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D.C. Superior Court

October 03, 2023

Apply for Superior Court’s Free Civil Basic Mediation Training

The Civil ADR Branch of the D.C. Superior Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division is accepting applications from those interested in being trained to mediate in its Civil Actions and Small Claims programs. The deadline to apply is October 13, 2023.

D.C. Superior Court

October 03, 2023

Superior Court Order Allows CJCC to Access Juvenile Records

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia has issued Administrative Order 23-23 authorizing the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to inspect, compile, and analyze juvenile justice data described in D.C. Code § 22-4234(b-5) regarding the process and outcomes of certain programs.

D.C. Superior Court

October 02, 2023

Superior Court Adopts Fee Petition Guidelines for Probate Division

On September 29 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 23-20 adopting fee petition guidelines for court-appointed fiduciaries in the court’s Probate Division. They take effect November 1 and will remain in effect until further notice.

Julienne Pasichow and Hilary P. Gerzhoy

September 22, 2023

Attorneys Examine the Good, the Bad, and the Unknown About AI Use

By John Murph

ChatGPT is a “mansplainer,” artificial intelligence technology that will “give a supremely authoritative answer without the benefit of the truth, without the benefit of research, without the benefit of an authority,” Fastcase CEO and cofounder Edward J. Walters cautioned attendees of the D.C. Bar’s Artificial Intelligence & Chatbot Summit on September 18.

William Eskridge Jr.

September 20, 2023

D.C. Bar Summit Explores How AI Will Revolutionize the Legal Profession

By Jeremy Conrad

On September 18 the D.C. Bar gathered a wide array of experts in law and technology for its Artificial Intelligence & Chatbot Summit, a daylong discussion on the expected impacts — both positive and negative — of emerging technologies on the legal profession.