Paul L. Caron

Thursday, April 6, 2023

AI Tools for Lawyers: A Practical Guide

Daniel Schwarcz (Minnesota; Google Scholar) & Jonathan H. Choi (Minnesota; Google Scholar), AI Tools for Lawyers: A Practical Guide:

Openai chatgptThis Article provides lawyers and law students with practical and specific guidance on how to effectively use AI large language models (LLMs), like GPT-4, Bing Chat, and Bard, in legal research and writing. Focusing on GPT-4 – the most advanced LLM that is widely available at the time of this writing – it emphasizes that lawyers can use traditional legal skills to refine and verify LLM legal analysis. In the process, lawyers and law students can effectively turn freely-available LLMs into highly productive personal legal assistants.

There is little doubt that the power and capabilities of LLMs like GPT will continue to accelerate at breathtaking rates over the coming years. Lawyers and law schools that fail to adapt in response to these innovations not only fail to serve their clients as effectively as possible, but also accelerate their own potential obsolescence. This Article constitutes a first effort to demonstrate how simple prompts and thoughtful use of LLMs can radically transform and facilitate the role of attorneys.

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