AI/Esq.: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships

37 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2019

Date Written: 2019


Whether we admit it or not, lawyers increasingly are working with machines in many aspects of their practice and representation, and it is important to understand how artificial intelligence can assist attorneys to better provide justice while recognizing the limitations, particularly on issues of fairness. This article examines current and future uses of technology to address how identity influences decisions about charges, defenses, credibility assessments, and communications in lawyer-client relationships. The article recommends that lawyers take affirmative steps to interact with AI technology developers to serve the interests of justice and fairness more fully.

Keywords: artificial intelligence, AI, practice of law, fairness, justice, lawyer-client relationships

Suggested Citation

Goodman, Christine Chambers, AI/Esq.: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships (2019). Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 1, 149, 2019; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019/13. Available at SSRN:

Christine Chambers Goodman (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

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Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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