This is the second edition of the ICAIL Workshop on AI in Legal Practice, following the popular first edition held in 2017 in London. The aim of the workshop is to bring together all stakeholders interested in applying AI within legal practice. The workshop will consist of a variety of sessions, including invited talks from industry, demonstrations of LegalTech software, panels on current challenge topics and audience discussion about progressing the field. The workshop aims to be inclusive by bringing together lawyers, academics and commercial parties to foster knowledge exchange and collaborative working.


09:10Opening address from industry and tutorials.
10:45Coffee break.
11:15Talk: "The Montreal Data Licence" by Misha Benjamin, Element AI.
11:45Talk: "AI in Law Firms: What lawyers want and what lawyers need" by Eric Lavallée, Lavery.
  • Challenges and benefits of implementing AI solutions in practice.
  • What AI can and cannot do currently.
  • Regulatory and ethical issues.
15:00Coffee break.
15:30Session on collaborative matchmaking.
16:00Audience discussion about future developments in LegalTech, Closing remarks.

More details will follow soon.

The International Conference on AI and Law (ICAIL)

The Workshop in AI and Legal practice is organised as part of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Law (ICAIL). ICAIL is the primary international conference addressing research in AI and Law, and has been organized biennially since 1987 under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL). ICAIL provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results and practical applications; it fosters interdisciplinary and international collaboration.


  • Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool
  • Jeroen Keppens, King's College London
  • Alain Lavoie, Irosoft
  • Nick West, Mishcon de Reya

Venue and Registration

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