Legal Outsourcing 2.0 News
Artificial Intelligence in Employment Considerations
Please join us for the following free webinar.
AI is set to affect many disciplines, but its effects carry similar themes.
This presentation discusses AI practice development in the context of job applications according to these themes:
Creation of new information at scale. Present-day job openings are oversaturated with applications, and many HR departments cannot handle the quantity of applications, thus look to AI to help sort through them.
Use of outsourced “black box” technology. As with other AI applications, many HR departments out-source these tools to third party vendors without knowing exactly how the vendors function.
Potential for Bias and back-end audits. Vendors may promote the use of AI not based in science, and/or that relies on biased data sets without self-auditing: this means vendors could be picking candidates who were chosen by biased AI, and the employer might be unaware of this.
New Law. Laws in cities and states have cropped up regarding Automated Employment Decision Tools (AEDT), such as in NYC which now requires employers to disclose when they use AEDT and conduct bias audits to ensure their AI is fair.
Other Legal/Adjacent Standards. “Soft Law” and other similar ethical approaches (e.g., from NIST and the EEOC) can also offer guidance to employers to help avoid lawsuits based on biased AI (or to mitigate their effects).
Harry Buck hosts New York chapter ACEDS event
Our CEO, Harry Buck, who is also President of the ACEDS (Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists) New York Chapter, hosted the first in-person meeting of the ACEDS chapter since the beginning of the pandemic over the weekend. This event was a great opportunity for e-Discovery professionals from the metropolitan area to meet and discuss current issues facing the industry in a social setting. It was great to see everyone who attended and to see that New York still represents such a strong and growing legal services industry. We are looking forward to many more events like this in the coming year.
New Office for LO2
Legal Outsourcing 2.0, Inc is pleased to announce that Legal O2, the Indian operating company of LO2, has closed on a new office in Noida, a suburb of Delhi. Namrata Dutta, the Manger of Contracts and one of the Directors of Legal O2 has moved from Kolkata and will be heading up the new office. Nakul Nasa, Assistant Manager of Contracts will continue to work from Kolkata. Both will continue to head up LegalSifter projects from their respective offices.
Legal O2’s Kolkata office will continue to be led by Navonil Bhattachrya, who heads up Reviews and Technology teams. He is currently preparing for his CEDS exam. Tanmoy Sukul, who manages the data breach teams, will also continue to work from Kolkata.
Legal O2 currently has about 30 employees working remotely from the Delhi area who will be working from the Noida office when it is fully operational in May. Additionally, many of the other vendors who provide services in the data breach space, such as UnitedLex and Integreon, have offices in the area and many of their employees have expressed a desire to join Legal O2 once the Noida space is available.
The Noida office seats more than 120 employees and will help accommodate the expected growth of an additional 100 employees in 2022, many of which will be filled on the data breach teams responding to cybersecurity incidents.
ACEDS AI Series - Part IV: The Process of Innovation in the Legal Space
Come join us as our CEO Harry Buck moderates a discussion on modern innovation in the legal field. This series provides a glimpse into the future and how we will all be performing legal work in the years to come. You can register here.
In the #Spotlight: High Performance Counsel Interviews the Leadership Team of Legal Outsourcing 2.0 (LO2)
In the #Spotlight: High Performance Counsel Interviews the Leadership Team of Legal Outsourcing 2.0 (LO2) | #hipcounsel #spotlight #legal #leadership