This CLE course, presented by Lex Machina and attorney Hayley Cummings (Snell & Wilmer), explores the benefits of AI in the legal sector and the use of legal analytics when counseling clients and setting case strategy. It focuses on how AI can enhance legal analysis, offering insights beyond the capabilities of individual AI tools like ChatGPT.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of integrating AI for more sophisticated, efficient legal practices as data-driven attorneys.


Carla Rydholm — As head of product, Carla leads Lex Machina’s efforts to understand and prioritize bringing legal analytics to new areas of the law and creating new features to delight our users. Carla previously practiced public interest law with non-profit advocacy organizations and worked on academic policy projects involving the intersection of law and science. She earned a J.D. from Duke University, where she co-founded the Duke Journal for Law & Social Change. She also earned a Ph.D. from Duke in microbial evolution and a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia.

Hayley Cummings is an associate at Snell & Willmer and specializes in bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, and creditor rights, with extensive experience in both state and federal court commercial litigation. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of bankruptcy-related matters, including stay relief and adversary actions, and she is adept in representing clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Additionally, Hayley is experienced in handling cases involving ADA, FCA, FMLA, Title VII, and various disputes related to lender liability, mortgage lending, and foreclosures.