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Webinar: Navigating the Intersection of AI and the Practice of Law

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June 25 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credits; 1 Legal Ethics

In this thought-provoking webinar, we’ll delve into the dynamic relationship between AI and the practice of law including: (1) the evolution of AI and how it is being used in the legal profession; (2) ethical considerations and legal rules/boundaries for incorporating AI into your practice; and (3) best practices for ethical use of AI.
Join us for an engaging discussion on the evolving landscape for AI in the legal profession.

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Managing Partner of Best Best & Krieger’s Ontario office, Ruben Duran serves as city attorney for the cities of Ontario and Fontana and general counsel for the Oxnard and Crescent City Harbor Districts. He also serves as Board Counsel to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest Metropolitan Planning Organization, representing over 190 jurisdictions and nearly 19 million residents across six counties. 

Ruben served on the California State Bar Board of Trustees for five years, the final two as Chair by appointment of the Supreme Court.  He is past president of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County and serves on the boards of the Institute for Local Government, Coro Southern California and the Southeast Arts and Cultural Foundation, and a recipient of the Brown, Mulligan, Rocha Distinguished Public Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

Ruben Duran

Ms. Wilson was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the State Bar of California in 2017 and reappointed in 2021. In that capacity, she manages a $280 million budget and over 600 staff who are responsible for regulation, licensing, and discipline of California attorneys, as well as for promoting access to legal services and diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Before joining the State Bar Ms. Wilson served as the Court Executive Officer for the Alameda County Superior Court. There, in addition to being responsible for overall court operations, personnel, budget and policy, she took a particular interest in collaborative courts, and advocated for the use of risk assessment tools and an expansion of effective alternatives to incarceration.  

Ms. Wilson holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a licensee of the California State Bar. She also served as President of the Berkeley Unified School District’s Board of Education. 

Leah Wilson

Erika Doherty is the Program Director of the State Bar’s Office of Professional Competence, which focuses on ensuring that California lawyers are aware of, and in compliance with, their professional responsibility obligations. In her role as attorney to the State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), she led the development and adoption of the Practical Guidance for the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law, the first regulatory guidance for lawyers, approved in November 2023.

Ms. Doherty oversees the State Bar’s development of changes to lawyers’ professional responsibilities, including changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Lawyer Assistance Program-Support Services, the Ethics Hotline, the Lawyer Referral Service certification process, and leads the development of continuing legal education and resources for California lawyers.

She has worked in a variety of capacities at the State Bar, including as Senior Attorney in the State Bar Court, Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, and staffing the State Bar’s Ethics Hotline. She also was an attorney for the California Supreme Court’s Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions.

Ms. Doherty received her Bachelor of Arts from UCU Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of LAw.

Erika Doherty

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