The Rise of the Machines

Sponsored session by CSI

Two thousand and twenty has presented itself as a challenging year with dramatic changes in how courts operate.  As focus shifts from working remote to preparing for the deluge in cases when the country recovers, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and software bots have increased significance in automating court document workflows.  AI applied to documents and software bots performing repetitive decision and data entry tasks provide for increased case volume processing with reduced human labor.

This session will focus on proven injection points of where AI and software bots can dramatically assist in expediting court document processing and reducing labor.  Demonstrations ranging from automation of attorney e-filing portal submissions to elimination of clerk portal review and acceptance will be highlighted. In addition, advancements in AI technologies that enable rapid AI system implementation and self-improving AI accuracy will be demonstrated.

Kendall Smith

Business Development Manager at Thomson Reuters

Kendall has worked in the court and legal technologies industries for 25+ years with a focus on emerging new court and electronic filing solutions. She started her career as a litigation paralegal and, in 1995, joined LAWPlus, LLC, the company that developed one of the first e-filing systems in the U.S. and that was ultimately acquired by LexisNexis in the early 2000s. She managed strategy and sales for LexisNexis File & Serve until 2015. As a business development manager for Thomson Reuters Court Management Solutions, she now finds ways to help courts succeed in their modernization efforts, including virtual hearings and remote trials. Kendall has a B.A. degree from the University of Texas, is a certified litigation paralegal, certified e-discovery specialist and has completed various leadership programs at Harvard Business School and Babson College.

Henry Sal

Henry Sal is the president of Computing System Innovations.  His software development career spans 40 years, 30 of which have been at CSI.  The past 15 of those have been spent making CSI into one of America’s leading redaction software vendors, with the last 5 years spent leading CSI’s transition to state-of-the-art artificial intelligence for document classification, data extraction, and redaction.  Mr. Sal is a member of ACM, AIIM, the PDF Association and a two-time AIIM award winner.  Mr. Sal has been a guest speaker on machine learning and document processing automation at the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA), the PDF Association, and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC).