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How AI Can Solve (Not Compound) Access to Justice Challenges


Dr. Alejandro Ponce, Chief Research Officer, World Justice Project
Darth Vaughn, Director Legal Innovation & Litigation Counsel, Ford Motor Company
Sean West, Co-Founder, Hence Technologies; Advisor, Concordia

“We are at an unprecedented moment when it comes to the potential application of new technologies. We know that the way that technology is evolving can solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.”

– Sean West

“We have a huge market and opportunity for individuals who need civil legal service delivery that aren’t getting it here in the US.”

– Darth Vaughn

“Artificial intelligence has a huge potential to transform the justice system by either making it more accessible, more efficient, more affordable, user-friendly.”

– Dr. Alejandro Ponce

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • A vast global justice gap exists, with billions lacking access to legal help due to issues like inadequate documentation, legal expertise, and barriers within the legal system.
  • The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in improving access to justice lies in offering efficient legal information, aiding lawyers with documents, and aiding informed decisions by judges and legal professionals, enhancing the accessibility, efficiency, and affordability of legal services.
  • Due to AI’s rapid advancement, businesses, governments, and legal institutions must quickly explore and integrate AI solutions into their operations within the next three to five years to avoid falling behind in technology.
  • Policymakers and corporate leaders must work together to update regulations, especially regarding unauthorized legal practice, to accommodate AI-driven legal services that will ultimately protect the public while harnessing AI’s potential to bridge the justice gap.