VP, Solutions Champion at vLex;
Leadership Team at SALI

Practical Uses of Generative AI: How LLMs are Reshaping Legal Services

The term “AI” has been used for decades — powering tools for document review and proofing — but generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT, Copilot) is different. Where prior AI could merely interpret existing documents, generative AI can write new documents at a post-graduate level.

In this talk, lawyer and technologist Damien Riehl will demonstrate how generative AI can perform real-world legal tasks. He will provide attendees with live demos on how they can use generative AI in their practices, including emerging use cases like pleading analysis, document drafting, and argument scrutiny.

Attendees will gain insight into the benefits and challenges of using AI in legal practice, including generative AI’s potential to expedite routine and repetitive work, improve the quality of legal services, and improve access to justice.

Speaker Bio

Damien Riehl is a lawyer and technologist with experience in complex litigation, digital forensics, and software development.

A coder since 1985 and for the web since 1995, Damien clerked for the chief judges of state and federal courts, practiced in complex litigation for over a decade, has led teams of cybersecurity and world-spanning digital forensics investigations, and has led teams in legal-software development.

Damien is Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s working group on AI and the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL).

At SALI, the legal data standard he helps lead, Damien develops and has greatly expanded the taxonomy of over 15,000 legal tags that matter, helping the legal industry’s development of Generative AI, analytics, and interoperability.

At vLex Group — which includes Fastcase, NextChapter, and Docket Alarm — Damien helps lead the design, development, and expansion of various products, integrating AI-backed technologies (e.g., GPT) to improve legal workflows and to power legal data analytics.