Legal LLMs + Knowledge Graphs = Cheaper Lawyers and Better Justice

by Damien Riehl | at Minnebar 17

GPT-4 and other LLMs are transforming the legal profession. And rapidly: GPT-4 not only passed the bar exam, it beat 90% of humans. This discussion — led by 25-year litigator, coder, and AI-builder Damien Riehl — will explore how AI is already transforming legal practice, as well as ways that judges are considering using AI to better administer justice. Join us for this timely talk about how Generative AI will continue transforming the practice of law — and helping everyone access justice.

  • How LLMs + RAG can answer legal questions
  • Applying LLM constellations across a massive corpus (1B) legal documents
  • Open-Source Data Standard (SALI) — a Knowledge Graph that's normalizing legal data for improved AI integration
  • How LLMs + Knowledge Graphs = Better than each separately
  • How all of the above can make legal work faster, better, and cheaper — helping the 80% of currently unmet legal needs

Damien Riehl

Damien Riehl is a lawyer and technologist with experience in complex litigation, digital forensics, and software development. A coder since 1985 and for the web since 1995, Damien clerked for the chief judges of state and federal courts, practiced in complex litigation for over a decade, has led teams of cybersecurity and world-spanning digital forensics investigations, and has led teams in legal-software development.

Co-Chair of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles, he is helping recommend changes to Minnesota statutes, rules, and policies — all related to connected and autonomous vehicles.

Damien is Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association's working group on AI and the Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL).

At SALI, the legal data standard he helps lead, Damien develops and has greatly expanded the taxonomy of over 15,000 legal tags that matter, helping the legal industry's development of Generative AI, analytics, and interoperability.

At vLex Group — which includes Fastcase, NextChapter, and Docket Alarm — Damien helps lead the design, development, and expansion of various products, integrating AI-backed technologies (e.g., GPT) to improve legal workflows and to power legal data analytics.

In 2019, Damien gave a TEDx Talk about his All the Music project, which to date has computationally composed over 400,000,000,000 (400B) melodies, has written them to disc (fixed in a tangible medium), and has given the public access through Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which provides rights similar to rights to works in the Public Domain. Arguably improving copyright law through legal decisions that appeared to draw upon his TEDx Talk's arguments.

“This guy [Damien] rocks!” - Elon Musk