Duke Center on Law & Tech launches Responsible AI in Legal Services (RAILS) initiative

Jan 23, 2024Latest News

RAILS logo with bold letters "AI" followed by "Responsible AI in Legal Services"

The Duke Center on Law & Tech announced the launch of the Responsible AI in Legal Services (RAILS) initiative on Jan. 17. The initiative brings together industry leaders to promote the ethical and safe use of #AI in legal services by developing guidelines and best practices and working to educate legal professionals.

“We launched RAILS to provide both enthusiasm and guardrails to how AI can and should be applied in legal services,” said Jeff Ward, Director of the Duke Center on Law & Tech in a press release. He continued, “From contract analysis to litigation support to access-to-justice innovation, AI technology has entered the legal services domain and has enormous potential for positive impact if it is applied responsibly.”

Our director, Judge Paul W. Grimm (ret.), currently serves on a widely representative initial steering committee alongside members from the judiciary, private corporations, law firms, tech providers, and non-profit organizations. RAILS is currently seeking applications for additional participants to join the initiative. Learn more and apply by visiting https://rails.legal.