Subproject 9 - Decision Tools for Legal Practitioners And Adjudicators, Judges and Arbitrators

Start – 2018 | End – 2024 Duration – 6 years

The development of decision-making tools is the subject of several abstract models. Both their experimental implementation and their practical evaluation run up against the reluctance of those who are competent to make legal decisions. Transparency and pedagogical efforts are needed to ensure the interest and reliability of these tools, which involves examining already existing decision-support techniques.

Research activities

Case studies

The AI prediction solutions in actual (and preferably widespread) use will be considered for case studies. At present, at least one, COMPAS, now used in the United States for pretrial release and criminal sentencing, merits a case study.


The objective is to determine the extent to which AI predictions are now in use in the legal professions. These predictions are clearly under development, or are being seriously contemplated.  The initial research has identified 93 potential “solutions” that are intended to assist legal professionals.

Best Practices Guide

The subproject group will work towards producing a best practices guide design to bolster reliable results while protecting legal rights and minimizing legal liability.

Governance Framework

The subproject group will explore creation and application of general principles to be used in determining whether and how governmental organizations, including courts and adjudicative  agencies,  should  use AI prediction.




Fredric I. Lederer



Riikka koulu


Jean Lassègue



Karl Branting



Marco Giacalone






Ministère de la justice

Résultats de recherche d'images pour « logo department justice canada »





This content has been updated on 18 February 2020 at 18 h 59 min.