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Webinar: AI in Litigation: Opportunities and Threats On The Next Great Frontier

August 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE

As with many other industries, artificial intelligence is reshaping the world of litigation at an incredible speed.  It is impossible to maintain an active litigation practice today without touching upon some aspect of AI. 

Firms, companies, and others are developing or have developed AI tools that touch every aspect of the life cycle of a lawsuit, including without limitation:

  • Analyzing a case file to advise as to whether an attorney should take on a case (and later analyzing the value of the case in connection with settlement discussions)
  • Generating pleadings, discovery requests, and deposition questions, and analyzing responses to the same
  • Performing legal research, document review, and contract analysis
  • Deciphering the facial expressions of jurors for jury selection and trial outcome prediction purposes

 Each of these AI capabilities represents an opportunity and a threat.  These tools obviously offer vast potential for providing efficient results to clients and freeing up attorney time for higher-level strategy.   However, there are also immense risks, including unknowns regarding the inner workings of the technology and how it arrives at the output, biases of the creators of the products, and even the threat of self-fulfilling prophecies along the lines of the movie Minority Report. Given the limited time of one hour, this program will focus on three key aspects of a litigation life cycle, and analyze AI tools, the opportunities they present, and the threats that loom:

  • Discovery and Motion Practice
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony
  • Trial Preparation/Jury Selection

Non-Member Price: $75.00
Member Price: $55.00

Neil Sahota

Neil’s work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government. Moreover, he is one of the few people selected for IBM’s Corporate Service Corps leadership program that pairs leaders with NGOs to perform community-driven economic development projects. For his assignment, Neil lived and worked in Ningbo, China where he partnered with Chinese corporate CEOs to create a leadership development program.

In addition, Neil partners with entrepreneurs to define their products, establish their target markets, and structure their companies. He is a member of several investor groups like the Tech Coast Angels and assists startups with investor funding. Neil also serves as a judge in various startup competitions and mentor in several incubator/accelerator programs.

He actively volunteers with nonprofits for event management, fund raising, grant reviews, and site visits. Neil is an active member of the UCI Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Marathon, supporting their work with the OC Kids program in fighting childhood obesity.

Allen Matkins

Andrew partners with clients to consistently find the best possible outcomes on their behalf. His litigation experience ranges from negligence claims, fraud, breach of contract, construction contract disputes, alleged wrongful non-judicial foreclosure practices, unfair business practices, violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and management of e-discovery.  He is a thorough and detail-oriented lawyer who enjoys learning the intricacies of his client’s businesses and how to adapt common legal principles to their unique situation. In each client engagement, Andrew strives to provide cost-effective counsel and abate the stress that litigation can cause for his clients and their businesses. 

Hon. James L. Crandall, Ret.

Judge Crandall has had a distinguished career spanning over five decades, with the last decade serving on the Orange County Superior Court. Before his appointment to the bench, he spent a significant portion of his litigation practice focused on insurance defense. He was a partner at a law firm before founding his own practice, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants.

Having tried 164 cases to verdict, his trial experience and reputation for excellence earned him the prestigious rank of Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Recognized for his integrity, compassion, and civility, Judge Crandall received ABOTA’s George Francis Judicial Civility Award in 2017 as well as the Judicial Excellence Award by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) in 2023.

He has always been well respected as a judicial officer and known for having thoughtful and detail-oriented rulings. As a scholar of the law and a seasoned legal professional, he is an exceptional addition to the private sector. 

Arjun Sivakumar

Arjun Sivakumar is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group and is co-chair of the Firm’s Diverse Attorneys Working Network.

Arjun focuses his practice on complex business litigation in state and federal courts and arbitration, and has appeared as first-chair litigation counsel in key trial court proceedings and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He understands that strategy at the outset is crucial in approaching any dispute. In some cases, the right approach is to pursue early negotiations with opposing counsel, in an attempt to resolve the matter before going to court. In other cases, the correct approach is to be aggressive out of the gate to force the other side to the negotiating table. Arjun is adept at executing either strategy for his clients, who have ranged from victims of schoolyard bullying to billion-dollar companies, and has delivered excellent results in both scenarios.

In addition to his practice, Arjun is active in the community, serving as a member of the Education, Leadership Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees for the Orange County Bar Association and the House & Social Committee for the Pacific Club.  Arjun has also appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy!

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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