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AI among topics covered at Dublin event
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21 Dec 2023 / law society Print

AI among topics covered at Dublin event

Almost 130 solicitors from across Dublin attended the Practice and Regulation Symposium 2023, a major legal conference that took place at The College Green Hotel, Dublin, on 6 December.

Organised by Law Society Skillnet in association with the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association (DSBA), the symposium is part of a series of specialised training events designed to support local solicitors in communities throughout Ireland to upskill on topics related to legal practice.

DSBA President Matthew Kenny said: “The conference offered local solicitors a valuable opportunity away from their busy practices to stay informed, network with colleagues, and gain insights to enhance their expertise in a collaborative environment.

“Together, the Law Society and the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association are dedicated to advancing the knowledge and professional growth of our legal practitioners,” he added.

AI and legal practice

The conference provided attendees with a chance to learn about emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI).

“In the swiftly evolving legal landscape, understanding and discussing AI is crucial, as it continues to shape industries and create opportunities that may impact on lawyers, whether they are in-house, with a smaller practice or a large firm,” said Kenny.

He highlighted the results of a recent Law Society member survey that showed that 23% of respondents believed that AI was a key area of expected growth, and would have a substantial impact on the practice of law.

“It is crucial for legal practitioners to be aware of AI and its ability to affect processes and provide data-driven insights,” Kenny explained.

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