AI for Barristers (CPD 1.5 hrs)

5:00pm Wednesday, 6 March 2024
6:30pm Wednesday, 6 March 2024
CPD Training
At your desk
Not Applicable
online, unknown 1000
New Zealand

Join our panel of experts - Dr James Every-Palmer KC, Greg Dickason, and Felix Geiringer- as they explain AI and how barristers can (and cannot) use it to help their practice.

AI scholar Erik Brynjolfsson has said: “It is not going to be AI replacing lawyers. It is going to be lawyers who work with AI replacing lawyers who do not work with AI.”

In this explanatory and practical session, the panel members will explain:

  • what AI is and how it works
  • what LexisNexis are doing to make reliable AI tools available now to lawyers
  • the shortcomings of AI for legal research 
  • how to make use of AI while avoiding the pitfalls

Our Presenters


Biography of Dr James Every-Palmer, KC*

James Every-Palmer KC is a renowned legal professional specializing in the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and litigation. With over two decades of experience, he has established himself as a visionary in this field.

Mr. Every-Palmer holds an LLB and an LLM in Technology and Intellectual Property Law, providing a strong foundation for his expertise. Throughout his career, he has championed using AI in the legal sector, particularly in document review, contract analysis, and e-discovery.

As a King's Counsel (KC), James Every-Palmer has successfully represented clients in high-stakes litigation cases, leveraging AI to enhance strategy and prediction accuracy. He is a sought-after speaker and author, sharing his insights on AI and litigation, and is committed to responsible AI adoption in the legal profession.

Mr. Every-Palmer's dedication to advancing AI's responsible use in litigation continues to shape the industry, making him a leading figure in discussions on this critical topic.

* This was created by ChatGPT in response to the query “write a short biography for James Every-Palmer KC for a talk on ai and litigation” followed by “make it shorter”. 

It is not very accurate. James, however, does have a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and Legal Reasoning from the University of Oxford, has worked at the OECD on the regulation of the Internet, and has been involved in projects relating to an online law centre and chatbots for legal issues.


Greg Dickason (LexisNexis)

Greg is the Managing Director for LexisNexis in Asia-Pacific. He has an MBA and a Master's Degree in Image Process Engineering and has a background as a programmer and product manager in Data and Content businesses. Most recently, he was CTO of CoreLogic, a global property data and analytics business.

Greg is passionate about the intersection of new technologies in the legal profession, in particular digital assets and AI.


Felix Geiringer (Presenter and Chair)

Felix Geiringer was a member of the NZBA Council from 2019-2023. He has been an active member of several Association committees and, from 2021, was Vice-President (Wellington) and co-chair of the Advocacy Committee. Before becoming a lawyer, Felix was a mathematician. He was a Rhodes Scholar and read mathematics at Magdalen College, Oxford. His mathematical studies included looking at neural networks and how they operate. He later worked as a cryptologist and computer programmer for an embedded systems company in Reading, England.

Felix has been part of the NZBA team submitting on the Senior Courts Electronic Document Protocol, the recently released Digital Strategy for Courts and Tribunals of Aotearoa New Zealand, and the new Court Practice Direction on the use of AI. Felix is based at Lampton Chambers in Wellington.

Felix has been involved in high-profile cases, particularly in the fields of commercial law, defamation, human rights, trusts, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Felix previously worked for Clifford Chance (London) in its banking regulation team. He was also called to the bar in England as a member of Lincoln’s Inn and worked at the well-known human rights set, Doughty Street Chambers. He has made several appearances in the New Zealand Supreme Court and the Privy Council.


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