Editor’s Note

The following three articles ( The Future Is Now – Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice, Imagining a Role for Artificially Intelligent Juries, and From the Days of Orwellian Fears, to the Internet of All Things, and Now to AI…)share a theme – the potential and present effect of artificial intelligence (AI) technology on the practice of law. The... Continue Reading →

The Future Is Now Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

by Landon Bailey To most lawyers, the concept of “artificial intelligence” or “AI” seems foreign – something constrained largely to the realm of science fiction, and certainly not a component of the practice of law today. This perception no longer reflects reality. Artificial intelligence technology is not just the province of future generations; it has... Continue Reading →

Imagining a Role for Artificially Intelligent Juries

by Judge Kenneth C. Mennemeier, Jr. and Kelly A. Mennemeier Could artificial intelligence (“AI”) be applied to the fact-finding responsibility traditionally given to juries? The possibility invites reflection on what would be lost, and what could be gained, if our justice system moved away from using juries comprised of human beings and instead used computerized... Continue Reading →

From the Days of Orwellian Fears, to the Internet of Things, and Now to AI….

by Kathleen Finnerty, William Kellerman and Derek Ulmer Editor’s Note: Kathleen Finnerty, a business litigator and counselor in practice for 25 years, William (“Bil”) Kellermann, a technology litigator and counselor for the past two decades, and Derek Ulmer, a 2017 graduate of Pacific McGeorge, share their views about Artificial Intelligence (AI) – how it is... Continue Reading →

Public Law Section Hosts Discussion on the Ethical and Practical Considerations of Representing Clients Engaged in the Marijuana Industry

by Alison Leary Last September, the Sacramento County Bar Association’s Public Law Section (PLS) co-hosted a lunch program with the Administrative and Environmental Law Sections regarding the medical cannabis regulations pending before the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation at the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Food and Agriculture. During the program,... Continue Reading →

LGBT Rights Trailblazer Rosemary Metrailer Honored at SacLEGAL Fifth Annual Founders’ Award Reception

by Pamela Jones Sacramento attorney, activist, volunteer, and author Rosemary Metrailer was honored by SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association, at its Fifth Annual Founders’ Award Reception. The event was held at the urban, contemporary offices of Uptown Studios on 23rd Street in Sacramento. Metrailer’s work and activism are legendary in Sacramento. She formed the first... Continue Reading →

SCBA Past Presidents Lunch a New Tradition

“Bookended” by Tom Eres (1981) and Heather Hoganson (2016), 14 past presidents of the SCBA lunched with the Chief Justice, Presiding Justice Vance Raye, US District Judge Kim Mueller, Presiding Judge Kevin Culhane, and many members of the Sacramento bench at the first annual Past Presidents Lunch. Justice Art Scotland (ret.) served as the emcee... Continue Reading →

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