Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 6:30 PM - Tuesday, September 04, 2018 9:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Maurice Rabb as a special guest speaker for a 2-credit CLE seminar on the topic AI and D&I: Friends or Foes? Using AI to Increase Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry.

Date:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018


18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends

Venue:  Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)


¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)

Registration:  This event has passed


  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

Diversity & inclusion in the legal professional is a hot topic. In the United States, there are currently a variety of initiatives in place to address diversity & inclusion challenges in the legal professional, such as general counsels using the diversity of external counsel teams to evaluate whether to include those firms on their law firm panels; the Mansfield Rule, which measures whether firms are actively considering diverse candidates for at least 30% of open leadership and governance roles; and an increasing number of external consultants and pipeline programs aimed at improving diverse attorney hiring and retention.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning products have also been added to the mix. Vendors of these products claim that their algorithms decrease incidences of explicit and implicit bias, thereby increasing the number of diverse legal talent hired, promoted, and retained. Are these claims accurate? How are these companies, and future companies, monitoring and auditing algorithmic bias? What legal and compliance risks may result from using these products, particularly black box algorithms that are created without sufficient attention to what type of data is used and how that data is used to drive employment-related decisions? In this discussion, we will focus on material legal issues that may arise from the use of AI in hiring, promoting, and retaining legal talent, including:

  • promoting diversity, inclusion and eliminating bias in the legal workplace
  • understanding how to use and not to use AI to make employment decisions
  • ABA Model Rule 8.4(g)
  • recent U.S. laws in AI transparency

About the Speaker

Maurice Rabb

VantagePoint Vice President, Legal & HR Recruiting (JAPAC); Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

Maurice is a California Attorney and human resources expert. He has been living and working in Japan since 2006 and has worked for U.S. and Japanese law firms as an international business lawyer and human resources professional. Maurice is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Temple University Law School, where he teaches a U.S.-Japan Comparative Employment & Labor Law course. He is also the founder of Tokyo Legal Hackers , a group that explores opportunities and challenges at the intersection of people, law, and technology.

About CLE Credit

Temple Law School is an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.