Generative AI
30 November 2020

Generative AI Initiative

Published on 30 November 2020

Generative AI is reinventing legal education and practice! It’s a big statement but as the events and resources on this page demonstrate, there’s a lot of evidence to support it.

The Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) launched its Generative AI in Legal Practice Initiative to create a platform for local and global discussions, discourse, and debate on the application of generative AI in all facets of legal practice and, consequently, legal education too.

The Initiative has seven parts:

  1. Roundtables from March – July 2023 with lawyers (private, corporate and government), allied legal professionals, legal educators (academics, pracademics and clinicians), law students, access to justice professionals, and regulators, across the legal ecosystem. You’ll find the links to the CLI blog posts summarising key takeaways in the table below.
  2. The Legal Generative AI Summit on 24-25 October 2023: The Summit featured presenters and panellists from all stakeholder groups, comparing and contrasting the progress made in Australia and worldwide.
  3. The Legal Generative AI Summit 2023 Report: This Report summarises the key takeaways from the Summit and each of the 9 sessions.
  4. A CLI Distinguished Fellowship in Emerging Technologies.
  5. A Legal Generative AI Global Community: a learning community for everyone in the legal ecosystem to access relevant, lightly curated content and immediately connect with people everywhere.
  6. Legal GenAI Clinic – Experiments and Use Cases: a regular online meet up to share experience, learn, and connect on legal GenAI in action.
  7. The AI for Legal Series: a multi-episode video and podcast series on the fundamentals of AI for law students, lawyers, and allied legal professionals.

You’ll find all of the Initiative events and resources on the CLI website but, we’ve also collected them together here.

We welcome your feedback on the Initiative, your case studies and examples so, if you would like to share these, please contact us – we can’t wait to hear from you:

Stakeholder Group  Event Facilitator 

In-house Counsel – Corporate

Roundtable takeaways
(23 March 2023)

Schellie-Jayne (SJ) Price, Partner, Stirling & Rose

Legal Consultants

Roundtable takeaways
(24 March 2023)

Alison Laird, Director, Laird Innovations

Legaltech Developers and Legal Technologists

Roundtable takeaways
(27 March 2023)

Bianca Bowron-Cuthill, General Manager, Smokeball Australia 

Australian Law School Leaders

Roundtable takeaways
(31 March 2023) 

Ann-Maree David, Executive Director, College of Law Queensland