ChatGPT and other AI technology and with changes to ethical and legal standards related to their use
    • Ensuring compliance with ethical rules and standards: client confidentiality and conflicts of interest
    • What are the potential liability issues in the event of errors or omissions in legal documents drafted by ChatGPT?
  • 10:30 - Break
  • 10:40 - Privacy Issues and More: Establishing Appropriate Safeguards to Protect Client Confidentiality and Data Security
    • How do you determine the ownership of copyright in the generated text? Is it owned by the client, and what permissions are required?
    • Does the use of ChatGPT fall under the fair use doctrine?
    • What data does ChatGPT collect and how does it use it?
    • Ensuring collected data is stored securely
    • What steps must you take to ensure that confidential client information is not disclosed to ChatGPT and that the generated text does not contain any confidential information?
  • 11:15 - Implementing the AI Policy and Communicating It to Employees
    • Providing clear communication and training on the use of AI systems
    • Ensuring employees understand how AI will be used in the workplace
    • What are their rights and responsibilities in relation to its use?
    • Addressing employee concerns about the use of AI in the workplace (i.e. fears of job displacement or privacy violations)
    • Establishing accountability mechanisms and processes for supervising AI use in the workplace
  • 11:45 - ChatGPT Demonstration
    • Gain familiarity with the tool and see ChatGPT in action and ask it questions with different details to see the varied results.
  • 12:00 - Adjourn


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