October 16-18, 2019
Program accredited in provinces where CLE requirements for lawyers are mandatory. / Formation dont l’admissibilité a été confirmée par le Barreau du Québec aux fins de la formation continue obligatoire.
The 2019 annual conference on the impact of artificial intelligence and social media on legal institutions is taking a hard, critical look at the challenges that courts and the legal profession must face in order to maintain public confidence in the administration of justice.
Our relationship with information is being disrupted by technology: our means of communication are evolving, information is flowing in a network of complicated channels, and language is changing with the plethora of acronyms and emoticons that arise every day.
Artificial intelligence designers are proposing inventions that assist with human decision-making. Documentary evidence today includes screen shots, the traceability of which is questionable. The legal guarantees for reputation and privacy protection are colliding with information dissemination and the use of it for often questionable purposes.
How can courts and the legal profession evolve and adapt to new technologies to ensure that they remain consistent in their mission to promote and protect the administration of justice?
- Mr. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad. E., FRSC, Lavery Lawyers; President, CIAJ
- The Honourable Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court; First Vice-President, CIAJ
- Professor Benjamin Alarie
- The Honourable Justice Frances Kiteley
- Mr. Eric Lavallée
- Ms. Christine O’Doherty
- The Honourable Justice P. Colleen Suche
- Professor Pierre Trudel
- Professor Martine Valois, Ad. E.
- Professor Nicolas Vermeys
List of webinars and language (scroll down to access the videos)
- Panel 1 (1:22:10): The Risks and Rewards of Emerging Technologies
With Derek Ruths (in English), Jennifer Stairs (in English) and Lorne Sossin (in English)
- Panel 2 (1:11:34): The Influence of Social Media on the Work of Decision-Makers
With Pierre Trudel (in French), Peter D. Lauwers (in English) and Frances Kiteley (in English)
- Panel 3 (1:16:14): How Will Technology Alter the Truth-Seeking Process and Its Legitimacy?
With Mark J. Sandler (in English), Sophie Bourque (in French) and Yves Boisvert (in French)
- Panel 4 (1:-09:58): Value Extraction from Data Collection: Will We Be Needing Lawyers in the Digital Era?
With Alain Lavoie (in French), Eric Lavallée (in French) and Benjamin Alarie (in English)
- Panel 5 (1:28:05): Protection in the Internet Era: Privacy, Defamation and Online Reputation
With Pierre-Luc Déziel (in French), Sue Gratton (in English) and Frédéric Letendre (in French)
- Panel 8 (1:31:18): Student Panel: Vulnerability and Control: Deepfakes, Image-Based Abuse and Online Harm
With Yuan Stevens (in English), Nareg Froundijian (in English) and Suzie Dunn (in English), after Xavier Dionne's opening presentation in French)
- Panel 9 (1:29:18): Increasing Sources of Information and Integrity of the Law
With Laurence Bich-Carrière (in French) and Nicolas Vermeys (in French)
- Panel 10 (1:24:43): Do Modern Communication Techniques and Public Opinion Affect Judicial Decision-Making?
With Charles Moumouni (in English), Lucie Rondeau in French) and Michele H. Hollins (in English)
Related PowerPoint presentations and papers are available in the library under "documentation."
Note: Panels 6 and 7 are not available.