Ethics of Using AI: An Examination of The California Bar’s AI Regulations



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Credit Details
Credit Hours:
Specialty Area:
Legal Malpractice Law
Credit Type:
Legal Ethics
Original Air Date:
January 30, 2024
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About the Program

The State Bar of California has adopted new guidelines which address the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal profession. The “Practical Guidance for the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law,” which is influenced by the recommendations of the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), touches upon confidentiality, competence, compliance, communication, candor, billing, and bias. The goal is to clarify what ethical obligations lawyers have and what pitfalls to avoid when relying on AI.

Lawyers need to know about this evolving technology in order to understand the coming regulation, avoid non-compliance, and to protect the public.

This program will review the new guidelines and how AI promises to revolutionize the practice of law.

Meet the Speakers
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Erin Joyce


Erin Joyce Law, PC

Erin Joyce spent over 18 years as a State Bar prosecutor. She has extensive experience in State Bar investigations and disciplinary proceedings, as well as more than 25 years of civil litigation practice.

Erin was admitted to the Bar in 1990 and practiced for nearly eight years in an intellectual property boutique firm before joining the Office of Chief Trial Counsel as a prosecutor for the State Bar, from 1997 through 2016. Erin has almost 20 years of experience handling all aspects of discipline cases against attorneys in State Bar Court, from the filing of the complaint through trial and review. She has personally tried dozens of State Bar trials and several appeals. Erin has a comprehensive understanding of how State Bar investigations and proceedings unfold. Moreover, she has been involved in licensing matters for other professionals, such as EMTs and paramedics.

Before returning to private practice in July 2017, Erin served as Chief Special Investigator for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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