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An End to Lawyers?

  • Start date: 12 December 2018 12:30 PM
  • End date: 12 December 2018 01:30 PM
  • Venue: Ngunnawal Theatre, Russell Offices

Transcript of a speech by Morry Bailes to the Australian Defence College, Canberra - 24 October 2018



Advancements in artificial intelligence and associated technologies are having significant impacts on many sectors across society. The legal profession is not immune from these developments. The delivery of legal services, the education and development of legal professionals, and ethical and regulatory frameworks of the profession must be examined to accommodate technological innovation associated with artificial intelligence. Mr Bailes’ presentation discusses how the legal profession has considered these technological advancements and how they affect the practice of law. The experience of the legal profession in examining the impact of artificial intelligence on the legal sector is likely to offer the profession of arms with important considerations and lessons to shape the thinking of military and security professionals on this issue.

Mr Morry Bailes 

Morry Bailes was the President of the Law Society of South Australia and Law Council of Australia Director in 2014 when he was elected onto the Law Council Executive in November the same year.

Mr Bailes’ firm – Tindall Gask Bentley – is the largest family law and plaintiff practice in South Australia, also practising in the areas of succession, workplace and criminal law. His clients include the Police Association of South Australia, the Western Australian Police Union, the Northern Territory Police Association as well as the Correctional Officers’ Legal Fund, the South Australian State School Leaders Association, Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the Aboriginal Sobriety Group and the CFS Volunteers Association. Mr Bailes is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and was the 2013 recipient of the Brian Withers Award for services to the legal profession in South Australia.