Stephanie G. Reckord, a partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Construction Disputes Practice Group, will co-moderate the live webinar “AI in Construction Law: Managing Risks and Opportunities,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the NJSBA Construction Law Section on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 9:00am –12:00pm.
Advancements in technology, particularly artificial intelligence (AI), are revolutionizing the practice of law, including construction law. This program will feature experts from the legal, construction and technology sectors sharing valuable insights, experiences, and strategies for effectively navigating the complex landscape of AI in construction law. With a focus on both the application of technology in the construction industry and its impact on discovery and litigation within construction law cases, attendees will receive a holistic perspective on the evolving legal landscape.
The program agenda is as follows:
- Harnessing technology in construction projects
A deep dive into the use of technology in construction projects. Discover the innovative ways AI is being incorporated into construction processes, from design and planning to project management and risk assessment, including:
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) and AI-driven design optimization.
- Smart contracts and blockchain applications for streamlining contract management.
- Construction site automation and monitoring using Internet of Things devices.
- AI-powered predictive analytics for identifying potential delays and cost overruns.
- Legal considerations surrounding liability and risk allocation in the context of AI-driven construction processes.
- Unveiling AI's role in discovery and litigation
Insights into the implications of AI on the discovery and litigation phases of construction law cases. Attendees will improve their understanding of how AI is shaping the legal strategies and tactics employed during disputes within the construction industry, including:
- AI-assisted document review and eDiscovery tools for sifting through vast volumes of project-related data.
- Predictive coding and machine learning algorithms for identifying relevant evidence in complex construction disputes.
- Ethical considerations in using AI tools for legal research and case preparation.
- The changing landscape of expert witness testimony and the integration of AI-generated insights.
- Mitigating challenges and biases associated with AI-driven decision-making during litigation.
- Managing risks while maximizing the benefits of AI in construction law
A balanced approach to leveraging AI in construction law. Attendees will boost their understanding of how to identify and handle potential risks while harnessing the transformative potential of technology, including:
- Data privacy and security concerns related to AI-driven construction processes and case information.
- Collaborative strategies for lawyers, construction professionals, and technology experts to safely and effectively integrate AI solutions.
- Adapting legal practices to accommodate evolving technology and best practices for staying up-to-date.
- Ethical considerations in leveraging AI without compromising the attorney-client relationship and professional responsibilities.
Ms. Reckord's litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts. Her representation of clients includes matters in the areas of banking, employment, family law, trusts & estates, class action defense, consumer fraud, construction and commercial real estate. In the construction law arena, she represents condominium associations and unit owners in construction-related matters including contract disputes, consumer fraud cases and RICO claims. She represents developers in arbitrations and litigation proceedings regarding construction defects, including buildings and heavy construction projects.
Additional program details and registration on the NJICLE website.