January 25, 2024 : Virtual Brown Bag Luncheon – Cracking the AI Code

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

Cracking the AI Code: Is AI creating a better future, or a nightmare, for the legal profession and court system?

Thursday, January 25, 2024
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Virtual Webinar 

John D. Rosero, Esq., Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Prudential Financial – U.S. Businesses

Hon. Stacey L. Meisel, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey
Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, U.S.M.J. (Ret.), Principal, Ronald J. Hedges, LLC
Richard Kaminski, Chief Operating Officer, Veristar Tech
Stephanie Wilson, Esq., Senior Counsel, Reed Smith

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming everything everywhere in ways that lawyers and judges cannot afford to ignore. ChatGPT has captivated the imagination of millions and provoked changes in the way we think, work, play, and interact with each other. Beyond the data, AI is also about learning from it and generating original content. The fast pace of technological advancement is transforming the legal profession and judicial system. This program will examine the nature of AI, key legal and ethical issues of using AI in litigation, and best practices for both lawyers and judges to avoid key pitfalls associated with AI.

This CLE event is free of charge for current AFBNJ members, $25 for non-members and will be held virtually. 

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, .6 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits, including .5 hours of ethics credit.

Written Materials:

Artificial Intelligence Discovery & Admissibility Case Law and Other Resources

Since 2012, the AFBNJ and U.S. District Court have collaborated to produce the District of New Jersey’s Brown Bag Seminar Luncheons (“Brown Bag Lunches”) in order to support the New Jersey federal courts and provide valuable continuing legal education and training to the practitioners who litigate in them.

These lively events for litigation veterans and newer attorneys alike are designed to provide substantive knowledge, guidance and dialogue relating to civil and criminal court action in our three vicinages.

Modeled on the “lunch and learn” format, these panel presentations are held in the Newark, Trenton and Camden courthouses at no charge for a limited number of attendees. Additionally, Continuing Legal Education credit is available to attorneys licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Brown Bag Lunch panels have included New Jersey U.S. District and U.S. Magistrate Judges, along with experienced AFBNJ-member attorneys. The lunch programs encourage discussion while they tackle subjects of interest to the New Jersey federal bar as a whole.

The District’s first Brown Bag Lunch was held in Trenton in March 2012. Since then, the AFBNJ and the U.S. District Court has co-sponsored approximately three Brown Bag Lunch programs per year, one in each of the three courthouses.

Below are links to past Brown Bag luncheon presentations: