Presidential Summit Annual Meeting: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Hilton Midtown
Grand Ballroom West, Third Floor

3.0 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Law Practice Management, 1.5 Skills    

Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

On Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., New York State Bar Association President Claire P. Gutekunst is convening a special plenary Presidential Summit. The program is complimentary with your general registration.

The two-part summit will consist of the following topics:

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on the Legal Profession  

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) affects our daily lives in so many ways.  AI is used to assist in predicting the weather.  Robots are now used to do household chores.  AI assists in reducing pollutants and ensuring safe air and water for us to enjoy. Robots have and will continue to play a vital role in space exploration – studying distant galaxies.  The Department of Homeland Security uses robots to detect and remove explosive devices and sort through countless data to analyze potential terrorist threats.  Robots are also used in hospitals and clinics to perform any number of surgical procedures.  Many of the trades on Wall Street are performed automatically relying on AI algorithms to analyze market trends and buy or sell accordingly.  What about the legal profession?  What impact has AI had and will it continue to have on the practice of law and delivery of legal services?  Join us for a renowned panel of experts as they discuss Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the legal profession and legal marketplace. 

2:00 p.m. Welcome 
New York State Bar Association President, Claire P. Gutekunst, Esq. 

2:10 p.m. Speaker Introductions
Program Chair, Daniel Martin Katz, J.D., Ph.D.

2:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
What is Artificial Intelligence? What is Machine Learning?
Dera J. Nevin, Esq.
, eDiscovery Counsel, Proskauer

What are Some Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in Law?

Andrew M.J. Arruda, CEO & Co-Founder, Ross Intelligence
Daniel Martin Katz, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Tech - Chicago Kent Law

What are the Labor Market Impacts? More Jobs, Less Jobs, Different Forms of Legal Jobs and Legal Work?
Noah Waisberg, J.D.
, Co-founder & CEO, Kira Systems  

2:40 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Panel Discussion and Questions & Answers

3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break

It’s Not About “Revenge” or “Porn”: 
The Problem of Intimate Partner Violence and Non-Consensual Sexual Image Exploitation 

Advances in technology and the ubiquity of the Internet and social media have given rise to a damaging new form of abuse, commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as “revenge porn.”  The threat or actual dissemination of sexually explicit images of an intimate partner without consent is a new tool for abusers to exert power and control over their victims, a hallmark of domestic violence.  Abusers can obtain sexual images in many ways – with the victim’s consent within the context of a romantic relationship, through coercion, unlawful surveillance, hacking, or by photo shopping fake images with the victim’s face.  However obtained or manufactured, they allow an abusive person to wreak havoc on the victim’s life, by using threats of dissemination to force the victim to do what the abuser wants or by sending the images to family, employers or “revenge porn” websites, causing intense public humiliation, trauma, degradation, danger, job loss, and isolation.  Once these images go public, victims are forced to navigate massive and complex hurdles as they attempt to remove the offending images from the public sphere.    

Please join a panel of experts to learn about image exploitation as a form of domestic violence and what research indicates about its particular impact on domestic violence victims.  Panelists will also discuss legal strategies for assisting victims of this form of abuse, particularly given the limitations of New York’s current legislative scheme in place to address this problem.  

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
Hon. Judy H. Kluger, Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families, Co-Chair, NYSBA/WBASNY Domestic Violence Initiative

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, Empire Justice Center, Co-Chair, NYSBA/WBASNY Domestic Violence Initiative    

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PANEL DISCUSSION
Advances in technology and the ubiquity of the internet have given rise to a particularly damaging form of cyber abuse, commonly known as “revenge porn.” This involves the threat or actual dissemination of a victim’s graphic sexual images without her consent.  Sexual images can be obtained in many ways – sometimes with the victim’s consent within the context of a romantic relationship, other times by unlawful surveillance or hacking, sometimes by photo shopping a fake sexual image with the victim’s face.  However the images are obtained, they allow the abuser to wreak havoc on the victims life.   

Participants will learn about image exploitation as a tool of domestic violence and what research indicates about its particular impact on victims.  Panelists will also discuss legal strategies for assisting victims of this form of abuse, particularly given the limitations of New York’s current legislative scheme in place to address this problem.             

Carrie A. Goldberg, Esq., C. A. Goldberg, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY
Ian Harris, Esq., Director, Family Law Unit, Staten Island Legal Services
Lawrence Newman, Esq., Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit at the New York County District Attorney’s Office

To register by phone: 1-800-582-2452
For more information regarding this program contact Jessica Patterson: jpatterson@nysba.org. 


President’s Reception
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
All NYSBA members are invited to attend the President's Reception immediately following the Presidential Summit from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. hosted by President Claire P. Gutekunst.  

For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 for single/double occupancy. You also can reserve your overnight room online at  www.nysba.org/am17accomm