Video - Conference "AI and Public Legal Information & Education" by Me Rebecca Shur, Me Erik Bornmann & Mr. Jinzhe Tan

Above, you will find the conference "AI and Public Legal Information & Education" by Me Rebecca Shur (Éducaloi), Me Erik Bornmann (CLEO), and Mr. Jinzhe Tan (Cyberjustice Laboratory) as part of the 2024 conference series "AI, Large Language Models, and Justice: Considerations for Legal Practitioners, Judges, Law Schools, and Public Legal Educators."

Speakers Biographies 

M. Jinzhe Tan

Jinzhe Tan is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, where he works as a research assistant at the Cyberjustice Laboratory. His research focuses on artificial intelligence and law, access to justice, and judicial behavior. He explores how artificial intelligence can be responsibly integrated into the justice system to improve its accessibility and reduce bias and inequality. He has published and presented his research at several international conferences, and his contributions have been recognized by the ICAIL 2023 workshops, and International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX) 2023, where his co-authored paper won the Best Paper Award.

Me Rebecca Shur 

Rebecca Schur creates legal information and legal education content at Éducaloi. Éducaloi is an independent registered charity with over 20 years of experience serving the population of Quebec. Éducaloi’s mission is to explain the law in everyday language and help people build skills for navigating legal situations. Rebecca is a member of the Barreau du Québec and has degrees in rhetoric and communications as well as in civil and common law.

Me Erik Bornmann 

Erik Bornmann is the Director, Guided Pathways at CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario). CLEO develops practical legal education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. At CLEO, Erik leads the Guided Pathways group, which develop and operate direct-to-public online tools for document assembly and public legal information. Before joining CLEO, Erik worked as a litigation lawyer at the Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, a general service poverty law clinic in Ontario.


This workshop is the final one in a 5-part ACT Project series entitled “AI, Large Language Models and Justice: Considerations for Legal Practitioners, Judges, Law Schools, and Public Legal Educators”.   This fifth session will explore the ways in which AI and LLMs can and are being used to facilitate improved access to justice through provision of legal information and education.  In it, University of Montreal PhD student Jinzhe Tan will join Me Erik Bornmann from Community Legal Education Ontario and Me Rebecca Shur from Educaloi in a discussion moderated by Professor Jane Bailey of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section).  Mr Tan’s research focuses on AI and law, including a co-authored publication “ChatGPT as an Artificial Lawyer” and involvement in the Cyberjustice Laboratory team that created JusticeBot, an AI tool to simplify public access to legal information.  CLEO and Educaloi are leading public legal information and knowledge providers in Ontario and Québec.  Topics to be discussed will include defining the line between legal information and legal advice, and best practices for use of AI to improve access to justice by increasing the public accessibility of legal information.

This content has been updated on 23 May 2024 at 14 h 43 min.