Artificial Intelligence

Seeing AI Law and Policy through Multiple Lenses

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
3.00 Law & Legal and 3.50 Ethics: Total of 6.50 CLE Credits
Live and Webcast options available
Morning, Afternoon, or All Day options available



Technological progress—from Gutenberg’s printing press to the microprocessor—brings many benefits but inevitably raises new societal issues as well. Today we are at the dawn of what may be one of the most profound technological advances of all time: when computers are enabled, in effect, to “think” like people, and in some respects greatly outperform human cognition.

This so-called “artificial” intelligence could help us to cure cancer, combat climate change and advance economic productivity. But if not developed and deployed properly, it could also exacerbate income inequality, racial and gender discrimination and intrusions on our privacy.

New laws will be required to bring about the benefits of AI while minimizing associated risks. Crafting and applying such laws will require an understanding of a range of disciplines—across many areas of law, but also psychology, sociology, anthropology and other fields of study.

This innovative CLE will bring together leaders in a wide range of disciplines who are thinking about how to harness the power of AI while avoiding harm.

This CLE aims to stimulate your own thinking about the range of issues AI will present and how best to develop a regulatory framework to enable the promise of AI.

Program Chairs

David A. Heiner | Microsoft Corporation
David M. Brenner | Board Chair, AI and Faith

Distinguished Faculty

Aneelah Afzali | Muslim Association of Puget Sound AMEN Project
Rev. Dr. Bruce Baker | Seattle Pacific University School of Business
Ryan Calo | University of Washington Law School Tech Policy Lab
Mark A. Chinen | Seattle University Law School
Nathan Colaner | Seattle University Albers Business School
Tyler Folsom | UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Masih Fouladi | Washington Council on American Islamic Relations
Rochelle L. Haller | UBS Private Wealth Management
Lonnie Johns-Brown | Office of the Washington Insurance Commissioner
Emma R. Larson | Rimon Law
Hon. Brandon A. Lee | Consul General, Canada
K. E. Love | K&L Gates, Technology Transactions Practice
Don Mackenzie | University of Washington, Sustainable Transportation Lab
Steven Maheshwary | Chair, Seattle Technology Advisory Board; Amazon
Michael Paulus | Seattle Pacific University
James S. Rogers | Law Offices of James S. Rogers
John A. Strait | Seattle University, Emeritus Professor of Legal Ethics
Dr. Jan Whittington | University of Washington, Department of Urban Design & Planning
Wei Ying Wong, PhD | Woodland Park Zoo Empathy Initiative
Gemma N. Zanowski | Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel; WSBA Animal Law Section

Please Note:

For registration, the ‘Non-KCBA Member’ category includes Attorneys who are not KCBA members, LLLTs, Paralegals, Non-Attorneys, and members of the general public.

If you must cancel, tuition will be refunded less a $25 administrative fee, so long as cancellation is received in writing to by 5:00pm, October 18, 2019. After this date, no refunds will be permitted. However, substitute attendees are welcome.

Please advise KCBA in advance of any condition that may impact your participation at the seminar so we may arrange appropriate and comfortable accommodation in time for the program.


Event Details

October 23, 2019
Registration: 8:30 AM
Program: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Credits: 6.50 CLE Credits
1200 Fifth Avenue Suite 700
Seattle,  WA
(Once you register, you will receive a password to download documents vie email.)

Registration is over for this event.