Don't Be a Robot: You Can't Automate Your Ethical Considerations

(140 Ratings)

Produced on: June 25, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 75 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

Attorneys have more technology options than ever before, and the majority of states require attorneys to be aware of the benefits and risks associated with relevant and new technology. As legal technology evolves and clients become more cost-conscious, opportunities present themselves for attorneys to utilize technology to streamline their practice and, in some cases, automate certain tasks. Technology allows attorneys to spend less time on tasks, focusing on the substance, while clients are content with the efficiency. But what about the question always at the forefront of our minds as attorneys: what are the ethical pitfalls, and how do we avoid them?

Attorney Nehal Madhani will address how you can think about strategically incorporating technology into your practice and the practical questions to ask when evaluating new technology tools.

Join us to hear this program on cutting-edge legal technology and the ethical considerations.   

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the different types of technology tools available
  2. Gain an awareness of the relevant ethical provisions relating to technology
  3. Discuss practical guidance to minimize the risks of legal ethics violations while using technology
  4. Evaluate technology and know what is right for you to avoid potential risks

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2017 Bridge the Gap Event.


Nehal Madhani

Alt Legal, Inc.

Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal. Alt Legal's cloud-based software is trusted by Am Law 200 firms, boutique firms, and in-house legal departments to prepare and manage thousands of IP filings everyday. Before starting Alt Legal, Nehal practiced as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He is a Python/Django developer and serves on the board of Django-NYC, a nonprofit organization with nearly 2,500 software developers as members. He is also a CodeX fellow at Stanford Law School.

Nehal speaks and writes regularly about the intersection of legal practice and technology. He has also co-authored several publications about the challenges of applying current antitrust law to online business models, which have appeared in the Huffington Post and in the Journal of Management and Information Systems. Nehal was selected for the 2016 Fastcase 50 – an award that “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.”

Nehal has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. He graduated Northwestern University with a double major in biology and economics.


Catherine P.

Great speaker! Very knowledgeable and his material was educational and interesting.

Elisa A.

Very important topic for attorneys. Well presented and interesting.

Janine F.

very good program

Carolyn H.


John K.

Great course with detailed look into technology issues in ethics. Especially enjoyed cloud storage security review.

joseph d.

Very fine course.

Aaron G.

There seems to be a lot more info that another course or courses can take a deep dive into that could help to clarify some of the technological aspects. But the program was extremely thorough.

Andrew O.

The faculty was engaging and very thorough

Richard R.

Every lawyer should take this course substantively. And the speaker was quite good.

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