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Legal Research 2023, Presented by CLEBC in collaboration with BC Law Institute

October 17, 2023

9:00 am – 3:40 pm in-person and via webinar

Want to know what the future holds for legal research? Don’t miss this fall’s Legal Research 2023 — a course that will take a deep dive into the current state of legal research and where it’s headed. We’re proud to be teaming up with the BC Law Institute to bring this program both to Vancouver and via webinar on Tuesday, October 17. So be sure to save the date!

Increasingly, the practice of law is influenced in various ways by technology and AI. The rise of data and the way it is managed by technology impacts the role of lawyers and the judiciary. Governments are taking steps to respond to the impacts of AI and the legal profession needs to understand how it affects their work.

This intermediate level course will focus on how AI and emerging technologies impact various aspects of the legal research method, the products of legal research, and the way in which those products are received by their judicial audience.

With a wide array of legal research resources now available, it can be challenging to know which are the most efficient at supporting different steps in the process. You can expect to gain a better understanding of how AI has been integrated into various legal research tools and how it can help or hinder your work.

Learn some of the pitfalls to watch for when relying on AI-supported research and how to ensure your submissions are based on a solid foundation. Discover how emerging technologies are transforming approaches to Aboriginal rights and Indigenous litigation. Hear from members of the judiciary about recent legal research trends or habits that have made an impression on them.

Experienced and innovative legal researchers will share tips for combining traditional strategies with creative use of technology and design thinking to successfully solve even the most challenging research problems.

Who should attend: This course will be of interest to all lawyers and their support staff who have occasion to assist with legal research