Paul L. Caron

Saturday, July 22, 2023

How ChatGPT Could Dramatically Reshape The Legal Industry

ABA, How ChatGPT and Other AI Platforms Could Dramatically Reshape the Legal Industry:

Open AI ChatGPTHi, ChatGPT. What can ChatGPT do for lawyers (in 100 words or less)?

As an AI language model, ChatGPT can provide assistance to lawyers in various ways. It can help with legal research by quickly searching and analyzing large volumes of legal documents and cases to extract relevant information. It can also assist in drafting legal documents such as contracts, briefs and pleadings, by suggesting language and formatting options based on context and legal precedent. Additionally, ChatGPT can assist with legal analysis by providing insights and recommendations on complex legal issues based on its vast database of legal information.

Is ChatGPT trying to take lawyers’ jobs away (in 100 words or less)?

No, ChatGPT is not trying to take lawyers’ jobs away. Instead, it can assist lawyers by providing them with a powerful tool to enhance their work efficiency, accuracy and productivity. While ChatGPT can automate certain tasks such as legal research and document drafting, it cannot replace the expertise and experience of a skilled lawyer. In fact, the use of AI technology like ChatGPT can help lawyers to focus on more complex and high-level tasks that require human reasoning and judgment.

Now say that in rhyme.

ChatGPT knows its limits well, It cannot replace lawyers with its spell. For only humans can bring the skill, Of judgment and experience, to fulfill. So fear not, lawyers, ChatGPT is your friend. It’s here to assist and help you to the end. ...

ChatGPT represents a dizzying leap in the capabilities of generative AI, which can create original content based on the dataset the technology draws upon. But while some in the industry are exploring its potential to aid in legal research, contract review, communications and litigation strategy, there is plenty of hand-wringing about how it could make lawyers obsolete.

Suffolk Law School Dean Andrew Perlman used ChatGPT to help write a 24-page law article, draft a U.S. Supreme Court brief on same-sex marriage, craft deposition questions and work on a real estate contract. Though the tech is flawed, and OpenAI says it may produce inaccurate and biased responses, Perlman predicts the technology will touch all facets of law practice.

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