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Can the chatbot write my factum? The future of legal research

Sarah gave a a talk titled “Can the chatbot write my factum? The future of legal research” at the CLEBC event on October 17 2023. Here’s the session description: 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 … Continued

VALL Substantive Session – Generative AI and the Law Librarian: A Discussion with Sarah Sutherland

Hosted by the Vancouver Association of Law Libraries October 3, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Zoom Cost: FREE for VALL members, non-members, and students! Please join VALL for our inaugural substantive session of the 2023-24 season, featuring Sarah Sutherland discussing that hot topic: generative AI as a current and potential research tool for lawyers and law … Continued

Sarah will be speaking at LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference, January 19-21 in Phoenix Arizona

Sarah will be giving a talk titled “Issues with Using Primary Law as Data” at Legal Service Corporation’s (LSC) Innovations in Technology Conference to be held January 19-21, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Sarah spoke at Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters event, October 27, 2022

Sarah spoke on a panel titled “We’ve Got the Data – Now What?” as part of the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters event on October 27, 2022. Here’s the session description: The Action Committee on A2J has been advocating for more national A2J data to support people-centred legal services. … Continued

Sarah spoke at Refugee Law Lab, based at York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School, September 21, 2022

Sarah gave an online seminar titles “Primary Law as Legal Data” at the Refugee Law Lab, based at York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School, on September 21, 2022. Here’s the session description: Researchers are looking for opportunities for leveraging the primary law as data. This work is anticipated to be … Continued

Sarah spoke at the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, August 26, 2022

Sarah gave a talk titled “Issues with Using Primary Law as Data” at the Australian Law Librarians’ Association (ALLA) Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, on August 26, 2022. Here’s the session description: Researchers and developers are actively looking for opportunities for leveraging the primary law as data. This work is anticipated to be transformational for legal … Continued

Sarah spoke at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s course Data Analytics for Lawyers 2022 on June 27, 2022

Sarah gave a presentation titled “Primary Law as Data” at Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s course Data Analytics for Lawyers 2022 on June 27, 2022. The session covered the following: what is law from a data perspective? how does the structure of the law and legal systems affect its use as data? so what … Continued

Sarah spoke at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries’ conference held online May 31 – June 4, 2022

Sarah spoke on two panel presentations at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference which was held online May 31 – June 4, 2022. The sessions covered the following: What’s it Worth? Rethinking the Value of Information Services & Professionals, presented with Kimberly Silk and Wendy Reynolds In a climate of increasing costs and diminishing … Continued