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Isabelle Biallaß

Legal Office, Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia



Isabelle Biallaß is a German judge. She currently works at the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia. Her fields of responsibility are European and national e-Justice projects and related legal matters, including AI and Legal Tech. She coordinated the EU-funded project “IRI for Europe” concerning the digital interconnection of insolvency registers and will represent NRW in the European e-Justice project “EXEC II” on behalf of Germany.

She was previously head of the IT-department at the Local Court in Essen and successfully piloted e-Justice use-cases. She spent more than two years at the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf as an expert for Legal Information Technology, where she furthered the development of the JUDICA, a case management system in use at civil and criminal courts in NRW.

She also worked as research assistant at a Chair for Civil Law, German and International Trade and Business Law, Media and Information Technology Law in Bochum. She is a member of the executive board of the “Deutscher EDV Gerichtstag e.V.” and responsible for the topics AI and trial by videoconference (§ 128a ZPO).

Contribution to Legal Tech

Isabelle has a long-standing interest in e-Justice and especially promotes the use of AI in Justice while keeping in mind the legal and ethical limitations. She has been part of the efforts to establish the use of the electronic case file and the electronic data exchange in the German justice for years. She also aims to further the electronic exchange of judicial data within the EU.

Isabelle is a frequent speaker on topics such as e-Justice, AI in Justice and Legal Tech. She is the author of publications on IT-Law, e-Justice, AI and Legal Tech since 2006, eg. the chapter on AI and Legal Tech in the “juris-Praxiskommentar zum ERV”.

She has organized several workshops on the use of AI in Justice and Legal Tech. Isabelle supports the German Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJV) with the organization of the e-Justice-conference of the German EU-presidency due to her experience in AI and digital electronic exchange on EU-level. She is a member of several expert groups on e-Justice and Legal Tech on national and EU-level.

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