Webcast to discuss 'New Technologies on Trial'

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will present “May It Please the Court: New Technologies on Trial – Part 1” as a live webcast on Monday, December 7, beginning at 1 p.m.

Attorneys must expect to deal with disputes about discovery and admissibility of new technologies in both civil and criminal proceedings. These technologies include algorithms, source code, and facial recognition technology. This presentation will explore these technologies and the legal issues they raise through, among other things, mock oral arguments and judicial determinations.

This briefing, the first in a two-part series, will focus on discovery of source code and algorithms in a criminal proceeding. The speakers will argue discovery and admissibility motions that will be “presided” over by a sitting judge, who will ask questions and issue “rulings” from the Bench. They will, among other things:

• Examine algorithms and the ways in which they may give rise to, or impact, litigation.

• Present examples of the arguments that can be made in favor of, and in opposition to, discovery and admissibility of these technologies.

• Provide insight into some of the concerns judges may have about these technologies and about the technological competence of lawyers.

Course materials will be available to attendees prior to the start of the program. Cost for the webcast is $299. To register or for additional information, visit www.pli.edu and click on “programs.”