NFJE Sixteenth Annual Judicial Symposium

I am pleased to extend this invitation for you to participate in the Sixteenth Annual Judicial Symposium offered to appellate judges at no cost to you by the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (“NFJE”). The symposium this year is being presented virtually so that no travel is required during the pandemic. The symposium is titled “Law in the New Age: How Automation and Intelligence Will Change Judging in Substance and Procedures.”

The keynote speaker, futurist Joseph Raczynski, will discuss emerging technologies and the rise of artificial intelligence that will affect the way the courts do their business and how the courts will have to shape the law to meet the new realities. Subsequent panel presentations will discuss the changing landscape of cybersecurity as it affects the protection of court records and other data, the work of the Sedona Conference in attempting to identify the standards that courts should apply in determining whether parties have taken reasonable steps to protect personal data, whether automation and artificial intelligence truly help to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of civil actions, how the insurance industry is using technology to improve its claims practices, and the tools judges need to address these new questions.

The symposium will be presented by videoconference in installments on July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15 beginning at 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time each time. Attendees will be able to ask live questions and get answers from the presenters via videoconference.

For more information, please contact the NFJE at or 312-795-1101.