Litigating for Equality: Join our AI Legal Clinic for Equality Bodies!

Event Header: AI Legal Clinic / 17-18/02/2022 / Location online

We are excited to invite all Equality Bodies to a novel, capacity-building opportunity on AI which builds upon the knowledge base created by our first training in April and further expands your AI toolkit with a practical focus on litigation.

This next training will take the form of a legal advice clinic, providing concrete guidance on real-life cases which you consider litigating. We are pleased to announce that Dee Masters, an experienced equality and AI litigator and co-author of the Equinet Report on AI, will act as the clinic’s expert adviser. For more information, see the Concept Note below.

Whether your Equality Body wants to submit an own case and receive individual consultation, or wants to benefit from the general training sessions to learn from the legal cases of other equality bodies and the advice of the expert litigator, you can find all relevant information on the training below. We are looking forward to seeing you in our training!

Training Overview

Until 13 December: Submission of cases by Equality bodies - to submit a case, please fill in this form

By end of December: Selection of 3 cases to receive individual consultations  

8 February: Case-based online consultation sessions between Dee Masters and selected Equality Bodies to develop a litigation strategy for each case

Live Sessions & Plenary discussions: 17 – 18 February 2022 (indicatively 1.5 - 2 hours each, time tbd)
Location: Zoom
 
Training Registration*: Please register here by 11 February
*Training registration is open to all interested staff members of Equality Bodies, whether or not they have chosen to submit a specific case for legal support (see case submission form above)

With this announcement, we ask all National Equality Bodies to submit relevant cases to the clinic. Upon reception, our adviser will select up to three cases which she considers as most likely to lead to potentially successful AI-related litigation. Once this selection is complete, we will contact the relevant Equality Bodies and schedule the case-based consultation sessions, taking place in the second week of January. The objective of these sessions will be to develop a litigation strategy for each case, including, if relevant, ways of cooperating with other national partners.

This work will result in two interactive group discussion sessions, which will last indicatively 1.5-2 hours each and involve all registered participants of the training. The two discussions will focus on presenting and analysing the litigation strategies developed for the selected cases. These discussions are envisioned to serve as a practical demonstration on how to identify and build an equality legal case against suspected AI-enabled violations of non-discrimination law.

Contact: Therese Keil (therese.keil@equineteurope.org) – Assistant on Artificial Intelligence

Contact for questions related to case submissions: Milla Vidina (Milla.Vidina@equineteurope.org) – Policy Officer